Make the SmartMove

Falguni Y Parekh

Your first or next move to the UK is made effortless as you get all your questions answered inside the business journeys, immigrant stories, and expert insights shared on this podcast by the host Falguni Y Parekh, a highly acclaimed Solicitor and Founder Partner at The SmartMove2UK (a unit of SmartMove Immigration). On this show, trailblazers who have created massive success and established a business in the UK chat with Falguni to share their thought leadership, expansion advice, and business lessons for entrepreneurs looking to expand their business overseas. We also share with you the analysis and implications of the most up-to-date UK immigration news, policy changes, issues of concern, and advisory that impacts your UK immigration and mobility. Make your SmartMove to UK from anywhere in the world. Know all about it on this show from the UK Immigration Expert & Lawyer Falguni Y Parekh. About the Host: Falguni Y Parekh comes with 15+ experience in providing immigration and nationality services. She holds strong expertise in all aspects of UK Immigration & Nationality Laws for both Family and Business Immigration as well as EU free movement law. She is often featured in media places like BBC World News, Chris Vine's show for BBC Radio 2, The Guardian (UK), DNA, Times of India to name a few. Her award-winning firm SmartMove Immigration is a member of The Law Society and ILPA. She works with Individuals, Corporates, Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators to provide tailor-made immigration advice to support their personal and professional objectives. Falguni is on a mission to provide reliable and succinct advice to people about the right pathway well suited for them in order to change their lives for the better. Connect with Falguni at: Website: https://smartmove2uk.com/ Linkedin -https://www.linkedin.com/in/falguni-y-parekh Email address – falguni@smi.legal Book a call - https://calendly.com/falguniyparekh/15min read less
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Episodes

The Ins and Outs of Setting up a Business in the UK : A Guide for Indian Entrepreneurs with Ian Matthews
26-04-2023
The Ins and Outs of Setting up a Business in the UK : A Guide for Indian Entrepreneurs with Ian Matthews
The UK is one of the easiest countries to set up a business. Many Indian businesses are preferring to establish operations in the UK. Although, the biggest query that they have is regarding the laws of taxes and compliances. Listen to this episode as your host Falguni Y Parekh is in conversation with Ian Matthews- partner at Moon Kingston Smith, a 100 year old firm. He works extensively with international businesses, predominantly Indian businesses, advising them on expanding in the UK.You will get to know about the following:What compliance laws do you have to take care of?If you take your associates and don’t hire locals, how will that affect the taxes?What is the process of opening a bank account in the UK?About the GuestIan MatthewsOver the last decade Ian has advised owner-managed businesses across many sectors, utilising his broad commercial experience to add value. He predominantly focuses on SME businesses and their owners; and has particular experience of working with clients in the property, technology, financial services and entrepreneurial business sectors. He works extensively with international businesses, predominantly Indian businesses, advising them on expanding in the UK.He was a driving force behind the founding and development of Redhill Business Guild, and became its first elected chairman.He was named one of Accountancy Age’s 35 Under 35 in 2018 and one of the EUIndia40 Top 40 under 40 leaders of 2020.Outside of work, he is a keen squash player and enjoys going to gigs, though with a young family it has been some time since he was able to do either. He enjoys watching most sports and has the ‘unfortunate affliction’ of being a Cardiff City FC supporter.About the Host: Falguni Y Parekh comes with 15+ experience in providing immigration and nationality services. She holds strong expertise in all aspects of UK Immigration & Nationality Laws for both Family and Business Immigration as well as EU free movement law. She is often featured in media places like BBC World News, Chris Vine's show for BBC Radio 2, The Guardian (UK), DNA, Times of India to name a few. Her award-winning firm SmartMove Immigration is a member of The Law Society and ILPA. She works with Individuals, Corporates, Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators to provide tailor-made immigration advice to support their personal and professional objectives. Falguni is on a mission to provide reliable and succinct advice to people about the right pathway well suited for them in order to change their lives for the better.Connect with Falguni at: Website: https://smartmoveimmigration.com/Email address –  falguni@smartmove2uk.comBook a call - https://calendly.com/falguniyparekh/15min**This show is produced and managed by Done For You Podcasts, a podcast launch company that helps podcasters stay and shine in their zone of genius**
Make the SmartMove about starting your business in UK with John Courtney
23-01-2023
Make the SmartMove about starting your business in UK with John Courtney
The UK is thriving with opportunities as it has 122 unicorn startups. If you are also someone who is looking to tap into the UK market or expand your business there, then you need to understand the right requirements and expectations of the government to ensure that your application doesn’t get rejected.Listen to this insightful conversation between your host Falguni Y Parekh and John Courtney- a founder who ran 6 different businesses in London and who is also an experienced business mentor with Microsoft Ventures.You will get to know about the following:Major requirements of starting  a business in the UKCriteria and Policies to adhere to before venturing into the UKWhich ideas are termed as innovative business ideas and how can they contribute to the UK economyAbout the guestJohn is highly ranked in the Top 100 UK Entrepreneurs list by City AM and is the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from techSPARK.He has been a Board Director for over 40 years and first started placing Non-Executive Directors over 25 years ago. John founded and ran six of his own businesses including a Management Consultancy for 10 years, a Corporate Finance offering for 10 years, and a mid-sized Digital Agency for another 10 years.He is also a very experienced business Mentor, with Microsoft Ventures then Microsoft Accelerator (now Microsoft Scale-Up), HRH Prince Andrew’s Pitch@Palace, SETsquared (scale-ups spinning out of the Universities of Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Surrey, and Southampton), and Entrepreneurial Spark (now NatWest Accelerator). He is also on the Advisory Board for the Oracle Start-up Cloud Accelerator (OSCA).About the Host: Falguni Y Parekh comes with 15+ experience in providing immigration and nationality services. She holds strong expertise in all aspects of UK Immigration & Nationality Laws for both Family and Business Immigration as well as EU free movement law. She is often featured in media places like BBC World News, Chris Vine's show for BBC Radio 2, The Guardian (UK), DNA, Times of India to name a few. Her award-winning firm SmartMove Immigration is a member of The Law Society and ILPA. She works with Individuals, Corporates, Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators to provide tailor-made immigration advice to support their personal and professional objectives. Falguni is on a mission to provide reliable and succinct advice to people about the right pathway well suited for them in order to change their lives for the better.Connect with Falguni at: Website: https://smartmoveimmigration.com/Email address –  falguni@smartmove2uk.comBook a call - https://calendly.com/falguniyparekh/15min**This show is produced and managed by Done For You Podcasts, a podcast launch company that helps podcasters stay and shine in their zone of genius**
Make the SmartMove about settling as a student in the UK
13-06-2022
Make the SmartMove about settling as a student in the UK
It’s that time of the year when a lot of students are thinking and preparing about moving to the UK for higher studies. While there is a lot of excitement about the new city, new life, and new friends but this great shift also brings along a lot of anxiety, stress, and panic about the initial days of settling down as a new student in the UK. To answer the plethora of questions that a first-time student in the UK might have, our podcast host Flguni Y Parekh gets into a conversation with Hiral Keshriya who has recently done her LLM from the University of Westminster, London, and is here to share how she navigated through the entire application process and the first few days in the UK. More importantly, she touches upon the mental and emotional well-being aspects of moving away from home, how to deal with the new challenges, and adjust to the sudden cultural change. Listen in to know how you as a student or as a parent of a student who is ready to move to the UK, can wade through all those mixed emotions and thoughts about settling in as a new student in the UK.About the Host: Falguni Y Parekh comes with 15+ experience in providing immigration and nationality services. She holds strong expertise in all aspects of UK Immigration & Nationality Laws for both Family and Business Immigration as well as EU free movement law. She is often featured in media places like BBC World News, Chris Vine's show for BBC Radio 2, The Guardian (UK), DNA, Times of India to name a few. Her award-winning firm SmartMove Immigration is a member of The Law Society and ILPA. She works with Individuals, Corporates, Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators to provide tailor-made immigration advice to support their personal and professional objectives. Falguni is on a mission to provide reliable and succinct advice to people about the right pathway well suited for them in order to change their lives for the better.Connect with Falguni at: Website: https://smartmoveimmigration.com/Email address –  falguni@smartmove2uk.comBook a call - https://calendly.com/falguniyparekh/15min**This show is produced and managed by Done For You Podcasts, a podcast launch company that helps podcasters stay and shine in their zone of genius**
Make the SmartMove about property renting in the UK
23-05-2022
Make the SmartMove about property renting in the UK
Finding a rental property in a new land could very easily turn into a nightmare if you do not get the right people and guidance by your side. Having experienced the challenges of property search in a new land, Mayank Mathur, who has been a tenant and has lived in seven rental properties since 2002 across multiple cities all over the world, set out to find a solution to the pertinent problem of immigrants about finding and renting a house even before they arrive in the UK. Listen to this hugely beneficial conversation of the host Falguni Y Parekh with Mayank Mathur, Founder of Avasa AI - a Property tech startup headquartered in London providing the most transparent and efficient end-to-end solution for rental search for anyone moving into the UK from anywhere in the world.  You will get to know: The mistakes people do while searching for accommodations in a new countryDo’s and don’ts about property search and renting in UK Guidelines for new immigrants as they prepare to move to UK  About the Host: Falguni Y Parekh comes with 15+ experience in providing immigration and nationality services. She holds strong expertise in all aspects of UK Immigration & Nationality Laws for both Family and Business Immigration as well as EU free movement law. She is often featured in media places like BBC World News, Chris Vine's show for BBC Radio 2, The Guardian (UK), DNA, Times of India to name a few. Her award-winning firm SmartMove Immigration is a member of The Law Society and ILPA. She works with Individuals, Corporates, Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators to provide tailor-made immigration advice to support their personal and professional objectives. Falguni is on a mission to provide reliable and succinct advice to people about the right pathway well suited for them in order to change their lives for the better.Connect with Falguni at: Website: https://smartmoveimmigration.com/Email address –  falguni@smartmove2uk.comBook a call - https://calendly.com/falguniyparekh/15min**This show is produced and managed by Done For You Podcasts, a podcast launch company that helps podcasters stay and shine in their zone of genius**