SETTING UP A BUSINESS IN BEAUTIFUL BERMUDA. Courtesy of Bermuda Business Development Agency Bermuda's wealth of talent, innovation and businessfriendly regulatory and legal environment has made the island an acknowledged blue-chip jurisdiction. These attributes have attracted thousands of corporations to the mid-Atlantic paradise, making it the world's largest captive insurance domicile, one of the top three reinsurance centres and the leading market for insurance-linked securities, as well as trusts, hedge funds and many other financial, technology and life-science services. Anyone who has launched a startup or relocated a company knows it can be complex. Making the whole process easier is the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), an independent, public-private organisation whose Concierge Service acts a one-stop shop — a single point of contact that streamlines everything from networking with industry leaders to assisting with immigration applications to finding the right school for your kids. Through its stakeholder partnerships, the BDA Concierge connects prospective new international business with industry professionals, government and regulatory officials, plus highly qualified service providers such as realtors, banks, lawyers, accountants, recruitment specialists, technology partners and relocation experts Notably, the BDA Concierge helps fast-track work permit applications and, through the Bermuda Government's Business Development Unit (BDU), makes direct introductions to key government representatives, including those in the areas of Finance, Immigration, Customs and the Office of the Tax Commissioner. The BDA's assistance doesn't end once you've successfully established your business in Bermuda. The agency acts as a partner for existing companies on the island, facilitating strategic planning sessions through industry focus groups and helping firms build relationships or address concerns as they flourish and grow. For more information on the BDA’s Concierge Service, go to bda.bm or contact Business Development Manager Dale Jackson at email@example.com or 278-6559.
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