Brexit seen as business opportunity to 70% of European organisations – Interoute

Today, cloud services provider Interoute, has launched new research that reveals 70% of European IT decision-makers see the UK’s vote to leave the EU as a business opportunity.

Some key highlights of the research include:


  • On average 70% believed Britain leaving the EU was an opportunity for their company – confidence was highest in France (83%) whilst Sweden remains sceptical as the lowest (49%)
  • 63% believe Brexit could ultimately result in the disintegration of the EU – this belief was highest in Germany, France and Italy
  • 96% of those polled cited political uncertainty in Europe as a hindrance to decision making
  • Despite the current uncertainty, 63% of businesses across Europe are anticipating high growth in the year ahead and 61% are pursuing new digital transformation projects to achieve their aims


The research surveyed over 800 European IT decision-makers including 170 in the UK with the aim of assessing European organisations’ attitudes towards Brexit, in addition to exploring the wider impact of the political environment on critical decision making.