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Minister Barker to engage UK SMEs with India

New Delhi, Feb 5 (KNN)  UK Minister for Business Engagement with India, Greg Barker will be in the country from tomorrow and he will participate in a webinar hosted by the UK India Business Council for UK SMEs.

Barker who is also the Minister of State for Climate Change and Energy will be visiting Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai and interact with senior government officials, investors and industry bodies.

The small and medium enterprises of UK are taking a lot of interest in India.

In a bid to become a preferred business partner of India, the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) are forming a joint panel to help small British companies improve access to the Indian markets.

“We are taking many steps to encourage more British companies do business with India,” said UK Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Livingston recently.

“To help more small UK companies to get more business in India, UKTI, UKIBC and the British Business Groups across India are all engaged in making it easier for businesses to get the support they need,” said a UKIBC newsletter quoting him.

UKIBC and UKTI have announced that two more business centres will open in Mumbai and Bangalore by the end of this financial year.