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About Us
Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company Limited (Swadeshi) is a London, United Kingdom based Company. The company's line of business includes holding or owning securities of companies other than banks. International Shipping, Trading and Green value enhancement.

In addition Swadeshi's business also includes supporting international Shipping, events, digital services and academic knowledge group.

We're here to champion the specialist. Through hundreds of brands and a range of products and services, we connect businesses and professionals with the knowledge they need to learn more, know more and do more.

We are Disciplined, Well Trained, Talented, Dedicated Team. We are Professional and Passionate about What we do, The way we do and How we do. We set standards that others like to follow.

What We Do
Swadeshi's leading brands connect people with knowledge, helping businesses and professionals in dozens of specialist markets to learn more, know more and do more.

Swadeshi works in two main markets: in Academic Markets, where we serve and support researchers and institutions worldwide, and in Business-to-Business Markets, where we champion businesses and professionals working in a number of different sectors.

We deliver a broad range of products and services based on knowledge, connections and market access, including smart events, live and on-demand experiences, specialist content and media, audience development solutions, digital lead and demand generation services, peer-reviewed knowledge, open research and partnering platforms.

Where We Are
London, United Kingdom

Our History
Swadeshi is formed in 2023, and through growth and acquisition, we aim to become a leading international events and scholarly research group.

Our long-term strategy is to accelerate growth by building depth in specialist markets and increasing the pace of digitisation throughout the business.

Between 2023 and 2024 we are delivering this strategy through the Growth Acceleration Plan 1.
Growth Acceleration Plan 2 is our plan to grow further, faster and sustainably.

Our Markets
Swadeshi operates in the international market for knowledge and information. This is where businesses and professionals come to find connections and intelligence that help them stay well-informed, effective and successful in their roles and companies.

It is a fast-moving market, enabled by technology and data.
Here, some of our colleagues describe the major trends we are seeing and how we are serving customers and helping to champion their success.
Specialisation of Markets
The value of B2B data
Face to Face
Digitisation of Knowledge

Purpose & Principles
Throughout Swadeshi, in every market and Swadeshi business, we share the same purpose: to champion the specialist, connecting people with knowledge to help them learn more, know more and do more.

Alongside this purpose, our teams and colleagues follow four distinct guiding principles.
These describe key aspects of our culture and what we believe in, and they guide how we engage with one another, with customers and with all our partners.

Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for the stewardship and governance of the Group and meets regularly to assess, review and approve the Group’s performance, strategy and allocation of capital. Learn more about the Role of the Board and Corporate Governance at our webpage.

Swadeshi All Secure
Wherever you see Swadeshi AllSecure, it means you can expect an enhanced approach to health and safety standards following COVID-19
is formed inspired by history and as a Tribute to great Shipping Entrepreneurs of India.

Valliyappan Olaganathan Chidambaram Pillai (5 September 1872 - 18 November 1936), also known as Kappalottiya Tamizhan ("Tamil Helmsman"), was an Indian freedom fighter and former leader of the Indian National Congress.
He founded the Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company in 1906 to compete against the monopoly of the British India Steam Navigation Company (BISNC). He launched the first indigenous Indian shipping service between Tuticorin (India) and Colombo (Sri Lanka) with the Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company (SSNC), competing against British ships. Tuticorin Port Trust, one of India's thirteen major ports, is named after him. At one time a member of the Indian National Congress, he was later charged with sedition by the British government and sentenced to life imprisonment, and his barrister license was revoked.

Vallal Pon Pandithurai Thevar (21 March 1867 – 2 December 1911), born Ukkira Pandian, also known as Pandi Durai Thevar, was the Zamindar of Palavanatham, Tamil Nadu, India. A scholar and poet belonging to the royal house of the Sethupathis of Ramanathapuram, Pandithurai Thevar contributed greatly to the revival of the Tamil language by establishing the Fourth Tamil sangam in Madurai, restoring rare Tamil texts, and becoming a patron of Tamil-language scholarship. He published the magazine Senthamizh as part of the Fourth Tamil sangam.

Capt.Susarla Srinivas, (קפטן סוסרלה סריניבס), FICS, FNMIS

Founder & Director

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Diversity & Inclusion
Whether you're working at SwadeshI, or working with us as a customer or partner, you'll find inclusive experiences and environments where all perspectives and backgrounds are welcomed

Get working life off to a great start, with a role at Swadeshi.
We have a range of opportunities for new and recent graduates as well as apprentices. See all our latest roles here.

In the UK, the Swadeshi Graduate Fellowship scheme is a dedicated two-year programme that sees graduate fellows work across different businesses and roles, following individual interests and learning fast.
Applications to join the scheme are now closed.

We're here to champion you
Discover Swadeshi, where no two days are the same and you'll find the freedom, opportunity and support of a fantastic community to make a real impact

We're Swadeshi
At Swadeshi, we love knowledge, expert information and the power of networks and connections. We are dedicated to connecting specialists with knowledge so they can learn more, know more and do more in their roles and businesses, and we’re doing this in ever smarter ways.

We’re passionate about our customers and the markets they operate in. And because our colleagues are our greatest assets, we do everything we can to make worklife at Swadeshi supportive, rewarding and enjoyable.

Roles & opportunities
There are many opportunities at SwadeshI.
Our businesses focus on different areas: from academic publishing to face-to-face exhibitions, virtual events, digital media services, specialist content, data, research and intelligence. There’s more on each of our divisions on the SwadeshI website.

We look for great talent at all stages in their careers, across areas such as sales, marketing, product development, digital strategy, research and editorial, and in supporting functions including operations, production, procurement, IT and finance.

Working for us
We like to recognise great work and make sure our colleagues can develop their careers. Our culture is based on partnership and trust, and diversity and inclusion and co-existence are very important to us.

There’s the chance to join colleague networks, participate in our Walk the World annual charity event and take paid time off for volunteering (as well as for your birthday!).

We offer balanced, flexible working and provide a benefits package that includes wellbeing support as standard. Find more reasons to join us on our website.

Recruitment Fraud
Online fraud is rising and job seekers can be targets for fraudsters looking to extract personal information or money.

We have received reports that members of the public have been contacted about SwadeshI job vacancies by individuals fraudulently posing as SwadeshI recruiters or managers. If a communication about a role seems out of the ordinary, unnecessarily urgent, or too good to be true, be wary.


We deal in Energy, Metal Livestock & Meat and Agricultural products.


We are engaged in Export and Import of various items from several countries.


We deal with First banks for L/C and execution of other financial instruments.


Marketing is carried out through our network of our dedicated and experienced sales team which is well versed in the international trade.

Maritime Training and Education

We Provide guidance and Mentoring to Seafarers (Ratings) trying to appear for OOW examination in U.K, Singapore, New-Zealand.

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We have a small dedicated, professional team of Chartered Shipbrokers, duly qualified and experienced in chartering of ships & maritime assets.


We work towards conservation of energy and planting trees worldwide. Thus enhancing the green value for the company.

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In all interactions and in every place we operate, Swadeshi is committed to doing so lawfully, ethically and with integrity.

Our Code of Conduct and other global policies, some of which are listed here, provide guidance on how to apply these commitments to the way we work.

They cover how we work with each other, with our customers, suppliers and other key partners and communities.

We also operate a whistleblowing policy and reporting service called Speak Up. This lets anyone raise concerns relating to Swadeshi, confidentially.

How we work
Code Of Conduct
Guiding colleagues to develop and sustain long-term and mutually beneficial connections with customers, business partners, investors, the communities in which we operate and one another.

Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Helping to create a fully inclusive working environment, free from unlawful and unfair discrimination that is a barrier to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Board Diversity & Inclusion Policy
How Swadeshi's Board of Directors approaches and supports diversity and inclusion.

Sustainability Policy
Supporting colleagues and business partners to help Swadeshi meet its sustainability target.

Health Security and Safety Policy
The ways in which we work to support the safety and effectiveness our operations and products

Partners and Suppliers
Business Partner Code of Conduct
Setting out the standards we expect of our business partners and those we work with

Anti Bribery and Corruption Policy
Setting out our commitment to acting without corruption and preventing acts of bribery, and only working with partners and third parties who share this focus.

Products and Content
Editorial Code
Ensuring Swadeshi’s editorial and content providers maintain the highest professional and ethical standards.

Responsible Advertising Policy
Ensuring that all marketing communications reflect our Guiding Principles, are legal, truthful, and have consideration for their target audience

Paper Sourcing Policy
Ensuring that all paper and timber used in Swadeshi products and services is sourced responsibly and sustainably.

Modern Slavery Statement
Setting out the action taken by Swadeshi, including subsidiaries, to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chain

US Transparency in Coverage

Machine-readable files that are made available in response to the US federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and include negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers

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Our aim is to become an ever more sustainable, positive impact business.

We focus on the areas in which we can make the most significant contribution: our operations, the content and knowledge Swadeshi’s brands provide and the communities in which we work.

March-Forward, our five year sustainability programme, contains ambitious commitments to embed sustainability into everything we do and help our customers and markets do the same.

Swadeshi Sustainability Programme

March-Forward is Swadeshi’s approach to sustainable business.

Our aim is to become an ever more sustainable, positive impact business. Through the March-Forward programme, we are embedding sustainability into everything we do and seizing opportunities from helping our customers and markets do the same.

March-Forward is a structured three-part programme with ambitious commitments and a wide range of activities, covering Swadeshi's business operations, our brands and products and our broader community impact.

When it comes to sustainability, we’re Marching-Forward.

Climate Impact
Managing the impacts of climate change is among the most pressing issues across society today.

At Swadeshi, we are taking accelerated steps to reduce our carbon and waste footprint and to help our customers understand their own climate impacts, championing the shift to a lower carbon future across the specialist markets we work in.

Sustainable Products
It is important that our products and services are created and delivered in a sustainable way. But we also go further.

In every market, our customers are looking for knowledge and connections that help them understand, manage and seize opportunities from environmental and social developments.
That's why relevant sustainability content, features and partnerships are embedded throughout Swadeshi's brands and products.

Community Impact
Swadeshi's businesses, brands and colleagues are part of many different communities, from the professional communities our products and services support to the local communities in which we live and work.

We aim to multiply the positive impact Swadeshi has by supporting and connecting our communities in a range of ways.

Recognition & Memberships
Our sustainability strategy and performance will be regularly evaluated by various independent research agencies, analysts and partners.

We aim to consistent in our approach and improve one the recognition that we will receive for our efforts and achievements as we will strive to become a champion of sustainability within our business and across the specialist markets we serve.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)
Swadeshi will aim to be included in the DJSI World Index, which ranks listed companies on their achievements in economic, social and environmental areas relevant to long-term corporate performance.

Swadesi will strive to be member of CDP in 2024

Swadesi will aim for an AA MSCI ESG Rating, which measures a company’s resilience to long-term, financially relevant environmental, social, and governance risk. We will strive to be ranked in the top 5% of companies in our industry.

Swadeshi will strive to be recognised by ratings agency ISS ESG and given a Corporate Rating of C+, putting us in the top 10% within our industry

Ethibel Sustainability Index
Swadeshi will aim to be a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe, recognising that we will strive to be among the top companies in Europe in the area of sustainability.

Swadeshi will strive to be a FTSE4Good Index Series member, demonstrating our strong environmental, social and governance practices.

Carbon Neutral
Swadeshi will aim and work towards achieving CarbonNeutral® certification in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, moving closer to reaching one of our Faster to Zero goals of becoming carbon neutral as a business and across our products by 2030.

Sustainalytics' ESG Risk Rating combines an assessment of exposure to industry specific material ESG issues and how well a company is managing those risks to arrive at an ESG Risk Rating that is comparable across all industries across five categories of risk: negligible, low, medium, high and severe. We will aim to follow the guidelines while planning our Future Policy and approach towards Risk Rating.

Race to Zero
Swadesi will aim to be part of the UNFCCC Race to Zero Campaign, committing to science-based emissions reduction targets across all scopes, in line with 1.5C emissions scenarios and the criteria and recommendations of the Science Based Targets initiative.

Responsible Media Forum
Swadeshi will aim to be signatories of the Responsible Media Forum Media Climate Pact – a coalition of companies committed to tackling climate change in the media sector.

With will aim to work with institutions and other leading media companies, we will aim and work to create a pioneering tool to map the carbon impacts of digital value chains.

Moody’s ESG
Swadeshi will aim for a rating by Moody’s ESG Solutions by 2028, and strive for a score with an ESG score of 50 out of 100 placing us third in our global sector.

Sustainability Reports
Championing Sustainability
We will publish a range of sustainability reports and materials to provide deeper insight into our March-Forward activities and our performance and progress.

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