There are different types of UK legal structures. The decision making process will vary depending on your objectives for setting up in the UK – such as testing the market, or employing staff.

The three entity’s below is the most typical setup involving an overseas parent company and associated shareholders.


Extension of your home country registered in the UK

Your UK Office

Registered at Companies House in the UK – but governed under your home country law.



Registered as a UK Ltd company.

Subsidiary company in the UK

Usually with the same parent company name, governed by UK law.


Ltd Company

Shareholders can be individuals or corporates

Most UK companies are Ltd.

Limited liability and governed by UK law.


Why Choose Us

  • Personal and bespoke support to your parent company and UK team
  • Preferential service provider by Consulates worldwide
  • Experienced, often referred to as a “Trusted Advisor”
  • Scalable service offering with your growth
  • Extensive support base of contacts with well established relationships

What Clients’ Say

We were new to the UK market entirely, and needed to establish ourselves there to support a UK client we acquired. Paul guided us through the different entities and supported us throughout the banking registration. We highly recommend him and his team.
Lucas, US Startup
Paul has been very supportive in servicing us in the UK. We regard him as our on the ground expert and a valued member of our team.
Jim, US Biotech Company
Our knowledge of the UK was very basic, and we engaged Paul and his team to focus on our employment contracts once our subsidiary had been established. UK law was unknown to us, but he was able to explain it and the pro’s and con’s of hiring someone in the UK vs. a sub-contractor. Thanks for your hard work and patience!
Gemma, Aus based Marketing Company