Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Hotelier Lord Rana heads Ulster shortlist for UK-India awards

Five Northern Ireland companies and Ulster hotelier Lord Diljit Rana have been shortlisted in this year's UK-India Awards.

The accolades, which will be presented in Mumbai on Thursday, acknowledge and celebrate the successful business partnerships being developed between India and the UK.

The Ulster companies up for awards are: Andor Technology, Belfast; CDE Ireland, Cookstown; FG Wilson, Larne; ICS Computing, Belfast; Savile Row, Castledawson, and Singularity, Londonderry.

Andras House chairman Lord Rana, who has led a series of missions to India for Invest Northern Ireland, is listed in two categories: business person of the year and entrepreneur of the year.

In addition four Indian companies with operations in Northern Ireland are vying for accolades.

They are: Firstsource, which has operations in Belfast and Londonderry; HCL, which has contact centres in Belfast and Armagh; Pix Transmission, the company that acquired Flexequip of Lisburn earlier this year, and Tech Mahindra, which has a software business in Belfast. They are listed alongside some of India's biggest companies, including the Tata Group, Wipro, Infosys and Reliance.

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner and ceremony at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai on Thursday.