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Retaining 4Shades

Prior restrictions imposed on companies working in different countries has long become a thing of the past. In our fast-paced digital world, the ease of communication between entities across continents is now far simpler: there are a multitude of online providers catering for the legal and accounting matters to expedite on- and off-shore collaborations. Most of our clients are already based abroad and span UK, Europe, CIS, MENA, US and Canada (plus other regions). We are highly adept at working across timezones, meeting and provisioning customer requirements, and exceeding all expectations. We provide our designs, digital solutions, and campaigns in a multitude of languages, targeting audiences in a manner pursuant with their intended market(s). 4Shades is based in the South West of England, a location containing some of Europe's most enlightened digital entities. Whether you are located in UK or abroad, retaining the services of 4Shades has never been easier.

Fees & UK/EU VAT

We are a UK VAT-registered company. If you are EU-based, we adopt the European Commission's VIES system for validation, allowing us to provision invoices against HMRC's reverse charge scheme. If your organisation is outside of the EU, we are not required to present a VAT charge on our invoices. Having visibility of this process ensures we remain transparent about our fees.

Meetings & timezones

4Shades utilises several methods to maintain persistent communication with its clients. The usual suspects (face-to-face, telephone, email) are adopted, but we frequently conduct meetings via Skype, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, and other video communication methods. We respect and accommodate all timezones accordingly.

Key partners


HelloSign has just been voted the #1 eSignature Software for Small and Mid-Market Businesses. 4Shades leverages this secure, e-signature service for service contracts, change requests, creative and digital approvals, sign-offs, plus a range of other documentation which is legally binding. It also works seamlessly across Google business applications including Gmail, Docs, Drive and the Apps Marketplace, making it extremely accessible to our clients, everywhere.

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