Morphis contribute to the Institute of Directors, London, magazine on expanding your business in Hong Kong . . .
With its Anglophile population, low tax regime and place atop the world competitiveness rankings, the special administrative region of China offers rich opportunity for UK businesses. Experts share the pros and cons of grappling with the roaring tiger.
'Mark Blackwell, partner at landscape design company Morphis – which last year won an international competition for a vast regeneration project at the city’s former airport Kai Tak – agrees that the laissez-faire economic environment is hugely conducive to success. “The reporting and tax rules are not complicated, so we can maximize our time growing Morphis,” he says. “Our accelerated growth in Hong Kong as a result of the Asian economy, since establishing the business two years ago, would have typically taken three times as long in other global cities.” Blackwell also cites a can-do, collaborative spirit as “a compelling reason for Morphis to run its global business from Hong Kong.'