United Kingdom 150 2020 report

Brand Finance United Kingdom 150

  • Most valuable British brands could lose up to £47 billion of brand value following devasting COVID-19 pandemic
  • Shell retains title of UK’s most valuable corporate brand, valued at £36.9 billion, but oil & gas sector’s future uncertain as oil price tanks 
  • 20 retail brands dominate ranking, with Tesco as nation’s most valuable at £8.5 billion. All supermarket brands expected to grow despite crisis 
  • British brands to watch: INEOS, Just Eat, Wetherspoons, and Greggs
  • EY remains UK’s strongest brand, Brand Strength Index (BSI) score 89.3 out of 100
  • NHS – the Jewel in the British Crown, brand value £53 billion

British brands have continued to grow despite the shocks of Brexit. Many are world leaders that look set to defy also the downturn currently in progress, with innovative brands like INEOS, GSK, and McLaren at the forefront of solving the COVID-19 crisis. But there is no denying the catastrophic damage that COVID-19 is causing to the global economy is going to be felt for the foreseeable future. Only time will tell how Britain's top brands will fare in the coming year.

Richard Haigh, Managing Director, Brand Finance

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