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Setting up in London: The world capital of business

Organised jointly by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) & London & Partners (official promotional agency for London) and supported by Kingston Smith (a London based Chartered Accounting firm), the seminar on UK inward investment attracted a focused gathering of prospective inward investors from Kolkata.

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Sanjay Wadvani

In his welcome address, Sanjay Wadvani, British Deputy High Commissioner to Eastern India highlighted the attractiveness of the UK inward investment proposition. He also did a factual rebuttal of the recent common perceptions regarding the business economy in the UK. His clear and emphatic message to inward investors from the city was that ‘UK was open for business’ and hoped that more companies from the region would make a successful beginning in the UK.

Gautam Sehgal, Chief Representative of London & Partners in India, pointed out that India is consistently one of the top three investors into London. Kingston Smith’s International Business Director, Chandru Iyer, gave the audience some practical insight regarding setting up a company in the UK along with tax & other regulatory issues.

UKTI is part of the British High Commission network in India and it’s major role is to promote trade and investment between India and UK. The inward investment team in UKTI helps overseas investors to set up and grow their business in the UK.

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Published 21 June 2013