Support Services

Here we list Support Services for U.K. based companies. Should you need anything of an international nature, please refer to the International Section – Support Services.

Accounting & Tax Advice
Association of Business Recovery Professionals (ABRP)
The trade association for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory, and turnaround professionals. We represent insolvency practitioners, lawyers, turnaround and restructuring experts, students, and others in the profession.
Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)
The only professional treasury body with a Royal Charter. We set the global benchmark for treasury excellence and lead the profession through our internationally recognised qualifications, by defining standards and by championing continuing professional development.
Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
The CIOT is the leading body in the UK for taxation professionals dealing with all aspects of taxation. Our primary purpose is to promote education in taxation. One of our key aims is to achieve a more efficient and less complex tax system for all. Our comments and recommendations on tax issues are made solely in order to achieve this aim; we are an entirely apolitical organisation.
EIS Association (EISA)
The Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) is a Government scheme that provides a range of tax reliefs for investors who subscribe for qualifying shares in qualifying companies.
etc Tax
ETC Tax is a specialist tax advisory firm, founded by Andy Wood in 2013 with two specific aims: (1) To make tax advice more accessible and more effective in meeting the needs of SMEs, OMBs, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals and (2) To help other professional advisers provide a full service offering to their clients, and ultimately to help them enhance and grow their practices.
Find a Chartered Accountant or Firm
This is the only directory of chartered accountants in England and Wales.
Grant Thornton
G works with dynamic leaders of small businesses to support them in achieving their business growth ambitions, driving results and creating space for them to share, connect and grow.
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
The largest bookkeeping institute in the world. It promotes and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession through the establishment of relevant qualifications and the award of grades of membership that recognise academic attainment, working experience and competence.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
A professional body for more than 20,000 world class business men and women who work in the UK and in more than 100 countries around the world. Our members have all achieved the internationally recognised and respected CA qualification (Chartered Accountant). We are an educator, examiner, regulator, and thought leader.
Institute of Chartered Accoutants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
A world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports more than 147,000 members worldwide. We provide our members with knowledge and guidance, and ensure ICAEW Chartered Accountants are meeting the highest ethical and technical standards. Tax
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The accounts and tax section includes in-depth guides and features for UK small businesses and start-ups needing advice on how to manage company accounts, including company tax returns, cash flow management, late payment, bad debts and business tax.
Society of Law Accountants in Scotland (SOLAS)
To provide an organisation for people employed in accountancy work in Scottish law firms, in which they can meet with others with a view to the interchange of opinion on questions of practice.
Society of Professional Accountants (SPA)
An independent association of some 1200 professionally qualified accountants in small practices.
UK Goverment - Corporation Tax
You don’t get a bill for Corporation Tax. There are specific things you must do to work out, pay and report your tax.
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Advertising & Marketing
Advertising Association
Exists to provide a co-ordinated service in the interests of its wider membership, i.e. the individual companies that make up this large, diverse, and highly competitive business. Their remit is 'to promote and protect the rights, responsibilities and role of advertising' in the UK.
Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
The UK's independent regulator of advertising across all media, including TV, Internet, sales promotions and direct marketing. Their role is to ensure ads are legal, decent, honest and truthful by applying the Advertising Codes
British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA)
The professional body serving the £1 billion pound promotional products industry in the UK and Ireland. The BPMA has an excellent sourcing facility for buyers of merchandise allowing them to receive up to 3 quotes from professionally accredited members Promotional Merchandise Incentive,
Chartered Institute of Marketing
We’re the world’s leading professional marketing body with over 28,000 members worldwide, including more than 3,000 Chartered Marketers.
Direct Marketing Association
The DMA represents a data-driven industry that leads in creativity and innovation: a sector that attracts the brightest minds, the individuals that will shape the future.
Voice of British Advertising (ISBA)
ISBA represents the leading UK advertisers. We champion the needs of marketers through advocacy and offer our members thought leadership, consultancy, a programme of capability and networking.

Association for Events Management Education (AEME)
Exists in order to support and raise the profile of the events discipline through the sharing of education and best practice.
Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO)
To raise standards of professionalism across the meetings industry and to increase business for its members (PCOs).
Association of Event Organisers (AEO)
To provide an effective voice in representing the interests of its members and to bring the experience of member companies to the attention of exhibitors and organisers for the common good.
Association of Event Venues (AEV)
We offer you an opportunity to learn from your peers’ best practice, to ensure your voice is heard and to be certain that the interests of venues are best served
Business Visits & Events Partnership
An umbrella organisation representing leading trade and professional organisations, government agencies and other significant influencers in the business visits and events sector.
Event Industry Forum (EIF)
Provides an informal organization that brings together event industry trade associations and similar bodies to discuss issues of common interest.
Event Marketing Association (EMA)
A nonprofit organisation for corporate in-house event planners & marketers.
Exhibition Venues Association (EVA)
FREE venue finding agency that specialise in Exhibitions. With many years experience our dedicated team are always on hand to find you that perfect venue and will use their awareness and familiarity with the industry to obtain the best possible price and location for their client.
Multimodal is the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event.
Production Services Association (PSA)
Represents companies and individuals that provide technical infrastructure for live events, a key asset to the UK's business events sector.

Export Consultants
China-UK Trade Consultants
We offer customers a bespoke comprehensive package to help you make a smooth transition into the Chinese market place. Our depth of experience and wealth of contacts throughout the Chinese market place enable us to guide and assist you through the process.
Chordline Ltd
A small independent import and export company established in February 1990 offering a direct and personal service to all its clients.
David Hayes Export Controls
Established to provide rapid, professional advice and assistance to companies currently affected by export controls or who are considering entering the market place but are unsure of the commercial and regulatory implications.
Since 2004 EWExport supports businesses in their new market development. We do not have a standard approach as each client is different, with specific needs, each product has its characteristics and each market has its opportunities and barriers.
Like most business activities, exporting requires organization, strategy, goal-setting, benchmarking, management and experience. Exportaid was established in 2002 to pass on some of our own experience, to build our business by adding value to the exporting activities of others, and to take the fear out of entering international markets. Exporting is rewarding, exhilarating, fun to do, but also vital to the future of your business.
Handel Export
Handel Export is one of the UK’s leading export consultancies, specialising in generating leads and brokering deals throughout Latin America, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East.
Import Export Support
A consultancy that works with businesses to reduce costs, achieve supply chain clarity and HMRC compliance. Companies of all sizes from start-ups to international corporations rely on our knowledge and experience for guidance.
International Business Development - Management Consultants
Our mission is to lead established businesses and start-ups through the process of going Internationally. We support them With strategic business analysis, with the understanding of Challenges and Opportunities of selected international markets; and, by Connecting with the right people and businesses to make things happen.
Keith Johnson Consulting Limited
Helps your business improve the effectiveness of its international trading activities.
We are a group of senior, experienced, successful, businessmen with impressive track records in international trade. We will offer you export sales advice and help guide you through the complexities of choosing the right agents, distributors and joint venture partners, in order to maximise your export potential.
Strong & Herd - Import and Export Services
Strong & Herd LLP are an outsource function to numerous companies who are unable to import or export goods themselves. This can be for technical, complex or staff related reasons. We help produce numerous import and export guides/bibles.

Freelance Agencies
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General Business Consultants
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Auditel provide Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Business Transformation expertise and solutions. Right now, UK organisations are desperate for help to save money, restructure, fix supply chains and adapt to the sudden impact of the coronavirus. And this is where Auditel consultants can help.
British Assessment Bureau
Our accredited certificates - 9001; 14001: 27001; OHSAS 18001; GDPR; SSIP - all come with the coveted ‘Crown & Tick’ mark, underlining the security that only comes from Government-backed certification.
City Business Library
City Business Library supports everyone starting, running and growing their business with remote access to high quality information including practical, how-to advice, international market research and company data. The Library also provides 121 advice and a varied programme of free webinars.
As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.
Institute of Consulting
The Institute of Consulting has progressively been developing its position and strategy as the professional body for the consultancy profession. Its history and background is an amalgam and extension of several predecessor bodies, the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) and the Institute of Business Advisors (IBA).
In Touch - The Professional Network
In Touch was established in 2013 with the purpose of connecting elite professionals with businesses in pursuit of exceptional board-level talent. Our exclusive member platform allows senior professionals to broaden their skills and gain access to all the essential tools and resources needed to succeed as a non-executive, consultant or senior business leader.
Office Friendly Dealer Association
Office Friendly provides high quality support to businesses all over the UK. Our award-winning services are designed help leaders discover their entrepreneurial spirit. From forming innovative business strategies to building effective teams and creating exceptional marketing campaigns, we offer SMEs what they need to grow.
small provides advice and useful guides to UK sole traders and small businesses. Our goal is to help owner managers start, run, grow and succeed in business, helping turn your business idea into a profitable business. provides useful resources, products and services for small business owners and start-ups. We offer free online advice in the form of news articles, guides, tips and features that can point you in the right direction to start and run your own small business.
Tech Nation
Tech Nation fuels the growth of game-changing founders, leaders and scaling companies so they can positively transform societies and economies. We provide them with the coaching, content and community they need for their journey in designing the future.
The British Library’s Business & IP Centre
The British Library’s Business & IP Centre at St Pancras, London, can help you start, run and grow your business.

Alliance for Intellectual Property
A UK-based coalition of 20 trade associations and enforcement organisations with an interest in ensuring intellectual property rights receive the protection they need and deserve.
British Insurance Law Association (BILA)
Its membership being drawn from insurers, insurance brokers and other intermediaries, academic lawyers, solicitors and barristers. In addition to UK members, there are many from all over the world.
British Maritime Law Association (BMLA)
Its purpose is and always has been to promote the study and the advancement of British maritime and mercantile law: to promote and consider with foreign and other maritime law associations proposals for the unification of maritime and mercantile law in the practice of different nations: to afford opportunities for members to discuss matters of national and international maritime law: to collect and circulate amongst its members information regarding maritime and mercantile law and to establish a collection of publications and documents of interest to members.
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
An international centre of excellence for the practice and profession of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Chartered Institute of Patent Agents
The professional and examining body for patent attorneys in the United Kingdom.
Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
A professional membership organisation with the power to shape law and practice – nationally and internationally. We represent the interests of over 1500 trade mark and design professionals, and fight to bring recognition to the work they do.
Commerce & Industry Group (C&I)
As the organisation for lawyers in commerce and industry, we are your representative body in respect of the in-house community and we are regularly in touch with the Law Society and other bodies such as the SRA and Legal Services Board to lobby and put forward our members' views.
Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT)
FACT’s primary purpose is to protect the United Kingdom’s film and broadcasting industry against counterfeiting, copyright and trademark infringements.
Federation Against Software Theft (FAST)
To strengthen and clarify the advice given to the end user community relating to best practice for Software Asset Management (SAM) and achieving cost efficient licence compliance.
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Institute of International Licensing Practitioners Limited (IILP)
The Institute has always sought to promote a wider understanding of the vital part that licensing plays in liberating technology for exploitation in industry and commerce.
Institute of Patentees & Inventors
Inventors and creative people are always very passionate about their ideas and more often than not they like to talk about their ideas: Mistake No 1!
Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN)
An independent non-profit organisation working to improve understanding of patents, trade marks, designs, copyright and other intellectual property (IP) rights and their value to society, focusing its activities on the Education, Finance and Economics, and Parliamentary sectors
IP Federation
Represents the views of UK industry in both policy and practice matters within the EU, the UK and internationally. It believes that a cost effective, high quality IPR framework is a critical component in industry's present and future successes in the global economy.
Law Society of England & Wales (Law Society) (TCA)
A unique, independent network of organisations and individuals committed to improving awareness and understanding of IP in the UK.
United Kingdom Association for European Law (AAI&S)
Brings together all those across the UK with an interest in European Union law.

Recruitment Agencies
The Adecco Group is the world’s leading recruitment agency. They provide more than 700,000 people with permanent and temporary contract employment everyday. With more than 33,000 employees in 60 countries, their aim is to transform the world of work one job at a time.
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For over 35 years, Airswift has been transforming lives through the provision of workforce solutions to the energy, process, and infrastructure industries. Today, their team consists of more than 6,500 people from 70 countries working to support hundreds of construction and engineering firms, equipment suppliers and consultancies.
Antal International
Having formed in 1993, Antal has rapidly grown across the globe, penetrating and having a major presence in all key talent markets, including strategically important developing markets such as China, India and Russia, enabling us to become a leading global recruitment specialist in each of our specialised sectors: Business Service; IT; Consumer; Transport; Industrial & Chemical; Engineering & Construction; Life Sciences; Energy
Blue Arrow
Specialising in admin and secretarial roles, Blue Arrow has a proven track record of success in call centers and hospitality.
Hays place a candidate in the UK every minute. They are the leading global specialist recruitment group, and have been one of the market leaders in the UK for a long time. They are experts in recruiting qualified, professional, and skilled people across a wide range of industries and professions. They operate across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.
Impellam Group
Utilising their in-depth market knowledge, and extensive network of specialist candidates, Impellams specialist teams provide expert recruitment services for permanent and contract roles. The breadth of their business is impressive to say the least. They help find fulfilling roles for doctors, lawyers, accountants, tech professionals, nurses, teachers, scientists, receptionists, chefs, security guards – the list goes on and on!
InterQuest Group
InterQuest Group’s human capital management business is an award-winning specialist staffing, executive search and talent solutions provider. Our four operating brands help organisations to acquire in-demand talent and develop human capital.
Michael Page
Michael Page started life in the UK in 1976, as a two-man operation above a laundrette. Nearly four decades later we have more than 7000 employees and a global office network, while growing our UK market coverage too.
Morgan Hunt
Morgan Hunt is an award-winning agency that is well-known for the quality of service they offer. The Morgan Hunt team is always enthusiastic about their projects and this results in top results every time. The agency specialises in a number of sectors ranging from education and the public sector to marketing, business and property.
People + Work Connect
People + Work Connect is a free, online employer-to-employer platform that enables organizations quickly identify and fill jobs vacancies. It eliminates multiple friction points that can extend the time it normally takes to fill these roles.
REED Specialist Recruitment
REED is a specialist provider of permanent, contract, temporary and outsourced recruitment solutions, as well as IT and HR consulting. Assisting jobseekers and employers since 1960, REED’s global expertise spans Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
StopGap focus on placing great people in fabulous creative roles. Whether you’re in need of a candidate to complement your growing team, or you’re just looking to build a relationship with one of the best marketing and creative agencies out there, StopGap can help.
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Translation Services
Association of Translation Companies (ATC)
The world’s longest established professional body looking after the interests of translation companies.
ATC Find a Translation Company
SDL Free Translation
SDL is a leading content creation and translation company, with a free machine translation service for basic-level translations.
The Institute of Translation and Interpreting
The Institute of Translation and Interpreting is the only UK-based independent professional membership association for practising translators, interpreters and language services businesses. Founded in 1986 and with over 3,000 members, both in the UK and internationally, we are a significant resource within the industry.