United Kingdom

Why the UK?

Rich and diverse market

The UK is a rich and diverse market ranging from Pharmaceuticals, Fashion and Advanced Manufacturing through to primary food production and including world leading businesses in Space Technologies Aerospace and Automotive engineering. Whatever market sector you operate in you will find the UK an attractive location with customers, product innovators, suppliers and partners easily accessible.

Creative and innovative

Every business needs good ideas and the UK is one of the most prolific sources of imaginative solutions and creative thinking in the world. From research in academia through companies innovating in new products to design for the high street and digital creativity for the games industry, the UK has an outstanding record of achievement.

Trading nation

The UK has a long history as a trading nation and today embraces the modern international trading principles of fair and open trade on a level and equal basis. As a result overseas business investing in the UK can register their company, set up banking facilities and start trading very quickly and receive the same support from the UK government as any native business.

Internationally Minded

The UK has long term historical links with all corners of the globe extending to strong cultural bonds that are deeply rooted in UK culture. As a result the UK is an ideal location to set up and build a business that’s dependent on international links. Whether you need a network of connections, language skills or a familiar community for staff on expat assignments – the UK will can provide the solution.

Easy to set up, easy to operate, competitive cost base

You can register your company in just 24 hours in the UK. All high street banks can offer business banking services with online comparison tools available to compare costs. Financial transitions and government services are easy to manage on-line.

Springboard UK

The UK is the number one gateway to Europe, giving easy access to the 27 member states of the European Union, the world’s largest single market. It offers world-class transport links – with Heathrow’s new Terminal 5, and more expansion planned for international airports, sea containers and the rail network.

UK labour market

The UK’s labour market is one of the worlds’ most flexible. This factor combined with its strong skills base in the UK is reflected in its excellent record of attracting major foreign investors from all over the world.

“London is an energy capital, an unequalled business and financial centre, and a global transportation hub”

Ma Weihua, President, China Merchant Bank

Quality of life in the UK

UK residents enjoy a high standard of living, education and recreation. Publicly funded health care is free to all and there is a rich cultural heritage and abundance of leisure facilities.

Source UKTI