May 2015 Newsletter - I for India

It is our pleasure once again to keep in touch with you through our newsletters.

Consciously or by pure coincidence or even both, our naming tradition for the events and dates of our events have been forming a pattern. Along the lines of A for Alicante (April 3rd), B for Boat Cruise (May 3rd) follows the third event - C for Career ConneXions on June 3rd 2015.

After the fun of group holidays in Alicante and the dance & masti of thames cruise, it is time to focus the energies on one of our other core passions – not just to the I- for- India team, but for all our patrons – Career and Lifestyle.

The C for Career ConneXions event is shaping up well and through this newsletter we would like to give you a flavor of what we plan to do that day. The interest for the event has been very high and we thank you for the overwhelming support once again. Those who have not signed up yet are requested to sign up soon to avoid disappointment.

The themes of the event are:

  • Career Opportunities
  • Accounting & Taxation Advice
  • Mortgage, Pension & Insurance
  • Investments in India
  • Investments in UK

Career Opportunities:

We have invited leading recruitment agencies from the City and they will be at the event to collect your CV’s, details and share their contacts with you detail where the skills shortages are and how they can help each other be it getting a job. This applies to you regardless of whether you are a fresher, moving from permanent to contracting roles or taking up new roles in the permanent market. There are also many hiring managers from both within our patrons and other communities who are happy to help and support the aspiring where ever they can.

Accounting & Taxation Advice:

We would like to introduce you to our new and recommended suppliers of accountancy and taxation services here in London and the UK.

Aidhan Accountancy specialises in helping contractors and freelancers with all their accounting and compliance needs and is based in the City of London and Canary Wharf.

Having worked closely with Aidhan Accountancy we can highly recommend them to all our members. Aidhan Accountancy have offered exclusive offers and benefits to I for India patrons such as:

  • A 60 day fee refund guarantee.
  • A service that has no contractual tie-in periods, no notice periods or exit fees.
  • Unlimited telephone and e-mail access to a designated accountant.
  • Physical office locations in London, including the City of London and Canary Wharf
  • 1 Month's Fees Free (worth up to £130).This offer is backed up by their 60 day fee refund guarantee
  • A Free Initial Consultation (worth £ 000's in tax savings advice)
  • A Free IR35 Contract Review (worth up to £100).The review will be conducted by qualified IR35 legal specialists

More details about Aidhan Accountancy and their exclusive offers to I for India patrons can be found at

To visit Aidhan Accountancy and talk in more details face to face, please sign up to the event on June 3.

Mortgage, Pension & Insurance:

I for India have tied up with Contractor Financials to advice on mortgage and other lifestyle essentials. Contractor Financials are Independent Financial Advisers and specialise in offering tailored financial solutions to the UK’s Contractor and Freelancer community. Since MD Tony Harris set up the firm in 1999, they have helped over 22,000 clients to achieve their financial goals with jargon free, impartial mortgage, pension and protection advice.

The firm has used their reputation in the industry to negotiate a wide range of specialist products that are uniquely tailored to the needs of Contractors. For example, they negotiated the first contract based mortgage underwriting over a decade ago and have since expanded this underwriting with many of the well-known banks and building societies on the high street to enable Contractors to borrow based on a multiple of their annualised contract rate rather than company accounts or umbrella payslips. This means you can borrow more but benefit from the same high street rates that your ‘permie’ colleagues can enjoy if they approach the lender direct. These Lenders include leading institutions like Halifax, Clydesdale Bank, Kensington, Furness Building Society, Leeds Building Society and many more. Contractor Financials won’t charge I for India members a fee for their mortgage or protection service so you benefit from all of their help and advice for free.

To find out more about the services that Contractor Financials can offer you and your family, visit them at our upcoming event on June 3. For more details about them please visit

Investments in India:

India has been in a strong economic position and has witnessed accelerated growth, manifesting itself in an unprecedented manner in the real estate industry. From survival to revival, the Indian property market has exhibited unique resilience and upsurge resulting in great opportunities to be taken advantage of by NRI’s.

Unesta Homes a joint venture launched in 2014 between India’s No. 1 real estate advisory company ‘India Homes’ and ‘Unesta’, is a specialist property consultancy in London.

Unesta offers a complete range of services to NRIs and PIOs for buying real estate in India and other investment destinations. Unesta will be present at the event on June 3. For more information on how Unesta can help you please sign up to the event and make use of the free presentation and recommendation. For more information please visit

What's next – Watch the space for “D for Desi Dhoom Dhamakha” on Aug 29th 2015 !

The expectations on the “D for …” event have been rising so rapidly since the announcement of A, B & C events. We hope not to disappoint our patrons and have put together the following for you.

D for Desi Dhoom Dhamakha – A summer fest of shopping, food, fun & games.

The event will cater to all ages right from kids face painting, bouncy castle, kiddy rides and ladies shopping of jewellery, sarees, salwars, kurtis and other clothes, arts & crafts and so many other things and games for men and women like cricket , football, kho-kho, lemon and spoon etc and bringing the exotic food of all over India from dosa to vada pav to dhokla to jelebi to your plates and finally refreshing with yoga, bollywood dance, bhajans etc; Did we not say we will cater to all ages ? Mark your date and we will come back with more details

We would most welcome any input, suggestions or ideas from you including any events you would like to see in the future. Please email us your thoughts at

We look forward to meeting you at the Careers Event on 3rd June 2015!

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