Each year in Britain 2.5 billion coffee cups are used and thrown away, enough to stretch around the world roughly five and a half times. One female entrepreneur has created a coffee cup coating that negates the need for plastic.
Imagine boarding a flight which enables a journey from London to Sydney to take only four-and-a-half hours? One UK-based company is building an engine to power aircraft for hypersonic flight in the atmosphere.
When it comes to digital technologies, there’s a danger of being seduced by the shiny kit or dazzled by the data. Exciting business opportunities entice us, and it’s easy to overlook the people who actually make things happen.
We are facing the last month as a member of the European Union unless political events overtake this column. Make UK’s first quarter survey, in association with BDO, paints an interesting snapshot of the shifting sands of world trade.