April 1, 2008
CreditSafe going live with new office in The Hague
CreditSafe, Europe’s leading provider of on-line business information today (1 April) launched its latest company Creditsafe Nederland BV bringing the Creditsafe advantage to businesses across the Netherlands from new modern offices in The Hague, with the assistance of the West Holland Foreign Investment Agency and Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency.
Creditsafe Nederland managing director Andrew Harris will head up a team of 65 working out of new offices in the heart of The Hague. A native of Wales, Harris has grown up within the Creditsafe operation and is excited to be taking on this new challenge.
‘It is so exciting to now be going live, the Agencies have been extremely helpful, professional and organised with their approach to Creditsafe entering the Dutch market place. It has been a pleasure to have been associated with the WFIA and NFIA throughout the last year. We would have no hesitation in recommending their instrumental services to any business thinking of expanding their operations into the Netherlands. Creditsafe would have been lost without them!’
Creditsafe has already revolutionised the credit reporting and business information market in a number of countries across Europe and the Dutch venture is the latest launch as the company continues its aggressive expansion programme across the continent.
Creditsafe is able to offer its customers a unique blend of high quality value added information at a low cost and in an easy to use format which enables even the smallest enterprise to benefit from the latest information and so protect themselves against the threat of bad debt. A child of the internet revolution the Creditsafe story began in Norway in 1997 and since then its model has spread successfully into many new markets. The idea is simple, rather than pay expensive sales teams to call on companies and then deliver its information days later in a high cost hard copy format, Creditsafe puts its information at the heart of its process delivering simple easy to use reports on-line in a format that provides all the key information at a glance for the busy company executive while retaining all the pertinent data for even the most analytical Finance Director. By selling over the telephone and targeting both SMEs and companies dissatisfied with the high cost of traditional suppliers Creditsafe has carved a distinct niche in the marketplace.
Success in Norway was followed by a launch in Sweden in 1998 and then the United Kingdom in 2000, where the company is already the most chosen supplier with over 25 000 customers. From the UK, Creditsafe has now also launched in France (2006) Ireland (2007) and now the Netherlands.