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About us

1st Contact helps international citizens pursue their lives, careers and travel aspirations in the UK. If you’re moving to the UK, we can help you get your visa, open a bank account, find a job, sort out those finances - and everything else in-between. It doesn’t matter if you’re heading to Camden for a working stint or setting up a small business in Bromley, our goal is to make your life easier as an expat in the UK.


20 years of helping international citizens

Reg Bamford founded 1st Contact in 1995 to help the many Antipodeans and South Africans moving to the UK with their tax and accounting needs. 

What began as as a small set-up in the Arches at Embankment soon grew into a thriving business in Piccadilly and Bow Lane with services covering contracting, tax returns, immigration, forex, shipping and travel (amongst others).

1st Contact has expanded into a multi-national operation with offices in London, Melbourne and Cape Town. We take pride in providing exceptional service, with over 60% of all our new business being word-of-mouth referrals from existing clients.

Today, we have over 250 professional staff members and have helped over 1 million clients across six distinct products.


1st Contact is rebranding to Sable International!

 The accountants, brokers, advisors and caseworkers that you are used to dealing with will not be going anywhere as the entire 1st Contact team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that same great service, just under a new name.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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