UK Creative Overview

UK Creative Overview

The UK has one of the most diverse and vibrant creative landscapes. Get the big picture with our overview of the creative industries.

 

NEWS: Creative industries add more than £100bn to UK NEWS: Creative industries add more than £100bn to UK

Creative industries contributed £101.5bn to the UK in 2017.

NEWS: UK has 2m creative jobs NEWS: UK has 2m creative jobs

2m UK jobs are in the creative industries, which are expanding faster than the rest of the jobs market. Read more. 

NEWS: Creative services exports grow to £27bn NEWS: Creative services exports grow to £27bn

Exports of services from the UK creative industries rose 27.4 per cent in 2016, putting the UK well on track to hit a target of £31bn in service exports by 2020.

Why the UK? Why the UK?

Five reasons why the world's creative partner organisations choose the UK. 

Strategy Strategy

Read about and join the campaign to grow the UK creative industries.

Facts and Figures Facts and Figures

UK creative industries generate more than £100bn a year to the UK economy. Find out latest available data below. 

Createch Resource Book Createch Resource Book

The Createch Resource Book includes details of 100-creatively led businesses and 100-tech-led businesses in this new category.

NEWS: Creative Industries Toolkit launched NEWS: Creative Industries Toolkit launched

Read how the creative industries can drive benefits across the UK.

Focus on Newcastle Focus on Newcastle

Read about Newcastle's under-the-radar creative success.

International Growth Strategy for the UK Creative Industries International Growth Strategy for the UK Creative Industries

An ambitious five-year plan to double the UK's creative exports and grow by 50% the UK's global share of inbound foreign direct investment in creative sectors by 2020.

Highlighted cases Highlighted cases

From technology to games and movie production, the UK has been strikingly successful in attracting overseas investors and trade partners.

Focus on Bristol and Bath Focus on Bristol and Bath

Discover the features that make Bristol and Bath a hub for the creative industries.