Ben Morley

Ben Morley is Innovate UK’s partnership manager for Asia-Pacific, primarily covering Japan, China, South Korea and Singapore. He spent 10 years in private sector defence R&D and ran a number of tech start-ups before joining Innovate UK. In 2017 he was seconded into the FCO ‘Science and Innovation Network’ based in Beijing for 9 months and is currently undertaking a part-time MSc in Economics.

Could selling UK businesses to foreign owners be a solution to the productivity problem? 

The question of whether foreign buy-outs of UK technology successes stories should be welcomed as a way to take the business to the next level, or condemned as preventing the development of the next UK multi-national, is never far away. …