Business environment

Farming and food and the Industrial Strategy

Food and farming businesses support 3.8 million jobs throughout the UK, with 13% of the national workforce employed across agriculture, food manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing and catering. We were delighted when the government committed the UK to being at the forefront of the global move to high-efficiency agriculture.

How we can win the AI race

If you ask the public what they associate AI in 2018 they are now just as likely to say their virtual assistants as they are robots. 

As Business Secretary Greg Clark says in KPMG’s new report, ‘How the UK can win the AI race’ – an explosion of AI is about to define this century - and if we act now, the UK can lead from the front. We applaud the government’s move to identify AI as one of the UK’s four Grand Challenges. 

Tees Valley powers up for Local Industrial Strategy

As the Mayor of the region that is home to some of the UK’s leading businesses in offshore renewables, chemicals and clean energy generation, it is clear to me that the Tees Valley is best suited to the challenge of maximising the advantages of the global shift towards clean growth.

How artificial intelligence is helping us get on the Road to Zero

The Industrial Strategy offers a compelling framework for the future. At Spark, we’re particularly excited by the focus on the Grand Challenges, as they link closely to our AI-based journey prediction solution for electric vehicles (EVs).