Following on our theme of sharing the success stories of some of those we work with and come across, here is the story from Svitlana Surodina, CEO of Skein, another of the businesses that connected with Halina under the Growth Voucher scheme. Skein have just been approved by Crown Commercial Services as an official supplier for UK public sector organisations.
“Skein is actively growing with some new world-known clients such as TP-link and University of Geneva and we are going through multiple client project launches and in addition an investment process for our own projects.
“Developing leadership skills is an integral part of what I do daily, working with a rather large team right now, I need to make sure I communicate the vision and overall business goals by inspiring my team and generating within them the energy and passion that is necessary to proactively make decisions and execute in operations. These skills are developing constantly and as much as they are acquired organically via daily work, sometimes it is important to gain access to professional mentoring advice to more effectively handle new situations or operate in a fast growth environment.
More and more weight is gained by such skills, such as the ability to support a positive and optimistic environment within the team,and understand their aspirations and moods.
For 2016 I am going to focus on scaling up our own product (advertising analytics system, sAnalytix.com) and take a limited number of client technology projects with particular focus on the potential of postive impact the project has. For example, we are working on a library crowd-science project for University of Geneva. And we’re very pleased that Skein has been approved as an official Crown Commercial Services supplier.”