Indian tech firm chooses Nottingham for UK base

Harishanker V

An Indian technology business has set up its first UK base in Nottingham.

Eficaz Technology Solutions is a digital development company headquartered in Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala state, providing mobile and web application development, design and strategic consultancy, for industries including education and training, and manufacturing and logistics.

It has chosen Nottingham as its base for the UK, taking space at Accelerate Places, the co-working hub on Wollaton Street owned by Blenheim Chalcot.

The deal for the business to come to Nottingham was brokered by Invest in Nottingham.

Eficaz has been in business for five years and was set up by director, Harishanker V.

He explained: “We came to the UK because we secured a client, Green Cross Training in Milton Keynes, with whom we have been working for a year now and have developed a complete training and integrated learning management solution.

“So, it was important for us to be in the UK to support that client but also because we believe that that the UK market has considerable potential and we want to explore it further.”

Having secured its first UK client, Eficaz looked at locating in Manchester, Liverpool or Nottingham. It chose Nottingham after a series of conversations with Invest in Nottingham.

“We did talk to other cities, but the best response and the best support came from Invest in Nottingham,” Harishanker said. “They found us a great location with Accelerate Places, we have been given membership of East Midlands Chamber of Commerce – they’ve just given us a lot of support.

“For a business like ours, the Accelerate hub is a wonderful place. There is so much going on here, with great people working on really interesting things and it’s very stimulating for us.

“Definitely other Indian businesses could come here, but also vice-versa – India is a big country with a huge user-base for technology. We will be looking for tie-ups with UK businesses because we can definitely help them implement their plans in India.”

Mark Sanders, chief executive of Accelerate Places, said: “India has a thriving technology sector of global standing and we’re thrilled to welcome one of its rising stars. It’s been great, too, to work alongside Invest in Nottingham, which has been mounting a real push to bring more technology businesses into the city.

“The talent is here in Nottingham, our own track record demonstrates that you can succeed here, and the best place to do it is a co-working environment where you can share experiences and ideas with like-minded people. That’s what Accelerate Places Nottingham is about.”

An Invest in Nottingham spokesperson said: “We’ve been delighted to support Eficaz Technology Solutions setting up their business in Nottingham, working alongside Harishanker and his team.

“The Accelerate Places team have provided the perfect location for this high-tech business to start their UK operations. We wish them every success with their business in the UK and are pleased they chose Nottingham to locate in.”