Alex was in Lucknow, India to secure investment openings for British businesses. As the keynote speaker at the Global Investment Summit, Alex had the unique opportunity to highlight Cheltenham’s cyber and defence industries on the world stage.
Alex led a delegation of over 30 British businesses, including firms that are already partnering with Indian counterparts such as BAE Systems, Thales UK, MBDA UK and Rolls-Royce. Alex was delighted that at the summit they signed deals worth over £160m.
Cyber security and defence are growing fast in India. And with thousands of people in Gloucestershire employed by companies like BAe, GE Aviation, Ultra Electronics, Safran, Raytheon and CDS Defence & Security, we are well placed in our county to reap the benefits.
During the visit, Alex also had an emotional reunion with old friends from the Bakshi-ka-talab school he taught English at after leaving university.
You can read media coverage of the trip by clicking HERE.