British Deputy High Commission to focus on business opportunities in cities such as Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Kurnool and Warangal

British Deputy High Commissioner in Hyderabad Andrew Mc Allister visited GITAM University on Tuesday along with his team to interact with the management students.

Two programmes were conducted simultaneously. The first was titled ‘Business Across Borders’ which was attended by management students and the second was ‘Education Across Borders’ that targeted engineering students.

Andrew Mc Allister said that Britain recognises the importance of having bilateral trade with India in the 21st century and has therefore set up their largest diplomatic network in India. He said that the Deputy High Commission in Hyderabad wants to focus not only on providing business opportunities in Hyderabad but also in cities such as Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Kurnool and Warangal. They would like to engage with self-help groups and entrepreneurs and offer them assistance in a range of sectors as well as look for business opportunities in the State. He detailed many ways in which the countries could benefit mutually.

Doing business in Britain

Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Trade and Investment, British Deputy High Commission, Hyderabad, Arun Pillai, spoke about the benefits and challenges of setting up a business in Britain and the ways in which the British government makes it easy for people to start a business in that country.

Ajay Aggarwal, CFO, Infotech, a Hyderabad-based company that has offices across the world, including Britain, spoke about why Britain is a ‘go-to’ destination for those looking to take their business abroad.

Stewart, a representative of Quantum Clothing, Visakhapatnam, spoke about how branded shirts sold in Britain are manufactured in the city from cotton produced in Andhra Pradesh.

The presentations were followed by an interactive session in which students asked questions about education and career opportunities in Britain. The delegation promised the students who had queries about scholarships and education that they would put them in touch with the British Council.

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