Hotline: 1800 102 2007
X
Loading
Search Business Opportunities
2015-06-19

India becomes the third largest source of FDI into UK

Report reveals 122 new ventures from India add to record year for investment in United Kingdom’s cutting-edge industries.

India’s firms are increasing their investment in the United Kingdom, growing their businesses and gaining a competitive advantage by forming 122 investment projects in the Great Britain’s cutting-edge industries.

A report published to mark the UK’s National Day at the World Expo in Milan by UK Trade and Industry (UKTI) highlights how India’s investment in the UK forms part of a record £1 trillion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the UK in 2014, making it the top FDI destination in Europe.

British Commissioner to India, Sir James Bevan KCMG said, “India and the UK share a long-standing, highly collaborative relationship, fuelling the prosperity of both countries and we greatly value our association with India. The fact that in 2014-15 Indians were the third largest job creators in the UK is a tremendous testimony to the strength of our ties, while the UK is also the largest G20 investor in India, proving the two-way relationship. As Prime Minister Modi said, when the UK and India work together, we are ‘an unbeatable combination”.

He further adds, “at a time when global FDI flows have fallen, investors from India understand that the UK is welcoming, diverse and open for business.”

The annual investment figures from UKTI for the 2014/15 financial year show the UK has attracted 12 per cent more FDI projects compared to the previous year.

Investment in the UK

Investment in the UK came from more than 70 countries including India, including the world’s leading emerging markets. The USA remains the largest source of inward investment, with a total of 564 projects in 2014, followed by France (124 projects) and India (122 projects).

Investment from India increased by 65 percent making it the UK’s third largest source of FDI accounting for more than 9,000 new and safeguarded jobs. There was also evidence of a strengthening relationship with China, with 99 projects in 2014 resulting in more than 3,000 new jobs.

The UKTI inward investment report also shows FDI went towards a wide range of sectors and industries, with many containing a research and development element. It highlights the UK’s leading position as a centre for research, innovation and technology.

Advanced manufacturing – which includes automotive, aerospace and advanced engineering sectors – recorded the highest number of FDI projects and jobs.

Related opportunities
  • Language Schools
    About:Founded in the year 2010 by Mr. Raju Gola in..
    Locations looking for expansion New Delhi
    Establishment year 2010
    Franchising Launch Date 2017
    Investment size Rs. 20lac - 30lac
    Space required 150 - 1300 Sq.ft
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit, Multiunit
    Headquater South Delhi New Delhi
  • Tea and Coffee Chain
    About:Garam Kittli is an ideal place to enjoy traditional &..
    Locations looking for expansion Gujarat
    Establishment year 2013
    Franchising Launch Date 2017
    Investment size Rs. 20lac - 30lac
    Space required 100 - 800 Sq.ft
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit, Multiunit
    Headquater Ahmedabad Gujarat
  • The brand operates 2 salons in Delhi NCR and offers..
    Locations looking for expansion New Delhi
    Establishment year 2005
    Franchising Launch Date 2015
    Investment size Rs. 5lac - 10lac
    Space required -NA-
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit, Multiunit
    Headquater South Delhi New Delhi
  • Bakery & Confectionary
    About Sweetish House Mafia:-Sweetish House Mafia (SHM) is a chain..
    Locations looking for expansion Maharashtra
    Establishment year 2013
    Franchising Launch Date 2017
    Investment size Rs. 10lac - 20lac
    Space required -NA-
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit, Multiunit
    Headquater Mumbai City Maharashtra
Insta-Subscribe to
The Franchising World
Magazine
For hassle free instant subscription, just give your number and email id and our customer care agent will get in touch with you
OR Click here to Subscribe Online
Daily Updates
Submit your email address to receive the latest updates on news & host of opportunities