German inward investment

If your business is ready to expand to the UK, you need the right guidance. Support from people who have experience of running a business in the UK; who have developed the cultural sensitivity and technical expertise to work with international businesses; who have the confidence to help you navigate an unknown territory and find your path to success.

Petra Deters

Director, Business Services and German Inward Investment

T +44 (0)20 8922 9370
E Petra.Deters@bkl.co.uk

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    Explore the UK market with confidence

    Who are BKL?

    We’re a firm of chartered accountants and tax advisers with more than 200 people. We’ve been working and growing in London for over 40 years.

    We enjoy working with international clients who have an ambitious strategy and want to bring innovative ideas or well tested solutions to the UK market. Whatever your go-to-market strategy needs – an online platform, employees or premises – we will make sure you are aware of the accounting and tax implications and deal with them for you.

    Our business services experts are organised in small teams (pods) that focus on different sectors such as property and financial services, to give a strong understanding of your marketplace.

    Tax experts and specialists

    We are proud that many of our peers and other professional firms come to us with their clients’ complex tax matters. Our tax expertise covers many sectors and specialisations, from construction to cryptocurrency, and complex UK taxes such as VAT and inheritance tax.

    Guidance that crosses borders

    What are the differences between doing business in Germany and doing business in the UK post-Brexit? Some differences, such as taxes and accounting regulations, are technical. Other differences, such as culture, may be more difficult to identify.

    The more cross-border experience your UK adviser has, the more success you will have in overcoming these obstacles.

    Quarterly insight meetings with a fluent German-speaking adviser are a core part of BKL’s service. These meetings aren’t just about discussing the financials: they’re an opportunity for your overseas management to discuss any challenges they’re facing, so that we can help you to find solutions either within BKL or through a wide network of contacts.

    These contacts include solicitors, banks, insurance providers and more. BKL is also a member of AGN International, a global association of accountants, auditors and tax professionals in more than 80 countries including Germany.

    Above all, we’re human

    Yes, accountants are human. We like our work, but we like the relationships we have with our clients more. We’re honest – expect us to tell things how they are. We offer opinions – – because clients need advice. Our partners and directors are accessible: you are appointed one as your relationship manager – and you should find us available whenever you need us, be it a call, meeting or visit.

    B Corp Certified

    We were proud to become a Certified B Corporation in 2022. This puts us in a worldwide community of businesses that meet high standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

    We’re looking forward to learning from our fellow B Corps and growing as a business under the guidance of high B Corp standards.

    To find out more about how we can help German businesses to grow in the UK, please get in touch with Petra Deters or use our enquiry form.

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