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23 Aug

8 events, 12 opportunities, 3 board members & 4 partnership announcements from UKABC – Aug 2017

Dear Readers,

We’re wishing a happy Independence Day to our Pakistani and Indian friends.

Every Independence Day we at UKABC reflect on what it means to be ‘independent’ and the journey a country and its people go on to reach this point. What makes a country progress or hinders its progress, whether a newly independent country or the oldest on earth, is based on the following:

1. Media
2. Judiciary
3. Investigating Agency
4. Bureaucracy
5. Economy

Keeping the above in mind, we’re pleased to announce that UK Asian Business Council will launch Asia and Africa Times in January 2018. It’s an uphill task that we feel is incredibly important in order to ensure there is a free and fair platform connecting all of the regions where our partner businesses and organisations reside.

If you would like to be involved in this exciting new, please get in touch [email protected]


AIRIM – 8-9 November 2017, London

UKABC ventures in to the world of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Immersive Media.

UK Asian Business Council in association with London South Bank University is organising a conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Immersive Media on 8 and 9 November 2017. Industry leaders will be sharing their experiences and their expectations for the future in this exciting field. The UK is amongst the leading innovators in this industry and some of their great innovations will be exhibited at this conference.


At the conference UKABC will be introducing a Rapid Investment Round for start-ups in the style of BBC’s ‘Dragon’s Den’ and ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’. Please click here for details. Please contact [email protected] for sponsorship details.

UKABC Board:

It is with great pride that we announce that Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf, Dr. Ashutosh Choubey and Mr. Junaid Siddiqui have agreed to join the UK Asian Business Council Board. Click here to view our team

Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf
Vice-President (Health)
Dr Ashutosh Choubey
Director, Industry Outreach
Junaid Siddiqui
Adviser (Bio-Tech)

“It is with great excitement that I am able to make my first contribution to UKABC after being appointed Vice President (Health).” Click here to read full article

– Dr Sarfraz Ashraf


Partnership Announcements

Paras Hospital Partnership: Immediately after joining UKABC’s Board, Dr. Ashraf facilitated a partnership with Paras Hospitals of India. UKABC will be promoting Paras Hospital’s Medical Tourism Service all over the world. Please get in touch with any queries: [email protected]

Healthians India Partnership: UKABC has partnered with Healthians India to provide at-home tests for chronic diseases to limit the inconvenience and speed-up diagnosis time for those of ill health. If you have any experience in this field, we’re seeking your input through a survey on UKABC London-Healthians, a preventive healthcare company in chronic diseases. Please click here for the survey.

UKABC Partners with National Apprenticeship UK: The National Apprenticeship Service is responsible for supporting businesses to engage with apprenticeships through successful partnerships working with intermediaries. Please click here for more details

Kawasaki Fund – Charity focused on raising awareness for children with misdiagnosed heart disease that often affects adult life. Charities mission is “To save lives and promote recovery in those who acquire heart disease (KD)” Click here for more inforamtion 

Upcoming Events

22 August: Meet & Greet for Punjab Nahin Joungi, a film by Nadeem Baig. Please click here for more information. To watch a trailer click here to watch on Youtube

28th August: Cricket Match and 70th Year of Independence Celebration, Pakistan. Click here for tickets.

1st September: Meet & Greet for Jora Dus Numbri, Deep Sidhu and Bollywood Great, Dharminder. Please click here for more details. To watch a trailer please click here

3rd September: London Mela is in its 15th year and is an established highlight in the capital’s cultural calendar. London Mela is an artistically led celebration of Asian culture and creativity, inspired by South Asia and the diaspora. It is one of the only melas in the country to champion new work, and it provides a platform for emerging British artists. As well as bringing traditional and classical art forms to a wider audience. Please click here for details.

22nd SeptemberThe International Diversity Festival in London was established to recognise the outstanding social and economic contributions of Minority Ethnic businesses, professionals, individuals, social enterprises and change-makers who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, creativity and survival skills in business operation and community development. Please click here for details.

5th October: UKABC’s Workshop on Life Coaching: Anna Mangeri will present a workshop on How to be a Leader and How to develop Leadership. Vandana Dass will be present a seminar on Employment law / HR Please click here for details to know more about Anna and the workshop. Please contact [email protected] to book for space.

27th October: Asian Beauty Pageant International celebrates beauty in all shades. This year’s celebrity judge is Ms. Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994. Please click here for more details.

 UKABC Opportunities 

UKABC Exclusive discount for Hot Desking and office space for UKABC Members
Max Factor House, Watermans Park, Brentford High Road, TW8 0BB

Please get in touch with any queries: [email protected]



Please email [email protected] for details regarding any of the below.

1. Low-cost housing project for 32,500 homes in Quito
2. New Amazon market in the city of Ibarra
3. Expansion of a two-lane road to four-lane road between Toachi and Santo Domingo
4. Alkaline mineral water investment

1. Rescue helicopters and aircrafts for sale
2. Hospital equipment for sale

1. Batteries for all types of vehicles and machinery for recycling and recovery of plastic and lead material for sale

1. Infra-structure, roads and buildings investment
2. Hospitals and healthcare products for sale


1. Project Amara: Codename Megastar by Lodha

Located at Kolshet in Thane, India and set in a land parcel of over 87 acres, Amara is minutes from Pokhran Road and Eastern Express Highway with easy access to the best malls, hospitals, schools and office parks.

Homes designed by Hafeez Contractor offers an unmatched lifestyle, and they’re now offering the opportunity to buy with their highest-ever savings ensuring you truly get the ‘Best Life at the Best Price’.

Amara offers a grand 25,000 sq.ft clubhouse with multiple mini-clubs, the finest sports complex in Mumbai with football ground, multiple sports courts and swimming pools, 25 acres of open space and much more.

Ample provision for quality retail or convenience stores, laundry, medical clinic, ATM etc. Option of 1, 2 and 3 bed residences, all designed by STX Singapore.

Prices starting from Rs 69 lakhs

2. Project The Park, Worli

The Park, Worli has the most desirable set of residences set around a 7-acre private park with stunning views of Bandra –Worli Sea-link, Mahalaxmi Racecourse,and Worli Sea-face apart from the soothing views of The Park greens.

The Park is spread over 17 acres of land with beautiful landscape in the heart of Mumbai. The true meaning of luxury is epitomized at The Park with amenities including a world-class luxury spa and health club, six temperature controlled swimming pools, Serene Ganesha temple, lawn tennis and basketball courts, jogging and walking tracks and a mini golf course.

The Park offers spectacular 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments with Italian marble flooring, international fittings, multi-level security, concierge services and large, open spaces.

Prices starting from Rs 5.49 crores

I take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time out to read our newsletter.


Taha Coburn-Kutay

14 Aug

Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf’s First Contribution to UK Asian Business Council

It is with great excitement that I am able to make my first contribution to UKABC news letter after being appointed Vice President (Health). I have worked in the UK National Health Service for about two decades after completing my MBBS and then the Psychiatric training on the Oxford training scheme.

There continues to be tremendous changes in the healthcare systems around the world. Overtime I hope to contribute to the UKABC with latest trends in the health sector and the opportunities that come with it.
At UKABC we aim to provide actual selling, purchasing opportunities and facilitate transactions. We would like to help entrepreneurs figure out how to get their ideas, products or prototype to the market. We can assist with embracing local regulatory rules which may appear to be daunting at a glance. To be a healthcare entrepreneur one has to be collaborative and be open to ideas and suggestions. At UKABC, we aim to make your entrepreneurial journey that more comfortable.

UKABC is pleased to announce the following:
–Tie up with Paras Healthcare (Super speciality Hospitals based across North India) and Ramzan Hospital in Kashmir Valley.
–Run medical tourism venture in partnership with Paras group of Hospitals.
As a passing shot one must remember that happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy’. I hope that as we contemplate working with each other, it will bring a sense of purpose and contentment to our lives. Thus till next time, here is to happy and healthy living.

5 Jun

UKABC Invites you to Explore : “I See You” Our revolutionary medical device

I See You: Our revolutionary medical device

We have innovated a groundbreaking technology in the healthcare sector to support people in old-age. This innovation will completely transform the care industry, giving support to people with dementia, Alzheimer’s, asthma, diabetes, hypertension or severe disabilities.

With the care industry facing drastic cuts, our technology cannot only reduce cost, but streamline the administration of care providers and make monitoring of elderly, sick and disabled people simpler. Get in touch if you are ready to invest in revolutionising the healthcare industry.

Contact us for finding out more information about this product ! 

5 Jun

UKABC Invites you to join delegation of investors and businessmen for India / Israel Business Tour, In Conjunction with Prime Minister Modi’s First Trip To Israel, July 5-6 2017

A delegation of investors and businessmen for India / Israel Business Tour, in conjunction with Prime Minister Modi’s official trip to Israel, for high-level introductions, exclusive deals, and personal contact with Israeli leaders and government officials.

The tentative date of PM Modi’s visit is July 5, 2017.

All the information is on the dynamic web site (with video):

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to be in Israel July 5-6, 2017


  • An all-inclusive trip that includes high-level introductions, exclusive deals, exclusive access, and personal contact with Israeli leaders and government officials.
  • Package includes all meals, meetings, introductions, receptions, transportation, and accommodation (the Waldorf Astoria or similar).
  • Customized meetings to suit your business needs with government officials, start-ups and executive meetings and introductions (pharma, agriculture, fintech, water, medical, aviation, military, cyber security – whichever sector you choose).

WHEN: July 4-6, 2017 (2 nights, 3 days)

WHERE: Israel (primarily Jerusalem and Tel Aviv)

COST: $4,500 USD (all inclusive)

The only additional cost will be your flight. Once you arrive in Israel, all of your needs will be included in the price of the package, and you will be taken care of by our experienced team which includes senior advisors to the Prime Ministers of Israel, Australia, Canada as well as Start-Up Nation experts and senior level business connectors.

For those who want to get the most out of the Start-Up Nation, we offer an extended trip with significantly more business and political introductions, and even greater capacity for custom connections and industry-specific introductions and business opportunities.

WHEN: July 3-9, 2017 (6 nights, 7 days)
WHERE: Israel (primarily Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – plus a bonus sightseeing day in the luxury spa resorts and restaurants of the Dead Sea, as well as Jerusalem’ s Old City and other historic sites)
COST: $7,000 USD (all inclusive)

Sample Itinerary:


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6 May

UKABC Promotes Sponsorship Opportunities at Kampala 2017 – GREAT LAKES TRADE SUMMIT – 13-15 July 2017

UKABC Promotes Sponsorship Opportunities at Kampala 2017 – GREAT LAKES TRADE SUMMIT – 13-15 July 2017

At a time when globalisation is being contested
 by an organised anti-market movement, the Great Lakes Trade Summit will offer a platform for those dedicated to making a positive case for the alternative: a popular conservatism that works for the individual, not the corporates.

This conference is an initiative of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE), who recognise that the European Union’s protectionist trade policies have often stunted the ability of third countries to add value. This needs to change. Following the Brexit vote, the time is ripe for reform, toward a Europe that advances global 
free trade with confidence.

Click here to Download Sponsorship Opportunity Brochure for Kampala 2017

19 Sep

UKABC Invitation: Gandhi Jayanti celebrations and Gandhi Peace Walk , Sunday 2nd Oct 2016

UKABC is excited to invite you for Gandhi Jayanti celebrations on Sunday, 2nd October, 2015 at 1100 hours at Tavistock Square Gardens, London WC1H 9LD.

Gandhi Peace Walk will be proceeded immediately after the function at the Tavistock Square (at around 1130 hours), to the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament Square.

You are requested to attend the event and also disseminate this information to your friends and Indian community members.

Click below to view the invite

Gandhi Jayanti invite 2016

29 Jul

Guinness World Record Creation by Painting the biggest flag of India on 21st August 2016 at Indian Gymkhana Club, London

Your chance to join UKABC’s Guinness World Record Creation Attempt by painting “The biggest flag of India” on 21st August 2016 at Indian Gymkhana Club, London

UK Asian Business Council invites you to join for making “Guinness Book of World Records” by paint the biggest flag of India. Come and be a part of this once in a life time opportunity, where the Tri-colour flag will be painted on 21st August 2016 at Indian Gymkhana Club, London.

We invite you to participate in the flag painting and once the record is observed by Guinness Book of World Record and The Record is made – You can also get certificates for participation.

Paint and canvas will be provide by UKABC, all you have to do is turn-up and paint the flag.

UKABC has secured an approval from Guinness Book of World Records to paint the biggest flag of India. This will be painted at India Day – which is hosted at Indian Gymkhana Club on 21st August 2016 to celebrate the achievements of India and Indians in UK and Europe.

Indian community organisations in UK, in coordination with UKABC invite you with your family and friends to participate in the biggest flag painting and Independence Day celebrations on Sunday 21st August 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Indian Gymkhana Club in London.

Please register below and bring a copy of this ticket with you for entrance to the venue.

Highlights of the day

  • 11:00 AM – High Commissioner of India to the UK unfurling the Indian National flag at Gymkhana Club.
  • Rendering of the National Anthem by 25 young kids from age group 7-20 years.
  • Public participation Painting of Biggest Indian Flag painted – to be observed by Guinness Book of World Record.
  • Announcement of the schedule of Hindi classes
  • Cultural Events – Dance performances
  • Free Food and Drinks

We request your presence and invite you for registrations at this joyous occasion and participate in painting the biggest flag of India ever in the world.

Participants will get a certificate from Guinness Book of World Records after their inspection and decision.

We are seeking sponsors and we will be raising money on the day too. The funds raised will be used towards Sarva Jana Hitaya ( ) and Swach Bharat Campaign.

Please do come join us, there will be lots of attractions throughout the day including the cultural performance, food and drinks.

Final India Day - Tshirts

19 May

Successful Inaugural of House Of Common Business Breakfast Club – We Thank You

United Kingdom Asian Business Council’s inaugural Business Breakfast Club was held at The House of Commons on 19th May 2016. The event focused on issues, challenges and opportunities relating to UK businesses and entrepreneurs, with the highlight focus of ‘Make in India’.

This event highlighted cultural and commercial benefits of businesses partnering with overseas organisations both big and small and working this approach into their international business strategies and growth plans. It brought an exciting line up of speakers and delegates from governments and leading industry leaders who shared strategies and ideas to increase competitive advantage.

View / Download Agenda

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Taha Coburn-Kutay, UKABC’s Chairman, presented an overview of the organisation’s past achievements as well as the organisations current focuses and objectives, including more than twenty events which UKABC is organising in the next two quarters. Attendees were given an inside view of how UKABC has helped businesses gain access to new markets, remove obstacles and open new revenue streams in new and developing international and domestic markets. He showcased his business that has allowed UKABC to support businesses and organisations across the world and explained how this model ultimately benefits Great Britain’s export and GDP.

H.E. Dr. Virander Paul, Dy. High Commissioner of India, congratulated UKABC for the consistent and innovative steps it is taking to bridge the gap between the UK and Indian business communities. He also spoke on the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ project, which offers business opportunities for UK businesses in over 21 sectors of India.

MP Alok Sharma drew attention to the strong partnership between UK & India in such sectors as technology transfer, infrastructure and future smart cities, which are being established all across India, and how the UK will play a major role in working with Indian partners to develop these smart cities. Mr Sharma spoke emphatically of his belief that it is imperative for Britain to remain in the European Union in order to remain a string player on the world stage.

MP Ruth Cadbury congratulated UKABC on their initiatives and shared her view on Brexit and its potential impact on UK businesses, performance and profitability.

Shateeaum Sewpaul spoke about the Indian Mauritius Global Partnership Conference taking place on 24th to 27th July 2016 in Mauritius. Over 250 companies from all over the world are participating in this conference, for which UKABC is the official partner from UK & Europe. Mr Sewpaul discussed how UKABC was paving the way for Indian and UK companies to partner with African companies and organisations in order to start or increase their business.

Sudeep Sakalle, Director of Infovinity Systems Pvt. Ltd., highlighted how UKABC is developing a common trading platform that issues intelligent technology to support businesses looking to launch in the UK and international markets. With over 65% of population in India, under 35 years of age, Mr. Sudeep suggested how latest technology like cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and platform developed by Infovinity can help UK businesses to take immediate benefit from Make in India programme.

Former Mayor of Southwark Sunil Chopra thanked all attending delegates and invited them to suggest innovative ideas to help older generations stay connected with society.

At the conclusion of the event, an MoU was signed between British Young Asian Entrepreneurs and UKABC.