Everyone has been talking about the devaluation of sterling and the benefits for those industrial and manufacturing companies that export their products. We are now starting to see the talk translated into actual figures. 

It is no surprise to hear from the Confederation of British Industry ("CBI ") that export order books have risen to their highest level in more than three years. Those industrial and manufacturing companies that have already started to think about the impact of Brexit and how to access international markets more will have a head start on those that are thinking about Brexit but waiting and seeing. 

As the Eversheds Sutherland's Brexit report 'Preparing for Brexit - the views of UK businesses' demonstrated, too many companies are considering Brexit and the implications, but not taking positive steps to get ready for the inevitable business challenges. Increasing export orders with the benefit of the devaluation in sterling would be a good start - a silver lining in Brexit.