As a nation who are expert at screwing their farmers, we do seem to excel in retail – Tesco for example is a “household name” all accross Asia and eastern Europe.In the same vane, Diageo, SAB Miller and Scottish & Newcastle drinks groups are british. Also many tobacco brands.
W&W, do you have insider knowledge ? When is this takeover going to happen ?
What is British owned ? BP, for example of a multinational company, is traded on many global stockmarkets and it’s shares owned by individuals and pension funds across the world. In this global economy it’s almost impossible for a company to reach household-name status and stay in the confines of one nation. You would need to look at co-operatives and private companies like John Lewis, The Co-Op and Duchy Originals (or is it Organics) and these may well have overseas financial backing.