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  • Writer's pictureJenny Hunt

Corporate Sponsorship Platform of the Year 2021/22 United Arab Emirates

9th March 2022

We are delighted to share the great news that we were selected as winners of the Corporate Sponsorship Platform of the Year 2021/22 at the Prestige Awards organized by Corporate LiveWire.

A big thank you to our Clients for your ongoing trust and support. We are grateful for your continued business.

An even bigger thank you to our team, The Gateway Family, who really do live our corporate values – Honesty. Trust. Integrity. - and make the magic happen.

Gateway Group's Corporate Sponsorship Platform

Gateway Group's corporate sponsorship service was designed around trust and integrity. It's ideal for organizations wanting to do business on the mainland in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai and who need a local sponsor (or a service agent). For organizations which need to have full control of their business; peace of mind their assets are protected; and, keep their profits without giving away percentages to a local partner, Gateway Group's corporate sponsor service ticks the right boxes. It also boasts a quick, hassle-free exit strategy, which doesn't charge any termination fees.

How a sponsor can affect your Abu Dhabi or Dubai business

Choosing the right sponsor is crucial to the future success of your business. A hasty or ill-informed decision could be catastrophic. It’s essential to do your research first and understand the implications for your business when you set up and, more importantly, further down the line when your business is operational.

Consider a local sponsor relationship like a marriage. The courtship is all about getting to know each other; the engagement is about setting the terms for the future; the marriage is the day-to-day relationship and if it all turns sour, the divorce (or breakup of the relationship) is often lengthy, stressful and expensive.

As a foreign company expanding into Abu Dhabi and/or Dubai:

1) How would you identify and appoint a suitable local partner?

​2) Have you identified the risks for your organisation and how to mitigate them?

3) Do you understand the implications of appointing the wrong partner for your business?

Gateway Group Of Companies - Why We Exist

The Gateway Group Of Companies helps organizations to mitigate the risks of getting licensed to do business in the UAE. We were established back in 2014 to provide no-nonsense, transparent and well communicated services, as a result of witnessing the troubles companies encountered when doing their company formation in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Establishing a presence in the UAE doesn't need to be difficult, providing you engage the right expertise at the outset. We are just like you - we have invested our own money to establish our businesses in the UAE, so unlike a sales team, we understand and can empathize with the anxieties and risks of doing business overseas and the implications of making the wrong decisions. We are best positioned to provide, on-the-ground, practical advice from first hand experience. Hence, our services are designed to give you full control of your business, protect your assets and keep your profits. After all, this is exactly what we want for our own businesses too.

Our core values are Honesty, Trust & Integrity.

Gateway Group Of Companies

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Written by Jenny Hunt, Founding Partner & Strategic Advisor to the Gateway Group of Companies, Abu Dhabi & Dubai UAE

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