Are you looking to invest in the UK or expand your business overseas? Not sure where to start?

In the current climate, it’s becoming even more important for businesses to have an international presence. With changing borders and workplace landscapes, knowing where to start can be a daunting.

At Mazars, we understand the threats, difficulties and opportunities of working internationally. With years of global experience, we can help you navigate international markets, identifying the best opportunities for both inward and outward investment. Our team of specialists can help you make the right decisions for your company, making your global aspirations become a reality.

Investing in the UK

The UK can be an attractive destination for business, but all new ventures come with challenges. Whether you’re a start-up or a mature business, we are here to help you take your first steps into the UK market, allowing you to focus on growing your business.

Whether it is getting the right structure in place, paying your team or setting up an office functions we are there to help, providing knowledge of the UK market and supporting you with our networks of contacts.

As a rule, there are a few things to consider before entering the UK market:

  • Entry strategy and work visas
  • Getting the entity set up
  • Structuring your activities for tax purposes
  • Setting up your payroll and pension
  • Completing the necessary registrations
  • Setting up back office support – accounting and VAT
  • Considering your personal tax position

Outward Investment

Seeking out overseas markets is a great way to capitalise on opportunities that can benefit your business, whether it’s helping increase productivity, competitiveness or even profitability. We are here to advise you on which markets can be of greatest benefit to your business. Our specialists even taking into account cultural and linguistic differences. Our ultimate goal is that you get the most out of your investment.

When looking to set up overseas there are a few things to consider:

Strategy – from the strategic rationale to the structure undertaken.
Market – the potential of your chosen market to meet your core aims
Location – ease of doing business, skills availability or grants and incentives
Funding – financing and managing risks such as foreign exchange
Regulations – local laws and requirements and helping you stay compliant.

What are the benefits?

Although the benefits of working internationally vary for every company, we can’t stress enough the importance of these advantages. Most notably, you can profit from diversification of risk, economies of scale, increased product lifespan and enhanced performance resilience.

Why choose us?

Our International experts will work with you to understand you and your business’ international ambition. These collaborative relationships are what make Mazars different. We provide practical and pragmatic advice on how to make your goals a reality. With access to expert knowledge across 86 counties worldwide, we work against the backdrop of our international partnership which means you benefit from a global mind-set with a local service.

Next Steps

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