Winner, Global Consultant of the Year 2016
Global Payroll Awards
“Immense knowledge about global finance, payroll and compliance” - Blue Marble Global Payroll
Galvin International Partners

Our Mission

To make it easier for everyone to expand internationally

“I became convinced there had to be an easier way to help companies expand abroad.”
John Galvin, Founder and CEO

"After twenty years as a Chief Financial Officer in international businesses, dealing with the many challenges of doing business abroad, I became convinced there had to be an easier way to help companies expand internationally.

“I talked to a wide range of SMEs to see if my hunch was right and the same question kept coming up: why was it so hard to get straight-to-the-point advice on what they needed to do, in one place?

“So I set up this business in 2015 originally to join all the compliance dots – legal, accounting, payroll, tax and HR, – in one place. Having been in my clients’ position as a CFO, I knew what businesses wanted: for it to be easy to understand what they need, find the right partner overseas to support them and to get it up and running.

“Since then we have expanded our services and locations based on feedback from our clients. We now help them with the strategic and commercial aspects of their international expansion, such as finding target countries and sales partners overseas. We offer most services in over 100 countries worldwide, and we are growing all the time.”

How can we bring you this service?

Our business model explained

Our award-winning one-stop international expansion service is based on our unique values, credentials and partners

Our Values

  • Client-centric – our clients are at heart of our business model. Making it easy for you to expand internationally is our core mission.
  • Objective – we make our recommendations based on what is right for you in your specific situation. Our business model means we are free to choose the partners who can implement what you need.
  • Straightforward – we aim to tell it like it is, avoid jargon, make it easy to do business with us and be transparent about our fees.
  • Global – working internationally is what we do every day. We have an international mindset and work with different cultures and nationalities on a daily basis.
  • Innovative – we have an opportunity to do things in a different way and so we seek to evolve our business continuously for the benefit of our clients.


CEO and founder, John Galvin, has 20 year’s experience as a Chief Financial Officer and senior leader in multinationals including Dow Jones and Thomson Reuters, and in SME businesses. He set up Galvin International because he believed there had to be an easier way to help companies expand abroad. Today, he is recognised as an expert in the field of international expansion, with regular contributions and articles in the press, and a speaker at industry events

  • Winner, Global Consultant of the Year 2016 at the Global Payroll Awards
  • Regular contributions to articles and webinars for the Global Payroll Management Institute, International Trade Magazine and the Global Payroll Association

We manage a team of international expansion experts located across the globe, giving us the ability to help you on the ground wherever you wish to expand.

Galvin International is fully regulated by the ICAEW.

our partners

As former clients ourselves, we recognise that our local partners are key to setting us apart. 

That is why we work with our own hand-picked network of high quality partners in over 100 countries. We select using strict criteria that make them ideal for international clients.

What makes a Galvin International partner? We select partners who meet all the following criteria:

  • Technical excellence
  • A strong commitment to compliance
  • Excellent English language skills
  • A passion for outstanding client service

Why Our Partners choose us? In turn we attract high quality partners due to our attractive way of working. We provide:

  • Direct access to clients
  • No unnecessary intermediation
  • High quality selection of clients