Top British trade official to explore business opportunities

NEW DELHI :  Seeking to strengthen bilateral trade ties and explore more business opportunities, Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment Dominic Jermey will meet key government and business representatives during his three- day India visit commencing today.
Jermey, who took over the post last year, said these are exciting times for businesses in India.
“The UK, as the biggest G20 investor country in India, is keen to further strengthen bilateral trade ties,” he said.
Recalling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks that the UK-India partnership was an ‘unbeatable combination’, he said there is so much the UK and India can achieve together.
“During my visit to India, I am looking forward to discussing opportunities for further collaboration with government and industry leaders to achieve our joint ambition of making ‘GREAT’ things together,” he said.
The new year saw the launch of a ‘GREAT Collaborations’ campaign to showcase and promote collaborations of mutual benefit to India and the UK across a range of sectors, such as energy, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, financial services and infrastructure.
His visit will cover Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi during which time he will meet Infosys co-founder and ex-chairman N R Narayana Murthy, top representatives from Tata, RelianceADA Group, Lodha Group, Mahindra Partners, UK investors in India and top business representatives from HCL, Tech Mahindra and Wipro.
In New Delhi, he will call on officials at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and follow up on the UK/India Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) meeting held in London this January.
Jermey will meet a delegation of the UK’s top biotech and health companies working in oncology, drug discovery, regulatory compliance, IP, formulations, molecular diagnostics and medical devices.  (AGENCIES)