International Companies

As BM2020 Limited are based in Central London, we are able to offer our services to overseas companies who are looking for a presence in the UK. Many of our clients want just that, and we provide a service to them where we undertake all of the appropriate support to meet compliance requirements as well as being able to offer valued added services such as advice and connections.

The UK has proved an attractive option for companies looking to start or grow their business overseas. In the recent economic climate, companies have been looking for prudent options to invest and the UK offers an attractive option to access a local market or as a base to expand both regionally and globally.

At BM2020 Limited we are able to support overseas businesses with the following services:
-    Host a registered office and handle mail
-    Advise on the best way and structure for your UK based business
-    Set up a UK Branch or Permanent Establishment
-    Set up a UK Subsidiary company
-    Advise on alternative structures (including involving overseas territories)
-    UK Bookkeeping
-    UK Tax Compliance
-    UK Tax Planning
-    UK Funding Opportunities
-    Liaison with UK statutory bodies such as Companies House
-    Introduce you to other UK professional expert advisors such as bankers, lawyers, surveyors and financial advisors

Supporting your growth

Our overseas clients often have very specific requirements, so we allocate a Client Director to each client. They have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the process, step-by-step. Your Client Director will assist you with everything from choosing the best route to market, registering your business accordingly with all the necessary paperwork to guiding you on making the most of the opportunities in the UK market.
In addition, each client has access to their own 2020 Chartered Accountant Client Accountant, who will work closely with you to make sure that you meet all of your UK accounting obligations and filing deadlines.

We recognise that working with overseas clients requires flexibility and that you may require access to information outside of UK business hours, so we store all of your documents digitally, which means you can access them via email at any time.

Our overseas clients come from as far as Australasia, USA, Asia and, of course, closer to home in Europe.

Languages spoken by our client accountants and team include:

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Mandarin
  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Russian
  • Latvian
  • Spanish
  • Panjabi
  • Swahili

Case Study

Overseas software business takes advantage of UK investment.

When helping clients from overseas, we consider all of the options available to maximise the opportunity of entering the UK market. Our client, based in Germany, not only wanted to expand their business into the UK, but also wanted to raise finance - no easy task in this economic climate. Through 2020 Chartered Accountant’s International Services, we were able to set up a UK Permanent Establishment for our client so that they could operate a functioning sales office from the UK. In our support of raising their finance, we ensured that their potential investors (through an angel investor round of equity finance) were able to obtain the significant tax advantages under the Enterprise Investment Scheme.


“Our Company is US  based and became a small multinational company when we acquired a  UK company in 2006. 2020 CA Limited has provided us with accounting, tax and payroll services since our acquisition.  The work and advice BM2020 Limited Limited has provided has always been sound, timely and cost effectively. We are quite pleased with BM2020 Limited and anticipate continuing our relationship well into the future.”

James A. Silkwood, Corporate Controller,  PerTrac Financial Solutions