Grant Thornton in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) released the inaugural edition of the Britain meets India Report 2021 which tracks the growing universe of companies from the UK who continue to invest, grow and expand in India.  

Key Takeaways

  • 572 UK companies in India were identifiedfor the report, with a combined turnover of around INR 3,390 billion in 2019-20 
  • 91 companies, with an average growth rate of 26%, feature in the 2021 list of fastest growing UK companies 
    in India 
  • USD 26.7 billion: India’s trade in goods and services with the UK in 2020
  • INR 173 billion:Total tax paid by the UK companies in 2019-20 
  • 416,121 peopledirectly employed by the UK companies 


Soumya Palchoudhuri
Grant Thornton Bharat


HE Alexander Ellis CMG
British High Commissioner
to the Republic of India
HE Gaitri Issar Kumar IFS
High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom
Sandeep Chakravorty
Joint Secretary (Europe West), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
Lord Karan Bilimoria
Founder and Chairman, Cobra Beer and President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Sanjiv Bajaj
Vice President, CII and Chairman & Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv Ltd
Pallavi Joshi Bakhru
Partner and India-UK Corridor Leader
Grant Thornton Bharat
Vishesh C. Chandiok
Grant Thornton Bharat
Anuj J. Chande
Head of South Asia Group,  
Grant Thornton UK LLP

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