UK businesses planning to expand into the high-growth Asia-Pacific and US markets need look no further than Manchester, with Acclime opening its first office in the ‘innovation city’.
Acclime is the premier corporate services provider in the Asia-Pacific, operating in nine key Asian jurisdictions including China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Acclime also has operations in Australia and the United States of America.
Acclime Partner Blair Lucas said the new Manchester office, led by Nikki Foster Le-Grys, builds on trusted and established relationships in the region and aims to support start-ups with global growth aspirations.
“Our decision to expand our global footprint into Manchester is a strategic one, capitalising on the city’s evolution into a global innovation and investment centre,” said Blair Lucas.
“For our clients across the UK and Europe, it provides access to local, on-ground support when planning to expand into Asia, Australia, and the USA and a fully-networked landing pad in these high-growth regions.”
Acclime Regional Director for the UK and Europe, Nikki Foster Le-Grys, said the Manchester office collaborates with partners across the region and Acclime’s own global team of in-market experts to support local businesses looking to expand internationally.
“Asia is a lucrative yet complex market, with varying corporate and compliance regimes that companies need to comply with,” said Nikki Foster Le-Grys.
“For start-ups and new market entrants, it’s imperative they have dedicated on-ground support and turnkey solutions from the initial company setup, through to accounting provisions, tax and payroll.
“That’s where we come in. We navigate the complex establishment phase so that companies can focus on what they do best.”
Prior to joining Acclime in September, Nikki Foster Le-Grys’ role at a local economic development organisaton was focused on international expansion activities, collaboration and the development of global networks to support start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs access overseas markets.
“It’s an extraordinary time to be in Manchester and help the many start-ups and scale-ups that operate here, and across the UK and Europe, plan their international expansion.”