How Overseas Companies Can Secure Investment By Setting Up And Locating Their Businesses In The UK

imagesMore companies locate their European headquarters in the UK than anywhere else in Europe.  Over and above a shared common language with North American and Australasian enterprises, the UK offers people with the talent and right skills, a simple and competitive tax rate system and a transparent regulatory system making it easier to do business.  Moreover, The UK is the number 1 destination for Foreign Direct Investments in Europe.

Reason why overseas companies decide to establish themselves in the UK include to better serve access new or existing customers, develop new products, find new suppliers and partners and do more business in other countries across more than 500 million consumers across Europe. It’s easier to do business in the UK than any other major European economy.

A wide range of grants and subsidies are available for overseas enterprises who decide to establish themselves in the United Kingdom from the government, the European Union, or local councils.  Whilst grants do not need to be paid back, competition is fierce and they are almost always awarded for a specific purpose or project.

Other opportunities for attracting inbound investment include securing financing from Business angels that are able to provide capital for start-ups or early stage businesses and Private equity and venture capital firms who sometimes take stakes in companies that have potential for high growth.  Venture capital firms make equity investments in businesses with high growth potential. These companies are often in the seed, start-up or early stages of development.

On a local level, there are many Enterprise zones locations across the UK that offer companies incentives to locate their businesses in those areas. Incentives include reduced taxes, simpler planning rules and financial incentives. Many Enterprise Zones have employment clusters, where businesses from the same sector are located in the same areas.

Thanks to our extensive network of regional and national advisors, we are happy to facilitate introductions to the right people for those interested in establishing their operations in the UK.

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