Trading with India is a key priority for the Sheffield City Region. In 2016 Sheffield City Region businesses exported £66m worth of goods to India, and it was one of the top five source markets for investment into the SCR between 2006 and 2016.
We are looking to develop stronger partnerships with high growth markets such as India, particularly in the context of Brexit. When we leave the EU, our relationships with countries such as India, as well as China and the USA, will be increasingly important.
As the world’s largest democracy, with ambitions to leapfrog to advanced manufacturing technologies and processes, India is an ideal partner for the Sheffield City Region. The historical and cultural links between the two countries is a great foundation for collaborative research and development work.