Even though we can’t all see eye to eye on the subject of Brexit, whether you voted leave or remain, we can all agree on one thing: business sectors will be affected once we leave. Some sectors may face a Brexit shaped obstacle whilst other industries will prosper from the UK leaving the EU. Here’s a list of those we think are going to see the benefits:
1. Independent Retailers
Last Christmas was a bleak time for many major retailers with market leaders such as House of Fraser; Maplins; Toys R Us and Poundworld seeing a decline in sales. Whilst the blame for this could be placed on online retailers, since Brexit, many people are choosing to shop local – purchasing items from craftspeople and independent manufacturers as a way to put some money back into the British economy.
2. Recruitment Agencies
Where there is firing, there is hiring. It’s no secret that British jobs are likely to be affected, with many large corporate companies already jumping ship and relocating their base to countries within the EU. Because of this, local and international recruitment agencies should enjoy a short-term boom due to the high number of career changes.
3. Estate Agents
Both UK citizens and EU nationals living in the UK who are strongly opposed to Brexit may feel a need to relocate or wish to go travelling whilst the never-ending Brexit negotiations ensue. In turn, Estate Agents should reap the benefit from residents leaving the UK or those who are slyly waiting for the housing market to drop. Either way, property agents are likely to see an influx in trade.
UK breweries may see an inundation of new sippers: large pub operators such as Wetherspoons and Mitchells and Butlers have already begun the introduction of UK-brewed beverages into their drinks menus. British residents are sampling more locally-sourced drinks which can only be a positive for both the industry and economy.
Whilst other sectors in the food industry may face uncertainty during Brexit negotiations, the baked goods manufacturers and retailers are likely to benefit. The baking industry is not a large exporter of food items, so will often source locally anyway. As well as this, consumers prefer freshly baked items which are sought-after for their unprocessed, high-quality taste. It is a humble staple with a short shelf life and primarily, the customer wants it fresh and local. Many UK residents will flock to their local bakeries in order to take advantage of the high-calibre produce.
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