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India's Top 5 Tech SMEs Win Manchester Establishment Packages

6th December 2017

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Indian digital tech SMEs BIZOM, e-Zest, ZIFO, BRIDGEi2i and Appnomic Systems will be travelling to the UK next year after being announced as winners of Manchester establishment support packages to help Indian tech companies set up a European operation. This was part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 contest which recognises India’s emerging and most dynamic tech businesses.

MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, offered five of Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 50 winners the opportunity to win a support package worth over ₹1m. The prize includes complimentary flights to Manchester in April 2018 and three night’s deluxe accommodation.

Manchester has a strong digital infrastructure and has the UK’s second highest proportion of tech companies wanting to establish themselves in one of the city region’s flourishing hubs including MediaCityUK. At the heart of the UK’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’, Manchester is driving innovation across the region and is an ideal business and trade destination for Indian companies to get a foothold in the UK marketplace.

Europe’s top city for business competitiveness, Manchester visited some of India’s key IT hubs in the National Capital Region, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore to attract India’s top firms to the North of England and build new and existing relationships within the market. As a critical market for Indian investors, Manchester also showcased its strengths in digital excellence.

Home to HCL Technologies, Hero Cycles, Aegis and the 2016 winner of the Deloitte Fast 50 contest, 42Gears, Manchester has established itself as a choice business destination for Indian companies.

Rajiv Sundar, Partner, Deloitte India, said: “The Technology Fast 50 program recognizes the fastest growing technology businesses in India based on their percentage revenue growth over the past three financial years. It is a recognition of both their growth and ambition.

“It is a pleasure that MIDAS has decided to continue its association with our program Tech Fast50 for the second consecutive year and hosted interaction events for Deloitte’s Technology Fast50 2017 winners.”

India is central to Manchester’s highly successful Internationalisation Strategy, intended to strengthen relations and create further bilateral trade opportunities. A key element of the Strategy is the ‘Make in IndiaInnovate with Manchester’ initiative, aimed at matching Manchester’s world-class science and innovation capability with Indian industry and academia.

Dan Storer, Director, Business Development, MIDAS, said: “The Deloitte Fast 50 is an effective way for Manchester to promote its world-class digital and technology offer and attract some of India’s most exciting high growth companies. With the support of our partners, this year’s Manchester establishment package promised to be bigger and better and we would like to congratulate all winners and look forward to seeing them in Manchester.

“Manchester’s digital and technology cluster is already one Europe’s most significant centres and provides the ideal environment for Indian high-growth companies to thrive.

“Like 42Gears and now BIZOM, e-Zest, Zifo, BRIDGEi2i and Appnomic Systems, we welcome Indian tech companies with a desire to enhance Manchester’s digital ecosystem and by expanding into the UK, take advantage of national and international market opportunities.”

The Manchester city region is a great place to live, study, visit and work and is always seeking ways to do business with creative, digital and tech sector investors from the international community.

42Gears specialise in mobile software for professional use. Over 7,000 companies in over 105 countries around the world use 42Gears’ Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution for deployment of mobile applications on devices such as tablets, smartphones, rugged devices, laptops and smartwears.

Kaushik Sindhu, Associate Vice President, Head of 42Gears EU/UK, said: “Winning the 2016 Deloitte Fast 50 contest presented a great international opportunity for our company and Manchester is an exciting city to do business. Within the first few months of being established in Manchester, 42Gears has been introduced to key businesses, academic and have attended a series or networking events organised by MIDAS.”

Appnomic   Bridge   Bizom   e-zest   Zifo

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About the Deloitte Fast 50 Winners

e-Zest Solutions Ltd:  Pune based e-e-Zest is a global IT services company specialized in digital transformation for enterprises and product development for ISVs. It has deep expertise and profound experience in the modern technologies such as cloud computing, enterprise mobility, big data and enterprise collaboration. e-Zest is a SEI-CMMI Level-3, ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2008 certified company. e-Zest has served hundreds industry leader clients in four continents for more than a decade with 500+ software professionals on board. e-Zest is a technology partner with Microsoft and Amazon. www.e-zest.com

Appnomic Systems Pvt Ltd: Headquartered in Bangalore, India, AppsOne® is an IT Operations Analytics software, which adopts a proactive monitoring approach to capture and analyze performance metrics across the technology stack. OpsOne® is an IT Process Automation software, which enables a practical, sustainable and cost effective automation of complex, mundane IT processes. Our application performance consulting arm is a robust, full-fledged solution set; providing customized solutions and expert recommendations to remediate complex performance roadblocks. www.appnomic.com

BIZOM (Mobisy Technologies Pvt. Ltd): Pioneers in enterprise mobility and digital transformation, BIZOM is a leading Mobile First SaaS Solution which helps companies increase their sales and streamline supply chain. BIZOM was started with a simple mission - to put the power of technology and data in the hands of ordinary field sales and supply chain workers, and make instant MBA’s out of them.

90,000+ instant MBA’s later, we can proudly say that we have played a big part in digitally transforming several enterprises, making them more efficient and profitable. www.bizom.in

BRIDGEi2i Analytics Solutions: BRIDGEi2i provides Business Analytics Solutions to enterprises globally, enabling them to achieve accelerated business impact harnessing the power of data. These analytics services and technology solutions enable business managers to consume more meaningful information from big data, generate actionable insights from complex business problems and make data driven decisions across pan-enterprise processes to create sustainable business impact. www.bridgei2i.com

Zifo Technologies pvt Ltd: We at Zifo are passionate about enabling and accelerating Pharma Research and Development to deliver novel medicines through the application of all aspects of Information Technology. We deliver great value through our deep understanding of scientific, technical and regulatory aspects in the areas of Enterprise Laboratory management and Clinical Research. www.zifornd.com

About the Manchester Establishment Package Competition

The competition was open to all Deloitte Fast 50 winners. Five winners will receive complimentary flights to Manchester in April 2018 and three night’s deluxe accommodation. During their time in Manchester, the winners will experience a tailored business programme comprising a tour of the city’s tech ecosystem, networking opportunities with UK businesses and thought leaders, as well as practical sessions exploring how to establish a business in the city.

The five have won a gold or silver Manchester establishment package:

Gold package – (three prizes) up to 6 months free serviced office or co-working space in a key location across the city. The prize also includes IP, talent and recruitment support; 6 months free access to the chamber of commerce and half-price travel for one month.

Silver package – (two prizes) up to 3 months free serviced office or co-working space in a key location across the city. The prize also includes IP, talent and recruitment support; discounted membership to the chamber of commerce and half-price travel for one month.

About Deloitte Technology Fast 50

The Technology Fast 50 India program, which was launched in 2005, and in its thirteenth year now, is conducted by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP (DTTILLP), and is part of a truly integrated Asia Pacific program recognizing India’s fastest growing and most dynamic technology businesses (public and private companies). The program recognizes the fastest growing technology businesses in India based on their percentage revenue growth over the past three financial years.

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