Brexit has undoubtably boggled some brains in Britain but the big multi-nationals, making long term investment decisions in manufacturing capability, seem to now be pressing on for the most. Undeniably, UK growth is lagging it’s European neighbours, maybe a result of Brexit-induced deliberation. Probably still too early to know just how much of an impact that has had.
However confusing the politics they have to find a way forward when it comes to the big issues. Transportation – the plans for HS2, Crossrail etc, point to an inspiring renaissance getting underway. Energy – my gridcarbon intensity app constantly shows impressive figures for offshore wind’s contribution and clearly there is much more to come. Where might the transition to electrically powered vehicles and de-centralised generation of electrical power take us? We are infamously reluctant to support long-term strategic initiatives, subsidies for solar were badly thought through, the boom/bust approach didn’t excatly help establish a solar installation industry.
Brexit or not, opportunities remain.