Setting up a UK business as an overseas company

Are you an overseas company looking to set up business in the UK?

If you are an overseas company thinking about setting up a branch or subsidiary in the UK, then there’s a long list of things to consider, such as: The type of business presence and corporate structure most appropriate for your company, registering your company with both Companies House and HMRC, and Corporate Tax planning. You may also have further logistical considerations like the location of your business and the buying or leasing of premises, relocating current staff and /or employing new ones. There might be new laws and regulations to adhere to like employment or data protection laws. And then you need to think about your business plan, marketing, and protecting your intellectual property. The number of things to plan for to make sure your new business venture is a success is vast, but don’t let that put you off. Help and advice is available. We have the experience and expertise to help you achieve your goal.


Help is at hand

We have recently been working with a multi-national Pharmaceutical company in establishing banking and accounting facilities in the UK.

Whatever your situation, we can take away the formalities that can be time consuming and deal with any issues that arise as a result of establishing a UK company.

This includes:

  • Advising on the business structure
  • Company formation
  • Company secretarial services
  • Registration with HM Revenue & Customs
  • Advice on banking arrangements and satisfying the sometimes complicated and varied requirements of the different UK banks.
  • Design and implementation of accounting systems and controls
  • Accounting software selection and set up
  • Training on accounting software


In addition to the ongoing day to day assistance needed to operate a UK company we can provide the more complex reports for the directors or overseas parent company.

In summary, we can provide the whole of your finance function, a service that clients have found to be particularly useful in the early years of developing a UK presence. You can see the full list of services we offer in this area here.


If you’re an overseas company and would like help with any of the above issues related to setting up business in the UK get in touch to book your no-obligation pre-engagement session.

Call 01438 750 555 or email

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