UK photonics now worth £12.9billion to economy

UK photonics industry output now exceeds £12.9 billion, is growing at twice the national average with 3X the average UK productivity per worker. This updated analysis of the UK photonics industry shows a rise of £2.4 bn since the last report in 2013, recording an average growth rate of  >5.3%, which finds UK photonics to…

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Opportunites in UK Datacentre Equipment

The Big UK Data Equipment Opportunity report highlights UK capabilities and key players within this important growth area, with a focus specifically on the financial sector. The past decade has seen a move from the physical trading floor to the anonymous data centre, populated with generic imported equipment. The next decade will see these systems…

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UK Photonics exports more of its output than any other UK manufacturing sector

New analysis from the PLG of UK photonics exports relative to other UK manufacturing sectors shows:- UK Photonics exports 75-95% output relative to UK manufacturing average of only 34% UK Photonics exports more of its output than any other UK manufacturing sector UK Photonics exports are the 4th largest by value of any UK manufacturing…

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Photonics Leadership Group reformed to maximise growth of a £10.5bn UK industry with global impact.

The Photonics Leadership Group (PLG) today announced that it has been reformed with full backing from over 50 leading UK photonics manufacturers, associations and research institutes. At a meeting in London on 8 May 2013 the group confirmed over ~70,000 people are directly employed in UK photonics manufacturing in an industry worth £10.5 billion to…

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