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Spotlight on Asian Business Report 2017

13 June 2017

South Asian-owned businesses have an important impact on London’s economy through their contribution to investment into the capital, jobs and the wider society. The level of their contribution is likely to increase, as the Asian population is growing and business ties with the Indian sub-continent accelerate.

This report follows on from the “Spotlight on Asian Business Their contribution to London” study in 2007, commissioned by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Greater London Authority (GLA). The aim is to assess and quantify the Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepalese business contribution to the Greater London economy.

The report provides a comprehensive coverage of Asian-owned businesses in London using a combination of quantitative research, survey questionnaires and one-to-one interviews. The interviews highlight some of the key Asian business success stories and achievements. In doing so, we have attempted to present a wide-ranging overview of the diverse businesses that have decided to call London home, from multinationals to self-made multi-million pound family businesses, to the SMEs which form the backbone of London’s employment.