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About Us

We aim to build a better every day, always thinking beyond and how we can have a positive impact.

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Who We Help

We help you make strategic decisions, achieve your long-term objectives, reduce costs and grow your bottom line, whilst also keeping you fully compliant with the latest tax obligations.

73 Cornhill

London, EC3V 3QQ

Our Services

Setting up a business in the UK

Setting up a business in the UK

Give your UK business the best foundation for growth

Embarking on a new business venture in the UK is an exciting and life-changing prospect. We can help you navigate the complexities and make sure your new company ticks all the boxes in terms of compliance, optimal structuring and tax efficiencies.

Setting up a business in the UK

How can our advisers help you set up a business in the UK?

Company registration

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If you have set up a place of business in the UK, or usually carry out business from the UK, you must register. Our team can support you in completing the correct documentation to ensure your business is fully compliant as well as provide ongoing support to maintain the statutory registers and undertake the necessary Companies House filings.

Company registration

Advice on the right set up

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From registering your company to expanding overseas, our experts can help you to achieve your business goals in the UK and internationally.

Advice on the right set up

Tax compliance

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Ensuring your business is following tax regulations in another country can be difficult. Our International Tax team review your business’ circumstances to ensure that you are fully compliant, so that you can focus on what matters to you.

Tax compliance

Bookkeeping and accounting

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Not only can we advise on the most efficient tax strategies for your business, we can also maintain and manage your bookkeeping and accounts. Keeping you compliant, whilst always thinking beyond.

Bookkeeping and accounting

VAT

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We can advise on navigating EU VAT regulations when selling goods or services to or from other countries within the EU and internationally.

VAT

R&D

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Take your business to new heights in new markets by learning more about the R&D Tax Reliefs that may be available to you.

R&D

Payroll

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Managing a business while overseas can have its challenges. Our in-house payroll team can ensure that your employees have a direct contact should they have any payroll related issues.

Payroll

Exit strategies

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Having an exit strategy is important, even if you are not considering this at present. We can support you in finding the most suitable exit strategy from your overseas business to make this a smooth and simple transition for you and your team.

Exit strategies
Company registration
Advice on the right set up
Tax compliance
Bookkeeping and accounting
VAT
R&D
Payroll
Exit strategies

Get in touch

No matter your current situation or country of residence, our UK business advisers are always happy to discuss ideas and ensure a smooth setup for your company.

Led by Sonal Shah, our team has significant experience in helping foreign nationals to set up their business in the UK and pinpoint areas for financial optimisation – and we can do the same for you. Our services can be tailored to meet your needs and we’ll always be available to talk through any queries or ideas you have throughout the planning process.

We’d be happy to arrange a free consultation – simply fill in the enquiry form or call us on the number below to speak to an adviser.

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Why choose us

Why Gerald Edelman?

Between its thriving economy, skilled labour market and attractive tax policy, there are plenty of good reasons why entrepreneurs from all over the world decide to set up a company in the UK.

At Gerald Edelman, we work closely with new UK residents and overseas investors to ensure their businesses get off to the perfect start. Rest assured our specialist advisers have supported many people in your position, so we know how to navigate the challenges you’ll face along the way.

Structuring your business in the right way is essential to ensure compliance and capitalise on tax efficiencies. The right structure for you depends on your current situation and long-term goals. You will also need to verify your legal status, residency and visa requirements. Many overseas investors make the mistake of going through the process alone, which leads them to make costly mistakes that could have been avoided with the guidance of a professional UK business adviser.

Feel free to get in touch with our team today via the ‘Contact’ button above to discuss your situation, or discover more about the services we offer below.

common questions

Frequently asked questions

Can a non-resident set up a business in the UK?

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Yes, the process of setting up a business in the UK as an overseas national is no different from that of a British national. You will still need to submit the same details and file the same documents, although there are still various factors and variables to take into consideration depending on your Residency, Domicile and tax status.

Will I need a visa?

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The nature of services you require will naturally depend on your current market position and specific challenges. We work closely with our clients to develop customised solutions that address their unique challenges and opportunities, always seeking to deliver results that exceed expectations.

What is the best legal structure for my business?

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There are a variety of legal structures to choose from when establishing a UK business, each of which has its pros and cons for different situations. The right choice for you depends on your individual circumstances, though we will be able to advise on whether you should structure your business as a Limited Company, Sole Trader, Partnership or otherwise.