Celebrating
the UK – India
Special Relationship

Welcome to The Indian Awards 2018

The Indian Awards 2018  is an invitation only gala dinner & ceremony which recognises top contributions to UK – India relations. The exclusive awards ceremony is now in its 2nd year and will take place on 17 May 2018 at the Houses of Parliament.

We will be honouring outstanding individuals, businesses and organisations (based in the UK) who have contributed to strengthening the UK-India partnership in recent years and will bring together senior officials, business leaders, UHNW’s and influencers from across the UK, India and globally.

By partnering with our prestigious awards, you will have an exclusive opportunity for direct access to prominent guests and the perfect occasion to network with VIPs and influencers at the forefront of UK- India relations. You will forge new relationships with key stakeholders and your brand will benefit from sustained global visibility through our marketing campaign.

 

“As Home Secretary, I am delighted to be able to attend the 2018 Indian Awards ceremony, which recognises
outstanding contributions to the UK-India relationship.The UK is one of the world’s oldest democracies, and India the largest. Our collaboration is a force for good – our shared values magnified by the ‘living bridge’ formed of a breadth of personal, professional, cultural and institutional ties.”

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP,
The UK Home Secretary

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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 Prashar CBE

The RT Hon Baroness Prashar 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 Rt. Hon. Mark Field MP

The Rt. Hon. Mark Field MP

FCO Minister of State for Asia & the Pacific

"As the Minister for Asia, I am delighted to attend the inaugural Indian Awards ceremony this evening to recognise outstanding contributions to the UK-India relationship. As modern, diverse and vibrant democracies, the UK and India share a longstanding and deep friendship. Our values and connections - the ‘living bridge’ between our people - make for a natural partnership."

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London

"2017 is an auspicious year for India-UK relations and a unique moment to highlight the deep connections in business and culture. I offer my congratulations to the organisers of the inaugural Indian Awards, to all the nominees and winners."

Dr David Landsman OBE

Dr David Landsman OBE

Executive Director of Tata Limited

"Many people in both countries contribute to the growing India–UK relationship. The Indian Awards 2017 have succeeded in identifying some of those who have gone well beyond the day job to make a real difference. That’s what the relationship needs if it’s going to flourish and it has been an honour and a pleasure to be involved in a small way."

Mr. Deepak Bagla

Mr. Deepak Bagla

Managing Director & CEO of Invest India

India and UK share a very close economic relationship, which is driven at the top by our two leaders. This can be seen first and foremost in our investment ties; UK is one of the largest G20 investors in India and India is the 4th largest investor in the UK. Both countries are now working with each other to support our SME industry, the engines of our growth, to achieve the next phase of growth, and a strong community of influencers and catalysts is critical for this jump.   The India Business Group awards, by recognizing the key supporters of our relationship will go a long way in helping forge even closer ties."

Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP

Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP

Secretary of State for International Trade

India is the world’s seventh-largest economy and the fourth largest investor into the UK, while UK investment in India grew by 8.8% in the year to 2016. As an international economic department, the Department for International Trade continues to work closely with our Indian colleagues to maximise trade between our nations and I welcome this fantastic initiative, celebrating the historic trading ties between the UK and India

Lord Deighton KBE

Lord Deighton KBE

Chairman of Heathrow Airport

“Heathrow is the UK’s gateway to India with more connections to the country than any other UK airport. It plays a key role in maintaining Britain’s links to India with flights to six destinations, carrying 2.5 million passengers and more than 127,000 metric tonnes of cargo to and from the country via Heathrow last year alone. We’re proud to be attending the India Business Group Awards, recognising the groups and individuals who have contributed to strengthening the UK-India partnership. Having recently received India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in April, we understand the important role that India plays in the UK’s economy and are working to see that grow.”

2018 Partners

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 of Bradford OBE – Chairman of India Business Group