Dan Gill is convinced that it is true that there is a lack of information about the future of the United Kingdom after Brexit, and then he has also added that British businesses should now try to engage with new scenarios and with countries outside the European Union.
This idea is also shared by Victoria, who argues that her clients are more and more interested in expanding to other countries outside Europe. Many of them want to expand to new markets and, in particular to the Gulf, such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia where Brexit is simply not a matter that is discussed nor even mentioned.
This is what also Margaret Wood thinks, since the most successful companies trade globally and not only in Europe, so British businesses should now focus on new markets. Moreover in such a global context, the Internet and social media, in particular could be very helpful, as they provide an important digital reach that could be useful for UK brands willing to expand overseas.
Overall, at the end of the debate the participants of the roundtable were quite optimistic about the future after Brexit. Although they agree on the fact that there is a consistent lack of communication, they all believe that information will start to crystallise as time goes by and everything will be clearer. After all, businesses can succeed only if entrepreneurs focus on what they can actually do , that is to say running their businesses and facing challenges, such as Brexit, with a positive attitude.
In addition to this IOD event Victoria will also be involved in the Doing business in Dubai event next month in Leeds