WCB Home

  • UK Biobank

    UK Biobank

    The world’s most important health data resource

    Read more

  • ABRSM

    ABRSM

    The world’s leading provider of music exams

    Read more

  • Telensa

    Telensa

    Leads the world in smart street lighting

    Read more

  • Halma

    Halma

    The industrial company keeping people safe world-wide

    Read more

  • Accuracy International

    Accuracy International

    One of the world's top sniper rifle-makers

    Read more

  • UK Biobank
  • ABRSM
  • Telensa
  • Halma
  • Accuracy International
[ comment ]

What is world class?

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

[ comment ]

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.

[ feature ]

BraAIn of BritAIn

British companies are at the leading edge of AI development and research.

[ the list ]

Cooke Optics

The Midlands camera lens maker that has been at the top of the film-making business for a century.

Waves on the coast of Britain

British sea power: turning the tide

Around half of Europe’s potential wave and tidal resource is thought to be in the UK. Globally, the waters around these islands could account for up to 15 per cent of the world’s marine energy resource.

Feature

Good heavens above

Britain makes 40% of the world's small satellites

World Class Britain Briefing

A five minute read every fortnight. Sign up to our newsletter, and share in our curiosity (and our surprising discoveries).

* indicates required

England Rugby
[ evidence & data ]

Growing the Rose

The RFU four year mission statement statement is characteristically ambitious.

[Comments]

The quietest and coldest place in the universe is in Lancashire

That’s because English boffins have made themselves an atom nursery

Read more

The drugs do work

Britain has a thriving ‘legal’ cannabis industry, writes Robert Jackman in The Spectator, which generates hundreds of millions of pounds in revenue each year. He cites a recent UN report, saying that Britain is currently the biggest producer and exporter of legal cannabis in the world.

Read more

London ranked second in global financial centres index

London has been pipped at the post by New York in the rankings of global financial centres, amid full-scale Brexit uncertainty.

Read more

Met Office, UK aid and US science fight cholera in Yemen

In a world first, an Anglo-American initiative has managed to predict cholera outbreaks in war-torn Yemen with 92% accuracy, using weather data and technology.

Read more

Tomorrow’s Rolls Royces

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

Read more

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.

Read more

CONTACT US

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or connect with us

World Class Britain Briefing

A five minute read every fortnight. Sign up to our newsletter, and share in our curiosity (and our surprising discoveries).

* indicates required