Moving business from UK to Ireland

Leonidas Stergiou is the owner and director of Stergiou Books Limited. The business started as a family publishing house and bookstore in early 2000. The first business venture started in Greece, they formed as a family-run media company.

The brothers Leonidas and Artemis Stergiou began their publishing career in 2012 when they created the company Stergiou Limited in London. The ownership and management was transferred to Leonidas in 2016. He is an experienced manager and has done academic research into publishing and media. He has worked for over 22 years in publishing, media, and high-tech companies.

After the Brexit referendum, he decided to move all business activities to Ireland. Stergiou Limited transferred all assets, rights, agreements, and imprints to Stergiou Books Limited.

They have a team of experienced and highly skilled media professionals. Well-known journalist Dimitrios Stergiou is Leonidas father.

The steps to relocate

“When we decided to relocate our business activities from the UK to Ireland, we were seeking partners and professionals who could support our overall endeavour. We began looking for firms that provided high-quality consulting, accounting, bookkeeping services. This was our first step. We knew the process would be complex. We didn’t have past experience in such a venture so we knew we had to get help so the process would be easier in the long run.”

“We knew that we needed to hire professionals with international experience and who were familiar with the UK framework. What we needed at this stage was professional advice and solutions. This was a crucial condition to conclude our relocation to Ireland. We wanted to establish a robust and sustainable presence in Ireland, and become fully compliant with Irish and European laws and regulations. We knew that we had to complete these steps and to do so we began looking for an accountant to assist us to reach our goal.”

“We found Accountant Online and it was clear to us they seemed like the exact company we were looking for to help us relocate our business to Ireland.”

Establishing a professional relationship that gives you confidence in your business

“If you are just starting a business or relocating one, it can be a challenging experience. It has been a lot of learning mixed with a lot of work. In terms of our experience since using Accountant Online, our stress has certainly been reduced in terms of financial matters.

Accountant Online isn’t just a monthly cost or a category of professionals expenses. It is an asset as an investment in compliance, credibility, and they are our right hand in our business. I would strongly recommend Accountant Online for companies of all sizes and industries. People in business can find a reliable accountant who will make the overall adventure more efficient and smooth at the best value for money price.

Accountant Online helped me to achieve my strategic goals and run my business efficiently and smoothly. They do the same with all their clients.”

Accountant Online proudly showcases Sterhiou Books Limited as one of our clients and hope Leonidas’ story will encourage you to set up your own company in Ireland.

To learn more about how to move your company to Ireland, get in touch with our expert Client Services Team. We are always happy to talk to you about what services you need to set up a business.