Hugo Boomkamp is a long time Dutch native and successful entrepreneur. As founder and managing director of Holland Car Leasing, he is a prominent business leader with decades of expertise in this region.
More and more corporations are moving R&D operations to Europe in order to be closer to their manufacturing operations, decrease time-to-market of new products, and have easier access to local knowledge and European technology grants. A lot of these companies are looking for partners who can help reduce risks and share the costs. Mr. Boomkamp has the expertise and connections to build sustaining partnerships for your company in the Netherlands.
In recent years, the Netherlands has solidly established itself as a magnet for foreign-owned companies and a leading site for European headquarters. A neutral, pro-business and economically stable country, the Netherlands offers companies a perfect climate to successfully compete in Europe. A supportive corporate tax structure leads the way, complemented by an abundance of multilingual, multiskilled employees and an excellent physical and telecommunications infrastructure. Not to mention strategic location - the Netherlands puts you at Europe's front door. It's no wonder that a comprehensive study of potential European headquarters locations conducted by Ernst and Young, ranked the Netherlands so highly.
If you're considering a headquarters for your business operations in Europe, locating in the Netherlands offers considerable advantages. Mr. Boomkamp can facilitate all the details of your planning, staffing, site previews, and more.
Over 400 top North American companies - from small and mid-size to Fortune 500 leaders - have established their European headquarters here. Companies such as Cisco Systems, Eastman Chemical, Nike, Starbucks Coffee and Office Depot, to name just a few. However, you don't have to be a Fortune 500 company to make a fortune in the Netherlands. The same benefits - pro-business tax structure, plentiful labor, developed infrastructures and quality of life - hold true for businesses of all sizes. Just ask companies like Genscape and Syniverse Technologies that started here with 20 or fewer employees. In the Netherlands, world-class universities, supportive government authorities, venture capital and a dynamic business community collaborate to ensure that companies have the knowledge and resources to turn innovation into bottom-line results. Dutch academic research is extremely well developed, as witnessed by the presence of several hundred institutes and laboratories. Educational institutions are internationally renowned for their leading programs in science and technical subjects. Dutch R&D activities in the natural and engineering sciences rank among the most productive and influential in the world as well.
To fund research efforts, tech-savvy venture capitalists join a range of government-sponsored funding initiatives that offer tax breaks, interest-free loans, and subsidies for high-tech equipment, personnel, and facilities that contribute to innovative R&D. The major government agency for private sector research is NL Innovation, a division of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. NL Innovation's mission is to implement government support programs designed to assist entrepreneurs in areas such as technology, energy and the environment.
Hugo Boomkamp is your partner and liaison for a sound and sustainable business proposition in this region.