Posted on April 18, 2019 by staff

Greater Manchester Mayor welcomes Indian tech SMEs to city


Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has welcomed senior leaders from four of India’s most innovative tech companies to Manchester to encourage them to set up business operations in the city.

The visit was organised by Greater Manchester’s inward investment agency MIDAS, to bring the four winners of Deloitte India’s Technology Fast 50 (DF50) competition, which recognises the country’s fastest growing and most dynamic tech firms, to the city region.

Indian technology SMEs Arcon Technologies, Serosoft Solutions and Videonetics Technology made up the delegation.

The Mayor of Greater Manchester awarded each of the winners with their remaining prizes, designed to assist them in establishing business operations in the city region. The tiered prize packages offer free or discounted services from companies including MIDAS, The Landing, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Metrolink, amongst others.

“It’s very clear to me why these companies were selected as winners – as they are all doing very exciting and important work that is a good fit for Greater Manchester,” said Mayor Burnham.

“We are the country’s fastest growing city region and we have aspirations to be the UK’s leading digital city region in all of the fields these companies operate within – education, smart cities and cyber security. We’re seeking to build on the success we’ve already seen from the Manchester India Partnership over coming years, and I will be visiting India for the first time later this year to do that.”

Tim Newns, CEO of MIDAS, added: “Greater Manchester’s digital and technology cluster is one of the most significant in Europe, making it the ideal business location for fast-growth Indian companies, and the DF50 competition provides us with a fantastic opportunity to showcase the region’s world-class tech offer in India – as well as encourage some of the country’s most innovative and exciting companies to set-up operations within the city region.”