Founded in 1906, Luker Chocolate is a Colombian family-owned chocolate manufacturer. Through direct sourcing and full integration of the value chain from bean to bar, the company has developed an in-depth knowledge of the Colombian Fine Flavour Cocoa.
For many years, the company has been pioneering in the development and production of high-quality chocolate for hot drinks, leading the growth of the cocoa industry in Colombia.
The quality and entrepreneurial spirit helped the business expand to more than 40 countries around the world, leading Luker Chocolate to winning a lucrative contract with Aldi UK. This meant that Luker Chocolate needed to become established in the UK market to fulfil their UK contract with the supermarket.
EBS was approached directly by the company Director, Sara Baena, through the recommendation of the British Embassy of Colombia.
EBS established Luker’s legal entity Casa Luker UK Limited in October 2020 and has been providing legal compliance services, including the Registered Office address in Warwick and Company Secretarial services. EBS also assisted with VAT and EORI registration, which is necessary to import the chocolate from Colombia.
Sara said: “It has been a pleasure working with EBS, thanks to their help we were able to promptly establish ourselves and start operating in the UK. EBS has proven to be an exemptional firm, who always gives us the best advice and quick response”.
Since then, EBS has been assisting with complete administration, including accounting, VAT compliance, and in the near future employment of the first member of staff.