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With a view to build organizational efficiencies for member SMEs, Bombay Chamber has undertaken a unique project from April 2014. It is supported by UKIERI (UK-India Education and Research Initiative). The project has UK Partner, namely Belfast Metropolitan College (Belfast Met). The initiative is supported by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Queens University, Belfast.
The main objectives are :
Suggest and demonstrate business processes for strengthening SME members 
  • Exchange of ideas and best practices with UK organizations

  • Stimulate interaction between SMEs and Colleges of Further Education from UK and India

  • Facilitate business opportunities for both SMEs and Colleges of Further Education from UK and India.

Four sectors have been shortlisted for the project. They are: logistics, agribusiness, healthcare and textiles. The Chamber expects to involve at least 100 SMEs and 25 large companies in this project. The Chamber is approaching many regulatory and development organizations for their support.
SME Members of Bombay Chamber will be trained to implement appropriate processes to enhance their bottom line and ensure sustainability in their business. It would also enhance quality standards amongst the supply chain vendors.
The project will help improve large members’ interaction with their supply chain vendors and get better services from SMEs. Improvement of processes in supply chain will help the large vendors to manage their business in a socially responsible manner.
The salient features of the project are as follows:




Business Processes for SMEs
a) Focussed Group Discussions
b) Adaption of Business Excellence Models from Developed and Developing Markets
c) Training
d) Process Audits
a) Specialised Process Manual for
b) Sustainable Business
c) Industry Awareness
d) Improved Credibility in Supply Chain
Supply Chain Development and Marketing for SMEs
a) FGDs
b) Mentoring
c) Workshops
a) Improvement in turnover
b) Better market access
c) Better resource management
Higher stakeholder engagement


The project will have following positive externalities :

1. SME Delegations
2. Certification from Indian and UK agencies
3. A pool of Master Trainers for SME training in India
4. Internship and Employment Opportunities for UK students
5. Industry assignments for UK Colleges of Further Education
6. Workshops for Vocational and Management Institutes
7. Students Exchange

The various organisations are invited to support the project with their intellectual support, nominations for Focus Group Discussions and sponsorship help. The members may please
Contact : 
Mr. Pravin Rane, Deputy Director
Tell. : 022-61200219  MB: 9594971479

Funding Partner


Supporting Organisation






Project Activities: 

Focus Group Discussions (FGD's):

  • Shipping and logistics sector

  • Agribusiness Sector

  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sector


Build up sessions:

Mentoring Session on Emotional Intelligence and Leadership 

Workshop on Customer Service to Service Excellence

Workshop on Global and Cross Cultural Communication

Workshop on interviewing skills for Recruiters, Managers  & HR Professionals 


Profiles of the Trainers:

Mr. Ryan Barretto

Mr. Pushp Joshi

Dr. Paresh Joshi


Beneficiary companies  

A.T.C. (Clearing & Shipping) Pvt. Ltd. Hexaware Technologies Ltd Sandoz Pvt Ltd
Abbot India Ltd Hindustan Cargo Ltd Sanofi aventis
Abeinsa Business Development Pvt. Ltd. IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Shapoorji Pallonji Co. Ltd.
ACG - Pharma technologies Pvt. Ltd Infiniti Digitech Pvt. Ltd. Sharon Bio-Medicine Ltd
Afcons infrastructure Ltd Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd Shreya Life Science Pvt Ltd
AMOLI ORGANICS PVT. LTD., Ipca Laboratories Ltd Siragaindia Pvt. Ltd.
Anmol Sekhri Consultants Isagro (Asia) Agrochemicals Pvt. Ltd. SKP Business Consulting LLP
Apeejay Institute of Hospitality J B Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd Skytech Systems India Pvt
APM Terminals India Pvt. Ltd Jay Instruments & Systems Pvt. Ltd Sleek International Pvt. Ltd.
Arihant Industrial Corporation Ltd Jeena Smithers Oasis ( I) Pvt. Ltd
asap Media JNPT Solvay Pharma India Ltd
AstraZeneca Kalash Seeds Pvt. Ltd / (Bejo Sheetal Seeds Pvt. Ltd.) Sothern Metals & Alloys Pvt. Ltd.
Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Kkalpana Industries ( India ) Limited. SRIBS BIOTEKNO INTERNATIONAL
Balmer-Lawrie Van Leer Ltd Knight Frank (India) Pvt. Ltd Star Agri Warehousing and Collateral Mngmt Ltd
Bharat Bijlee Ltd Koye Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd Svizera Healthcare
BioGenomics Limited L B Associates Pvt. Ltd. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd. Themis Medicare Ltd
BPCL  LANXESS India Private Limited TIKI TAR Industries (Baroda) Ltd.
Bristol-Myers Squibb India Pvt Ltd Loylty Rewardz Management Pvt. Ltd. Torrent Pharmaceutical Ltd
Centaur Pharmaceuticals (P)Ltd Lubitech Enterprises Toyo Engineering India Limited
Charak Pharma Lucid Colloids Limited Travel food Serivces Pvt. Ltd
Chiron Panacea Vaccines Lupin Ltd Tulip Lab Pvt Ltd
Cipla Ltd Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd UCB India Pvt Ltd
Colgate Global Business Services Pvt. Ltd Maharashtra Agro-Industries Development Corp Ltd Ultratech India Ltd
CRISIL Marksans Pharma Ltd Unilab Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Deepkamal Exports Pvt Ltd Mega engineering pvt ltd Universal Business and Corporate Services Centre
DP World Merck Limited USV Limited
Economic And Commercial Office of Spain Micro Labs Limited0 Vaishnavi Engineering
Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd Midas Care Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd Venus safety
Eli Lilly & Co (I) Pvt Ltd MindCraft Software Pvt. Ltd. Venus Safety & Health Pvt Ltd.
EPCOS India Private Limited MSC agency (India) pvt. ltd VIG India insurance brokers
FDC Limited NCML Vijay systems engineers pvt. Ltd
Forbes & Company Limited Nicholas Piramal India Ltd Vritti Associates
Franco-Indian Pharma P Ltd Nirmal industries Wallace Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Fresenius Kabi India (P)Ltd Novartis India Ltd Wallem Ship Management India Pvt. Ltd
Fulford ( India ) Limited Omveera Ice Cream Pvt. Ltd. Wilhelmsen Maritime Service Pvt Ltd.
Gadre Marine export pvt ltd OPPI Wintech Pharmaceuticals
Galderma India Optech Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Wockhardt Ltd
Galpha Laboratories Ltd Pfizer Limited Wyeth Ltd
GlaxoSmithKline Pharma Ltd PIL Mumbai Pvt. Ltd. Zest Aroma Spa Pvt. Ltd
Glenmark Pharma. Ltd portescap Zuvius Life Sciences
Glopharm Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. R3 Cropcare Pvt Ltd
Greaves Cotton Ltd. Ranbaxy Limited





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