Setting up in the UK


If you see the UK as a possible location for your business expansion we have all the expertise and experience you’ll need for success.

We can assist with every aspect of initial advice leading to the assessment of trading operations. We work with you to decide which trading entity and structure is best suited to your needs. We examine all the relevant taxation and legal implications, advising you on issues such as transfer pricing and the impact of double tax agreements. Early tax planning is essential and our experts have extensive experience advising businesses on international taxation and VAT.

With a wealth of experience gained from working in HM Revenue & Customs, ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms and FTSE 100 companies, our team is well positioned to ensure your compliance responsibilities are fully met and that tax and accounting opportunities are maximised. Our compliance role also ensures we develop a detailed understanding of your business and allows us to add value in other areas such as strategic planning and corporate finance.

If you require assistance in raising finance our Corporate Finance team is well connected

with banks, venture capitalists and lawyers and has an excellent understanding of the UK

mergers and acquisitions market.

Our Outsourcing department is available to assist with the implementation of your accounting system and to discuss outsourcing some or all of your back office accounting function. This can offer a practical and cost effective solution and provide experience and financial expertise.

How can Strong and Herd LLP assist Companies with the above?

Audit and assurance

  • Auditor opinion on internal reporting and consolidation packs
  • Liaison with group auditors
  • Conversion from UK GAAP to local GAAP or IFRS
  • SARBOX reporting and evaluation
  • Corporate governance


  • Transfer pricing advice
  • UK tax planning matters
  • UK VAT and import duties
  • UK Tax issues in relation to employee secondments
  • Tax efficient repatriation of funds from the UK
  • Residence and domicile
  • Offshore trusts

Corporate finance

  • Corporate acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Fundraising and initial public offerings
  • Valuations
  • Due diligence


  • UK VAT registration and compliance
  • Regular reporting and analysis of management accounts
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Monthly reporting
  • Credit control

Professional training and technical advice

  • Conversion to IFRS and implementation
  • Technical advice on IFRS
  • Accounting issues

​Contact  Us 

Contact Strong & Herd
to discuss your requirements
0161 499 7000
0161 499 7100
Strong & Herd LLP, Manchester International Office Centre
Styal Road, Manchester, M22 5WB