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Business Meet For South Indian Entrepreneurs Held At UK Parliament

UK Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Business Meet was organized by the UK Tamil Nadu Chamber Of Commerce (UKTNCC) at the House Of Commons.

UKTNCC, a social enterprise founded in 2012 that supports entrepreneurs from South India held its 17th business meet at the House of Commons today. The organization offers a host of advisory services and a creates networking opportunities for young business leaders. In a short span of five years, the organization has helped hundreds of Indian companies expand their businesses in the United Kingdom.

UKTNCC (Visit Website – Click Here) also serves as a forum to bring together policy makers, government officials, NGO’s and business leaders together. The event was attended by business luminaries from the south Asian community. Members of the Tamil diaspora from Malaysia, South Africa, UAE and Europe also made their presence felt in large numbers. Entrepreneurs looking to expand operations in UK and looking for business support services can sign up to become a member of UKTNCC starting from 125 pounds for individuals and 300 pounds for SME’s.

The meeting began with an address by Minister Of Parliament for South Ealing, Mr Virendra Sharma who spoke eloquently about the entrepreneurial success of the Indian diaspora in United Kingdom. This was followed by the keynote address which was delivered by Mr Paramasivum Pillay, the Vice-President Of Mauritius who elucidated at length about the investment opportunities that make Mauritius an attractive destination for investors.

Other luminaries attending the meet include Mr A S Rajan, Minister of Co-ordination (High Commission Of India), Mr Bharat Joshi (British Deputy High Commissioner of India). Notable business leaders who graced the occasion and shared their learning on doing business in the UK include Mr Sujit S Nair (Director Of BSICC), Dr Rami Ranger (Chairman Of Sun Mark) and Mr Shankar Narayanan (Vice-president of TCS – UK & Ireland).

An award titled the International Social Activist Award for creating social awareness was presented to Mr Virendra Sharma. The event saw a huge turnout with more than 200 delegates making their presence felt. A recent analysis released by CII indicated that roughly 800 Indian companies based in UK have a combined revenue of US$ 47.5 Billion.

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