Leahy urges SMEs to get exporting

Adrian Holliday

Dust yourself down and get out there; there's a big world to trade with. That in essence is ex Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy's take on how to help the UK rebalance its economy. Britain has a terrific heritage as a trading nation he says. "If you don't get into the contest, you're not going to win it, " he warns. Still, this an over-simplication of some pretty profound UK trade problems.