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Progress4U is an initiative started by Erik Helmink. In the last 30 years Erik has successfully set-up and further helped to expand the marketing, sales, service operations, product management and R&D for a number of international operating businesses within the field of agri-business. Furthermore, it mostly concerned investments that could reach sums of more than 40 million. Erik’s strength lies in his passion: to make things better for people, to enable people, as winning teams, to create a better organisation. His motivators are innovation, new ways of working, commercial success and people. His goal is to implement a fully active reference, internally and externally so that employees, clients and contacts can recognise and appreciate the benefits of their products and/or services, and therefore the organisation. In fact, they become spontaneous ambassadors of and for the organisation. This is both a structured, natural process and is always based on a more or less ambitious, but at the same time realistic goals. Erik’s modus operandi is preferably from a management role, focussed on defining a shared clear vision and strategy that involves purposeful communicative concepts that can be extended and applied worldwide. Success motivates, at each level and for all projects big and/or small. Erik’s heart lies in working for family companies where management and ownership are often combined. Erik is an independent sparring partner for the key questions when it comes to the direction and further optimizing of an organisation. On the one hand seen from the side of the wishes and needs of the organisation and on the other hand as seen from the side of the client and contacts. Erik is an optimist, somebody who convincingly speaks about possibilities and opportunities. His way of working is intensive, very involved, complete commitment, surprising, enriching, refreshing and always working towards creating a substantial added value.
As the son of a farmer, Erik Helmink grew up in and with the agri-business. His study at the school of agriculture was the foundation for further study. He first studied Mixed Feed Technology before going on to study Commercial Economics at the Open University and then followed by Export management. In 2002 he was chosen as Export Manager of the year. However, more recently he joined the Egowijs Leadership Academy to gain further knowledge in the innovation circle. This in combination with his broad experience gives him even more insight into how the deeper connections between people and their organisations work as one system. Before starting Progress4U Erik was the Director at Hotraco Agri, before that he had board and management positions in sales, export, marketing, product management and R&D within the global Agri-industry. He has gained wide experience in working and travelling in an international setting. Amongst others Erik has set up offices and production in South America, Asia, China and the Middle East.