About Us

Established in 2003, IMA is a niche one-stop-shop for international companies looking to launch in the UK as we provide Market Access Consulting to open up the market, Professional Employee Outsourcing to put feet on the ground quickly, Outsourced HR to support UK subsidiaries in their early development andEmployee Relocation to help settle ex-pats and their families in London and the South East. The Directors of IMA also provide a part-time Local UK Director Service to help international companies be compliant when establishing and running their UK subsidiary company.

Our aim is for international companies to “hit the ground running” with a hassle-free, timely, cost-effective mix of services.  All of our clients view the team members of IMA as an extension of their business and this is the way we view them and how we like to work.

IMA has worked with the London Mayor’s Promotional Agency (London & Partners) as a Commercial Partner since 2008 and has been chosen as a UK Investment Specialist by the British Government’s Department for Business and Trade. IMA was also selected by Goldman Sachs to be part of Cohort 5 at University College London (UCL) through their 10,000 Small Business Programme in 2014.

Nigel Taylor


Managing Director & Founder

Nigel established IMA in 2003. Prior to this, he was a sales-focussed Managing Director in the vehicle leasing industry. Nigel has launched several businesses from around the world into the UK and Europe. Many of his recent successes include global launches of new technology ventures in the VR and medical-device categories.

Over the years, Nigel has developed deep working relationships with IMA’s partners alongside his own extensive network of professional contacts. This network is invaluable in offering his clients instant access to a wealth of market knowledge.

Nigel is warm and personable and his honest and insightful advice is second to none. His innate curiosity, his enviable work-ethic and integrity coupled with his sales background make him the perfect launch partner for any enterprise looking to launch in the UK.

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Frankie Taylor


Relocation Director

Frankie is a highly experienced and empathetic relocation advisor and supports IMA’s international clients across London and South East England.

Frankie and her team take great care to offer a uniquely personal, bespoke and honest service to find homes and school placements and to offer advice on living in the UK.

Frankie’s natural warmth and intuition coupled with her extraordinary attention to detail and her willingness to always go the extra mile make her the perfect companion for visiting properties and schools and her in-depth knowledge of residential areas is invaluable.


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Director of People Consulting & Outsourced HR

As a CIPD qualified HR Director, Esther leads IMA’s HR practice. Her career spans over 30 years in senior Recruitment and HR posts for international companies in the UK and Singapore.

Esther and her team provide a complete Outsourced HR service to international clients so they can focus on core operational requirements.

Her commitment to her role within IMA is evident from the level of service she provides to her clients and her unwavering 24/7 approach. Highly organised and efficient with a calm, professional manner and an enviable work ethic, Esther is a valuable asset to any business looking to set up an HR operation in the UK. Esther speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.

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 Head of China

Isabel Li, a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience at London & Partners, the official promotional agency for   London is your go-to specialist for facilitating the entry of Chinese companies into the UK market. With a track record of successfully helping more than 50 Chinese businesses establish their operations in the UK, Isabel’s expertise is unparalleled.

Her remarkable ability to understand her clients’ businesses and target markets intuitively sets her apart. Isabel effortlessly connects them with high-quality, reliable contacts, streamlining the process of setting up operations and fostering business development in the UK.

Isabel Li is not just a market entry expert; she is also a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, underscoring her commitment to excellence. Fluent in both English and Mandarin, she holds an MA in Interpreting & Translation from the University of Westminster. Her previous experience as a registered interpreter for public services in the UK before transitioning into B2B sales speaks to her diverse skill set.

Isabel’s confidence, compassion, and courage are emblematic of her proactive and resourceful approach to championing overseas companies on their path to success in the UK. Whether you’re a Chinese company looking to expand into the UK market or seeking a seasoned consultant to guide your market entry strategy, Isabel Li is your trusted partner.

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European Marketing Specialist

Joey has extensive experience in international consumer brands within global brand companies as well as entrepreneurial SMEs. He specialises in building and implementing dynamic growth strategies for brands looking to enter the UK market and expand across Europe. Developing a deep understanding of the target consumer, Joey helps brands create cutting edge digital, sales, marketing and route-to-market strategies.

Joey speaks fluent Spanish and conversational Italian and French and has lived and worked across different European countries for much of his 30+ year career.

Joey recently completed a charitable expedition to the North Pole and applies much of the stamina, determination, patience and leadership he learned on the way to his work. Joey is great fun to work with, highly intuitive, warm and empathetic and has a natural ability for brand vision.

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CEO, Health Analytical Solutions – IMA Healthcare Market Access Partner

Richard Tuson, the Founder and CEO of Health Analytical Solutions and long-standing partner with IMA, is a visionary leader with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare sector. Specialising in market access services, health economics, and developing compelling value proposition solutions, Richard has been instrumental in driving business success in the healthcare industry.

With a decade at the helm of his own company, Richard has demonstrated exceptional skill in navigating complex organisational structures and engaging stakeholders to drive sustainable growth. His empathetic leadership and mentoring abilities have been pivotal across various sectors, including medical devices, venture capital, and local government.

Under Richard’s guidance, his company has become a beacon in the market access consultancy field, supporting over 135 MedTech companies. His achievements include securing 28 NICE approvals and spearheading strategic partnerships that broaden business reach and impact. Committed to healthcare excellence, Richard continues to champion innovative solutions, ensuring that MedTech and Life sciences are at the forefront of healthcare innovation and business excellence.

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