BPL Global has opened a UK Branch of its French subsidiary, Berry Palmer & Lyle SAS, to service its existing European Economic Area (EEA) business and be fully ready for Brexit, whatever final form it takes.

Based in Paris, Berry Palmer & Lyle SAS has been serving the needs of French banking, exporter and corporate clients since 2001. The newly-formed UK Branch will operate under its management and control.

Sian Aspinall, Managing Director, BPL Global comments: “Servicing European-based clients has always been a vital part of our business and Brexit has in no way diminished this. Following a year’s worth of careful preparation, the establishment of a new UK Branch of our French company will ensure continuity and minimal disruption for our European clients post-Brexit. Amid the delays and uncertainty, we have taken the decision to open the UK Branch now, so that we are ready for whatever form Brexit may ultimately take.”

While new and existing EEA business will be serviced by the new UK Branch from 1st November 2019, BPL Global’s UK entity, Berry Palmer & Lyle Ltd, will continue to handle all UK and non-EEA based business as usual.