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New-look Britain must embrace innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups

Theresa May's vision is to create a "truly global Britain"
Theresa May’s vision is to create a “truly global Britain”

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The Prime Minister’s vision for a post-Brexit Britain is one that few people could disagree with. The question is how we achieve her ambition to create a “truly global Britain” that is “a secure, prosperous, tolerant country – a magnet for international talent and a home to the pioneers and innovators who will shape the world ahead”.

Whether we voted leave or remain, all of us now have a responsibility to help draft the blueprint for Innovation Britain.

That will not be straightforward. One challenge Theresa May will need to confront is that the voices of the innovators are often drowned out by special interest groups with years of experience in sophisticated lobbying operations.

The entrepreneurs now driving the economy of the future in dynamic areas such as FinTech are creative, commercial and committed to delivering exciting new products and services; but they have little experience in…

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