Florida Business Partnership opportunities

01 Dec 2023, 15 mins ago

On 14 November 2023, the UK expanded its relationship with Florida by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”), which focuses on increasing trade and strengthening business ties between the UK and Florida.

The MOU seeks to promote economic growth within innovative industries such as fintech, medical technology and cybersecurity. In light of this agreement, Florida-based companies may be looking for opportunities to establish their businesses in the UK, and UK-based companies will be sourcing candidates from the US.

If you are looking to tap into the global talent pool and hire overseas employees, you may need to consider applying for and obtaining a Sponsor Licence. Such licences are issued by the Home Office and allow UK employers to hire workers from outside the UK, as well as those within the UK, who require a permit to stay and work.

To apply for the licence, you need to ensure that your organisation meets the relevant requirements and is eligible to apply. Once the licence is granted, you will be permitted to recruit and sponsor non-UK nationals under the Skilled Worker visa route, or another relevant immigration category, as your business demands.

If you require further information on the eligibility criteria, the necessary documents or guidance through the application process, do not hesitate to get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to assist your journey on expanding your talent hire.

How Gherson can assist

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