London beckons Kerala IT Companies

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Tvm: London & Partners, the official promotional organisation for London, in association with UK Trade & Investment and GTech, the Group of Technology Companies based out IT parks in Kerala, recently organised an interactive discussion on ‘London: The world Capital of Business’ in Trivandrum. About 50 senior management executives from 40 IT companies in Kerala attended the session which was aimed at reaching out to the ICT sector companies operating in Trivandrum & Kochi.

Gautam Sehgal, Chief Representative – India & VP, London & Partners said, “Given the strengths and expertise of ICT companies in Kerala, London is an ideal location for companies to look at especially with the Tech City proposition that has been added over the last few years. While London is an expensive city, independent research has proven that it offers highest return on Investment for any city in Europe. One of our core objectives is also to help companies minimise their setup and operational costs when they plan their London operations”. He also mentioned about the Touchdown London facility where office space is being offered to International SME’s at zero rental for the first 12 months of operations.

London & Partners has a presence in India since 2007 (Think London) and has assisted over 175 Indian companies towards their expansion into UK. Some of these companies include Wipro, Polaris, 3i Infotech, Inmobi, GMR, ICICI Bank, Microland, Aspire Systems, including Kerala based Muthoot Finance, and Forefront Consultancies. London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners.

In terms of services, London & Partners provide assistance in making a strong business case for UK, assistance with all practical steps required to establish a company in London including company registration, property, banking, legal and regulatory issues and help expand your network and provide ongoing support for London operations.

The session also saw a discussion on Tech City, London’s Growing Tech Cluster. Originally a small cluster of high-tech firms, Tech City has grown dramatically to become the capital’s leading destination for digital, creative and high-technology companies. In just three years, it has expanded naturally from around 15 companies to over 300. Alongside the numerous start-ups and small medium-sized businesses who have built their success within Tech City’s unique environment, the area is host to many of the world’s leading technology companies.

The London & Partners team from Mumbai and the UK Trade & Investment representative from the British Deputy High Commission in Chennai visited Technopark, earlier in the day and spent time interacting with the officials and companies there.

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