Vantis – UK-based, London Stock Market’s AIM listed accounting, tax and business advisory firm launches new group to offer specialist services for companies looking to set up in the UK
13 November 2007 – Vantis, the London Stock Market’s AIM listed accounting, tax and business advisory firm, has announced the launch of a new Inbound to the UK Business Group to deal with the increasing number of overseas companies looking to set up in the United Kingdom.
Stephen Braham, a Partner in Vantis and joint Head of Vantis’ Travel Group, will lead the Inbound Business Group and is tasked with coordinating and dealing with all inbound business enquiries. Braham will have Vantis’ vast industry knowledge at his disposal in order to provide companies looking to locate to the UK with a specialist services package that is tailor-made to their requirements.
Braham comments, “Traditionally, Vantis has conducted a vast amount of ‘inbound to the UK work’ yet has never formed a team to coordinate leads or referrals. However, through our work with HLB International – our main introducers of inbound work into the UK – we are witnessing an increasing number of companies looking to set up in the UK. We needed to develop the group in order to ensure we can offer a complete package of specialist services to companies looking to locate to the UK.”
Vantis is an established member of the HLB International network - which assists clients to do business in countries all around the world – including country-specific expertise within China, Israel, Italy and North America. Vantis is also reporting that a large number of current inbound enquiries are being received from India.
Vantis’ Inbound Business Group will offer a wide range of services, including:
Audit and Accounts
Business continuity plans
Customs Duty Recovery & Advisory Services
Employee Incentive Schemes
International Tax compliance and consulting
Private banking services for high net worth individuals
VAT compliance and consulting.
Braham states, “The pool of expertise that we have at Vantis enables us to offer a complete specialist services package for companies looking to locate in the UK. For example, the majority of initial queries we field are tax-related as one of the driving factors for whether or not companies are going to locate to the UK - apart from main commercial reasons - is understanding the tax regime. In this instance, we will bring in a Vantis tax partner to give specific advice to assist with these queries. Once the company has then made the decision to come to the UK, the next most popular queries are related to secretarial work or helping set-up and registering for VAT, payroll and advising on accounting systems. It is at this point that we will then bring in our company secretarial division, VAT department, payroll department and outsourcing department to assist with these initiatives. It really is a comprehensive business advisory package.”
About Vantis plc
Vantis plc is the AIM listed UK top 13 accounting, business and tax advisory group that specialises in helping growing businesses.
The Vantis group offers a range of specialist skills, including Accountancy, Taxation, Business Advice, Corporate Finance, Asset Finance, Forensic Accounting & Dispute Resolution, Business Recovery & Personal Insolvency Services, Restructuring & Turnaround Services, Outsourcing, Management Consultancy, Company Secretarial, Customs Duty Recovery & Advisory Services, Independent Financial Advice, High Net Worth Services and Sports Advisory Services & Solutions. The Vantis group now has over 1,000 staff operating from 17 locations throughout England. Vantis Group Ltd, a Vantis plc group company, is regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for a range of investment business activities.
Vantis Group Ltd, a Vantis plc group company, is regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for a range of investment business activities.
For more information about Vantis, visit: www.vantisplc.com