GRAVESHAM Council is pushing local businesses to explore opportunites in India. 

Pointing to the country's growing economy and expanding consumer base,  the council is running a Doing Business In India workshop on October 8 from 10am-1pm at the Civic Centre.

The event is open to businesses of every size and from any sector and will explain how to access Indian markets as well as providing an insight into Gravesham's economic links with its twinned city of Jalandhar in the state of Punjab.

Indian test cricket star Harbhajan Singh is from the city and he agreed to promote Gravesham when accepting an honorary role as ambassador for the area last month

Delegates will hear insights from UK businesses already trading in India and have the opportunity to ask questions to a specialist panel of business experts over lunch.

Key business sectors in India include advance engineering, construction, retail lifestyle and logistics, digital innovation, life sciences, healthcare and skills and education.

Council Leader Councillor John Burden said: "This event will support our bid to put Gravesham on the international business map and help us encourage a new style of town twinning by developing business links with Jalandhar."

The cost per delegate is £15 which also covers a light lunch and refreshments.

For further event details and how to book your place contact principal economic development officer Chris Inwood on 01474 33 72 58 or via