Setting up your business in Westland
Are you thinking of doing business in Westland or even establishing your company there, but aren't quite sure where to start? We would be happy to give you independent, objective advice, at no cost, about the options and opportunities for your business in Westland. We can assist you in any area you might need help with and provide you with customised advice. Here you can find an overview of the business support services we offer. Our specialists have years of experience and are ready to put their expertise at your disposal. We also work closely together with experts from the investment agency InnovationQuarter.
Finding the perfect location
Are you looking for a commercial building or office space for your company? Whether you want to set up your headquarters, a production facility, a warehouse or an office, our partners will make sure you will find the perfect location. Westland has many different sites to choose from. The three largest of those are described here:
ABC Westland Agri & Food is an agrobusiness park in the heart of the Westland region (close to the Port of Rotterdam) where all the links in the agri-food supply chain are represented.
This 100-hectare business area is adjacent to A20 motorway. Companies such as Greenpack, Nature’s Pride, Cool Control, LBP and Quality Queen have already set up their business at Honderdland.
Royal FloraHolland is the largest service provider in international horticulture. Rent or buy business space on the auction complex and benefit from the many advantages that location.
ABC Westland: Herwi Rijsdijk
ABC Westland Beheer
T: +31 (0)6 5161 8130
Honderdland: Elco Bouwmeester
T: +31 174 282555
Royal FloraHolland: Marc Geurds
Manager of Real Estate
T: +31 (0)6 2307 1426
Finding your way in the regulatory environment
Do you need assistance in the legal procedures involved in starting your business? We can guide you through those and help you understand the Dutch local and national business markets by the people your business will need to succeed. We do this by:
- providing you with basic information on the legal procedures and regulations for establishing a business in Westland
- connecting you to specialised legal and tax advisors for more detailed information on EU laws and regulations
- assisting you with administrative and tax issues
- supporting you in complying with the relevant safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) regulations
- assisting you with the processes of registering with the Chamber of Commerce, setting up your business entity using a notary public, obtaining all the necessary business documentation, and opening a bank account.
Enabling development through cross-over co-operation
Westland offers entrepreneurs a business ecosystem that encourages creative partnerships with other companies and investors. Westland stands for open innovation and cross-over co-operation. By joining forces, companies in Westland are developing products and services that can help societies meet many of today's challenges in the areas of health, mobility, energy, food and security. In this way, Westland is helping to address global needs, both today and in the future.
Would you like to connect to the cluster or to set up your business in Westland?
We would be pleased to answer any questions you have.
Strategy Advisor Innovation, Knowledge Transfer and European relations
Municipality of Westland
T. +31 (0)6 51342675
Anne-Claire van Altvorst
Sr. Business Developer Horticulture
T: +31 (0)6 1222 7038
Subsidies and licences
The municipality of Westland offers some subsidies to social enterprises and associations. For more information about different subsidies for entrepreneurs, see RVO and Ondernemersplein. Are you planning a building project? We can help with obtaining licences.
Finding the right talent
We can help you to find the people your business will need to succeed. We do this by:
- connecting you to Westland's specialised recruitment agencies
- giving you information on salaries and contract rates in the Netherlands, as well as on laws governing contractors and emplyees