Of course not! Trade relations between Hamburg and Britain go back many centuries before the EU came into existence and will continue. However, withdrawal from the Single Market does pose a number of challenges. So perhaps putting down some roots in the EU so that you have the best of all worlds might be a smart move.
Hamburg is an Anglophile city with a sizeable British community, international in outlook through its position as a major trading hub, and close relations with it Baltic Sea neighbours working closely in science and technology partnerships. Tutech – the knowledge transfer arm of Hamburg University of Technology – can help you plug straight into the tech community and feel at home.
What we can offer to any technology-based business, in particular one keen to establish itself in Hamburg
- Office/lab space in a building fully equipped with office services including IT and other communications
- Professional services for setting up technology-based companies including access to legal advice
- An exceptional network across Hamburg and its environs both in the public and private sectors
- Personal relationship access to many of the key players in Hamburg and beyond
- Direct connections to the Nordic countries (Hamburg is a major player in the Baltic Sea Region)
- A knowledge of funding grants from regional, national and EU sources
- An environment used to English as a means of communication
- Partnership in the EU-funded Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) – a pan European network with global offshoots for brokering contacts for SMEs.
In addition, Tutech staff can help with expat needs such as recommendations for support for relocation, finding schools, advice on the cost of living.
Hamburg and the British – we go back a long time! This is what happened in 1611
Long before the conception of the European Economic Community or the European Union, Hamburg has had close trading links with the UK. In 1611 The Merchant Adventurer of York signed an advantageous trading agreement with the Senate of Hamburg granting special privileges and a home-from-home to trade in return for making Hamburg their base. Hamburg is the most Anglophile of all German cities.