Caudwell Strong Britain

Caudwell Strong Britain explores how the United Kingdom can build a greener, more competitive and resilient science and technology base, and unlock Britain’s potential for enhanced prosperity and security. Focusing on areas such as infrastructure, skills, education, and the wider ecosystem, it explores the strengths and weaknesses in Britain’s capacity for research and innovation.

Latest research

Britain’s World

9 October 2023

How Britain can become a Net Zero superpower

By: Mann Virdee


Caudwell Strong Britain is mentioned in the Evening Standard

John Caudwell mentioned the work of Caudwell Strong Britain in his latest article for the Evening Standard

The Council on Geostrategy launches ‘Caudwell Strong Britain’

The Council on Geostrategy launches an exciting new research project entitled ‘Caudwell Strong Britain’


Dr Mann Virdee

Senior Research Fellow (Science, Technology, and Economics)

Main areas of expertise: science, emerging technologies, research and innovation, international development
Dr Mann Virdee is a Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Geostrategy. Previously, he was a researcher in science and emerging technologies at RAND Europe. Mann has also worked for the UK Parliament and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF. He holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, an MSc from King’s College, London, and a BSc from Queen Mary University of London. Read Mann’s full biography here.

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Caudwell Strong Britain is kindly sponsored and advised by philanthropist, business leader and Phones 4U founder John Caudwell.

John Caudwell

Philanthropist, business leader and Phones 4U founder

John Caudwell is a philanthropist, business leader, and was the founder of Phones 4U. Since selling the company in 2006, his primary focus has been charitable and philanthropic work, and he has founded three charities. John is passionate about tackling climate change and growing the UK economy by reaching Net Zero targets. Find out more about John Caudwell here.


The Council on Geostrategy is a non-profit organisation. We accept general and project-based funding from institutions, companies and individuals who share our mission and accept our intellectual independence.


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