Working alongside UK Government to deliver on-demand trade services for UK companies, we ensure business interests are conveyed to India’s Union and State legislators. We seek to influence decisions that will make it easier for UK businesses to operate in India. Our network is at the heart of our support, and below you will find a list of organisations that were affiliated with or accredited by.
BUSINESS IS GREAT
Business Is GREAT and UKIBC work together to provide expert assistance and advice to UK companies looking at or operating in the Indian market. With 9 offices covering the length and breadth of India as part of the British High Commission network, Business Is GREAT help UK businesses develop their business in India and Indian companies to invest in the UK. We provide businesses with tailored advice and practical support,including market information, identify and make introductions to potential partners, key market players or customers and hold networking events to establish business partnerships. We also work closely with our extensive network of contacts in the Indian government, public sector agencies/departments, trade organisations and local companies, to help British companies to find opportunities and win business. Contact Business Is GREAT here
The UK India Business Council is an accredited member of the Overseas Business Network Initiative (OBNi) which was launched by the Prime Minister in November 2012 and is run by the British Chambers of Commerce. Business to business support for UK businesses overseas is delivered by a global business network offering a seamless journey linking UK regions to overseas markets. The OBNi accreditation underpins the network by accrediting overseas organisations to defined requirements which have been developed from the existing accreditation system used for the British Chamber network. As such, accreditation with the OBNi provides UK companies, the British Chambers of Commerce network and UKTI with confidence that the organisation has the ability to deliver services to a set standard.
Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre
The Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), the economic engagement arm of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), Government of India, was established in 2007 as a Public Private Partnership between MOIA and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); to support Indian Diaspora connect with India better. More information can be found at www.oifc.in
Pacific Business Centres (PBC)
Pacific Business Centres (PBC) provides the UK India Business Council with a turnkey property solution.The London and Delhi based design teams have delivered the UKIBC centres to international standards, providing British businesses in the centres a ‘home away from home’ look and feel.
Pacific Business Centres are experts within the Indian real estate and property market, with extensive experience and knowledge of property selection and lease negotiations. PBC have been instrumental in delivering the Gurgaon and Bangalore Centres on time and within budget.PBC also deliver facilities management at the UKIBC Centres. With a dedicated, experienced and friendly team ensuring the smooth operation and day to day running of the centres.
Living Wage Employer
UKIBC is an accredited Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 45,000 people out of poverty.
An independent study of the business benefits of implementing a Living Wage policy in London found that more than 80% of employers believe that the Living Wage had enhanced the quality of the work of their staff, while absenteeism had fallen by approximately 25%. 66% of employers reported a significant impact on recruitment and retention within their organisation. 70% of employers felt that the Living Wage had increased consumer awareness of their organisation’s commitment to be an ethical employer.
To find out more about becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer visit www.livingwage.org.uk