The DIT has a wealth of information on the Indian Market, providing trade and investment services and practical support, helping companies succeed in India and Indian companies set up and invest in the UK.
The UK has been an attractive destination for Asian Venture Capital (VC) tech investors, with British tech companies attracting a record $2.8 billion worth of VC funding. Both India and the UK have established themselves as major hubs for start-up business in Asia and Europe respectively.
The majority of funding has been fueled by a surge in the UK’s best performing sectors including, fintech, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep tech, and clean energy.
Both India and the UK have a substantial number of unicorn companies established in their markets. The UK hosts an impressive 77 unicorns, with 8 of those valued at over $1 billion. India hosts 24 unicorns, making it the third-highest number of such companies in a single country globally.
Japes Cowper Kreston (JCK) is ranked one of the largest accounting and business advisory networks in the world and work alongside 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 involved many sectors of the firm, including digital technology, film and creative industries and life sciences.
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.
Meera Rajah, Partner and Head of South East Asia Business
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 international context – for Indian business looking to invest in the UK and Thames Valley and UK companies wanting to do business with India and Southeast Asia.
Investment into the Thames Valley from India remains consistent, across all sectors, but most notably in the technology sector.