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Certifications, Memberships & Partnerships

The following certifications and memberships are linked to our focus areas such as SMEs, digitalization, internationalization and sustainability.

Continuous training and regular external qualification is important for THE MAK’ED TEAM to be able to apply the best quality and the latest knowledge in our projects.


BVMW-approved consultant

THE MAK’ED TEAM has received certification as a “BVMW-approved consultant for medium-sized enterprises”. The certificate is recognised by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) and as proof of quality for admission to subsidised consultancy.

In addition, THE MAK’ED TEAM is a member of the BVMW Expert Group on Personnel and spokesperson for the working group “The personnel function in medium-sized organisations and the design of working environments”.

iMOVE seal of quality by BMBF

THE MAK’ED TEAM has been awarded the seal of quality as a German training provider in the field of vocational education and training.

This seal of quality was awarded by iMOVE (International Marketing of Vocational Education), an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the internationalisation of German education and training services.

Excellence Consultant to SMEs

THE MAK’ED TEAM was honoured by Der Deutsche Wirtschaft – die Stimme des Mittelstandes as an “Excellence Consultant to German SMEs” in the field of management consulting.

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Association of German Women Entrepreneurs

Ann-Katrin Hardenberg, Managing Director of THE MAK’ED TEAM, is a member of the Association of German Women Entrepreneurs. This organisation campaigns for more female entrepreneurship, more women in management positions and better conditions for women in business.

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THE MAK’ED TEAM supports small and medium-sized businesses and is a member of the BVMW – Bundesverband mittelständischer Wirtschaft.

SME Africa Alliance

Due to our international and francophone expertise, we also belong to the BVMW Mittelstands Allianz Afrika and Le Mittelstand with a focus on West Africa.

WIN-Charta Baden-Württemberg

Sustainable business management in a company means using time, financial, material and human resources in a responsible and considered way. And always with a long-term economic success in harmony with the environment and society. THE MAK’ED TEAM has signed the WIN Charta Baden-Württemberg and has thus committed itself, along with a further 180 companies in Baden-Württemberg, to a total of twelve guiding principles and goals of sustainable business. You can find our target concept and information on our WIN project under the following link

Personnel Forum at Pforzheim University

THE MAK’ED TEAM is a member of the Personnel Forum at Pforzheim University and regularly engages in professional dialogue with HR experts and companies. This combines theory and practice.

Click here for the Pforzheim University Personnel Forum.

Gesellschaft für Personalführung

THE MAK’ED TEAM is a member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung e. V. – the HR competence and career network. Together we work on current trends and HR topics.

Click here to visit the website of the German Association for Personnel Management.



Mannheim School of Management

At the beginning of May 2021, we sealed our cooperation with the Mannheim School of Management (HdWM).

This means that teaching is now even more closely linked to practice. The specific aim of THE MAK’ED TEAM is to give students practical insights into the world of sustainable business in research projects, offer internships and expand local networks.

You can find more information about our cooperation with the HdWM in our blog post.

incontext.technology GmbH

The partnership between THE MAK’ED TEAM and INCTEC offers SMEs holistic support in their digital transformation. INCTEC uses innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise business processes. At the same time, THE MAK’ED TEAM provides support through management and process consulting as well as knowledge integration into digital systems, resulting in customised solutions for SMEs.


greple GmbH - AI in HR

As a Nuremberg-based company, Greple is a strong partner for THE MAK’ED TEAM in the area of skills management and personnel development. With AI-based HR tools, relevant soft and hard skills can be evaluated and company-specific development paths can be defined for targeted personnel development.