Essex MP and the Prime Minister’s UK-India Diaspora Champion, Priti Patel MP, has backed better trade links between Essex and India. Priti was delivering the keynote speech at a ‘Doing Business in India’ event held in Marks Tey in her constituency and organised by the Essex Chambers of Commerce and the UK India Business Council (UKIBC).
Priti, who has been working with the Prime Minister to boost UK exports to India, said: “New opportunities are opening up in India for overseas investors and exporters to take advantage of. I want to see firms from Essex at the forefront of that charge securing deals and trade with India. Events like this one will help firms learn more about entering the Indian market place and how to trade there.”
“India is a growing market with the fastest growing working age population and middle class of any other major economy. They want access to the world’s best goods and services and Essex can deliver these in abundance. The new Government elected in India is eager to increase trade and the world-beating reputation of businesses in Essex should mean that they are well-placed to trade more with India.”
“Firms from Essex, assisted by the outstanding Chambers of Commerce, are already breaking new ground by trading with new markets, such as Burma, and the shared entrepreneurial spirit that exists between Essex and India will reap economic benefits for us all.”
Denise Rossiter Chief Executive of Essex Chambers of Commerce added: “I was delighted that Priti was able to be our keynote speaker at this event highlighting opportunities for businesses of all sizes in the important markets of India. Our International Trade Team will be happy to work with any business who wishes to take advantage of Doing Business in India.”