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We will support your business throughout its

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Dunkerque Promotion, the business development consultancy agency, will be the dedicated adviser for your project.

On THE WORLD'S BUSIEST SEAWAY

A dynamic and competitive Euroregion

Less than 300 km from Europe’s largest cities (Paris, Brussels, Rotterdam and London), and 30 minutes from Lille, Dunkirk is a prime point of entry to Europe for serving your clients.

Largest port complex in France Discover seaport
205 M€ invested by businesses on average every year

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business assisted, including 435 set up since 1992

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% of the businesses assisted have confirmed that our support was decisive for their development

Our team of business development experts has already helped more than 2,446 companies: more than 430 of them chose Dunkirk to develop their business and meet the needs of their customers. From SMEs to subsidiaries of international groups, find out who they are and how Dunkerque Promotion succeeded in stimulating their business.

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A long-term vision
Our close collaboration with each company has led to a number of long-term partnerships. Contact us to find out how our agency has simplified and speeded up the achievement of their projects and how Dunkirk’s advantages have helped to promote their growth.

Our team

Meet our team's experts who will soon be working with you

When you meet one of our advisers, you meet an expert in project assistance. Here are the people you will soon be working with to build the road map of your investment in Dunkirk.

Patrick PETIT General manager

Patrick held several responsible positions during his 20 years in an international logistics group, gaining solid experience in the fields of transport and industrial supply chains in contact with French and foreign companies. He joined Dunkerque Promotion in 2004 and very soon became its Deputy Director and since 2018 its General manager. In addition to his leadership duties, Patrick will assist you in your project, even if he is specialised in logistics and particularly involved with the food industry and packaging sectors, he will be able to support your project whatever your field of activity.

Distinguishing features: Patrick is an amateur photographer, and his sense of observation and analytical skills mean you can be sure of building a long-term partnership. For Dunkerque Promotion, supporting you in the long term is a real priority.

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Emilie Rigaud Business Developer

Emilie is the newest recruit at Dunkerque Promotion. Back in France after almost twelve years in China, she first commanded roles as a takeaway point of sale system implementation manager in Shanghai and then as a director of a charity programme in an employment agency. Subsequently, she joined the Decathlon group in China as head of communications and events, a role combining her passion for sport, well-being for all and the ecological transition. Emilie enhances the agency’s language capacities with fluent Mandarin. Whether you’re an SME or a subsidiary of a large organisation, there is no doubt that the experience Emilie acquired during her international career perfectly places her to provide you with invaluable advice and stand your project in good stead.

 

Distinguishing characteristics: Passionate about travelling and Asia, Emilie has a keen interest in traditional medicine. At present, she’s making the most of her return to France to rediscover her country of origin, hiking whenever she can on the nature trails in the Opal Coast and Hauts de France region. When she is not out walking, you’ll most certainly find her at a fitness studio or trying her hand at a water sport by the sea.

 

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Bruno HALIPRÉ Business Developer, Agency Quality Manager

If you have a project in the service sector, metallurgy or new technologies, Bruno is your man. The setups of the OVH datacentre, the Capdune customer relations centre of the Arvato Services Group (500 workstations) and, more recently, the assembly plant of the Japanese firm Kubota, all testify to his efficiency and the care he will bring to your project. He is also Quality Manager for the agency, which has been ISO 9001 certified since 1999, and can advise you at each stage of your development.

Distinguishing features: Marathon runner and high-tech enthusiast!

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Fabienne Manceau Communication Manager / promotion

After her studies in project management, Fabienne spent three years in Barcelona where she began her career in communications. Self-taught, energetic, and committed to her work, she has handled the management of press trips and international events. Fabienne is also convinced that her home city of Dunkirk offers many advantages, which she stresses at every opportunity.

Distinguishing features: A lover of outdoor sports, Fabienne runs regularly and rides in the nearby countryside with her cycling club. With her warm and dynamic personality she will ably promote your business and make your firm known in the region and beyond.

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Laurence Synaeghel Administration Manager

Laurence worked in the Paris area for several years before returning to her home region. Her job covers a range of fields in management control and budgetary and financial monitoring: figures hold no secrets for her!

Distinguishing features: Laurence is the smiling face of the agency! Dynamic and always cheerful, she will arrange everything to ensure your visit to us is both useful and enjoyable.

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CYRILLE GAILLARD Business Developer

When Cyrille came to Dunkirk for the first time, he little thought that he would settle here permanently ten years later. As he has had an extremely varied and versatile career, our team very soon nicknamed him “the Swiss army knife”! Having first joined the agency to develop and promote Dunkirk’s attractiveness to German companies, Cyrille is just as comfortable with entrepreneurs who speak English or Spanish. Passionate about the world of business, new technologies and sustainable development, he will give you invaluable advice about your project, whether it’s in the energy sector, green chemicals or any other line of business. And if you have a workshop or offices available that might be of interest to a company director, he will be happy to come and visit with a view to adding them to our property database.

 

Distinguishing features: Very busy but always available! He enjoys jogging along the Malo-les Bains seafront, but if the weather’s bad – which is extremely rare in Dunkirk – you’ll find him at the cinema.

 

 

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