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Business Guide

Starting Your Business

The Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry with 25 years of service and experience in promoting trade relations between the two countries can help you to start or promote your business in Turkey or the UK.

In this section, you will find information about the requirements for setting up and registering a business in Turkey or the UK and the assistance TBCCI can provide. A list of Chamber recommended Company Formation Agents, links to professional commercial service providers and government authorities and links for further information are also provided.

 

While there are regulations on the use of business and trading names, permission is not required to establish a business in the UK. However, Finance, defense and oil exploration and some other regulated businesses are subject to license.

There is no minimum age limit in the Companies Act for the appointment of a director in England and Wales. However, Companies House recommends that companies should seek legal advice if they intend to have a very young person as a director. In Scotland, the minimum age limit is 16.

Overseas companies and individuals

Overseas investors may set up or join in businesses registered in the UK.

Turkish nationals

Information for Turkish nationals who are self-employed or wish to take up self-employment in the UK can be found in the section on Sole Traders.

You can look at the overview below or go directly to a section to learn about a particular business set up or access to further information and service providers.

For an overview of the main types of business organisation in the UK; the Sole Trader, Partnership, Franchise, Private Limited Company and Public Limited Company, click on Business Types.

To find about the documentary, procedural and other requirements of setting-up of a Sole Trader, Ordinary Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership, Limited Company or Franchise, click on:

You can select a company from a list of Chamber recommended service providers that can offer services to assist and advise you throughout the formation, registration and after incorporation stages of setting up a business in the UK or Turkey. To view the list of service providers, click on Company Formation Agents.
You can select a company from a list of Chamber recommended service providers that can offer services to assist and advise you throughout the formation, registration and after incorporation stages of setting up a business in the UK or Turkey. To view the list of service providers, click on Company Formation Agents.

This section contains information and useful links to TBCCI web site pages and other web-based resources relevant to setting up your business in Turkey or the UK. For your convenience, some key links are displayed within the sections. Site visitors can also search for and display any link by title, country or category to access to information, advice, documentary requirements, commercial service providers and government authorities.

You can find links about Visa requirements, Customs, Export and Taxation advice, Consular services, Hotels, Business Contacts, Airlines, Coach Companies, Translation-Interpreting Services, Exhibition-Conference Centres, Tax and Accountancy Firms, Law Offices; Travel, Freight and Estate Agents and other services in Turkey and the UK. To view these links, click on Information and Service Providers.

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