21 Mar 2014. I am delighted that within his address to shareholders contained in the annual report that BAE Systems CEO Ian King has made very clear the view of the company that Scotland will be better served by remaining a part of the UK, as opposed to being outside it. By saying that; “It is clear that continued union offers greater certainty and stability for our businesses”, Ian King has laid out a clear policy objective – one shared by the vast majority of Scotland’s business community.
There are still six months to go in this drawn out campaign and nothing and no-one can be taken for granted. The banks have had their say and increasingly industry is coming off the shelf to push forward a view that the future of Scotland is best served by the status quo – let as hope that Scottish voters heed this advice.
Howard Wheeldon FRAeS
Wheeldon Strategic Advisory Ltd,
Tel: +44 7710 779785