Recent Event

Mr Richard McCallum, head of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC), visited Ahmedabad on Friday 22 August. He met with the BBG members at the QX Ltd offices and gave a short presentation on the UKIBC which focused on the features and benefits of membership.

During the meeting, Mr Bhushan Saluja, Vice President of the BBG Gujarat and Mr Richard McCallum for the UKIBC signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding to take the relationship to the next level.

We leave you with some photographs of the visit and the historic moment....

Richard McCallum explaining the benefits of membership with UKIBC

BBG Gujarat Members and Mr Richard McCallum exchanging the MOU... an historic moment!!!

BBG Gujarat members held a meeting to welcome Mr. Steve Buckley and Mr. Stephen Waud of OCS group.

Meeting was held on Monday, 12th May, 2014 at QX premises, which was well attended

They personally met and interacted with all the members present.

The members briefed the guests on various topics namely:

  • Elections and its aftermath
  • Vibrant Gujarat and what happens there
  • Benefits of doing business in Gujarat etc…

The meeting culminated with a sumptuous dinner.

Established in 1900 with over 95,000 employees worldwide, OCS Group is the UK’s oldest and largest privately-owned international facilities services company. OCS India operates under 4 brands: AFM, Cannon Hygiene, CISS and Radiant. In India, they have a strong workforce of about 22,000 people and are one of the top 5 British employers in India. Their main sectors of interest are aviation (amongst other things, OCS currently clean 3 out of every 4 aircrafts used by Heathrow airport, which is approximately 5,000 a week), education, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, hospitality industry (hotels) and manufacturing (large industries). For more information about OCS Group and their services, please visit their website

OCS Group would like to interact with the local resident British business community in Ahmedabad and explore opportunities in Gujarat. This would be Steve and Stephen’s first visit to Ahmedabad and they would like to understand why Gujarat is one the fastest growing states in India and why overseas companies are seeing Gujarat as their business destination. During their visit, they would like to meet companies interested in ‘Total Facilities Management (TFM)’concept. OCS India is member of BBGs’ in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. They would like to be member of BBG Gujarat too.

Date: 28/04/2014 - 30/04/2014
Registration Open: 24/03/2014
Registration Cut Off: 28/04/2014
Event Organiser: UKTI
Location: Glasgow, Manchester, London, United Kingdom
Main Contact: Kingsley Thomas
Organisation: FDI Hub


  • Glasgow:
    • Monday 28 April 2014
    • 09.00-13.30
    • Menzies Hotel, 27 Washington Street,G3 8AZ
  • Manchester:
    • Tuesday 29 April 2014
    • 09.00-13.30
    • Macdonald Townhouse Hotel, 101 Portland St, M1 6DF
  • London:
    • Wednesday 30 April 2014
    • 08.30-12.30
    • UKTI, 1 Victoria Street, SW1H 0ET

For registration contact Kingsley Thomas at the following email address stating which session you would like to attend; Email:

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The BBG Gujarat has arranged for a session with Franklin Covey India & South Asia on ‘Leadership skills for business heads’.

Franklin Covey is the global leader in the field of development and building organisational and personal effectiveness and is one of the world’s largest training companies.

The session will be held at 7.30pm and will be followed by dinner.

Venue: The Metropole Hotel near RTO Circle, Subhash Bridge, Ahmedabad-380027

All BBG members are cordially invited.