• Foster + Partners

    Foster + Partners

    The world's most admired architectural firm

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    GlaxoSmithKline

    One of the world's top ten pharmaceutical companies

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  • Linn Products

    Linn Products

    Makers of high-end hi-fi systems, sold around the world

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    Aardman

    Academy Award-winning animation studio

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    Barbour

    A global British style brand

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What is world class?

We want to challenge the lazy use of “world class” and to identify where it is genuinely merited.

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Why World Class Britain?

Whatever the outcome of Brexit, we have to think differently. World Class Britain is our contribution to starting a fresh national narrative.

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Brand Britain, brand chartered

Britain has been a world leader in professional standards

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Linn

The privately-owned Scottish company that is at the forefront of audio technology

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Silicon roundabout

Hunting the UK's first trillion dollar company

The Telegraph's Harry de Quetteville has explored the phenomenal potential of the UK's technology sector

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Animal Welfare

Britain is a world leader and pioneer in animal welfare.

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England Rugby
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Growing the Rose

The RFU four year mission statement statement is characteristically ambitious.

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Tomorrow’s Rolls Royces

Where will the next UK world-beater brand come from, asks Howard Bell, a venture partner at Octopus Ventures.

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The UK continues to be a Soft Power power

Portland has just published its 2018 Soft Power 30 index, which puts the UK at the top of the list - the first time the country has been so since the initial list in 2015.

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UK is the brains behind Galileo. But for how long?

A dispute over a major EU satellite project has highlighted several areas of British world-class technical competency.

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Hunting the UK's first trillion dollar company

In a series of five long articles, Harry de Quetteville explores the potential of Britain's technology sector. There are many revealing insights and there is optimism.

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Wales recycles better

Wales is set to become the world leader for recycling before 2020.

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Why World Class Britain?

Whatever the outcome of Brexit, we have to think differently. World Class Britain is our contribution to starting a fresh national narrative.

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