February 13th, 2017 / Insight posted in MKS News

Kingston Smith to promote London as a Catalyst for Growth in India

More than just a destination, London is a global brand and Europe’s number one location for technology, financial, business and creative services. The UK’s capital is one of the very few places on the globe that can boast of world-class technical expertise, creative talent and investors working together. It has a business-friendly tax environment with a corporation tax rate that is one of the lowest in the world. The city offers other inherent natural advantages, such as the English language and a time zone that allows businesses to seamlessly trade with India, Europe, Africa and America. From access to a highly skilled, world-class talent pool, equipped with both technical and creative expertise, to inorganic growth and fundraising opportunities, London offers a variety of advantageous levers for harnessing growth in the international arena.

The London Catalyst for Growth (LCFG) is a joint initiative of Kingston Smith, London & Partners, Department for International Trade, Newland Chase and The City of London Corporation. LCFG aims to provide a platform to Indian companies looking at Setting up in the UK, organic and inorganic expansion, M&A,​ capital ​​raising​ and ​L​istings in London. This year we will be organizing the 5th annual edition of London: Catalyst for Growth Seminar later this month across Mumbai (February 21st 2017), Gurgaon (February 22nd 2017) and Bangalore (February 23rd 2017). These informative sessions will bring together our India group members, Tim Stovold and Chandru Iyer, along with other experts from the UK to share thoughts and experiences on how London is a strategically fit location for internationally-focused Indian companies.

During the discussion, panellists will share their collective experiences and thoughts about doing business in the UK, the support and opportunities made available by the government, and tips on how to plan a quick and cost-effective business presence in Europe. The attendees of these workshops stand to gain from the focused, practical advice and the business and regulatory insight of experienced professionals from the UK in the legal, financial and accounting fields.

Speaking at the launch of this seminar series, Chandru Iyer, Head of International Business Development at Kingston Smith and an integral part of the Catalyst series since its inception, said, “The five year-old London Catalyst for growth seminar series has been able to pass on the message successfully of how London can act as the perfect Launchpad for the global aspirations of Indian businesses, even more so in these dynamically changing business environments. The fact that many Indian companies have been able to leverage to their advantage the sound advice and guidance provided by the panellists at these seminars, and set up their presence in London, bears testimony to that.”

In addition to this seminar series, the KS India group will also be holding various one-to-one meetings with clients, prospects and business associates across other Indian cities, including Pune, Chennai, Chandigarh and the latest addition to the visit schedule, Ludhiana.

For further details about upcoming seminars, please visit www.londoncatalyst.in

For further details about Kingston Smith’s India Group, click here.