Red Star’s history

Irina Mikhailova, an entrepreneur born in Russia and living in the Netherlands, regularly received requests from her network to help with various business activities. In 2010, Irina decided to professionalise her passion for Eastern Europe. Red Star Business Development officially started on 01 July 2011.

The first customers soon came thanks to favourable market developments – Eastern Europe is ‘booming business’ – but also thanks to Irina’s natural enthusiasm, her excellent networking qualities and her perseverance. To serve the growing number of customers, the bureau is building a flexible team of collaborators, consisting of good quality freelancers. At the same time, Red Star is working on the expansion and professionalisation of its package of services based on customer and market requirements.

An exceptional amount of experience
Since 2011, Red Star has gained an enormous amount of experience in market research, business matchmaking, business development, marketing and sales management, negotiations and the organisation of events and also in international cooperation and global citizenship.

Well-known Dutch organisations as clients
Over the past few years, Red Star has worked with well-known Dutch organisations such as Lely Industries, Dutch Poultry Centre, Ministry of Defence, Royal Talens, Bruynzeel-Sakura and many others. And so Red Star Business Development was created as we now know it: a marketing and export agency whose job is focused on achieving top results for customers. Pleasure in and passion for the job are the foundations for Red Star’s success. We are proud of what we have achieved and look forward to the future with enthusiasm.