Peter Rolton, chairman of engineering consultancy Rolton Group, urges industry to come together to face the post-Brexit challenges head on.
David Davis certainly has a job on his hands. Responsible for leading the Department for Exiting the European Union, his to-do list is growing by the day. A key challenge for him to tackle is how UK industry can continue to be a major player in the global economy without the support and trade links established via the EU. For the engineering sector in particular, which supports 14.5 million jobs and contributes £455.6 billion to the economy, the UK’s decision to turn our backs on the EU has created a genuine crossroads – and we must be sure to turn together in the right direction.