Chinese businesses offered dedicated start-up services to launch into London market

From: Avanta Management Services Ltd
Published: Mon Mar 05 2007

Serviced office company Avanta is supporting the growth of Chinese businesses in the UK by offering free serviced office space, for a limited time at one of its London business centres, especially for Chinese businesses looking to set up in London,

In partnership with Think London, the foreign direct investment agency for London, Avanta is also offering significant discounts on additional space to encourage growth of the companies who qualify. A service coordinator, fluent in Mandarin, is also available and can act as a translator for the company’s executives as they begin the new venture in the capital.

David Alberto, Chief Executive at Avanta, said: "We all know that China is one of the fastest growing world markets and is becoming increasingly important in the global marketplace. Think London is working hard to maintain close relationships with their business community, promoting London as the place from which to build their business in Europe. Avanta are delighted to play a part by helping to provide Chinese companies with a base in London."

The partnership with Think London forms a bespoke initiative called ‘Touchdown London’, a service which will help companies develop their business case for London by providing access to expert and experienced professionals, who can advise and guide companies through every aspect of setting up and doing business in London. The UK is by far the largest recipient of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Europe, with London accounting for nearly one third of all Chinese investment into the UK.

Avanta currently operates eight business centres in prime locations, offering highly flexible, unbranded office space. The offices are fitted with advanced and competitively priced business technology, tailor-made to meet the requirements of any company, whatever shape or size.

In addition to their office technology package, Avanta has recently launched a new virtual office service – Avanta Virtual PA. The service offers businesses with a complete package of office support but without the actual office space. Virtual PA can deliver a full range of business centre facilities to home workers, business start-ups, professionals on the move, or larger organisations seeking a market presence in London. Aligned to the launch of the Virtual PA, is Avanta’s Meeting and Training Room service (MTR) - for companies who wish to hire space for a board away day or brainstorm session, a day’s interviewing or seminar and training, Avanta can offer meeting rooms complete with audio and video conferencing.


Notes to Editors:
Avanta is an emerging name in the serviced office market, with a rapidly growing portfolio of office suites in prime locations across London, and in the Thames Valley. The company was formed in 2004 by David Alberto, previously with Regus and former Managing Director at MWB Business Exchange. Avanta can offer highly flexible, unbranded office space, with advanced and competitively priced technology, tailor made to meet the requirements of the occupier. The company manages a total of 280,000 sq ft of office space across seven locations, with an average occupancy rate of over 90%.

For further information, please contact:

Avanta contact:
Chris Taylor
Avanta Management Services Ltd
1 Hammersmith Grove
W6 0NB
Tel: 0203 008 6000
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