These prestigious bilateral awards seek to recognise and honour outstanding individuals, businesses and organisations (based in the UK and India) who have contributed to strengthening the UK-India partnership in recent years.
Established as one of the most exclusive events in the UK-India business corridor, the gala dinner and awards ceremony brings together senior officials, business leaders, academics, celebrities, UHNW’s and influencers from across the UK, India and globally.
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“India and the UK share a special bond that is strengthened by the peoples of the two countries. This “Living Bridge” is the mainstay of the business and cultural ties between India the UK. The Indian Awards have played a significant part in recognising the industry and creativity of business leaders and organisations active in the India-UK corridor. I would like to extend my best wishes to the organisers of the Indian Awards”
H.E. Mrs Ruchy Ghanashyam,
Former Indian High Commissioner to the UK
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."
Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
The UK Home Secretary
"As Home Secretary, I am delighted to be able to attend the 2018 Indian Awards ceremony, which recognises outstanding contributions to the UK-India relationship.The UK is one of the world’s oldest democracies, and India the largest. Our collaboration is a force for good – our shared values magnified by the ‘living bridge’ formed of a breadth of personal, professional, cultural and institutional ties."
founder and Chief Executive Officer of India Business Group and founder of The Indian Awards
"I have been passionately involved in promoting stronger relations between the UK and India for over a decade and have witnessed tremendous development in this relationship over this period. Launched in 2017, the annual Indian Awards ceremony and gala dinner recognises outstanding individuals, organisations and businesses that have contributed to strengthening the UK - India partnership in recent years."
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."
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."
Mr. Deepak Bagla
Managing Director & CEO of Invest India
India and UK share a very close economic relationship, which is driven at the top by our two leaders. This can be seen first and foremost in our investment ties; UK is one of the largest G20 investors in India and India is the 4th largest investor in the UK. Both countries are now working with each other to support our SME industry, the engines of our growth, to achieve the next phase of growth, and a strong community of influencers and catalysts is critical for this jump. The India Business Group awards, by recognizing the key supporters of our relationship will go a long way in helping forge even closer ties."
Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP
Secretary of State for International Trade
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
Lord Deighton KBE
Chairman of Heathrow Airport
“Heathrow is the UK’s gateway to India with more connections to the country than any other UK airport. It plays a key role in maintaining Britain’s links to India with flights to six destinations, carrying 2.5 million passengers and more than 127,000 metric tonnes of cargo to and from the country via Heathrow last year alone. We’re proud to be attending the India Business Group Awards, recognising the groups and individuals who have contributed to strengthening the UK-India partnership. Having recently received India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in April, we understand the important role that India plays in the UK’s economy and are working to see that grow.”