Making life in France a whole lot easier

Have you recently left your homeland for somewhere new?

Have you recently moved or relocated to France? Are you finding that many of the things that you’re used to doing without a second thought in your own country are done differently where you are now? Is the excitement of your new life being overshadowed by frustration because certain tasks you need to do are proving very different and difficult compared to what you’re used to?

Are even straightforward life tasks starting to get you down?

Different doesn’t have to mean more difficult. But like most unfamiliar things you come up against, carrying out what were simple, straightforward tasks in your home country can seem daunting abroad. No matter whether you’re buying a house, starting a business, taking up a new role or hoping for a long and happy retirement, your new life can quickly become dominated by administrative or bureaucratic challenges.

It doesn’t have to be that way

Imagine having someone in your new country that eased your journey towards the life you dreamt of? Someone with real intercultural experience and sensibility who’s qualified to guide you. Imagine if you had a ready-made, trusted network of professionals waiting in the wings to support you? Imagine no more. At Toulouse Business Exchange, we’ll help you with every significant life event from settling in to succession planning.

Toulouse Business Exchange
Making your new life in France a whole lot easier

Let us help make your new life a whole lot easier

Toulouse Business Exchange – Support you can trust

No matter whether you’re a relocating professional, a successful entrepreneur or a wealthy retired couple or individual, we can help make your new life easier. Our team of qualified, English-speaking professionals have all lived abroad themselves and can provide you with all the services you need, and (probably) a whole lot more.

Helping you at every stage of your journey


Once settled, your attention is likely to turn to more complex issues like setting up a business, educating your children or sorting out tax and legal affairs. Once again, the team at Toulouse Business Exchange has it covered. We will help you every step of the way.


When you first move to a new country you need to get established. This might mean getting help to find the home of your dreams; having the right solution in place to pay for it or even learning the language. Either way, we will guide you and simplify your journey.


Success for you may mean growing your business, making the right financial and legal decisions or putting in place the right succession planning. Getting it right could mean the difference between struggling through and really making the most of every opportunity.

Get the help you need

Meet the team

Ian Jefferies
Business Consultant and
Marketing Agency Owner

Are you looking to find new clients for your business? Would you like to develop your business in France or internationally? Perhaps your business needs to work across different languages and cultures? I can assist you to find new markets for your business and communicate effectively with prospective clients.

Having previously worked in the banking sector in the UK and France for twenty years, I have built up an extensive network of trusted contacts in real estate, law, finance, agriculture and industry. Let me help your company to grow and reach new markets.

Suzie Larcombe
Business Growth Expert

Have you got a vision for growing your business, but struggling to make it a reality? Do you need help, but don’t know where to turn? Maybe you don’t have the funds available to pay for the support you need? I can give you FREE help in your mother tongue. Visit to find out more.

I’ve got qualifications in Communication and Marketing and am proud to be one of very few Hubspot Certified Growth Driven Design Agencies in the world. I’m an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM) and have a range of other Hubspot Certifications. Let me help you find the success you deserve.

Diane Obam
Director and Founder,
Booster Activ

Are you a business owner or manager looking for a fresh approach to engage with existing clients? Do you want to connect effectively with new clients? Perhaps you are concerned that your business is not making the most of it’s social media presence?

I will enable you to boost the profile of your products and services using Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google My Business. I provide the expert coaching you need to take your social media marketing to another level. Working with you to build a pragmatic and effective strategy, I can ensure that your business will really stand out from the competition.

Having worked for seven years in business development roles I created Booster Activ two years ago. Since then, I have been using my dynamism and energy to help businesses across a number of sectors raise their sales game.

Fiona Warren
Regional Coordinator – Occitanie,
Currencies Direct

Do you make cross-currency transfers as a private individual or for your business? Do you receive payments in different currencies? Are you interested in saving on bank fees and transfer costs? I can help you to transfer funds quickly and efficiently while ensuring that you get value for money on fees and exchange rates.

Following a career in IT Project Management for large multi-national companies, I decided to move into the financial services sector. Having used their international money transfer services for a number of years as a client, I joined Currencies Direct in 2010. Since then I have worked with partners, private and corporate clients throughout France.

Currencies Direct have been established since 1996 and are fully FCA regulated. Contact me for a no-obligation discussion on how I can help you or your clients.

Afaf Adoue-Dugast

Are you in the process of creating a business in France? Would you like to get advice on the most efficient way to structure your new business? Do you have an existing business that is growing or moving into a new sector? Would like to sell or buy a business in France? Does your business need to draw up contracts with clients or suppliers?

With her rigorous and proactive approach, Maître Afaf Adoue-Dugast will help your company to achieve it’s ambitions.

Afaf has been a lawyer in South West France for the past decade and is a partner in the Cabinet Calonne Adoue-Dugast law firm based in Toulouse.

Ron Murphy
Financial Planning Manager

Are you looking for a better performance on your savings? Worried that you are not properly prepared for retirement? Need to understand how the tax system works in France? Are you a business owner unsure how to optimise the revenue on funds held by your company?

I can help you to plan your finances to enable you to reach your objectives.

Having worked in financial services in France and Ireland over the past 15 years, I have acquired the in depth knowledge and practical experience needed to help international clients realize their ambitions.
I am fully bilingual and am a qualified financial advisor.