Everything You Need
To Set Up In The UK

A full and flexible range of legal and company secretarial services to ensure your business stays on the right side of the legal, company and tax rules.

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Get It Right From
The Start

If you are looking to enter the UK market, then choosing Goodwille to handle the complex matters around UK compliance will provide you with peace of mind.

Our Corporate Legal team provides a complete solution to help you enter the UK market, taking care of all the initial practical set up and registrations, such as establishing a UK subsidiary or incorporating a UK branch. And once set up, through our appointment as Company Secretary, we will ensure your UK operation runs smoothly and efficiently.

What Is A
Company Secretary?

In the UK, a Company Secretary ensures that a business complies with all relevant laws, regulations and reporting requirements. We offer a full and flexible range of company secretarial and legal services to ensure your business stays on the right side of the legal, company and tax rules.

These are not things best left to chance – especially when establishing a company in the UK for the first time. Outsourcing these services is the fastest, most cost effective and surest way to get it right first time.

Ready To Enter The UK?
Functions We Can Provide

Goodwille can provide the outsourced resources, which can prove not only cost saving but also invaluable to the everyday running of your company. We give you the people and systems to monitor and support your activities while ensuring ongoing legal compliance as well as efficient corporate governance. Goodwille has immediate access to first class expertise and highly reputable specialist advisors within its extensive network of partners and subcontractors.

Things To Start With

• LTD Company Formation • VAT Registration
• UK Branch Registration • Bank Account Opening
• Articles of Association • Contracts & Licenses
• Lease Administration • Terms & Conditions
• Organising Insurances • Transfer Pricing Agreements
• Shareholder Agreements • Investor Agreements

Let Us Review, So You
Have Peace Of Mind

If you have already incorporated your UK entity, then you should consider joining hundreds of others who entrust Goodwille to take care of their ongoing compliance.

As many of our clients’ Directors are often based internationally, they see value in appointing Goodwille as the Company Secretary to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Don’t Just Take Our
Word For It

“Goodwille has been our Company Secretary for the last 20 years supporting the Stifel Financial Group with our UK board governance and regulatory needs. We have found that Goodwille brings an independent point of view.”

Kieran Rayani, Stifel Nicolaus Europe

Already Trading?
Functions We Can Provide

Goodwille can provide the outsourced resources, which can prove not only cost saving but also invaluable to the everyday running of your company. We give you the people and systems to monitor and support your activities while ensuring ongoing legal compliance as well as efficient corporate governance. Goodwille has immediate access to first class expertise and highly reputable specialist advisors within its extensive network of partners and subcontractors.

Post Set Up Services

• Director Changes • Registered Office Service
• Company Secretary • Board Responsibilities & Minuting
• Maintain Statutory Registers • PSC Registration & Compliance
• Share Capital Restructuring • Modern Slavery Act
• Share Option Schemes • Intellectual Property Management
• Data Protection • Health & Safety Packages

Clients We Have Helped With Corporate Legal

  • 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!
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  • 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.
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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!
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Corporate Legal FAQ’s

Can I open a UK company if I am not a UK resident?

Yes. You do not need to be a UK resident to have a UK Ltd company, but you do need a UK address. Goodwille can provide you with a registered office service.

Should I open a Ltd Company or register a Branch?

When deciding whether to establish a Ltd company or a register a UK, there are many factors to consider. Read our blog post on “Ltd Company V UK Branch” to find out more, or ask one of our Legal advisors for help

What is a Company Secretary?

A company secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of a company, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of the board of directors are implemented. Hundreds of companies choose Goodwille to act as their UK company secretary.

Do I need to register for VAT & how long does it take?

If your VAT taxable turnover exceeds £85,000 in any 12 month period you have to register for VAT. The process can take up to 12 weeks. Ask us if you need help.

What are the requirements for share capital when starting a company?

UK share capital can be as low as 1 share at £1 for UK Ltd companies.

What do I need in order to open a business bank account in the UK, and how long will it take?

Read our blog post on how to open a UK business bank account,  but be prepared for a long and drawn out process. If you need help, you can ask our Corporate Legal team.

Meet A Corporate
Legal Controller

Evy Rune
Evy supports clients with both day-to-day administrative tasks, such as the drafting of corporate documentation and ensuring statutory deadlines are met, as well as more complex matters such as VAT and other registrations, corporate insurance requirements, health & safety advice and other regulatory compliance matters. Being a central point of contact for all her clients, she further supports them by providing any additional assistance or advice as may be required.

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