Founder of HCL and chairman of HCL Technologies, Shiv Nadar, was presented the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Business Person of the Year Award on Thursday.
Nadar was presented the award in acknowledgement of the company’s pioneering investment in the UK under his leadership and for his focus and direction in establishing HCL as a leader in the information and communication technologies industry in India.
The UKTI India Business Awards celebrate India-UK business partnerships in terms of inward investment, collaborations, entrepreneurship and innovation.
“UK holds a special place for us at HCL. Our work there has grown not just in volume but in the value we are able to deliver to our partners in the UK; and from the UK to the rest of the world,” Nadar said.
“These awards are about celebrating success. They recognise the achievements made by businesses of all sizes. I congratulate the talented entrepreneurs who are bringing India and the UK closer together,” said UK Minister for Trade Investment and Business, Lord Davies of Abersoch, presenting the awards.
“The UK is the only country that has instituted business awards to recognise corporate partnerships with India, reflecting the very high importance to us of our relationship with India,” said British High Commissioner in India, Sir Richard Stagg, who was also present at the ceremony.