UK Business Environment

If you are a foreign owned business looking at investing in Sheffield for the first time, or you are making a business case to expand here, take a look at what UK Trade and Investment say about why the UK is an attractive location.

  • Trading nation - The UK has a long history as a trading nation, and today embraces the modern international trading principles of fair and open trade on a level and equal basis. As a result, overseas business investing in the UK can register their company, set up banking facilities and start trading very quickly and receive the same support from the UK government as any native business.
  • UK labour market - The UK’s labour market is one of the worlds’ most flexible. This factor combined with its strong skills base in the UK is reflected in its excellent record of attracting major foreign investors from all over the world.
  • Internationally minded - The UK has long term historical links with all corners of the globe extending to strong cultural bonds that are deeply rooted in UK culture. As a result the UK is an ideal location to set up and build a business that is dependent on international links. Whether you need a network of connections, language skills or a familiar community for staff on expat assignments – the UK can provide the solution.
  • Easy to set up, easy to operate, competitive cost base - You can register your company in just 24 hours in the UK. All high street banks can offer business banking services with online comparison tools available to compare costs. Financial transitions and government services are easy to manage on-line.


For further information about the UK business environment and possible incentives,  please contact us on +44 (0)114 224 5000