As Brexit begins Life Size Media announces German subsidiary
Theresa May has formally triggered Article 50 and the two-year process of the UK divorcing from the EU has begun. This “historic moment” felt like an appropriate time for me to confirm that Life Size Media will be opening a subsidiary in Germany before the summer.
As the home of energiewende, Germany has been a clear target market for us for some time. Berlin is an ideal location for our first international office. Cleantech is very strong in the capital, which is home to several thousand companies in the sector, and this is complimented by a vibrant startup scene. Brexit has accelerated those plans.
Opening a German subsidiary is not just about growth for us. We believe that European cooperation is essential to foster innovation and deliver meaningful action on climate change. Our work with clients shows us everyday the value of access to the largest possible pool of talent, skills, finance, support and partnerships. We intend to continue being part of that.
Life Size Media has worked with cleantech clients across Europe, including France, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Estonia. And we’re only just getting started. While London will always be our home, we will not risk a situation where European businesses are unable or reluctant to work with us because of our location.
Offices in both London and Berlin will ensure that European clients can continue to reap the benefits of working with a London-based agency (including access to the large and influential UK media, cutting-edge digital and design capabilities, access to finance and connections to the US market. For our UK clients, our Berlin office will provide a bridge into Europe.
Our preparations are well underway and we will provide more details about our location, team and clients in the coming months. Life Size Media is a partner of Ecosummit Berlin which takes place on the 9 and 10 of May and we hope to announce our permanent presence in Germany at the event. In the meantime, if you have any opinions, concerns or advice, I would be very happy to talk.
Founder and CEO
Life Size Media
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44(0)7917 548295