Celebrating the UK – India Special Relationship

Welcome to The Indian Awards 2017

Under the patronage of Virendra Sharma MP, Chairman of the Indo-British All-Party Parliamentary Group, The Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Chairman of India Business Group, and with the support of Lord Rana MBE, Baron of Malone, we will be celebrating the special relationship between the UK and India at an exclusive dinner in the House of Commons on 22 June 2017.

We will be honouring outstanding individuals and organisations (based in the UK) who have strengthened the UK-India ties over the last five years.

The RT Hon Patricia Scotland QC

The RT Hon Patricia Scotland QC

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

"The Indian Awards 2017 are a welcome contribution towards raising awareness of the success and potential of Commonwealth connection. Acknowledgment of the achievements of individuals and businesses who are building on Commonwealth advantage, including bilaterally between the UK and India, encourages and inspires others as we work together to increase flows of trade and investment among Commonwealth countries."

Stephen Martin

Stephen Martin

Director General of the Institute of Directors

"The IoD is delighted to have participated in The Indian Awards 2017, particularly at a time when the UK needs to turn it's idea of "Global Britain" into a tangible reality. Growing business and trade links between our two countries is essential as we prepare to exit the European Union. It's something which we are already doing, with the number of IoD exporting members currently trading with India up to nearly 30% from 23% in 2015. Initiatives like these demonstrate the important role that trade organisations like India Business Group and IoD can play in fostering commercial links and knowledge exchange between countries, and we look forward to deepening these ties even further in the future."

The RT Hon Baroness Phrasher CBE

The RT Hon Baroness Phrasher CBE

Deputy Chair of the British Council

"We are delighted The India Business Group's Awards, recognising individuals and companies making a significant contribution to the UK/India partnership, have been launched during the UK/India Year of Culture."


The Indian Awards 2017 Gallery

“This special initiative celebrates, for the first time, the efforts of outstanding organisations and individuals (based in the UK) who have worked over the years to strengthen the bond between the UK and India. This inaugural awards ceremony is a timely reminder about the mutually beneficial, evolving and special relationship between our two great nations.”

Lord Patel – Chair of India Business Group