Journal of Leiria - Interview with Miguel Gaspar, Cozinhas MICRA S.A. director.
1 - What are the main advantages that you recognise in the PME Excellence distinction?
There is a clear recognition by all partners because the image of stability and business confidence becomes strengthened. Therefore, we obtain easy access to credit, which will further speed up a set of projects and investments.
2 - Do you agree with the selection criteria for SME´s Excellence or give any suggestions in this regard?
Yes, I agree. They really identify the SME´s which have an excellent financial and economic performance: those who grew and had consolidated results, despite of the current climate.
3 - What are the main challenges/difficulties that SME´s face today, even the SME´s Excellence?
Given the economic environment, and all the vectors that compose him, the main challenge will be keeping those statutes.
This distinction motivates and generates domestic and international confidence, but we know that SME´s need daily stimuli to overcome the current situation, which is challenging itself. We can not forget that SME´s are the biggest slice of the national economy and the national consumption remains retracted.
4 - How often your company has been awarded with the Excellence SME distinction?
Two years: in 2011 and 2013. (PME Leader since 2009).