Potential client - I do not have the skills

I am sure I am not the only one who receives enquires from clients that is beyond my skill level. My question aside from saying no to a client, is there any other way others deal with this area?

Please see below the service the client is looking that does not fit with my skill level.  He/she may have emailed other accountants. I just interested to know how others would deal with this - not asking about technical help here.  Thanks

"Dear sir,

My name is xxxx

I am interested in establishing a company LTD, based in England. The company will sell Greek homemade, organic and deli food products. (Eg olive oil and olives, honey, pasta, sauces, preserves, marmalades, feta cheese, raisins, dried fruits, nuts, lentils, sweets , ethnic drinks like wine, ouzo ,raki etc).
The import of these products will be exclusively from Greece, while retail sales will be to England and other European Union countries.
I would like the company to have the ability to sell retail and wholesale.

Also, the company will buy wholesale from England several products (children’s products, electrical appliances, beauty products, etc.), which will sell to European Union countries.

What information do you need from me to start my company completely legally and without risk ?
What information do you need from me for foull accounting service?
Based on the estimate the company will issue invoice by 30-150 per month on average the first year of operation.

The company will have only one shareholder, probably myself.

Is the company obligated to subscribe to the VAT system since it will import products from Greece?"

To open a corporate or personal account at a bank in England, is my presence required ?
Yours truly

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I would look to get close to a larger accountancy firm...

justsotax |

Simple

BKD |
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Another foriegn enquiry

Roland195 |

What's the problem?

petersaxton |
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Agree with others

occca |

http://www.pkf.co.uk/pkf

thomas |

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ireallyshouldknowthisbut |

Response

BKD |
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surprising responses to a simple question

Hansa |
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SEO

BKD |
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"Trusts?  What Trusts? "

petersaxton |
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World population

BKD |
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Outside UK?

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BKD |
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An answer to Mr Saxton's answer

Hansa |
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An e-mail starting with 'Dear Sir'

andy.partridge |
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SEO's "leading" clients to the OP's door (or email inbox)

Hansa |
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UK population

BKD |
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A recent email

petersaxton |
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Type of email

petersaxton |
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I received similar e-mail in April 2012

Locutus |
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Foreigners

Hansa |
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Who hates foreigners?

petersaxton |
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OK, We'll agree to disagree I think..

Hansa |
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Unwarranted accusations

petersaxton |
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Emails from overseas

andrew55 |

Are you talking to me?

Roland195 |

Mod Note

Henry Osadzinski |
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It depends

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