If you are looking to expand your business to the UK, look at the West Midlands region, perhaps the perfect place to setup your British venture. With easy access to the London Metropolitan area, West Midlands’ cost of doing business is 30% lower than London’s.

And the Bridge to Growth initiative makes this deal even sweeter. A unique public-private sector partnership, you can quickly register your UK limited company free of charge.

But the offer doesn’t stop there. Free UK limited company is only the first step. To ensure your British company is on the right track, you will also get free advice on general tax and finance issues as well as general legal matters. These could include initial consultation, setup of an accounting system, taxation, etc.

While the above services will help you navigate the legal requirements of setting up a UK business, getting the business going quickly in a new market would mean finding a suitable office space.

Bridge to Growth got your covered there as well. The program provides either free office space for several months or a substantial discount, depending on the location you select. You have a choice of several locations throughout the West Midlands in one of the several participating science parks.

To top it all off, you also get access to discounted lead generation service, potentially allowing you to start selling right away.

So let’s see. Free UK Limited company, free consultation from accountants and lawyers for general finance, taxation and legal issues. Free or discounted accommodations for a few months and access to lead generation.

But wait, there is more. Advantage West Midlands, the regional development body and the organisers of the Bridge to Growth program, can also introduce you to an extensive network of regional partners. These partners can provide further help at no or very low cost. Partners like the National B2B Centre, Manufacturing Advisory Service, MediLink, and IT Futures to name a few.

So if you are looking to expand into the UK, setting up in West Midlands makes sense. You can setup your UK company quickly and at a very low cost, but with easy access to the British and indeed the European markets.

(I just realised, I sound like a commercial in this post. Wonder if there are any opportunities for me to work in one of those late night commercials).