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The group of entrepreneurs behind Almeida believe there is a growing requirement for a service platform for supporting fast growing small and medium businesses in achieving their full potential. We improve and extend our customers’ business development capabilities whilst simultaneously supporting them in scaling up, enabling sustainable revenue growth.

Our offer consists of two streams of support:

grow-up) Strategy, Marketing and Business Development to drive companies away from competitive pressure and allow them to thrive;

and

behave) Management Consulting specifically geared towards targeting the bottlenecks and risks of growth in SMEs.

The background of Almeida’s shareholders include creation and structuring of fast growing companies and change management projects within large organisations in both high-tech and traditional sectors, and include companies such as Siemens, Oracle, Westland Helicopters and Critical Software.

The name of the company is inspired in the location that sits on the Portuguese side of the border with Spain, close to Ciudad Rodrigo; this location was highly relevant during the peninsular wars 200 years ago. The origin of the word is the Arab “Al ma’ida” which stands for “the family which lives on the plateau” or in a more liberal interpretation “those who prefer vantage points”.