A UK based team you can rely on from business launch to long term success.

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Proven Track Record Of Success

Who We Are

Specialists at launching your business in the UK

Premier UK Team is made up of highly experienced qualified accountants who have set up and run their own businesses. We are able to advise clients on regulatory and commercial aspects of setting up businesses in the UK. Based in the City of London we have access to highly skilled team of professionals who can give you the right advice and save you time and money when setting up operation in the UK.

Whether you require setting up a company in the UK or are looking for a more comprehensive package and advice, we can tailor our services to meet your needs. We are regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and act as preferred business advisor in the UK for several international businesses.
Our professional indemnity insurance is held with Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd, who can be contacted at 1 Great St Helen’s, London, EC3A 6HX.

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Years in the Business

We have almost two decades of expertise in helping hundreds of foreign entrepreneurs commence business operations in the UK, covering aspects ranging from company formation, virtual office set up to advice on structuring the business in a tax efficient manner. We become an integral part of your team not only taking care of your day to day business accounting and finance needs but also ensuring budgeting, cashflow management and tax compliance matters are taken care of, leaving you free to focus on business development.

Of Satisfied Clients

Successful clients are our success stories. We ensure that we provide you a strong platform to launch your business in the UK that can help your business realise its potential. Our ability to go the extra mile for our clients, staff continuity and timely reporting, are some of the main reasons why most of our clients are still with us since their UK incorporation.

Experienced Accountants

We provide you with a dedicated Account Manager who is with you from giving advice on setting up a business in the UK to managing your finance department and providing you the management reports you need to make those critical business decisions.

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Our Story

A bespoke service for international businesses

Premier UK Business was set up with the aim of helping international businesses set up their operations in the UK. There are a number of online service providers who offer specific aspects of services to foreign businesses setting up in the UK. However, with Premier UK our aim is not to sell a specific service or package to you but to fully understand your needs and then offer you a solution that meets your business objectives.

We understand that when setting up a business in a foreign country, you may wish to start up with a small capital lay out and build your business gradually. We are here to make sure our suite of services is tailored to your needs and we can grow it with you making it a long term relationship and a success story. Our services include setting up a company and opening a bank account in the UK for non-residents to managing fully outsourced Finance and HR department for your business.
Our business has grown over the years but our focus remains on serving our clients based on their needs and developing close and personal relationship with them so we become an integral part of their business and their success story.

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Experienced professionals just a call away

Premier UK Team is lead by highly experienced professionals who have worked for international businesses in senior positions, sat on the boards of fast growing entrepreneurial businesses and have decades of experience of advising businesses on accounting, tax and other regulatory matters. Based in the City of London our Board of Partners have the right connections to help your business succeed.

Hammad Farooqi

Hammad Farooqi

FCA

Hammad is one of the founding members of Premier UK Business LLP. After spending over 20 years working for large corporates including Deloitte, Motorola, and Merrill Lynch he set up his own accounting business aimed at serving owner managed businesses in 2004. With the growth of internet and online business Hammad realised that owner managed businesses still faced a lot of hurdles when entering the UK market. After forming a company, which is simple to do there is very little guidance or help available in terms of business bank account opening and launching the business in the UK. With this in mind he set up Premier UK Business LLP in 2013 which has now grown to 30 plus employees and 4 offices around the world. Hammad is a member of board for a number of companies, which include PLCs (Public Limited Companies) and US subsidiaries.

Mike Kirby

Mike Kirby

FCA

Mike joined Premier in 2015. After training with Deloitte, he worked for various multi-national companies and then set up his own accounting practice under the name of Antrobus, Chartered Accountants. This company merged with Premier UK Business in 2015.

Paul Wragg

Paul Wragg

FCA

Paul trained with Grant Thornton as a Chartered Accountant before setting up his own practice in Waterlooville under the name of Focus Accounting Limited. Paul joined Premier UK Business board of Partners in October 2019 and specialises in providing strategic financial advice to owner managed businesses. As a part time Finance Director, Paul can work with the other board members implementing corporate governance, financial processes and controls to build a solid foundation for growing your business and taking it to the next level.

Saul Jackson

Saul Jackson

Consulting Partner

Saul brings with him a wealth of IFA knowledge and experience, having worked with NatWest Bank in a senior position for several years. He set up as an Independent Financial Advisor (IFA) to provide advice to clients on suitable pension arrangements, insurance policies including disability, illness and life cover to private medical insurance. As an independent advisor Saul can make sure that you get the right advice and suitable policy that meets your business and personal needs.

Bilal Saleem

Bilal Saleem

Senior Tax Consultant

Bilal is an FCCA (Fellow of Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants) and joined Premier in 2013. He has been involved in advising clients on tax compliance and tax planning matters. He has dealt with numerous tax inquiries and investigations successfully.

Paul Bradley

Paul Bradley

VAT Specialist

Paul is one of the leading VAT specialists in the UK. He has over 30 years of experience of working in public practice for top 20 accounting practices and dealing with some of the most complex and high profile VAT investigations.

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Client Support Team

Our Client Support Team is the first point of contact for our clients to answer their day to day questions. The team ensures that you are aware of various filing deadlines and proactively manage completion and filing of accounts, VAT returns and other company secretarial matters. They can be contacted via email or phone and aim to respond to your questions within one working day. Where expert advice is needed they will make sure that the right person from the Premier Team contacts you and provide you the advice and guidance you require.

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Ghalia Riaz

Umar Aqueel

Umar Aqueel

Val Matthews

Val Matthews

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Account Management Team

It is extremely important that the person who deals with your accounts understands your business and is fully aware of where your business is going. Therefore continuity of staff is important to you. We make sure that we provide you with a dedicated Account Manager who is an experienced accountant and they get to know you and your business intimately. Their aim is be proactive and let you know of potential hurdles before they arise, timely filing of accounts and various returns to HMRC and Companies House and bringing in specialist team members when they are needed. They can advise you on running your business in a tax efficient manner so you can legitimately minimize your tax liabilities.

Luke Simper

Luke Simper

Maria Iqbal

Maria Iqbal

Hammad Ali

Hammad Ali

Usman Liaqat

Usman Liaqat

Sally Wason

Sally Wason

Sana Tahir

Sana Tahir

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HR Services

Natalie heads up our HR services team. Her work experience includes being an HR Director for a national mental health charity for a number of years along with advising numerous commercial organisations. She has demonstrated competence at both operational and strategic levels as the HR Director. She resolves all personnel and staff related technicalities due to her exceptional knowledge of employment law and her sensible approach.

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Payroll Team

Competency and precision are a must for the payroll service to ensure smooth running of your business. A minor error can have dire consequences in terms of expenses staff morale. Helen heads our Payroll Team, with experience of over 20 years of running and managing payroll departments of big retail outlets. She is supported by suitably qualified team members who can take care of Auto Enrolment, Staff Pensions, CIS, and other payroll and day to day HR related queries.

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Marketing Team

In this age of internet, communication is an integral part of client service. This means communicating with our clients at multiple levels and through multiple social media platforms. Heather puts our monthly newsletters together, ensures any changes in legislation that may impact clients is communicated to them in a timely manner. You can follow us on LinkeIn, Facebook and Twitter to keep yourself up to date with news and offers aimed at owner managed businesses.

Natalie Styles

Natalie Styles

Helen Kyprianou

Helen Kyprianou

Hooria Abbas

Hooria Abbas

Heather Horton

Heather Horton

Contact Us

clientsupport@premierukbusiness.com

+ 44 20 3880 6572

5th Floor 22 Eastcheap London EC3M 1EU

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