The ultimate partnership

Two countries connected by a powerful bond

There are approximately 500 UK businesses operating in India and over 900 Indian companies currently active in the UK. Between them, there are over half a million jobs available and £100 billion worth of trade. However, the relationship between the two countries runs deeper than just business: we are connected by culture. What exists between the UK and India is what we call a ‘living bridge.’ This is a connection exemplified by the 1.6 million Indian people living in the UK.

This is why we are launching Alive with Opportunity; a partnership designed to build on the UK and India’s strong and enduring relationship.

Alive with Opportunity is an exciting chance for services such as tourism, education, retail, hospitality and more to thrive by celebrating the people, ideas and culture that bind the two nations together.

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How can we help?

At the Department for Business and Trade we have specialist support available to ensure your success and ease with investing in the UK.

Our services include:

  • providing your business with expert guidance including tax, access to finance, banking, research and development (R&D), visas and skills
  • supporting with venture capital funds
  • connecting you with experienced account managers to aid your growth
  • advice on exporting through our world-class export credit agency, UK Export Financeopens www.gov.uk in a new tab
  • connecting you with local government partners

To find out more about the support we can offer your business Contact us.

Why invest in the UK?

The UK is home to world-class businesses and institutions that are ready to thrive and connect with you.

Investors can gain access to an exciting market of more than 60 million people. The UK is currently in the top 10 investment destinations in the world, with a global reach that expands to 170 countries. There is an incredible variety of different suppliers and connections available to support you to accelerate your success. We have a wide range of training programmes to help businesses of all shapes and sizes grow, including a £100 billion infrastructure spending commitment. Additionally, we offer exciting investment opportunities across multiple sectors including, Clean Growth, Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Education and more.

Find out what our Minister for Investment has to say about the advantages of investing in the UK:

Lord Dominic Johnson – Minister for Investment at the Department for Business and Trade

The UK's cutting-edge advancements have taken research and innovation to a new level. Find out more about how the UK and India can work together to form the ultimate partnership.

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Explore the extensive range of sectors the UK have to offer.


Further information

GOV.UK. Department for Business and Trade Inward Investment Report (2021): www.gov.uk/government/collections/inward-investment-resultsopens www.gov.uk in a new tab

National Infrastructure Commission | Infrastructure Progress Review (2022) https://nic.org.uk/studies-reports/infrastructure-progress-review-2022opens nic.org.uk in a new tab

Ernst & Young | EY UK Attractiveness Survey (2022): www.ey.com/en_uk/attractivenessopens www.ey.com in a new tab


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