In an exclusive with IBTimes UK, the online business and commerce publication, Lord Karan Bilimoria discusses his early life and arrival to the UK. He also talks about the challenges associated with setting up Cobra, and his hopes for future UK-India trade and business relations.
In a wide-ranging interview, Lord Bilimoria spoke to Michael Skapinker, a journalist at the Financial Times, about his experiences as an immigrant in the UK, the evolution of Cobra Beer, the government’s immigration policies regarding international students, and the role of the House of Lords.
On October 6th Lord Bilimoria successfully launched PictoSo, a photo sharing app designed to operate in small groups, at the Cambridge Freshers’ Fair. The launch saw huge interest in the picture sharing app, with students eager to learn more about how the Founder of Cobra Beer’s tech venture would change they way they shared photos with friends.
PictoSo provides a platform for groups of people to share photos among themselves in a more private setting than Instagram or Facebook. Moving away from the traditional broadcasting nature of social media, PictoSo aims to help people share the moments that matter with the people that matter. The app works well at any occasion, from small gatherings among family and friends to huge parties and boasts a number of innovative features – pictures can be customised before sharing with filters, effects, stickers and more, and 10-second videos can also be shared in groups of your choosing by creating albums and inviting your friends from your phone contacts.
Lord Bilimoria spoke to Tom Knowles of The Times to discuss the launch:
Lord Bilimoria recently gave an interview with Customer Focus magazine, the quarterly publication from the Institute of Customer Service, where he stressed the importance of good customer service in any industry and explained how the partnerships he formed at the outset of the business were crucial to the continued success of Cobra. Read More →
Lord Bilimoria participated in a major debate on Scottish independence, which was moved by the former Scottish Secretary, Lord Lang of Monkton. In his speech – Lord Bilimoria noted the tremendous benefits and potential that comes from the historic Union between England and Scotland, as well as the fiscal risks associated with the proposals for an independent Scotland to become part of the Stirling Zone;
Following on from David Cameron’s trade delegation to India in February 2013, Amarjit Singh, head of the India Business Group at Dutton Gregory Solicitors, interviewed Lord Bilimoria, about the follow up work taking place in the UK and in India. In the two videos below, Lord Bilimoria speaks about the best way to promote Anglo-Indian trade and business links – as well as advising UK small and medium-sized enterprises about the benefits deciding the enter the Indian market.
Lord Bilimoria was the interviewee on “Walk the Talk” on NDTV, one of the leading commercial broadcasters in India. During the discussion, he spoke extensively about his career as a businessman, entrepreneur and politician, as well as about his life at home and abroad.