On the 14th of November this year we were proud to announce our appointment as the antenna office for Madrid Investment Attraction in the UK. Our role is an exciting one as we will work alongside the experts in Madrid Investment Attraction in showcasing all the opportunities that exist for companies ready to begin their expansion from the UK into the Southern European and Latin American market.
A foggy day in London town didn’t put our guests off as they were warmly welcomed to Level39 in the heart of the city by Louisa Criscenti-Brown, Director of How2Go UK Ltd. Faustino Diaz Vice-General Director of Investment Attraction and Internationalisation for Madrid Investment Attraction, began his presentation with an overview of the reasons Madrid is ready to accommodate new investors into the city and all the assistance his organisation is able to offer these companies.
We were honoured to host the current Vicealcaldesa (Deputy Mayor) of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, who shared her passion for the city and its opportunities and then joined in a panel discussion lead by Ignacio Bartolome, Director of How2Go Worldwide. This panel included Oliver Calma of BC Remit, a company actively pursuing expansion into Madrid, with a keen eye on the route into Latin America which Madrid offers, and lawyer Ignacio Morillas from Coleman Coyle whose experience of helping UK companies successfully navigate the path into Southern European grown provided much insight for our guests.
An informative and social evening closed with the opportunity to network as the delegation of visitors from Madrid were able to meet with some of the attendees attending on behalf of their UK companies.
If you were unable to join us for this event, we have put together some at a glance information about why Madrid should be top of your list when considering international expansion below. Please contact us for more information and to arrange a meeting to discuss where the city of Madrid can take your company.
Many UK companies are now considering new physical offices in Europe, Madrid makes sense for many reasons:
Spanish is spoken by around 560 million people across the globe and Madrid is at the centre of them all providing a hub for the Spanish speaking world.
Madrid is the engine of the Spanish economy, it is the third most populous European capital and the centre of a metropolitan area of more than 6.5 million inhabitants. That’s 6.5 million opportunities for your business in just one city. The city itself is dynamic and internationalised already and not only offers unrivalled access to the European Single Market but is also ideally placed for targeting the emerging markets of Latin America and North Africa.
The city itself never stops moving and promoting business growth by focussing on key sectors in the market is one of the ways which Madrid continues to cement itself as a global innovator.
So, what about strategic markets? What key sectors are most likely to be successful when considering moving to Madrid? This is where our partners, Madrid Investment Attraction come in. The organisation was developed to showcase the city as the best potential location for companies ready to expand into Europe and beyond and in doing so have highlighted the following sectors as the most ready for your business:
With Spain being one of the key emerging markets in the data field, Madrid is one of the main interconnection hubs – it is the home to Spain’s main institutions, companies and research centres, and has the necessary critical mass to make the investments made profitable.
As the second largest European economy and seventh in the world in terms of cybersecurity maturity, Madrid being the capital makes it ideally positioned to take advantage of growth in this market.
Spain has a diversified, modern, competitive financial system that is fully integrated into international financial markets The Spanish financial market is transparent, liquid and efficient, and has a compensation and settlement model of recognised prestige. All essential for opening up the sector to new businesses.
The Spanish pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry has become one of the most dynamic and competitive globally and Madrid is at the top of the health reputation monitor, with the most prestigious hospitals in Spain located in the city
Backed by a support plan of more than €1.6 billion, companies in the AV sector can take advantage of different tax deductions available for R&D and innovation and benefit from specific support and financing programs.
Madrid Investment Attraction can take you through the full process of setting up your business in Madrid. From as simple as offering you a soft-landing service of office space and meeting rooms in a central location, to being your guide in navigating what the city can offer your business in order for it to thrive.
Madrid is an attractive city with outstanding infrastructure and educated and qualified workforce, has a competitive living and operations costs and is a thriving business environment.
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