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Grow a South African business into the UK

While the path of emigration is well-trodden, it’s more complicated when establishing business operations in the UK. This is where we come in.

Since 1994, many young South African professionals have chosen to live and work in London on a semi-permanent or permanent basis.

More recently, the UK government has made it much more difficult for South Africans to gain access to the UK market. A popular route that is still available is the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa. This visa encourages business owners to set-up or take over businesses that have the potential to be successful.

We ensure you meet all tax, corporate and immigration requirements, and help you join other successful South African businesses that have expanded into the UK.


Why SA businesses are choosing to expand to the UK:


A hedge against
Rand volatility
A path to relocation
via the Tier 1 visa
Established South African

Business relocation experts

Our team has over 20 years’ experience in helping South African businesses with their immigration, relocation and financial needs in the UK. We are the perfect partner to help you establish a business presence in the competitive UK market.

As a company with an entrepreneurial background, we know what it takes to set up a thriving business in the UK. This experience allows us to offer our clients an integrated support package.

With offices in the UK and a professional network that spans the globe, we can help you expand your operations, regardless of whether you choose to relocate with your business or not.


Let a business migration expert contact you

Are you planning to set up a UK company from outside the UK?

Who will hold shares in the UK company?

Will your business require a UK business bank account?

Will your business require VAT registration within the first year of operation?

Will your UK company employ people in the first year?

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Sable International is a trading name of 1st Contact Money Limited (company number 07070528), registered in England and Wales. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FCA no. 517570), the Financial Services Conduct Authority in South Africa (1st Contact Money [PTY] Ltd - FSP no. 41900) and hold an Australian Financial Services License issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange (1st Contact Group - AFS License number 335 126).

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