From Left to Right: Mr. Kapil Dua, Co-Founder, CFO and Executive Director, Financial Consulting, Sannam S4; Mr. Sharad Chandak, Regional Head, UK, State Bank of India; Mr. Ed Dixon, UK Managing Director, Sannam S4; Mr. Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
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Sannam S4 emerged as the winner of the Consultancy Firm of the Year at the impressive
U.K.-India Week Awards gala held in London.
A key highlight of UK-India Week (24-28 June 2019), the Awards are held annually to celebrate the innovative and path-breaking individuals and organisations that are making a significant contribution to the strong partnership between the UK and India.
Sannam S4 was selected as the leading Consultancy Firm operating between the U.K. and India by a panel of eminent leaders from business, government and the not-for-profit sector recognising the positive impact Sannam S4 has had on many UK companies and universities operating in India.
The Awards Ceremony was the climax of UK-India Week, a week to celebrate the strong partnership between the UK and India with high profile participants including India’s Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, renowned BBC India commentator Sir Mark Tully, India’s High Commissioner in London, Ruchi Ghanashyam, HM Trade Commissioner, British Deputy High Commissioner for Western India and Director General of the Department for International Trade, India and South Asia, Crispin Simon, former Chairman of Cobra Beer, University of Birmingham Chancellor, former Chair of UKIBC and recently appointed Vice President Lord Bilimoria, Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agarwal, Chairman of KKR Global Institute and former CIA Director General Petreaus and, from India’s Bharatiya Janata Party, InCharge Foreign Affairs Department, Dr Vijay Chauthauwale and National Secretary Ram Madhav.
Manoj Ladwa, Founder of UK-India Week and India Inc., said: “The UK-India Awards honours the remarkable people building on this (UK-India) winning partnership with their ingenuity, optimism and good will. I am exceptionally humbled by the commitment of our winners who make the UK-India relationship a transformative and global partnership.”
“I am so thrilled that Sannam S4’s contribution to the U.K.-India relationship has been recognised for a second year in a row” said Adrian Mutton, Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer, Sannam S4. “Every day my colleagues in the U.K. and India are making a significant contribution to the bilateral relationship in the fields of education, social welfare and trade and investment. It is therefore hugely satisfying for them to receive this award, particularly given the fierce competition from PWC, Deloitte, Grant Thornton and Kingston Smith who were also shortlisted” adds Mutton.
Upon receiving the award with Sannam S4 co-founder Kapil Dua, Ed Dixon, Sannam S4 UK Managing Director added “we are extremely honored that Sannam S4 has been recognised for its role in supporting organisations explore, enter and expand in India. Very special thanks to our amazing clients, partners and team; their support has been (and will continue to be) pivotal. We continue to invest to ensure that Sannam S4 develops its role as both catalyst and support partner to UK organisations working in India. We see this as a key part of the UK rewriting its relationship with India at this important time.”
Note to reader: given the importance of our clients in winning an award like this, please refer to the following page for quotations from our clients.
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Quotations from case studies submitted in support of Sannam S4’s nomination:
“The Sannam S4 team demonstrates strong technical knowledge, are highly responsive and can always be relied upon to work pragmatically in what is one of the more complex markets globally.”
Andy Casey, Global Head of Corporate Secretarial Services, Eversheds Sutherland International LLP
“Sannam S4’s support provides the University with an opportunity to develop mutually beneficial strategic relationships in India and, ultimately, help to achieve our goals in the region more quickly, safe in the knowledge that the University has a partner who is watching over their interests.”
Professor Cillian Ryan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Nottingham Trent University
“Sannam S4 listened carefully to Ten Group’s diverse needs and provided a solution which addressed all aspects of getting us up and running. The various in-house teams at Sannam S4 teams are technically strong and worked closely together to make sure that no balls were dropped, working closely with our team on the ground and back at base. We are well used to implementing at speed and to very high standards and were delighted to find a similar partner in Sannam S4. It’s safe to say that we could not have done this without Sannam S4.”
Andrew Long, Chief Executive Officer, Ten Group Asia Pacific, February 2019
“Santander and its clients have been working with Sannam S4 for the last 3 years and we have had the opportunity to engage them in many and varied ways. The blend of services offered by Sannam S4 provides clients with a reliable partner who can support them throughout their journey with India. Our direct experience and the feedback from clients is that the Sannam S4 team combine technical strength with pragmatic advice.”
Gautam Sehgal, India Alliances Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial Bank