Company started in the Isle of Man
The company was originally incorporated in the Isle of Man in the late 1990s, offering offshore consultancy mainly to UK based clients.
Relocated to Gibraltar
2003 saw a move to Gibraltar, after the board deemed the IOM to be steering a course that could ultimately result in a lack of confidentiality for our clients – Confidentiality and professionalism being our key aims.
At this point, the board also decided upon its new name of Octopus International Business Service Limited (OIBSL) deriving from our ability to quickly adapt to the ever changing offshore environment.
Licensed Company Managers in Gibraltar
On 28th February 2005 OIBSL became a licensed company manager in Gibraltar,with license number FSC0827B, under the Financial Services (Investment and Fiduciary Services) Act 1989, under the name Octopus International Business Services Limited, with registration number 87177, and Registered office address 13/1 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar.
We have proudly kept this license to the present day.2017
Whilst our founder has now retied, he remains on our board as Chairman, and the company is run by our CEO who has been with Octopus since 1999 assisted by a team of key Directors who have been with the firm since 2001 – proving a long and professional history with Octopus.
Our Board are all experienced Company Managers and incorporation specialists – but many of the team also have business backgrounds, which give them a great insight in to clients’ fundamental needs and requirements, thereby helping clients to understand the facilities and structures that are available when using offshore companies as part of their business planning.
Much of our Boards personal business history was formed in the property industry – as land buyers, developers, estate agents, investors and landlords – and gives our clients a unique insight into the efficient uses of offshore companies for property and asset holding.
In addition many of our structures are used, not only for asset protection, but inheritance tax planning for families, general trading of goods around the world, holding shares in other companies in other jurisdictions, and for owning software programmes, copyrights of any description, including books and music rights and franchise or distribution licenses for international clients.
Many of our self-employed clients also use our structures for their Consultancy work – this can cover many industries – Engineering Consultants working for the oil and gas industry, Sales and Marketing Consultants selling property, yachts, IT packages, handbags, clothes – you name it….
We pride ourselves on our no-nonsense approach, helping clients unravel the myths of offshore incorporations, and introducing, via our associates, secure offshore banking facilities and Corporate Nominees to maintain client’s confidentiality, there by completing the packages clients need in order for their offshore companies to work hand in hand, efficiently, with their planned business models.