To coincide with its International Trade Conference (9 October), the British Chambers of Commerce is leading a trade mission to India (7-12 October) with a group of businesses seeking to grow their exports to the subcontinent. The delegation will visit Mumbai, where thanks to the support of the UK India Business Council, they will have the opportunity to connect with prospective partners and distributors, and meet UK businesses already operating in India.
The delegation will then travel to New Delhi to join up with other delegations of British businesses, including one led by Business Secretary, Vince Cable, at the Britain in India Business Convention. Delegates will have the chance to hear about growth sectors in India and to network with Indian and British businesses, with one of the events hosted by the British High Commissioner. Delegates are members of Chambers of Commerce from across the UK, with an additional place sponsored by the Virgin Startup programme.
The BCC trade mission delegates include:
- Angelberry (member of Business West) – operate quick service restaurants specialising in frozen yogurt
- Innovashion (participant in the Virgin Startup programme) – developed the T-Stick, a new way of drinking tea
- Kromek (member of North East Chamber of Commerce) – provide security technology to the nuclear and medical markets
- SASIE (member of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce) – a developer and installer of sustainable energy systems
- Soilutions (member of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce) – provide soil and water cleaning solutions
- Tendeka (member of Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber) – provide services to the oil and gas industry
David Riches, Executive Director of Commercial Services at the British Chambers of Commerce, said:
“There couldn’t be a more important time for the UK economy to support trade to overseas markets which offer sustained growth. The Accredited Chamber Network runs a trade mission programme throughout the year, linking with overseas British Chambers and business groups, to help UK businesses access opportunities in key markets around the world. This trade mission will provide our delegates with insight and contacts on the ground in India – an essential first step in the journey towards export growth.”
For information on international trade and services, visit the Chamber International website.