Andrew Rand is the contact partner at Stanes Rand. Andrew gave us a overview of his firm:
"Established in 2001, Stanes Rand Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors are located in the heart of Cambridge, operating with a team of 14.
Becoming an integral part of the Cambridge business community is an attractive prospect for overseas investors, not least due to the access this provides to leading-edge academic and industry networks, scientific talent and valuable partnering opportunities.
Cambridge has consequently seen significant inward investment - a trend which is continuing to rise. This has, inevitably, led us to develop significant expertise in advising those who have taken the opportunity to invest in the UK’s growing economy, for example with grant funding, research and development tax planning, audits and investment advice. Not only do we service companies setting up in the UK but we also act for subsidiaries of large multinationals in both the high-tech and property sectors. It is regarding these two sectors, especially, that our location is key.
Cambridge has become world-renowned as a leading high-tech hotspot – certainly AstraZeneca’s intention to make Cambridge its global corporate headquarters by 2016 is a ringing endorsement of the role the city plays internationally in the biotech industry. With Cambridge proving to be an attractive location for the high-tech industry, its status as both a talent hub and a safe haven for investment is confirmed.
Cambridge is also home to a thriving property investment market. Overseas investors recognise it as being an attractive place to invest – indeed, Cambridge was ranked fourth in terms of the top ten buy-to-let hotspots in 2013. An ever-increasing demand for properties sustains a thriving rental market. We are well-placed to advise overseas landlords on all aspects of their property business, including the Non-Resident Landlords Scheme.
Stanes Rand is well entrenched in the Cambridge business community, meaning we can impart our local knowledge and expertise to the advantage of both national and international clients."