Craig Stevenson, MD of Braehead Foods, turned the game industry on its head when he refused to export his best quality pheasant, partridge and rabbit overseas. But once he made a name for quality here in Britain, foreigners quickly beat a path to his door.
Although foreign firms continue to set up business on these shores, the British government seems hell bent on putting them off. "The manner in which the government has introduced tax regulations for non-domiciled residents in the UK has been utterly catastrophic," says Freddie Huxtable, a tax partner at Vantis.
It’s a tough time for the airline industry. Several carriers have already gone belly up. But a planned merger between BA and American Airlines could drive many more small airlines to the wall. Richard Branson has launched a campaign against their domination of the skies.