Hi Frank and welcome. Bosch is a good choice and so is DeWalt. I don't know what they are worth over there but I would worry more about quality than price and those two won't let you down. Some of the DeWalts are renamed Elus and there are some of those 30 years old and still going. Bosch's customer service is unparalleled among the router manufacturers.
Welcome from an Ex-Pat in Cyprus. (ex London and ex Somerset)
Makita is a very good make and has lots of spares and support in the UK, Use ebay. You save literally hundreds of those pounds.
My son is a shopfitter in the UK and uses makita routers daily (he has three on the go), he got me to buy one and i got it delivered to my door next day from ebay, and cheaper than he could buy it trade.
I'm new to routers, they are fantastic. tools. I recommend the extra cost of variable speed, i'm already thinking I should have paid the extra.
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