Small Startups To
Global Brands

Take a look at the experiences of some of the many companies we have helped set up and develop businesses in the UK.

Goodwille has helped hundreds of businesses enter the UK from overseas. They come from many industries and areas of business, but all chose our professional business services.

Opportunity In The UK:
Competitive, But A Lot To Offer

More companies locate their businesses in the UK than anywhere else in Europe. Having a UK entity you can reach more than 500 million consumers across Europe, and its workforce of over 30 million people is the 2nd largest in the EU. The UK has a workforce with strong skills and flexible labour laws, meaning companies can employ staff in a way that suits the needs of their businesses, with labour costs being the most competitive in Western Europe.

However, whatever type of business you are looking to set up in the UK , it is worth talking to an expert in the field who can tell you things, that as a foreign business entering the UK market, you may not necessarily think to consider. It is important to get the right advice about how to establish a business in the UK.

  • Rohrer
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    An Austrian company specialising in industrial cleaning, assembling, turnaround management, scaffolding, insulation and engineering. Goodwille used their good knowledge to help establish Rohrer’s UK presence.
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  • Clas Ohlson
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    The famous Swedish hardware chain selling everything from power tools to homewares came to the UK in 2008 and chose Goodwille to handle all their back office needs – everything from company secretarial and accounting to HR and payroll, even virtual office facilities. A good buy.
    Read Case Study
  • Fabrique
    anemptytextlline
    Fancy a fika? This award winning bakery chain and one of Stockholm’s hottest eateries has taken London by storm. Offering delicious sourdough loaves & treats baked in stone ovens it comes as no surprise this is a story of sweet success.
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  • Bjorn Borg
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    With stores in seven European countries, BBAB launched into UK in 2007 and now has a London showroom, a distribution centre and retail store. Goodwille helps with accounting, HR, payroll and legal services. Good shot!
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  • Almondy
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    A major producer of frozen cakes selling in over 40 countries. Recognises UK is a very different business environment. The office systems run smoothly while the team gets on with the important job – selling. That’s good to know.
    Read Case Study
  • Blaklader
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    A Swedish company making working clothes for tradesmen has used Goodwille since starting here and now has over 130 UK outlets. It has meant faster growth, stronger finances and better customer services. Good work!
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  • iZettle
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    A leading player in FinTech, the Swedish company iZettle, was always aiming for global success. With the UK being a priority market for many tech startups, iZettle decided to enter one of Europe’s biggest markets in 2012 – so they asked Goodwille for help.
    Read Case Study
  • Lindex
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    One of Europe’s leading fashion chains with 5,000 employees and nearly 500 stores. Established in 18 countries with a strong presence across the Nordics. For over half a century they have been making quality women’s wear. They’re now in London – good news!
    Read Case Study
  • Vitrolife
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    A Swedish company marketing fertility products in 100 countries and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Goodwille provides financial administration, payroll, company secretarial and local tax expertise . Good organic growth!
    Read Case Study
  • Widespace
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    Europe’s market leader in mobile advertising, Widespace are growing faster than their market niche. First place in Swedens “Technology Fast 50” by Deloitte. Want to read how this tech powerhouse arrived in the UK? There’s some very good growth.
    Read Case Study
  • Episurf Medical
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    Stockholm based Medtech company Episurf Medical entered the UK to revolutionise knee replacement surgery with their innovative, clinically effective and cost efficient Swedish designed product.
    Read Case Study
  • Nexstim
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    A Finnish company producing brain simulation systems now found in more than a hundred of the world’s brain research centres. Goodwille established their UK presence in Warwick and reports back to Finland. Good thinking.
    Read Case Study
  • Just Swiss Timber
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    Representing leading Swiss companies in the timber industry, Just Swiss produce state of the art residential and commercial buildings for distribution across the UK & Europe. They’re stylish and sustainable for tomorrow’s generation – good looking!
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  • Statkraft
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    Norwegian State owned, Europe’s largest renewable energy supplier employs 3,400 staff in 20 countries. Goodwille helped set up and advises on HR compliance with UK laws and regulations. It’s good to get it right!
    Read Case Study
  • mynewsdesk
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    A newsroom platform to present PR content. Headquartered in Stockholm and launched into the highly competitive UK market the company already has 15 employees here and several seriously big brand clients. Good news!
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  • Readly
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    859 magazine titles covering 11,954 issues (and increasing), all accessible from your app, on the go, anywhere in the world. The cutting edge of the digital magazine revolution and winner of “App of the Year” at the PPA Digital Awards. They launched into the UK with the help of Goodwille. Want to hear how they did it? It’s a good read.
    Read Case Study
  • HMS Industrial Networks
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    Headquartered in Halmstad, Sweden, HMS Industrial Networks AB is the world’s number one choice for industrial communications with over 3 million installations of their products globally. HMS have 13 global subsidiaries, over 50 distributors and in excess of 500 global employees and pride themselves that they help their customers widen their markets and expand their business. Sounds to us like a very, good connection.
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  • Austrian Embassy
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    Austrian Embassy Commercial Section – the official foreign trade promotion organisation for Austria consisting of a network of more than 100 offices in 70 countries – uniquely positioned to consult and guide. That’s got to be good.
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Technology
Opportunity In The UK

Digital tech businesses are at the heart of the UK economy and are playing an important role in driving growth. Digital tech businesses are transforming the employment landscape, driving productivity, and reimagining traditional industries. There are 1.56 million jobs in the Digital Tech Economy, something that continues to outpace the rest of the economy with the UK digital-tech sector growing twice as fast as economy.

The UK’s technology sector drew more investment than that of any other European country in 2016, with London remaining the leading hub for tech investment, attracting significantly more money than any other major European city in 2016.

Don’t Take Our Word
Listen To What Readly Said

“At the same time we had all the logistical concerns to think about, we had to find our office space, we had to sort out employment contracts, we had to sort out all of our finances. To put it very plainly, a distraction from what we needed to actually do for the success of the business. Goodwille were just incredible at helping us get through that.”

  • iZettle
    anemptytextlline
    A leading player in FinTech, the Swedish company iZettle, was always aiming for global success. With the UK being a priority market for many tech startups, iZettle decided to enter one of Europe’s biggest markets in 2012 – so they asked Goodwille for help.
    Read Case Study
  • Widespace
    anemptytextlline
    Europe’s market leader in mobile advertising, Widespace are growing faster than their market niche. First place in Swedens “Technology Fast 50” by Deloitte. Want to read how this tech powerhouse arrived in the UK? There’s some very good growth.
    Read Case Study
  • mynewsdesk
    anemptytextlline
    A newsroom platform to present PR content. Headquartered in Stockholm and launched into the highly competitive UK market the company already has 15 employees here and several seriously big brand clients. Good news!
    Read Case Study
  • Readly
    anemptytextlline
    859 magazine titles covering 11,954 issues (and increasing), all accessible from your app, on the go, anywhere in the world. The cutting edge of the digital magazine revolution and winner of “App of the Year” at the PPA Digital Awards. They launched into the UK with the help of Goodwille. Want to hear how they did it? It’s a good read.
    Read Case Study
  • Nordcloud
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    Nordcloud is on a mission to help organisations gain the maximum benefit from moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud. As a leading cloud consultancy and managed services company, Nordcloud provides cloud strategy, design, build and deployment services revolutionising and driving #TheCloudRevolution.
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  • Flexion Mobile
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    This 2007 start-up is now a leading mobile app monetisation solution with 20 employees and 15 million new users every month! With Goodwille running the back office they had time to focus on their business. Good going Guys.
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Life Sciences
Opportunity In The UK

The health services sector provides considerable scope for smaller suppliers seeking to supply a variety of goods and services to a range of healthcare providers, in both the public and private sectors. The sector includes NHS hospitals, primary healthcare providers such as GPs, which are independent but whose services are funded through the NHS, and private sector providers such as care homes.

The UK medical device market is the third largest in Europe, and the sixth largest in the world. With a consistent demand for imported products, the industry – as well as the regulatory system – is receptive to novel and innovative technologies.

Don’t Take Our Word
Listen To What Vitrolife Said

“Goodwille has been a tremendous aid to allowing us as a sales and support function do what we do best, which is focus on our customers. It really feels like we are in safe hands with Goodwille.”

  • Vitrolife
    anemptytextlline
    A Swedish company marketing fertility products in 100 countries and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Goodwille provides financial administration, payroll, company secretarial and local tax expertise . Good organic growth!
    Read Case Study
  • Episurf Medical
    anemptytextlline
    Stockholm based Medtech company Episurf Medical entered the UK to revolutionise knee replacement surgery with their innovative, clinically effective and cost efficient Swedish designed product.
    Read Case Study
  • Nexstim
    anemptytextlline
    A Finnish company producing brain simulation systems now found in more than a hundred of the world’s brain research centres. Goodwille established their UK presence in Warwick and reports back to Finland. Good thinking.
    Read Case Study

Retail
Opportunity In The UK

London is the most popular city for investment in retail, featuring more international brands than in any other city in the world. London also offers a more complete retail picture than its global competitors. Brands have built up a long history of success in London thanks to a diverse, fashionable consumer base and a continued rise in tourism. The UK is set to become Europe’s leading luxury shopping market by 2018, ahead of France and Italy.

The UK has a well-educated and cosmopolitan workforce providing a high level of service with experienced managers who understand the retail landscape. Through our strategic partners we can help you with the recruitment of retail staff, finding retail space, setting up e-commerce, storage & distribution, as well as marketing & PR.

  • Clas Ohlson
    anemptytextlline
    The famous Swedish hardware chain selling everything from power tools to homewares came to the UK in 2008 and chose Goodwille to handle all their back office needs – everything from company secretarial and accounting to HR and payroll, even virtual office facilities. A good buy.
    Read Case Study
  • Fabrique
    anemptytextlline
    Fancy a fika? This award winning bakery chain and one of Stockholm’s hottest eateries has taken London by storm. Offering delicious sourdough loaves & treats baked in stone ovens it comes as no surprise this is a story of sweet success.
    Read Case Study
  • Lindex
    anemptytextlline
    One of Europe’s leading fashion chains with 5,000 employees and nearly 500 stores. Established in 18 countries with a strong presence across the Nordics. For over half a century they have been making quality women’s wear. They’re now in London – good news!
    Read Case Study

Manufacturing
Opportunity In The UK

UK businesses will spend over 90 billion GBP on products to support the advanced manufacturing industry in 2017, making the UK an attractive proposition to overseas companies. Research and development is high, at 13.5 billion GBP every year, accounting for almost 70% of the total spend across all industries.

As the UK increases its development and use of automated systems in manufacturing, there will be opportunities in the servicing, manufacture and installation of these technologies. The UK’s automotive industry has been the fastest growing overall in western Europe since 2009 . With over 15 billion GBP invested in the UK automotive industry between 2012 and 2015, the UK is one of the world’s most attractive destinations for foreign investment.

Don’t Take Our Word
Listen To What Blaklader Said

“We genuinely feel that the Goodwille employees are part of the Blaklader team. The great thing about Goodwile is that it’s a very personal company to work with. We are a family run business, we are relatively small in the UK. We are also Swedish business so we are used to working with flat organisations.”

  • Rohrer
    anemptytextlline
    An Austrian company specialising in industrial cleaning, assembling, turnaround management, scaffolding, insulation and engineering. Goodwille used their good knowledge to help establish Rohrer’s UK presence.
    Read Case Study
  • Almondy
    anemptytextlline
    A major producer of frozen cakes selling in over 40 countries. Recognises UK is a very different business environment. The office systems run smoothly while the team gets on with the important job – selling. That’s good to know.
    Read Case Study
  • Blaklader
    anemptytextlline
    A Swedish company making working clothes for tradesmen has used Goodwille since starting here and now has over 130 UK outlets. It has meant faster growth, stronger finances and better customer services. Good work!
    Read Case Study
  • Statkraft
    anemptytextlline
    Norwegian State owned, Europe’s largest renewable energy supplier employs 3,400 staff in 20 countries. Goodwille helped set up and advises on HR compliance with UK laws and regulations. It’s good to get it right!
    Read Case Study
  • HMS Industrial Networks
    anemptytextlline
    Headquartered in Halmstad, Sweden, HMS Industrial Networks AB is the world’s number one choice for industrial communications with over 3 million installations of their products globally. HMS have 13 global subsidiaries, over 50 distributors and in excess of 500 global employees and pride themselves that they help their customers widen their markets and expand their business. Sounds to us like a very, good connection.
    Read Case Study
  • Packsize
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    A custom-sized box for every order through On Demand Packaging™ gives savings on waste, shipping, damage, inventory plus increased customer satisfaction. See how Goodwille helped them make good in the Midlands.
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