As part of an International Group, Ilken Energy Limited manufacture and market power generators aimed at the contractor market. Their unique skill lies in manufacturing their own generator sets at their factory in Turkey; it allows the company to provide products to their customers with the flexibility, price and lead time required, whilst remaining in total control of the product quality.
Director Ilhan Ilker says, “Our brand and the quality of our products are the most important factors to our success as a company.” He adds, “With our view to targeting the African and Middle Eastern markets, we were aware that trading through a UK business would be beneficial to our market entry. In addition, we sought to tap into the UK labour market at a later stage and employ staff that could handle our Sales and Marketing needs.”
When asked about the main challenges that his organisation faced in setting up business in the UK, Ilhan stated, “There are strict rules surrounding the evidence required to open a bank account in the UK, which is why instructing a company such as Wilder Coe that have vast experience in this process was so helpful.”
He added, “The Wilder Coe team have been professional and take care of any enquiries that we have quickly and efficiently. As well as incorporating our UK subsidiary in October 2011, Wilder Coe assisted us with VAT registration, PAYE and our Corporation Tax obligations.”
When asked how Wilder Coe’s service has assisted his business in the UK, Ilhan says, “As a new business, we needed expert guidance and advice on the technical and legal aspects of incorporating in the UK. As we continue to grow and expand, Wilder Coe act as a control mechanism, keeping us informed well in advance of our obligations and statutory requirements.
In closing, Ilhan states, “We are very pleased with the service that Wilder Coe provide us, and hope that as our business grows in the UK we can continue our relationship.”