Case Studies: UK success in India

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Bourn Hall made headlines around the world back in 1978, when the genius of scientist Robert Edwards and gynaecologist Dr Patrick Steptoe led to the birth of the first ‘test-tube’ baby, Louise Brown.


I have long believed in the hydrocarbon potential of India, having studied that region for years before my company, Holland Sea Search, was taken over by Cairn Energy in 1995. Having worked for Burmah Castrol, I was fascinated by its history and its relationships with South Asia, and in the mid-80s, I went out to […]


We are currently exploring opportunities in a number of international markets. Our successes with the NHS in the UK have provided some great examples of transformational healthcare which we believe can be adapted to any health economy in the world.

Khalid Sheikh, Chairman of Clifton Packaging Group said: “High-production costs in the UK and increasing competition saw us try to establish long-term partnerships with companies in emerging countries,” such as India and China in 2002. “We soon realised that India was a better option with huge potential, but it required a lot of groundwork.”


Polytherics is no stranger to India and has been working with Indian partners since 2005, when it created a partnership with Shantha Biotechnics (now a part of Sanofi) to create an affordable PEG-Interferon for Hepatitis C.


JCB’s Chairman, Sir Anthony Bamford has always had a passion for India. From his many visits to India in the 1970’s, he saw an opportunity for JCB to develop the market for construction equipment there when no such market really existed. A combination of vision and instinct prompted him to make our first investment in […]


In February 2008, Stuart Senior, Managing Partner in Nottingham, joined a UKTI trade mission to India and returned enthused by the opportunities in the country and determined to expand into the exciting emerging market. Shortly after this visit, Gleeds was appointed to provide strategic cost consultancy and project management for one of the largest development […]

More than a century later, City & Guilds is still the biggest provider of vocational qualifications in the UK, with two million people every year starting one of our qualifications, and we have centres in over 80 countries. The City & Guilds Group also includes the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and our own […]


Haymarket has seven worldwide offices; including USA, UK, Germany, India, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore. In these countries, Haymarket is wholly owned or part of joined ventures. In other countries we license magazines to other publishers.

Previous to the firm’s business in India, HMG Paints Ltd had very limited international experience, consisting only of a distribution operation in the USA and a small proportion of product exports to Europe and the rest of the world.


Renold plc and partner L.G. Balakrishnan & Bros (LGB) formed the joint venture “Renold Chain India” in 2008. Our primary sales, marketing and design office is based in Coimbatore, which is the second largest city in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Our factory is located in Dindugal District of Tamil Nadu, which is […]


We started with an outsourcing partner based in Bangalore for the development of a website. That partnership ended after one year and we now have a new partner, Interfinet, based in Bhubaneswar.

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