The UK automotive industry's trade association, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), looks after the collective interests of its company members and also organises the British International Motor Show, held this year in London. The SMMT's chief executive, Christopher Macgowan, spoke exclusively to just-auto editor Dave Leggett just ahead of the London Motor Show. This extract is from an interview originally published in full in the Lotus Engineering newsletter proActive.