Activities Round Up

Date : 19 Jun to 19 Jun 2014
Place : New Delhi
Organised by : FISME

Delegation from Nottingham City, U.K. visits FISME


A delegation from Nottingham City Council visited FISME secretariat on 19th June 2014. The delegation led by Mr. David Bishop, Corporate Director-Development, Nottingham City Council and Mr. Chris Henning, Director for Economic Development, Nottingham City Council, were keen to develop a Trading Platform between Nottingham and India which will help Nottingham eventually help any business from India not just in Nottingham but also to expand throughout UK and Europe with the help of City’s other initiatives.

Nottingham, one of the eight “core cities” of Britain outside London  with a  large number of big corporates in transport, aerospace and clean technology,  wants to ambitiously engage  with India. Significantly, the city which has access to 90 per cent of British population within two hours of journey would like Indian SMEs to become part of the supply chain of the global companies located in and around Nottingham.


Director (Economic Development) Mr. Chris Henning said “The idea would be to connect manufacturing companies here into those which have large supply chain needs and are looking for solutions for all over the globe. We would help if Indian manufacturers are looking to expand, looking to get close to that supply chain, maybe, in transport, aerospace and clean technology. We have two very strong international universities which are at the forefront in terms of engaging with businesses and with the SMEs to make sure that the intellectual property within the university is connected with the business and the aspirations of those businesses.