UK Tier 1 Visa Changes

In the summer of 2018, you would be forgiven if you missed an incling from the Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Noakes, when she made a statement to Parliament regarding future changes to the UK Immigration Rules including all Tier 1 visa routes. On December 6th 2018, the minister again made a statement to[…]

Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018

It doesn’t take too much to get us excited here at GGBA – we’re a passionate team, but the Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018 this June in London’s Canary Wharf – has got the office absolutely buzzing. Not to mention yet another Tier 1 Entrepreneur application being granted with a stunning business plan created by[…]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa £50,000 Investment Route

Putting aside the pre-requisites of English competency and other Home Office check boxes, in our experience, the most common route through the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa path is where the immigrant investor has access to £200,000 in investment funds. However, there are other routes to obtain the same visa and effective result with only having[…]

Franchising as a Tier 1 Investment Option

This weekend we spent two full days in London in conversation with Franchisors, in addition to potential and existing Franchisee owners at the British Franchise Association (BFA) supported British & International Franchise Exhibition (BIFE) at Olympia London. The two-day event, spanning both full mornings and afternoons of Friday and Saturday was exceptionally well attended and[…]

The British & International Franchise Exhibition

We very excited to be attending London’s premier franchise exhibition this weekend at Olympia London: The British and International Franchise Exhibition. Following hot on the heels of the UK’s National Franchise Exhibition at Birmingham NEC last month, this two day event spanning 10am Friday 9th March to 4pm Saturday 10th March is  essential for those[…]

Merry Christmas (2017)

Last week we had our Christmas Party, which, whilst not achieving the extravagant heights of previous Xmas Events we have attended over the past twenty years, it was nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable to have our first ‘proper’ Christmas in our larger office that we secured in September. Multiple bottles of fizz were popped and we had[…]

Further Expansion

It’s been an exciting year. It’s been a strange year, but an exciting year. It’s been a thoroughly strange and exciting year. Greengate Business Associates Ltd formally came into being in June of 2016, just before two thirds of the Great British Electorate ‘democratically’ voted to leave the EU, triggering Article 50 and bringing into[…]

Brighton Pier at Dusk

Greengate Business Associates Open!

Our new office space in New England House is now open, which is fantastic news for Greengate Business Associates! Whilst they are most likely only going to be temporary, they are nonetheless extremely welcome, as our workload increases! We are looking forward to 2017, it’s going to be a interesting year, with both Trump and[…]