Brevia Industrials has a strong track record of supporting organisations in the industrials sector. Our expertise spans aerospace, automotive, chemicals, defence, and engineering. This experience, along with our established networks in the private and public sectors, enable us to secure the best results for our clients at a time of significant political instability.
Britain’s exit from the European Union has presented unprecedented challenges particularly for companies with significant export markets, complex global supply chains and an international workforce. But alongside these risks there are significant opportunities.
Following the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement reached on 24 December 2020, the Government requires insight from business to recognise where problems remain and where opportunities exist. We provide our clients with straightforward political and communications support to help navigate Brexit.
Away from Brexit, the Government’s Industrial Strategy aims to build a long-term partnership with business to generate greater prosperity, skills and productivity. The prospect of upgrades in infrastructure, major commercial investment, and a commitment to research and development present significant opportunities for companies who engage strategically and professionally with Government.
After several weeks of reported delays, disagreements and leaks, the Government has finally published its Energy Security Strategy. Crucially, the Strategy provides us with an insight into the main influences and influencers of this Government. With the next general election a mere two years away, the Prime Minister appears to be moving away from the climate focus seen at COP26. Instead focusing on internal party politics and maintaining support within the Conservative . Below, Brevia has unpacked some of the telling signs of what is currently influencing Government direction on energy policy.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has changed the world. The ways it has done so are yet to be fully understood. Many of our post Cold War assumptions have been upended: Germany has abandoned its longstanding policy of maintaining a limited armed forces to commit €100 billion to defence spending; Switzerland has departed from its historical neutrality to apply sanctions to Russia; Finland is now openly discussing NATO membership and things we had assumed would never happen continue to do so on a daily basis. Set against the human tragedy that is unfolding in Ukraine, these events can seem small or insignificant in comparison. Nonetheless, they are likely to have enduring consequences for everyone in Europe. Particularly when it comes to how Europe, including the UK, powers itself.
Last week, the Government published its long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper. The White Paper goes some way to answering the vexed question of ‘What is levelling up?’, by setting out twelve missions the Government hopes to accomplish by 2030. In addition, the Paper sets out a framework for extending devolution in England which could increase the transparency of the process. However, new funding commitments are thin on the ground, and critics suggest the Government has not provided enough money for Levelling Up to succeed.
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Brevia delivers tailored support to businesses operating in the industrials sector. Our three-step process offers a straightforward approach to delivering crucial intelligence, strategic advice and stakeholder engagement.