Foreign direct investment under Tier 1 visa schemes is a c£900m annual source of capital for UK enterprises and comes with the value-add of an active investor potentially offering established routes to new market, ready-made customer relationships as well as new supply chain and manufacturing solutions.

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If you are looking for investment in order to grow your business, we are able to introduce a range of potential foreign investors with the financial assets and commitment to help you succeed.

There are many advantages to working with InvestUK, including:

    Access to funds
  • £200,000 - £2million to drive expansion plans

  • Support acquisition strategy

  • Boost employment

    Access to new markets
  • Your foreign investor is likely to have significant knowledge and expertise in their home market

  • In the last 12 months, our investor base has included individuals, companies and state owned enterprises from the Americas, Asia, Eastern Europe, MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Access to world-leading support
  • InvestUK is the first and most successful company specialising in bringing together foreign investors and UK investment opportunities
  • We provide a choice of pre-qualified potential investors
  • We ensure that the investment meets UK Government requirements
Which UK businesses are eligible?

Businesses from any sector are welcome to seek investment through InvestUK, except those involved in property development or property management.


The minimum investment size is £200,000 and this can be in the form of equity or unsecured debt. The investor will become a Director of the company.

Typically, investors are most interested in UK businesses that offer:
  • Good revenue
  • Growth potential
  • A strong management team
  • The ability to create jobs
  • Opportunities to benefit from having an overseas Director
  • Good corporate governance