Why London for Indian companies?
London is Europe’s most popular city for expanding Indian companies. Indian businesses are thriving here, benefiting from the city’s multiculturalism, light-touch regulation and global transport links. There are major opportunities in tech, business services, creative, life sciences and retail.
1. Global reach
Use London as a springboard to expansion across EMEA. Indian companies settle here to access key decision-makers in Europe’s HQ and venture capital clusters, and to prove their business’ viability before expanding worldwide.
2. Solid track record
Benefit from our experience. One in ten of all the companies we help set up in London are Indian. Successes include Zomato, Infosys, Emvigo and Axis Bank.
Top investment city: London is among the globe’s leading destinations for expanding Indian companies
Established population: London is home to more than 540,000 Indians.
3. Huge tech opportunities
With a London office, you can tap into Europe’s largest tech market and deepest talent pool, comprising more than half a million experienced staff. Numbering 24,000, there are twice as many IT companies in London than in any other European city.
4. Vast retail market
Expand to London to access a huge consumer base. There are 8.2m people in London, 17m in South East England and 500m consumers in Europe, the world's single largest market.
Come to London! I’ve lived in the US, India and Europe but there’s no other city in the world that brings together these professionals, the best academic institutions, world-class entertainment and art. It’s also so well placed for global trade, given the shift of the global economy from the Americas to Asia.
Srikanth Iyengar, Head of Financial Services, Europe, Infosys Technologies
How we can help
London & Partners is the Mayor of London’s official business development company. Our expert team offers free advice to potential and existing overseas investors, from start-ups to established companies. We also have an office in Mumbai.
We can help you:
- access clients and customers, talented staff, service providers and partners
- network with other successful Indian companies
- find the right location for your London business