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.
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.
The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox International Trade Secretary
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."
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
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
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."
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
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."