WHAT DOES BREXIT MEAN FOR CONTRACTING IN EUROPE?
AF IS HERE TO HELP
While we all wish our new Prime Minister well it looks as though a No-Deal Brexit has taken a step or two closer. The only matters on which there is near-universal agreement and these are that no one knows what the consequences will be and that the EU and the UK are both inadequately prepared.
We cannot speak for the rest of the UK economy, but we can tell you the steps that we have taken and continue taking. We do this so that you have confidence that your provider, if Access Financial, is as well adapted to the likely outcomes as it possibly can be.
We opened our office in Barcelona in 2018, and this has grown well – offering services to agencies in Spain and Portugal as well as supporting agencies and contractors whom the team supported before shifting to Spain.
We opened our office in Luxembourg City to cater to agencies and contractors working in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. We can sponsor work permits for UK nationals in the three countries. Our capability will be a boon to contractors wishing to work in Benelux post the ending of the Free Movement of Persons that will come with Brexit – hard or soft.
Our Head Office is in Nyon, Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, between Geneva and Lausanne. Nestling by Lac Leman, we place contractors in Switzerland as we hold the needed labour-leasing licences and well as a permanent placement licence. We also offer outsourcing services to agencies operating in Switzerland.
In the United Kingdom, we have offices in the city of London and Wigan in Greater Manchester so that we can cover most of the UK with ease.
We have an office just outside Frankfurt, Germany’s financial heart for many years. In the coming months, we will make an important announcement about our plans to open another office in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region in Western Germany. Exciting times ahead in the largest contractor market in Europe.
In sunny Cyprus, our growth has meant we have two offices in Limassol, the southernmost city of the EU.
Our latest offices are in the process of being opened in Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland. Ireland is a dynamic contractor market with many hi-tech companies operating from there because of the ease of doing business, its friendliness, the favourable tax regime and the use of the English language. We plan to get even closer to our clients than ever before, which is what they demand.
Outside of Europe we have other offices in New Delhi, India; Shanghai, China and Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia.
You must be reassured, as the UK adjusts to life outside the EU after 46 years of intertwining our economies with those of our European neighbours, that you can trust your partners.
Are you convinced that AF is THE firm to help you in these key markets? If you would like to discuss how to further Brexit-proof your business or have any questions about how AF can help, please get in touch with Kevin.Austin@accessfinancial.com.