The Gateway Group of Companies has partnered with Peter and Perihan Hellyer to provide a new platinum sponsorship service for businesses expanding into Dubai. This is in direct response to clients’ demands for a secure, trustworthy, local sponsor.
CEO of the Gateway Group of Companies, Jenny Hunt, has announced a new platinum local sponsor package with Peter Hellyer and his daughter, Perihan, for businesses interested in expansion into Dubai. “We created this unique Western-owned-and-managed service to provide extra condence to foreign companies, particularly British and Commonwealth-based organizations. My observations about being an ex-pat abroad are that we tend to congregate, network and do business with our own nationalities. Peter is well-known for his involvement in media, heritage, history and diplomatic relations, so for Gateway to be able to partner with such an influential and respected person is an honor and will be a huge added value to our clients,” said Hunt.
Although they are British nationals, the Hellyers have been granted UAE citizenship for their services and support to the UAE, an incredibly rare honor. Therefore, Gateway’s new platinum local sponsor meets the legal requirement that international companies expanding into Dubai must have a local sponsor or service agent that is 100% Emirati owned.
Hunt explained Gateway’s benefits to any onshore company formation entering the Dubai market this way: “Foreign companies and ex-pats abroad crave familiarity. Having a sense of connection, speaking the same language and understanding the same colloquialisms provides a feeling of belonging and special bonds. The Gateway Group understands this, and that trust is gained when foreign companies perceive common values and beliefs,” she said. “That is why we provide a secure, corporate local sponsor, a British national, giving reassurance the corporate governance, security and control of your business are protected, as well as having a local sponsor with experience, knowledge, understanding and connections. This service is uniquely wrapped up in a professionally managed package by the Gateway Group, which is known for being reassuringly honest and working in the best interest of its clients.”
The Gateway Group of Companies was founded in 2014 by Hunt after she continually encountered businesses struggling with the complexities of business set up in the UAE. Through a lack of information around requirements and processes, Gateway was established to find a solution to these challenges and uphold the quality and transparency of its services. Hunt has since been ranked in Forbes’ Top 100 Most Influential Women in the Middle East and is CEO Today’s 2019 Business Award winner. For anyone interested in more information about the Gateway Group of Companies, visit the organization’s official website.
ABOUT THE COMPANY: When international companies expand into Dubai and opt to set up onshore rather than in one of the numerous free zones, they are generally required to engage with a local sponsor. Gateway offers a sponsorship program that meets these requirements.