Choosing between the Netherlands and the UK
The UK option seemed more beneficial, because of the customers, technology adoption, the image of the biggest IT hub in Europe. But the Netherlands appealed to us more. Maybe the advisors played their role, as Theo Bouts is Dutch, maybe the Hague
, being a sacral city for millions of Belarusians turned the scales. 7 reasons to choose the Netherlands
✅ Beneficial environment for startups and tech companies (taxation and tax return, terms of doing business) and transparent regulations for establishing and developing business.
✅ Work relations. While we were choosing the best location for our HQ, our Board Member strongly advised us to pick up the Netherlands. Besides, many existing and potential customers and partners are based in the country, including Achmea, Leaseplan, Athlon.
✅ Reliable jurisdiction. While our primary clients are big insurers, brokers, and OEMs, we need an HQ in a strong and predictable environment. For that, the Netherlands is a perfect fit, unlike Belarus with its ruined investment climate.
✅ Investment. The Netherlands is one of the most prolific economies globally, making it attractive in terms of investments.
✅ Geography. The Netherlands has a perfect location in the heart of Europe and is close to its main Insurance Hubs: Munich, Berlin, London, and Zurich.
✅ Talent pool. The Netherlands attracts numerous highly skilled and talented individuals from all across the EU, forming a strong workforce market.
✅ Personal preferences. We intend to relocate a part of our Executive team to the Netherlands, as the next step after setting up a company.
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