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Growing a shoemaking business in Ukraine

By Anastasia Dolmatova

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The roots of the Kachorovska brand can be traced back to almost a century ago, when Alina’s grandmother started to make shoes, first at home and then in a small factory near their house. The business then passed down to Alina’s mother before it was finally taken on by Alina herself.
Kachorovska’s team grew rapidly from 10 to 150 employees within a couple of years, which entailed changes in its management structures and optimisation of business processes. 
At this stage Kachorovska approached the EBRD for assistance - the company needed an international accounting information system. With financial support from the EU under its EU4Business initiative, the shoemaker implemented best practices for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

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