• Cooke Optics

    Cooke Optics

    Academy Award-winning camera lens maker

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    BAE Systems

    One of the five biggest defence companies in the world

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  • Halma

    Halma

    The industrial company keeping people safe world-wide

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  • Dyson

    Dyson

    Celebrated disruptor of the international household appliance industry

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    British Library

    The largest library in the world

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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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BraAIn of BritAIn

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

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Cooke Optics

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

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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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Good heavens above

Britain makes 40% of the world's small satellites

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Growing the Rose

The RFU four year mission statement statement is characteristically ambitious.

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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.

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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.

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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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London is Europe's AI leader, new report finds

A new report has found that London has more artificial intelligence companies than Paris and Berlin combined. It also has stronger global positions in AI in industries such as finance, insurance and law.

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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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