Doing Business in the UK – how, what, why

The British Business Centre Croatia (BBCC), British Embassy and UK Trade & Investment would like to invite you to attend a seminar

Doing Business in the UK – how, what, why

It will offer you a good opportunity to find out more about UK market opportunities for Croatian companies and listen to UK experts discuss topics including market potential, accounting and legal framework, setting up a business in the UK, taxation, opening a non-resident bank account, best location for opening company, UK business culture and business etiquette.

This interactive and practical seminar will offer an insight into the practicalities, opportunities and challenges of doing business in the UK as well as an opportunity to network with the speakers from the UK.

The speakers at the conference will include experts from UK Trade & Investment, Michael Jacobsen, serial entrepreneur and founder of Global Entrepreneurs Agency which enables the entry of entrepreneurs into the UK market and others.


Welcome Address

Why the UK?
Ian Cliff, Charge d’Affaires, British Embassy
BBCC – mission, vision and main purpose
Vedrana Likan, BBCC President

UK as a top destination for business expansion
Gergely Balazs, UKTI
Market potential
Favourable business environment
High quality of life
Easy access to talent
Attractive tax regime
Choosing your location, clients, partners, resources, costs, initiatives
UKTI service and support

An Entrepreneurs Journey to the UK
Michael Jacobsen, Founder, Global Entrepreneurs Agency
The UK business ecosystem - an overview, why is the UK one of the best places in the world to do business
Tech City - what is it and how to get involved?
From Tech to Fintech – UK accelerators help all types of businesses
How do I raise funding in the UK?
Who can help?
How to find a partner?

Business Etiquette in the UK
Peter Hopwood, Libris komunikacije
UK business culture
Business etiquette
Communication style in the UK
Business correspondence
Top tips

Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP)
Mark Shaw, GEP via Skype
Mentorship program connecting international business with a global aspiration to investors and clients

Start-up scene in the UK
Terry Mankertz, UKTI via Skype
ICT Sector in the UK
ICT Clusters
ICT Association & cooperation
ICT possibility for funding in the UK

Setting up in the UK
Jonathan Seymour, Partner at Kingston Smith (Accountants and Business Advisors)
How to structure operations in the UK – Branch or Subsidiary Company
The UK tax regime – a brief introduction
Research and development – tax benefits
How Kingston Smith can assist with setting up in the UK - Outsourcing your finance operations

Experience Clinique
Interactive session with companies who have opened a business in the UK our experts

Closing Remarks

Networking Lunch

Remetinečka c. 7, Zagreb

Tuesday, 16.06.2015. 09:00