• The French
    Business Development Agency

    Lille's agency (formerly APIM) is a business development agency that provides consulting services to executive teams, partnering with them to refine their strategies early in the process. Specializing in helping companies establish a powerful presence since 1985, Lille's agency has assisted over 1,200 companies in the Lille metro area grow their business.


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  • How can we leverage your development?

    3rd

    business district in France

    70%

    of business leaders see innovation as a differentiating strategy

    80%

    of the variance in revenue growth is explained by choices about where to compete


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  • How can our services improve your performance?

    1,200

    companies accompanied over 28 years

    30,000

    jobs created

    1

    business partner


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  • A plug and play ecosystem for your company

    78

    million consumers within 300 km

    3

    European capitals less than 80 minutes away

    100,000

    students in Lille area


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  • What is your business model for success?

    80%

    of France’s top companies present in Lille area

    1st

    French rail transport cluster

    1st

    European ecommerce hub


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Heinz Jennewein

Heinz Jennewein

Senior Vice President EMEA South West - BCD Travel

Our decision was strongly influenced by the Euralille commercial center and proximity's appeal to major European capitals. The Lille region has an excellent workforce and there are several universities offering degrees in tourism.

Senior Vice President EMEA South West - BCD Travel
Denis Haton

Denis Haton

Managing Director - France, Italy & Switzerland - ANDREWS SYKES CLIMAT LOCATION

With the Group's headquarters in London, and older and stronger bases in the Benelux, Lille was a natural choice for our first location in France, and Lille's Agency provided all the initial support needed

Managing Director - France, Italy & Switzerland - ANDREWS SYKES CLIMAT LOCATION
James Blunt

James Blunt

Senior vice president product management - Tate & Lyle

Lille’s agency helped putting together our proposal and finding the right site at the Haute Borne science park. The quality of life in what is a human-scale city comes as an added bonus.

Senior vice president product management - Tate & Lyle

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