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.

“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.”

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