UNW is an independent firm of Chartered Accountants, based in Newcastle with 100 staff and 14 partners, offering a range of services across five disciplines, Audit & Assurance, Tax, Corporate Finance, Accounting Services and Strategic Talent.

Services for Investors

We have been assisting companies setting up in the UK since 1998. Our clients come from all corners of the world looking to establish themselves in the UK market.  Often inward investors have little knowledge of the grants and funding regime, compliance regulations and complex tax legislation in the UK.  We are able to help them in these areas and we have excellent contacts with intermediaries such as lawyers, bankers, inward investment agencies, and organisations that will work together to make the initial stages of setting up a UK business as seamless as possible.  Our services to inward investors fall into four areas:

Corporate Finance

  • Assistance with the preparation of grant applications typically for European Structural Funds and R&D programmes, Regional Growth Fund, and local LEP funding
  • Support for raising UK finance, from banks, specialist asset lenders, business angels, venture capital, private equity, government and European funding programmes and crowdfunding
  • Assistance with the preparation of strategic plans, business plans, and financial models
  • Undertaking financial and commercial due diligence for overseas investors wishing to acquire UK businesses


  • Initial tax planning for the company and compliance issues can be taken care of by our experienced team. We are also expert in dealing with specific overseas tax issues including structuring UK operations in a tax efficient manner.
  • VAT Compliance
  • Employment tax planning
  • PAYE registration
  • Tax efficient corporate structuring

Outsourced accounting

  • Cloud Accounting
  • Company formation and Companies House Compliance
  • Outsourced accounting functions
  • Management reporting
  • Payroll
  • Consultancy
  • HR services
  • Strategic Talent
  • Marketing
  • Systems

Audit and Assurance

  • Statutory Accounts preparation and audit
  • Grant audits


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