The challenge

When a proactive Middle Eastern businessman wanted to explore the UK market
for his world-class shop accessories, he encountered an immediate obstacle:
customers were reluctant to pay money into a bank account based in Lebanon.
He was looking for an efficient, easy way to become active in the UK market while
building customer confidence and trust.

How we helped
We helped our client to establish his UK company and secure a UK bank account,
then offered virtual office services. As a result, he could give customers a UK
phone number to place orders, receive payments to a familiar and trusted UK bank
account, and take advantage of our in-house credit control services.

On an ongoing basis, we also handle VAT, monthly management accounts, and
year end and corporation tax returns, leaving our client to focus his time and
energy on manufacturing quality and shipping in Lebanon.

With the obstacles to UK expansion removed, the client was able to grow his
business to a turnover of £500k.