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FICCI wins Business Promotion Organisation of the Year at the 5th India Global Forum Awards in London

Jun 30, 2023

LONDON, 30 June 2023: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has emerged triumphant as the Business Promotion Organisation of the Year at the prestigious 5th UK-India Awards 2023. FICCI received the award for its work in the India-UK corridor. The event, held in London, brought together industry leaders, policymakers, and renowned personalities to recognize and honour exceptional contributions to the India-UK business landscape.

The UK-India Awards, organised by India Inc., celebrates the outstanding contributions of those who drive the UK-India partnership, including leaders in business, professional services, government, culture, and social impact. FICCI's recognition as the Business Promotion Organisation of the Year highlights its instrumental role in promoting India's business interests globally and fostering a favourable ecosystem for economic development.

Baroness Usha Prashar, Chairperson, FICCI UK Council and Dr Param Shah, Director – UK & Ireland, FICCI received the award. The award was presented by Sir Ron Kalifa, Chairman, Network International and Jury Member for the Awards.

Mr Subhrakant Panda, President, FICCI said, "We are truly honoured to be recognised as the Business Promotion Organisation of the Year at the 5th India Global Forum Awards. This award is a testament to the collective efforts of our members, partners, and stakeholders who have worked tirelessly to enhance India's global competitiveness. FICCI remains committed to empowering Indian businesses and driving sustainable economic growth."

Baroness Prashar, Chairperson, FICCI UK Council said, “I am delighted that FICCI’s work in the United Kingdom has been recognised. This will further motivate us to work with greater enthusiasm to facilitate bilateral trade, investment, and research & innovation partnerships.”

Mr Shailesh Pathak, Secretary General, FICCI expressed gratitude and pride on behalf of FICCI for receiving this award. “The Business Promotion Organisation of the Year award is a significant milestone for FICCI for its work in the United Kingdom. It is a testament to its unwavering commitment to promoting India's business interests and fostering international partnerships. This recognition further reinforces FICCI's position as a leading voice for Indian businesses and its instrumental role in shaping the country's economic growth.”

Professor Manoj Ladwa, Founder & CEO, India Inc. Group while congratulating FICCI said, “This evening, we celebrate the enterprise, the grit, the innovation and the success of British and Indian businesses and organisations, big and small, who represent what is now the super-highway of UK India Relations. I congratulate FICCI UK for the award and compliment them for the work that has enriched every aspect of the winning partnership between our two great nations.”

FICCI UK Council has consistently spearheaded initiatives that have propelled India's relationship with the United Kingdom. It has played a crucial role in connecting Indian businesses with their counterparts, fostering partnerships, and promoting trade and investment opportunities across sectors. FICCI has also been instrumental in advocating for policy reforms for enhancing the bilateral trade and investments.