With one of the largest small and medium enterprises (SMEs) communities in the world, India sent the maximum number of entries to the British Airways’ for its flagship Opportunities Grant programme.
With one of the largest small and medium enterprises (SMEs) communities in the world, India sent the maximum number of entries to the British Airways’ for its flagship Opportunities Grant programme. The airline will give away over Rs. 11, 20, 35, 000 in flights to small and medium-sized enterprises in India. 70 entries have already been shortlisted.
The British Airways Business Opportunity Grants programme was launched in November 2009 with support from cricketer Mr. Sourav Ganguly, Dr. Indu Shahani, the Sheriff of Mumbai, prominent businessman, Mr. Suhel Seth and industry bodies like Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Confederation of British Industries (CBI). The scheme is part of the airline’s commitment to help India’s SME community and stimulate local business.
The results of the programme will be announced on February 19, 2010 and 50 winners will be awarded 10 return British Airways Business Class Tickets to be used in Club World or Club Europe between March 01, 2010 and February 28, 2011. The winners are also eligible for the Regus Prize, which consists of five Regus Businessworld gold cards valid for 12 months.
“We have received applications from across the sectors in the country. The judging process, which has on its panel industry bodies like CII and CBI is nearly complete,” said Judy Jarvis, British Airways’ regional commercial manager, South Asia.