Entrepreneurs will be the biggest winners of the UK’s post-Brexit economy
Over half of UK adults think Brexit will open up international expansion opportunities, while scaling businesses are expected to be the biggest beneficiaries
49% of UK adults think entrepreneurs will be the “champions of the UK’s post-Brexit economy”, according to new research from Asset Match.
Following the official triggering of Article 50 29 March, the survey of 2,000 UK adults found that 53% of people think Brexit will help businesses open up new exporting opportunities, rising to 65% of adults over the age of 55.
Brands could also get a major boost at home as 50% of respondents – equating to 25 million people – said they plan to “do their bit” by buying British during the two-year negotiating period.
46% of those surveyed were confident that the UK will emerge from Brexit in a stronger economic position, while 28% said they didn’t anticipate any notable change.
Another 43% claimed businesses would benefit more than any other group from the UK’s decision to leave the EU, with 34% thinking scaling companies stand to the biggest beneficiaries.
Stuart Lucas, Co-CEO of Asset Match, commented on the findings:
“The data has revealed that society deems last year’s referendum result as a Brexit for business, with the significant majority confident in the path Brexit will forge for private sector prosperity.
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“During this vital time of transition, it will come as welcome news for any British company or brand that consumers are rallying behind them at a time where consumer support could not be more important.”