Next steps

For help and support in setting up, investing and growing in the UK

The City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile, dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London, within a globally-successful UK.

We aim to support a thriving economy, and to ensure that we attract and retain investment and promote exports of goods and services across multiple global markets. 

Alongside our partner organisations we work to support financial and professional services firms to set up, grow and invest in the UK.

If you are a financial and professional services firm looking for support or information about setting up or investing in the UK, please get in touch.

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Department for International Trade

Every year the Department for International Trade helps thousands of businesses across all sectors to set up in the UK

Visit the Invest in Great Britain website

In London

London & Partners

The Mayor of London's official promotional company. They help overseas companies set up in the city, empower businesses to scale across the capital and enable London-based organisations to expand internationally. 

Visit the London & Partners website

In Manchester

MIDAS

MIDAS provides services such as relocation support, assistance in finding property solutions, access to finance and advice on recruitment and training.

Visit the Midas website

Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership

The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership brings together the private and public sectors to support business growth, develop local skills and innovation, direct investment and reform public services.

Visit the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership website

PRO Manchester

The largest business development organisation in the North West, supporting growth and development to promote the north as the place to do business.

Visit the PRO Manchester website

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority

The GMCA is made up of the ten Greater Manchester councils and Mayor, who work with other local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region.

Visit the Greater Manchester Combined Authority website

In Edinburgh

Invest in Edinburgh

Discover more about investing in Edinburgh City Region; a world influencer in science, business, education and the arts, with an unbeatable quality of life.

Visit the Invest in Edinburgh website

Scottish Enterprise

Scotland's business advice, support and funding agency. The agency works with ambitious companies and industries to support economic growth and develop Scotland's business environment.

Visit the Scottish Enterprise website

Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International (SDI) is the international arm of the Scottish Government and Scotland's enterprise agencies, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The agency supports international investors in Scotland by offering significant financial incentives and other support to help set up and grow in Scotland as a gateway to wider European and global markets.

Visit the Scottish Development International website

In Leeds

Invest in Leeds City Region

Leeds City Region is at the heart of the United Kingdom and boasts the fastest growing private sector in the UK, with over 6% annual jobs growth in 2016. Fuelling this expansion is the largest concentration of Higher Education Institutions outside of London, with nine universities and over 39,000 graduates per year. It is the strength of this supply of talent, combined with a booming commercial property market, that is driving exceptional growth and opportunity in the region.

Visit the Invest in Leeds City Region website

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership works with public and private sector partners to provide support and funding to help businesses grow, attract new investment to the region and develop the skills, energy and digital infrastructure to create jobs and prosperity.

Visit the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership website

In Birmingham

Business Birmingham

The city’s official inward investment programme. From large-scale relocation projects for international and UK companies to raising the city’s status as a key business destination.

Visit the Business Birmingham website

The West Midlands Growth Company

The West Midlands Growth Company helps create new jobs; build and expand businesses and attract regional investment and encourage tourism.

Visit the West Midlands Growth Company website

In Cardiff

Business Wales

The Welsh Government provides information on their flexible support service for small businesses, events, directories, opportunities and resources.

Visit the Business Wales website

Trade and Invest Wales

The official Welsh Government international Foreign Direct Investment marketing initiative for Wales. They promote Wales as a base for businesses and support and facilitate those interested in locating there.

Visit the Trade and Invest Wales website

Cardiff Council

Cardiff Council Services tourism and business development with a wealth of local information.

Visit the Cardiff Council website

In Belfast

Invest Northern Ireland

As the regional business development agency, Invest NI's role is to grow the local economy. They do this by helping new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland. They are part of the Department for the Economy and provide strong government support for business by effectively delivering the Government’s economic development strategies.

Visit the Invest Northern Ireland website

Invest in Belfast

Invest Northern Ireland, an organisation whose aim is to change Northern Ireland into a high growth economy driven by innovation and enterprise.

Visit the Invest in Belfast website