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What is the UK a world leader in?

The UK is probably seen by the rest of the world as a small country that punches above its weight. We’re comparable to a sports team like Williams Grand Prix who challenge the far better funded teams in Formula One, but that doesn’t mean we’re behind the pack in every aspect. There are some industries in which the UK is the foremost authority. But don’t take our word for it, ask Google’s boss Eric Schmidt.

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American software engineer and executive chairman of Alphabet Inc (Google’s parent firm) Eric Schmidt believes that the UK is the leader in e-commerce. His logic is pretty sound: “You have the right regulatory environment. You've got the right role within [the European] continent. Europe is pushing on a European digital single market and in the timeframe of you building a small start-up, the Europeans will figure out a way of building a single digital market for your products.”

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The UK is also the leader in “innovation” according to Global Innovation Index who say that innovation drives economic growth and prosperity far more in the UK than it does in the US.

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The UK is also the leader in “innovation” according to Global Innovation Index who say that innovation drives economic growth and prosperity far more in the UK than it does in the US.

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Life sciences are another field that the UK is considered the lead in. Massive pharmaceutical companies like GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca get the headlines but the research underpinning their success happens in the UK.

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Tourism is important to the UK economy but we’re not sure how that can be compared to the rest of the world. Is it possible for a country to be the best at tourism?

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The civil engineer works that brought the UK to the world’s attention were created long ago but the UK remains a force in civil engineering.

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The civil engineer works that brought the UK to the world’s attention were created long ago but the UK remains a force in civil engineering.

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The creative industries within the UK are also highly thought of around the world. Most of the talent is London-based but the North West of England is the other creative cluster in the UK. Each are considered the two biggest creative hubs in Europe.

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Did you know that the UK is home to the world's largest advertising company? UPP employ 179,000 people in 3,000 offices across 111 countries.

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Did you know that the UK is home to the world's largest advertising company? UPP employ 179,000 people in 3,000 offices across 111 countries.

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