A new poll of global CEOs suggest that the UK is a more important growth prospect now than it was before the split with the EU.
A survey of 5,000 chief executives shows that 11% of CEOs selected the UK as a ‘top three’ growth target, up from 9% in autumn 2019 when the survey was last conducted.
The Survey shows the UK behind the US as top target at 35%, seven percentage points ahead of China at 28%.
Germany maintains its number three spot on the list of growth destinations, but strikingly post-Brexit UK moves up to number four (11%), above India (8%).
China-based CEOs particularly seem to prioritise the UK market; 13% select the UK, compared with only 3% in 2019. Almost 25% of India’s CEOs said the UK was a top three growth target, up from 9.5% in 2019.