Other than in a team of specialists, GMBS Business Support works in close collaboration with renowned partner companies.

The deployment of these companies is done in consultation with the client on a project by project basis. Project coordination and representation of your interests lies with Maarten Smit.

Partners in The Netherlands


MDF Training & Consultancy is a global training and consultancy agency, with over 25 years of experience as results-oriented learning facilitators in international co-operation. Its mission is to facilitate learning and bring about more competent professionals, learning organisations, high-performing partnerships and results-oriented projects and programs. MDF has 10 offices in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Its head office is located in Ede, The Netherlands.
MDF is GMBS training partner. Through its cooperation with GMBS, international business development and marketing expertise is enriched with MDF knowledge and vast experience in competences development related to areas, such as leadership and people management, institutional development, monitoring & evaluation, project cycle management, and organisational change management.

Q Point

Q-Point B.V. is an independent Dutch advisory firm, specialized in food-safety, tracking and tracing, integrated quality management (e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, HACCP, BRC, OHSAS, IFS, GMP, GlobalGap, ISO 26000, etc) and supply chain management. The organization aims at companies in agri- and food-business but also public companies are among their customers. Q-Point can rely on 10 specialists with broad experience and background. Q-Point is certified ISO9001:2000 by Lloyds. The company owns a world-wide track record. In Asia, Q-Point has experience in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Innovative Fresh B.V. provides market intelligence and consulting services to Europe’s leading fresh produce and retail companies. The company today operates partnerships with Royal Ahold, Univeg, E. Martinavarro SA, Chiquita Brands, and Vogelaar Vredehof. The company runs extensive market monitoring and profiling programs. Innovative Fresh also develops sourcing and merchandizing strategies for its partners. In addition the company operates a knowledge center that specializes in fundamental fresh produce intelligence. The company is a partner in FreshXperts; the global consortium of leading fresh produce consultants. The team at Innovative Fresh has extensive international experience; from the banana farms in Central America to the European retail shelves.

Overseas Partners

Alrasheed Group

Saudi Arabia

Alrasheed Group is a leading horticultural production and advisory firm with its head office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The company started its operations in 1987 by running 8 ha glass greenhouses in Al-Kharj. Today the company manages close to 75 ha of greenhouses, and has horticultural production and marketing interests in countries ranging from UAE, Egypte and Morocco. Together with GMBS, Alrasheed Group facilitates agri-business development and international marketing initiatives in MENA region.

Horti Chain Centre


Horti Chain Centre (HCC) was established to stimulate better linkages between Indonesian producers and local/foreign modern market segments.
Enabling a better performance of Indonesian horticultural supply chain, HCC provides all types of business development services: Supply chain analysis & impact assessment, Project implementation & management, Applied research & market development, QMS training/consultancy & certificate preparation, International trade fair participation, Agro-based CSR facilitation, Business plan development & financial acquiring, GIS mapping, and Product development.
Horti Chain Centre is managed by the Indonesian Benelux Chamber of Commerce, LEI-WUR (Agricultural Economics Research Institute of Wageningen University Research Center) and Fresh Studio Innovations, with support from Indonesia Facility of NL EVD Internationaal (Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs).