SE firm taps into local community with new India group

South East firm Dutton Gregory has launched an India practice, hoping to gain leverage from the region’s sizeable Asian community.

The venture follows the July 2009 launch of the Southampton India ­Business Network, which promotes business within the region’s Indian community as well as between Southampton and India.

India practice group head Amarjit Singh said the focus was on small and medium-sized local Indian businesses and businesses in India.

Singh and deputy ­managing partner Andrew Tilley visited the country in March with the UK India Business Council, resulting in informal alliances with firms that also provide advice to small businesses.

“We’re able to provide English businesses going to India with trusted contacts and can help Indian ­businesses gain entry to the UK,” Singh declared.