Frequently Asked Questions

We Support Your Business’ Growth in the UK

What type of services do you offer?

We provide a consultancy and business support service to international companies looking to set up a branch or subsidiary in the UK or Ireland, and ongoing business support services to companies already operating in the UK who wish to outsource their back office. We can help with every aspect of planning your venture in the UK, and provide ongoing business support from Company Secretary to Accounting, HR & Payroll, Legal Services and Health & Safety. We are fluent Spanish speaking and specialise in providing support for Spanish and Latin American owned companies, with bilingual support included in all of our packages. We also provide remote/virtual business support for UK companies, taking the strain out of their back office and giving owners time to concentrate on growing their business.

How does it work?

We have a team of consultants at our offices in Sussex who are experts in their fields of Company Formations, UK Business & Employment law, Accounting, HR, Payroll and Health & Safety. Whether you would like us to form your company in the UK or are already established, we offer ongoing business support through bespoke monthly pacakges depending on the services your business requires. Following a 1-2-1 consultation with our team you can pick and choose the support modules that best suit your business needs.  Call us now and one of our consultants will discuss your best options and guide you through.

What are the benefits of using Global FDI?

Global FDI is one of the UK’s leading business formation and support specialists with over 30 years experience in helping international businesses set up and operate in the UK. We are the only provider to offer such a range of services in-house, from Company Secretary to Accounts, HR and Health & Safety along with bilingual Spanish support. Our team are experts in their field giving you access to highly qualified staff without the expense of a full time payroll. By outsourcing your statutory commitments and back office demands you will save your company time, money and energy, allowing you to concentrate on growing your core business.

What type of companies do you work with?

We work with companies from all over the world looking to invest in the UK by setting up a company or branch in the UK and providing them with ongoing business support. We have clients from all over Europe and as far afield as China. Many of our clients are SME’s from Spanish speaking countries who are already taking advantage of the £425 Billion of planned infrastructure investment in the UK and our fluent Spanish speaking consultants. We also work with many UK companies requiring virtual business support for accounting, HR & payroll, Health & Safety and Legal services.

Why should I choose Global FDI over a different provider?

We are the only UK business support provider to specialise in working with companies from Spain, offering bilingual support throughout and a full range of services ‘in house’, so that you do not need to contact lots of separate providers. Global FDI consultants have been helping businesses set up in the UK for 30 years. We are experts in our field and whatever questions or service you need with regards to operating a business in the UK, whether it be legal compliance, ongoing business administration, practical assistance or understanding trading and cultural differences, we can help. We are fluent Spanish speaking able to conduct meetings in your native language and translate legal terms for you. We offer a friendly and personal service and your own dedicated consultant who will take the time to understand your business and offer bespoke packages tailored to your needs.

Do I need to use all of your services? What if I only need someone to do my payroll or VAT returns?

No it is entirely up to you which business support package(s) you would like to take and there is no restriction on the minimum number of services you choose. For international companies we do advise that you have representation in the UK, and this is offered as part of our standard Administration package where we act as your Company Secretary and can represent to authorities on your behalf.

How do I know which services or business support packages I need?

Our services and business support packages are very flexible and will adapt to your company’s requirements. Your consultant will personally discuss with you your business needs and work out which options would be best for you.

Are the business support packages in the cloud so that I have to manage myself online or are you a real person?

No, we are all real people, contactable by phone, email and Skype, and will be dealing with all your admin personally from our offices in the UK. You are not required to log in or do any remote management online. Clients are able to log in and view their accounts online, however all work is done for you by our team.

What is integrated support?

Many businesses offering Company Formation services will simply deal with the paperwork to incorporate companies – Global FDI will continue to support your during your first year in business and beyond, providing consultation, services and  guidance at the level you need. We integrate all the services that you require for your new business venture  from one single point of contact without having to contact several different providers.

How long must I sign up for?

Our contracts are for 12 months – the first 12 months are the toughest for new companies with the most red-tape, but most continue after. You are free to modify your service packages in the second year and we will continue to monitor your company’s activities to ensure that you are receiving the best service. We also offer individual services not on contract which are priced separately, please ask for a quote.

What do I get when I sign up?

A 1-2-1 consultation and assigned specialist consultant. Contact and advice whenever you need it by phone, email or Skype. Peace of mind from having access to a team of qualified professionals with a wealth of experience, for less than the price of employing a single full time junior staff member.

What if I require a service not on your list?

Please contact us with any questions. Our services and business support packages are flexible and we have over the years built many relationships and collaborations in order to assist our clients with everything that they require. If you need a specific service not on our list we will endeavour to assist or we may know of someone who can help.

Do I need to come and visit you?

No we can arrange a consultation over Skype or we can visit you throughout the UK or Spain. You are of course welcome to visit us at our head office in Sussex, we provide a free pick up and drop off service to Gatwick Airport (20mins) and Haywards Heath train station (10mins).

I am not in the UK, how can my documents get signed?

We will act as Company Secretary for you allowing us to speak to government and other authorities on your company’s behalf – so you are able to concentrate on building your business.

What language support do you offer?

We are specialise in working with companies from Spanish speaking countries and are experts on the cultural and legal differences between Spain and the UK to help avoid any misunderstandings. We also speak German and French, and work with companies from all over the world. As part of our bilingual language support we answer the phone to you, conduct all meetings and correspondence with you in your native language, and translate documents/legal terms if required.

What are your prices?

Prices vary depending on what type and level of support  your business requires.  You will find that with our monthly support packages you will be paying a fraction of the rate you would pay to employ staff full-time with the level of qualifications and experience that our consultants have. Please contact us for more information and a no obligation quote.

Do you offer a currency exchange service?

Yes, we are able to get you the very best rates in currency exchange, including planning your currency needs for the future and managing your payroll, with our trusted partner FX company in the City of London. A dedicated specialist will visit you in the UK or overseas to discuss your currency requirements and explain how it can save your company time and money.

Why invest in the UK & Ireland with Global FDI?

The UK is a great, global, trading nation and one of the World’s largest economies. With inward investment incentives including the lowest corporation taxes in western Europe and over 700 planned private investment projects in transport, energy and utility over the next 5 years worth over £500 billion,  this is a great time to be investing or setting up a business in the UK or Ireland.