History

Ying De Group was established in the UK 2008, and is supported by our China offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Shenzhen with a combined workforce of over 300 employees globally.

Through the UK government-backed Innovator visa scheme, Ying De introduces high-quality business skills and investment from Chinese investors to UK SMEs. We work directly with SMEs to address their specific requirements, as well as closely cooperating with private partners and government bodies throughout the UK.

Ying De is the industry leader with over 55% market share in China for the government visa scheme*, and has an impressive 90% success rate in the UK Home Office applications. To date, our innovative service has facilitated the injection of £47 million Chinese funding into UK businesses.  In recognition of our role in facilitating the collaboration between the UK and China, Ying De was named by the Department for International Trade as the Runner-Up in the prestigious Greater China Awards 2019 (Business Award).

Ying De is also engaged in other high growth businesses in the UK, including legal advisory, commercial property development and hospitality.  Everbright Group is Ying De’s hotel operating arm, comprising a fast-growing portfolio of award-winning hotels across the UK.

* Referring to the Tier 1 Entrepreneur scheme, which was replaced by the Innovator scheme at the end of March 2019.

Our Values

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Teamwork & Proactivity

We are committed to working as ONE team that recognises and values diversity and a range of talents.

We proactively support each other to solve problems, deliver innovative solutions, and applaud excellence in others.

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Respect & Integrity

We respect and empathise with our clients, partners and colleagues, and are always willing to listen and be open minded.

We operate and communicate with the highest level of integrity which builds trust with others.

We are transparent, fair, and genuine.

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Accountability & Responsibility

We honour our commitments and work diligently to ensure we achieve our goals.

We take responsibility for results and care about how our actions may affect others.

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Quality & Performance

We meet the highest standards in all that we do and will never compromise on quality.

Our performance is what makes us different from our competitors.

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Customer Focus

We are responsible for our customers’ experiences and strive to make their dreams come true.

We go beyond our clients' expectations by delivering outstanding services at all times.

We demonstrate proactive customer service.

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Continuous Improvement

We welcome challenge and seek continuous improvement in the services we provide, as individuals and as a team.

We share ideas and insight, and provide constructive feedback.

We know it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests, and cultural backgrounds to make our company succeed. We encourage healthy debate and differences of opinion.

Team

UK Head Office

Andy Han

Chairman

Nick Li

Senior Business Development Manager

Bo Pan

Business Development Manager

George Levy

Business Development Manager

Lucy Lu

Head of Legal

Ryan Wu

Business Consultant Manager

China

Cathy Xu

Head of Beijing & Nanjing Offices

Lisa Li

Head of Shanghai & Shenzhen Offices

Awards

Ying De is the Runner-Up of the prestigious Greater China Awards 2019 (Business Award), organised by the Department for International Trade.