Belfast IT giant joins Prime Minister on India trade trip
07 November 2016

One of the UK’s leading software companies has joined UK Prime Minister Theresa May on her first major trade visit to India.

Belfast-based Kainos has been selected to join the Prime Minister on her three-day trade mission.

The company develops cutting-edge digital technology for public and private organisations all over the world.

Employing around 1,000 people, it’s now one of only two Northern Ireland businesses to be listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Kainos is part of a delegation led by Theresa May to show off the best of the UK’s small and medium sized companies to Indian investors.

Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“I’m pleased that Kainos will be joining me on this important trade mission to India.

“Kainos is an excellent example of the kind of company which is not only boosting Northern Ireland’s economy but the whole of the UK’s – making this a country which works for everyone.

“Their innovative technology and entrepreneurial spirit is an asset to Northern Ireland, which remains one of the most popular destinations in the UK for foreign direct investment outside of London.”

Brian Gannon, Kainos Corporate Development director said:

“As a leading participant in the UK’s fast-growing digital economy, Kainos is delighted to help showcase our advanced hi-tech skills and know-how around the globe.”

Kainos joins 38 other small and medium sized firms in seeking new business on the trip to one of the world’s biggest economies.

The visit will include South Asia’s largest tech fair. The UK-India TECH Summit will be hosted in New Delhi by the Prime Minister and her Indian counterpart.

It is designed to help boost hi-tech trade between India and the UK.

The Prime Minister will use the Indian visit to deliver on the ambitious vision for Britain after Brexit she set out in a speech last month, forging a new global role for the UK as a country with the self-confidence and the freedom to look beyond the continent of Europe.

And she will use the visit to deliver on her pledge to create an economy that truly works for all, by introducing new and emerging enterprises as well as more established players, to the key Indian market.