Nicklins assists French company in setting up UK base

A leading French manufacturer has set up a sales division in the West Midlands with the help of Halesowen-based chartered accountancy firm Nicklin LLP.

Starter UK, based in Dudley, is the UK sales arm of Groupe DLD France, which has its head office in Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, north-west Paris, and manufactures and supplies cable handling systems, winches and hoists, including those found on the front of certain 4×4 vehicles.

The company turned to Nicklins to help with the set-up, with the firm taking care of matters such as Companies House registration, VAT and PAYE registration and its payroll needs, as well as offering HR advice.

Mark Howell, the Nicklins partner who oversaw the setting up of Starter UK, said: “Our role was very much to take care of all the paperwork and compliance issues, so that the company could get on with establishing itself in the region. I am delighted to say that everything went very smoothly and that the business is now up and running.”

UK manager James Thorpe said: “Nicklins have been absolutely fantastic. There is so much to consider when setting up, but Nicklins took the burden off our shoulders, leaving us free to concentrate on running the business.”