French Connections HCB was born of a friendship between two young rugby players - one French and the other British - playing alongside each other on the rugby fields of South-West France. Together they founded the company, the idea for which had been formed 12 years earlier – to assist others to relocate to France. Today we are a strong network of experts who we are pleased to call our friends. We know how difficult and time-consuming it can be to relocate to a new country, having been through the process ourselves. Which is why our unique team of experienced French and British staff can assist with each facet of your life-changing move, to ease your transition to this beautiful country.
Head of Administration
Fully bilingual and head of our admin team, Laurie is our behind the scenes hero, she is always busy pushing the French administrative institutions to complete documents and forms faster, so our customers can receive everything they need as efficiently as possible. After having graduated in International Trade at the University of Aix en Provence, Laurie has travelled to many different countries, for both work and to discover new cultures. Always with a positive attitude, and a well-organised journal - she is a fantastic team leader that goes the extra mile to help every customer successfully settle in France.
Based in Toulouse
Born in the Gers to British parents, Ryan is naturally bilingual and graduated in International Business at the University of Tarbes. He is Richard’s nephew and they started this journey together, setting up the company from the very beginning, their gradual and persistent progress making this company the success it is today. Having worked in both France and the UK, he specialises in new business marketing, aiding clients with their website designs, social media strategy and digital marketing. He understands from a first-hand perspective, the cultural and administrative differences found in France and the UK - if you are thinking of creating your own business here in France, he can help you give it a professional finish.
Based in the Gers
Our well-qualified, bilingual administrative team comes with a wealth of international experience, exchanging with embassies, prefectures and high commissions to arrange visas and residency permits. This team are experts in managing every administrative aspect of your move, communicating with institutions on your behalf to accumulate all the necessary documentation for each specific case, they have developed a mastery of the rules and regulations and will accompany you at every step of the journey, providing regular updates to clients and practical advice. We coordinate every facet of the required paperwork from residency applications to new business and car registrations, negotiating the labyrinth of tax offices and town halls, so that you can relax, assured that an experienced and reliable team has everything organised.