It was a day to remember just recently at VW Ahmednagar when Director Ritesh Nayyar and his team paid me the great compliment of a VIP welcome involving traditional headwear, a garland and an Indian tikka on the forehead, made of vermillion.
Indian courtesy extended to guests is legendary and they have a saying which means "the guest is truly your god" ,which dictates the respect extended to guests.
I was truly honoured and also delighted that I got to bring the items home with me as a great memento.
The visit was part of work delivering our Elite Dealer Coaching programme designed to drive the Volkswagen franchise forwards in India and we had an excellent day in the dealership which Ritesh has described as a "great learning experience".
I'm looking forward to meeting up with the some of the team again in June when they join us for a VW study tour in the UK and Germany.