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    The polymaths of polymers

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    One of the world's leading broadcasters

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    A global British style brand

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    GB Cycling Team

    Olympic Gold medal winning team

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    The world’s first and (many say) best modern elite fighting force

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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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Plastic pollution

Britain is leading the way in tackling certain causes of plastic pollution

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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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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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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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Stephen Hawking 1942 - 2018

Britain produces far more than its fair share of world-class scientists.

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