Rolls-Royce Chief: We are committed to Britain

With anti-Brexit scaremongering surrounding the car industry, Rolls-Royce have sent out a message loud and proud: they are committed to the UK.

Rolls-Royce Chief Executive Torsten Muller-Otvos has been clear: “Rolls-Royce belongs to Britain.

“We are committed to Britain. Rolls-Royce is part of what I would call the British industrial crown jewels.

“It is an in-built brand promise even for our customers worldwide to be proudly built in Goodwood.”

He also said that the company “haven’t seen any downturn”, though like many businesses Rolls want certainty as to what is going to happen on Brexit. The British government should do all they can to make clear the UK is leaving on 29th March this year.

The company has good reason to be cheerful: last year saw their highest sales growth in their 115-year history.

Muller-Otvos said this was partly due to changes brought about by President Trump in the US: “The Americans were imbued with what I would call buoyant consumer sentiment, driven by Trump’s tax reforms, low unemployment rates, and good business for many of our clients – 80% of our clients are businessmen and business women running their own business.

“If business is good to them, they are in the mood to buy a Rolls-Royce.”

Good to see an iconic brand doing well and committing to Brexit Britain moving forward.