Goodwille works exclusively with overseas companies looking to enter, grow, or scale in the UK.
We have over 25 years of experience providing essential business services to thousands of businesses. Our UK market entry service span 360° of support of in-house experts consolidated through one provider that understands all aspects of your business.
With Goodwille’s comprehensive knowledge, extensive global network and team that speaks many European languages means over 2000 businesses trust Goodwille to get it right for them in the UK. Goodwille offer advisory and consultation services to establish your specific market needs and requirements. We work with companies of all sizes, across all industries, from pre-revenue startups to globally listed retail chains. Whether you want to open a UK sales office, establish UK manufacturing, retail, or restaurant, hire UK employees, or just unlock the UK potential, we customise our service package to your business needs. And while no two clients are the same, the quality of our support is.
When looking to start trading in the UK, international businesses may consider incorporating a subsidiary or registering a UK establishment (branch). Either route requires careful consideration and expert assistance.
Incorporating in the UK does not require a substantial capital injection (the option of low share capital at minimum 1 share at £1) or obligation to have a UK-based director. Goodwille will make sure your chosen company name is available and can provide the mandatory UK registered office. We have helped numerous clients with their UK corporate structure over the years, therefore, when you choose us to collaborate with you, you will benefit from our expertise and experience, and we will ensure that the process is hassle-free.
Business Bank Account Opening
Opening a business bank account is one of the most difficult and time-consuming steps in the expansion journey. To make the process quicker and more efficient, Goodwille works in conjunction with world-renowned banking organisations to ensure the fundamentals of your business are taken care of.
Disruptive banks such as WISE, Monzo, Revolut or Tide can often be opened quicker than traditional banks. Whilst these accounts may not yet have all the features and protection a traditional bank would have, they can be used to send & receive payments in the UK. For some clients, we may offer our client account facility for temporary use for a narrow range of activities, while waiting for the main account to open.
Company Secretarial Services
Leave the UK subsidiary’s ongoing compliance in safe hands by appointing Goodwille as the Company Secretary. For most of our clients, the Directors and shareholders are based abroad, so appointing Goodwille as Company Secretary helps to streamline the administration and ensure the company remains compliant with UK regulatory requirements.
Company Address Services
A registered office is a legal requirement under UK company law for any limited company, providing a contact address for official government posts and legal documents as well as being the legal seat of the business. In addition to the registered office, Goodwille offers a broad range of administrative support services covering mail forwarding, telephone answering & sales processing to support your UK operation.
Managing UK Accounting
Our Finance department acts as an in-house finance department for the UK company and ensures it meets all UK regulatory and reporting obligations from the start. We can provide a full level of support covering, bookkeeping, VAT returns, financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. We can also handle financial statements, tax computation and through partners, manage & control audit requirements and funding options, such as grants and loans if required.
Help With UK Employees
Goodwille’s knowledge and experience in helping overseas companies to understand the complexities of UK employment law is essential when setting up their business in the UK. As employment rules and regulations differ greatly from country to country, with its own cultural approach to employment contracts, rights, and obligations means knowing the practical solutions to transposing business practice from one country to another is our speciality. Goodwille can provide the full employment lifecycle, covering benchmarking, contracts, policies, pension, and benefits or act as an advisor to your in-house HR department – all based on your specific needs.
Our expert payroll team has the right experience to handle your UK payroll needs.