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18th May 2021

Pandemic impacts felt across the British economy

Our new research highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has had very different impacts on individual parts of the UK economy.

British businesses look to new markets for export growth

Our latest research shows that North America, Oceania and Greater China are the favoured regions for UK businesses seeking export opportunities beyond the European Union (EU).

Building back better with digital

Our new research shows international trade is set to provide UK businesses with a route out of the difficulties they have faced over the past 12 months.

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Aerospace looks to the future despite depressed demand

While there have been some tentative signs of improvement, the aerospace sector remains depressed. Third quarter data from ADS, who represent UK businesses operating in the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, sh...

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Aircraft sector waits for Covid-19 to pass

Santander's Life Sciences Week initiative offered the chance to support businesses in the sector with a series of webinars and sessions focusing on challenges and opportunities. The commercial aircraft sector has been par...

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Rising coronavirus levels threaten sector recovery

New figures for July 2020 show that aerospace manufacturing has finally returned to growth. ADS, the trade organisation for the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors, has reported a 13.6% increase in aircraft pr...


Counting the cost of the coronavirus pandemic

While the vast majority of manufacturers have survived the coronavirus crisis so far, it's likely we'll see increased level of stress during the final months of the year -- and accelerated mergers and acquisitions (M&A) ...


Industry expects demand to accelerate through 2021

Industry expects demand to accelerate through 2021 15th Sep 2020 7 min read Aerospace Aerospace manufacturing declined by 26% in the second quarter of 2020, the largest slump on record. Share this article linkedin ...


Pandemic impact on aviation sector set to endure

Coronavirus is likely to have a larger and more long-lasting impact on the global aerospace industry than previously thought. Share this article linkedin twitter email Consultancy firm Cirium says that around 35% of ...


Manufacturers shift focus to supply chain issues

This is the latest weekly update from Santander's aerospace, advanced manufacturing & rail team on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our clients and the sector as a whole. Share this article linkedin twitter ...


Rising to the Covid-19 challenge

Rising to the Covid-19 challenge 16th Apr 2020 6 min read Aerospace This is the first weekly update from our Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing & Rail team on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting our clients and the s...