A group of five digital technology firms from across India will travel to Manchester in 2018 after winning ‘establishment packages’ designed to encourage India’s brightest IT businesses to launch European operations.
BIZOM, e-Zest, BRIDGEi2i, Zifo and Appnomic Systems have all won complimentary flights to Manchester in April 2018 and three nights’ deluxe accommodation. The competition was run by MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, as part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 contest, which recognises India’s emerging and most dynamic tech businesses.
Manchester has established itself as a top business destination for Indian companies and is now home to HCL Technologies, Hero Cycles, Aegis and the 2016 winner of the Deloitte Fast 50 contest, 42Gears.
Representatives from MIDAS travelled to India last month, visiting key IT hubs in the National Capital Region, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. The aim of the trip was to attract India’s top firms to the North of England and build new and existing relationships within the market. As a critical market for Indian investors, Manchester also showcased its strengths in digital excellence.
Dan Storer, Director, Business Development, MIDAS, said: “The Deloitte Fast 50 is an effective way for Manchester to promote its world-class digital and technology offer and attract some of India’s most exciting high growth companies. With the support of our partners, this year’s Manchester establishment package promised to be bigger and better and we would like to congratulate all winners and look forward to seeing them in Manchester.
“Manchester’s digital and technology cluster is already one Europe’s most significant centres and provides the ideal environment for Indian high-growth companies to thrive.
“Like 42Gears and now BIZOM, e-Zest, Zifo, BRIDGEi2i and Appnomic Systems, we welcome Indian tech companies with a desire to enhance Manchester’s digital ecosystem and by expanding into the UK, take advantage of national and international market opportunities.”