Which Indian companies are making the biggest impact in Britain

Archana Venkatraman

Indian companies are thriving in the UK and contributing to its overall economic prosperity with a total turnover of £19bn. Here's the list of the top 12 Indian employers in the UK and the 41 fastest-growing Indian companies in the UK.

Tata Group - one of the fastest-growing Indian companies in the UK and one of its top employers. Tata Motors invested £370m for 4th-generation Range Rover
Tata Group - one of the fastest-growing Indian companies in the UK and one of its top employers. Tata Motors invested £370m for 4th-generation Range Rover
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It is no surprise that the Tata conglomerate is the top Indian employer in the UK. Other Indian businesses making waves in Britain include Essar Group, Coxs & Kings, HCL Technologies and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation.

India is the fifth largest investor in the UK with Indian businesses investing in technology, pharmaceuticals and telecoms sectors. While London was identified as the hottest base for Indian companies, areas in North and Midlands were also popular.

The findings were revealed in a report by Grant Thornton which identified the fastest-growing Indian companies. It found that that there are currently over 700 Indian-owned businesses in the UK, collectively employing more than 100,000 individuals locally.

"In light of sluggish growth potential in India, investors are increasingly eager to enter, or scale up their UK operations as the British economy re-enters a growth phase," said Grant Thornton's Anuj Chande.

The report was launched by Ranjan Mathai, High Commissioner of India to the UK.

Top Indian employers in the UK:

  1. Tata Steel Ltd - employs 32,611
  2. Tata Motors Ltd -  25,640
  3. Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd - 4,619
  4. Essar Family - 3,951
  5. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd-  3,143
  6. Firstsource Solutions Ltd - 3,090
  7. Cox & Kings Ltd - 3,081
  8. HCL Technologies Ltd - 2,971
  9. India Hospitality Corporation - 2,726
  10. Tops Security Ltd - 1,913
  11. Tata Global Beverages Ltd - 1,280
  12. Tata Chemicals Ltd - 1,254

Fastest growing Indian companies in Britain

  1. Bharat Forge Ltd
  2. TVS Srichakra Ltd
  3. Crompton Greaves Ltd
  4. Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  5. Dion Global Solutions Ltd
  6. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
  7. WPIL Ltd
  8. India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd
  9. Cox & Kings Ltd
  10. T.V. Sundram Iyengar & Sons Ltd
  11. Tata Communications Ltd
  12. Universal Ferro & Allied Chemicals Ltd
  13. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  14. Punjab National Bank
  15. Firstsource Solutions Ltd
  16. Secure Meters Ltd
  17. Saksoft Ltd
  18. Essar Family
  19. Enzen Global Solutions Private Ltd
  20. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd
  21. Associated Capsules PVT. Ltd
  22. Infosys Ltd
  23. AIA engineering Ltd
  24. Punj Lloyd Ltd
  25. Vaibhav Gems Ltd
  26. UPL Ltd
  27. Suzlon Energy Ltd
  28. Zylog Systems Ltd
  29. Niit Ltd
  30. Tata Motors Ltd
  31. Greatship (India) Ltd
  32. Marksans Pharma Ltd
  33. Mastek Ltd
  34. Shashi Kiran Shetty
  35. Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd
  36. Piramal Enterprises Ltd
  37. Dynamatic Technologies Ltd
  38. Amtek Auto Ltd
  39. Elecon Engineering Company Ltd
  40. Khorakiwala Holdings and Investments Private Ltd
  41. Atul Ltd

The ongoing general elections is likely to play a pivotal role in Indian busineses' growth. While the prospect of a more pro-business BJP government has boosted market confidence, there are concerns that it may fail to implement its progressive policies if forced into a coalition.

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