UK Prime Minister Theresa May took examples of the best of British business to India on 6 to 8 November in her first bilateral visit outside Europe since taking office. The Prime Minister spoke at the opening of the India-UK Tech Summit about free trade and the relationship between India and the UK.
This was the Prime Minister’s first trade mission, with a business delegation drawn from regions across the UK accompanying her to India. The Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, and the Trade Minister Greg Hands also joined the visit. She brought with her 30 business leaders from small and medium UK Technology companies, including Will Gibson, CEO of Telensa, giving them the opportunity to meet potential partners in India.
The Prime Minister meets Telensa CEO Will Gibson during her official visit to India.
Another, Telensa, is the foremost maker of smart street lighting. There is a huge opportunity for them to play a role in India’s drive for urban renewal.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May
The Indian government is currently rolling out one of the world's most ambitious LED streetlight replacement programmes, run jointly by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the Ministry of Power, India SSL and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). Their web site indicates that already over one million lights have been replaced.
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