We help businesses expand into new global markets.

We fast-track the set-up process and de-risk the journey so that they can focus on winning new business. We are people-centric, client-focused and commercially-minded. We specialise in supporting scale-ups with their international expansion, either directly or via investment promotion agency programme delivery.

With experience of helping hundreds of businesses to expand internationally and an extensive network of international contacts, we specialise in managing the risk that comes with inward investment projects and international expansion; we will work collaboratively to help you become operational in a new market. Our familiarity with public sector initiatives and processes means that we can quickly identify the right opportunities for funding and support.

How do we help private sector clients ?

While the access to new markets, talent, research expertise, and finance offered by international expansion can allow companies to rapidly scale-up their business, to do so can be time-consuming and complex.

To be successful, international expansion requires careful planning, benchmarking and market knowledge. Gateley Global can provides a holistic solution to enable you to concentrate on running your business while we will do all the heavy lifting for you. 

For companies expanding out of the UK, Gateley Global can help to project manage the relevant in-market support and to overcome the challenges of understanding market opportunities, costs and regulations; establishing an in-market presence; navigating commercial property leasing and development; balancing compliance with business growth; and building a strong team, culture and market profile.

Our tailored solutions include, but are not limited to:

  • international operational set-up project management
  • market research reports
  • strategic introductions to business eco-systems
  • location benchmarking
  • assistance with opening business bank accounts
  • site selection and search
  • assistance with accessing PR services

Support throughout your expansion

1. We help private sector companies evaluate locations and become operational in new markets

Gateley Global can provide market insight and information specifically tailored to your business and objectives. We support in evaluating the available options for you, enabling you to decide on the best route of expansion. 

We can undertake research that delves into questions you may have about a certain market, understanding your corporate duties and responsibilities, providing information on business culture or looking into specific sectors. Our experts are able to save you time and provide reassurance, as well as access to information that is not freely available in the public domain. We are here to fill in the gaps to provide you with a clearer picture and peace of mind. 

Our location benchmarking looks at multiple destinations in order to compare them against quantitative and qualitative factors to support in decision making. We’ll advise you on the right country for your expansion, right down to the specific location within a territory. 

Our research includes, but is not limited to, considering: 

  • market demand;
  • operational impact;
  • regulatory processes;
  • tax implications; and
  • salary costs.

We also benchmark against any competitors or peers that have undergone any similar expansion exercises to see what lessons can be learned.

2. We help private sector companies develop a market entry strategy

Once key decisions have been made we are able to craft the market entry strategy that is best suited for your business. Our experts are able to guide you through the steps you need to take, and when, to become compliant and operational in a new market anywhere in the world.

We will work with you to:

  • determine the requisite timeline
  • identify funding options
  • review how business model and value propositions may need to adapt
  • decide on the appropriate legal entity
  • review partnership opportunities and commercial arrangements with local brands and suppliers
  • identify relevant tax incentive schemes
  • undertake trade mark query searches
  • plan an exit strategy in the event that things don’t go as planned.

3. We support private sector companies to establish a new market presence

Our in-market facilitation services help our clients’ market entry go as smoothly as possible. We work with clients to bring their management up to speed on local market and business issues and expand their support networks as fast as possible.

We can help with the registration and establishment of our clients’ businesses and supporting systems, allowing a clients’ management team to focus on business development and expansion. Our support can include, but is not limited to: 

  • company structuring and incorporation
  • company-secretarial function and registered office
  • setting up an interim business account
  • making the required IP registrations
  • insurance requirements
  • privacy compliance
  • establishing marketing and PR strategy 
  • global mobility and visa application/ immigration requirements
  • assessing candidates for senior management roles 
  • providing interim non-executive director support
  • pension requirements
  • strategic introductions to local advisers
  • facilitating connections with Government trade and investment promotion agencies.

We can make introductions to in-market Government representatives for free to help clients leverage all available support. We never accept fees, nor do we charge for Government introductions. We only work with legitimate and transparent Governments seeking legitimate business investment through due process.

Accessing Government funding

We help clients by identifying Government funding and support for their inward investment by:

  • releasing working capital by leveraging Government support on SME access to finance;
  • working with export agencies to fund our clients’ customers to purchase clients’ goods;
  • identifying funding and support opportunities for bespoke training programs for our clients’ staff;
  • identifying funding, support and collaboration partners for research and development;
  • optimising Government support for our clients’ businesses and navigating State Aid compliance.

You’ll be in safe hands.

Save time, avoid common mistakes and enjoy the efficiencies gained by leveraging the complementary expertise on offer across the Gateley Group. 

IP and trade mark protection

Intellectual property protects the intangible assets of a business, including new ideas, technology, products, processes, software, creative works, and brands. We specialise in the registration and assessment of formal intellectual property rights, namely patents, registered trade marks and registered designs.

Our clients are located throughout the world and range in size from technology-focussed start-ups and innovative SMEs to multinationals and world-renowned universities. 

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Immigration and global mobility

As experts in international mobility, we address the fiscal, legal and regulatory issues around global mobility projects and international assignments. We help our clients to get the right people to work in the right territories with the right documentation at a cost which is right for their organisation. 

Core services: Business immigration; Setting up in new territories; Cross-border acquisitions and disposals; Cross-border restructuring and outsourcing projects; International employee benefits and share incentive schemes; (Post-Brexit advice)

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PR and promotional services

PR is critical to communicate with stakeholders and customers, and to build a positive reputation and public image. We can help your business break ground in new markets, specialising in the UK, and have a national network to amplify your market entry to potential customers, stakeholders or suppliers. 

Global talent management and people development

Business psychologists, Kiddy & Partners, specialise in assessment and talent management, leadership development, and board effectiveness. They combine expertise in business psychology with a focus on commercial outcomes. Human capital consultancy, t-three, focus on supporting organisations to achieve operational and cultural change. 

Core services: Defining leadership capabilities; Assessing leadership potential; Accelerating learning & performance; Business transformation and cultural change

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Property development, infrastructure, surveying, utilities, consultancy and management

Our multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, surveyors and fiscal incentive experts provide advice throughout the lifecycle of a property asset; through investment, development, management and disposal; or a combination of these activities.

Core services: Fiscal incentives consultancy; Off-plan new build residential real estate; Compulsory purchase; Utilities compensation; Land referencing

Private wealth

Our team of experts has more than 50 years of experience in advising foreign individuals, their families and family offices on UK taxation. If your clients are likely to become a UK resident for tax purposes, or are considering investing in the UK, our team will help with the structuring and planning required to do so in a manner which best protects private wealth. 

Core services: Global family wealth structuring for asset protection; Pre-immigration tax planning for individuals; Residential property structures; Establishment of a UK family office; Structuring for entrepreneurs; IP; and global operations defamation action.

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Reputation management

Our team can act immediately to help clients protect and – if needed – restore their personal or business reputation. We deals with all aspects of social media publications in addition to the more traditional print and broadcast media, websites, advertising material and verbal communications. All of which have the potential to severely impact the reputations of both individuals and companies. 

From a “take down” letter to a litigated privacy/ defamation action, our reputation management services have the capacity and proven expertise to initiate a multi-jurisdictional approach, which has achieved ground-breaking results in protecting clients' interests over the last three decades.

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