Lets get on with it.

With all of the talk about our negotiations with the EU over our exit terms why do many people not seem to understand that the EU has the controlling voice and has stated very clearly its opening position that we cannot be members of the EU Single Market if we leave the EU (which we have already voted to leave!). If we want access to a market that involves the EU we are going to have to play tough and get out there establishing our own market relationships with the world and see if EU would like to join us. Unfortunately we cannot do this without first leaving the EU, as we could be subject to EU legal penalties.
The EU will not just give-in to the UK, that is very clear, Cameron tried in the past with threats of UK leaving the EU and that did not work, so the message must be lets get on with it.
It will be painful but the longer we talk without making it clear what we are doing the more the financial markets and businesses will act, maybe making it more difficult for the UK to recover in the future.

Good News for Guildford company Petards

10 October 2016

PETARDS GROUP PLC (“Petards” or the “Group”)

Contract Win

Petards, the AIM quoted software developer of advanced security and surveillance systems, announces that it has been awarded a contract to supply Great Western Railway with Petards eyeTrain systems.

The new contract, which is worth approximately £6 million, is for the design, development, supply and installation of eyeTrain systems to be fitted to Class 165 and 166 Diesel Multiple Units (“DMU”) trains. The developed systems add substantial new software driven functionality to Petards’ existing eyeTrain solutions. Engineering development is already underway and will make a contribution to 2016 revenues. This is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2017 when deliveries of the integrated systems will commence with scheduled completion by the end of 2018.

Commenting, Petards Chairman Raschid Abdullah said;

“We are delighted that Petards has been selected by Great Western Railway to work with them on this exciting project which further enhances our position in the rail industry and significantly strengthens the Group’s present order book for delivery in 2017 and 2018.”

Petards Group Press Release 10th October 2016

Is now the time to buy British?

Is now the time to Buy British? The UK is a major buyer of goods and services from the EU and unless we manage to secure a mutually beneficial deal on Brexit we could change our buying decisions.

UK businesses need to have the support of the British public and “Buy British” should now be an important factor in our product selection.

That sounds easy but can you quickly tell which products are produced by British companies? Its not always easy.

As we approach Brexit we all need to start thinking about this.
Who do we bank with?
Who supplies our Energy? Out of the Big Six energy companies only British Gas and SSE are British.
Which cars do we buy?
What food do we eat?

Manufacturers need to start promoting Made in Britain to help us make our buying decisions easier in case – we need to!.