International Business and Management Consulting

Expanding your business internationally requires different skill-sets and practical local knowledge. To assist you in developing  your business in either Europe or Japan, Across Associates can provide you with a broad range of consulting services, based on our consultants’ extensive business experience in Europe and Japan. We can assist you with specific practical projects such as opening a local operation, or with more strategic tasks such as helping you to draw-up a business plan. In both Europe and Japan, Across Associates are working with a full range of  professional service providers (lawyers, accountants, banks, estate agents, IT, and recruitment specialists, etc.) in order to provide comprehensive support to our clients. Our approach is always practical and hands-on.

Some examples of assistance we can provide:  

  • Company and office set-up
  • Setting up back-office infrastructure: HR, admin, finance, etc.
  • Drafting business plans
  • Recruitment
  • Corporate re-organisation/restructuring
  • Search and selection of local partners
  • Marketing and sales support
  • Legal and contract support

 Case Study (Interim Management) – Electronics Manufacturer:

Company X is a Japanese manufacturer of consumer electronics supplying both end-users and OEMs. They opened their first foreign office in London to expand their business in Europe. However the Company didn’t have enough experience or resource to develop the operation in Europe. Consequently the Company contacted Across Associates to support the initial start-up. Two consultants were assigned as interim management to set-up the office, admin, finance, and IT/Web infrastructure. Following this initial phase, we then completed the business plan, recruited staff and managers, built supply chains, and initiated relationships with key partners. Six months from our initial engagement, we successfully handed over the operation to the newly created local management.   

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For more details, please contact the following consultant:

Charles Nishikawa
Tel: +44 (0)7810 545023

Marc Faltheim
Tel: +44 (0)20 7471 2192

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