James Cowper Kreston – Indian Expertise
James Cowper Kreston (JCK) is ranked one of the largest accounting and business advisory networks in the world. They work alongside the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) to deliver inward investment into the Thames Valley and have interests in India and South East Asia.
This particular area of expertise is led by Meera Rajah and involves many sectors of the firm, including digital technology, film and creative industries and life sciences. For example, the Media team work closely with film producers to ensure all international tax liabilities are managed effectively and assist production teams to claim available film tax reliefs in the UK. The team also provide support in many other financial areas.
Previous trips to India involved visiting the sets of several upcoming full-length feature films where the team were able to witness first-hand the work that goes into each project.
“We secured eight new projects during this visit,” says Meera. “And were fortunate enough to visit the sets of a few of the projects we are currently working on. We were given the opportunity to meet Salman Khan, who is one of the biggest stars in Indian cinema today, along with his co-stars. Being on set allows us to gain a first-hand look at the films on which we are working and means we can speak to our clients face to face, allowing for better communication.”
Meera Rajah, Partner and Head of South East Asia Business
Increasing globalisation and competition provides challenges for many businesses. The Kreston network provides an international reach, and access to knowledge and skills, in over 110 countries. Their specialist International Services Team has extensive experience in helping businesses in an inter-national context, including those UK companies wanting to do business with India (and South East Asia) and those Indian businesses looking to invest in the UK and Thames Valley.
Investment into the Thames Valley from India remains a consistent, if far from outstanding, performer across all sectors, but notably technology. There is a high level of interest from this market, in the Thames Valley as an investment location of choice and – pre COVID-19 – we were welcoming a delegation from India. This visit will be rescheduled, building on the efforts of the JCK-Chamber partnership in showcasing the region, in collaboration with the Department for International Trade, as an investment location of choice for Indian investors.
Please visit our India Page for more information.