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News & Views

Read about hit UK films,UK games such as 'Fractured Space' (shown here), ad exports, music sales and other news stories. Image credit: ©Fractured Space/Edgecase.

NEWS: UK Games market worth £4.3bn NEWS: UK Games market worth £4.3bn

New report shows impact of growth in mobile and VR gaming.

NEWS: 100 Years of effective UK advertising NEWS: 100 Years of effective UK advertising

From posters to virtual reality, UK advertising has combined creativity and effectiveness. 

NEWS: UK aims ''to become best place to start and grow a digital business" NEWS: UK aims ''to become best place to start and grow a digital business"

Government plan intends to make the UK the best country for digital business.

NEWS: UK is global fashion host NEWS: UK is global fashion host

The International Fashion Showcase brings emerging fashion designers from 26 countries to London.

Q3 2016 Survey: Sentiment holds firm Q3 2016 Survey: Sentiment holds firm

The Q3, 2016 results from the UK Creative Industries Tracker Survey.

NEWS: UK creative industries celebrated as global success NEWS: UK creative industries celebrated as global success

MPs and industry leaders celebrate the success of the UK's creative industries.

2016 CIC Award Winners 2016 CIC Award Winners

Representatives from tangerine and the RSC were awarded 2016 CIC Awards.

VIEW: Judging the Cross Industry Collaboration Award VIEW: Judging the Cross Industry Collaboration Award

Creatives need to keep evolving platforms and distribution to connect with consumers.

NEWS: Creative Industries Council reveals awards shortlists NEWS: Creative Industries Council reveals awards shortlists

The shortlists for the International and Cross Industry Collaboration Awards from the Creative Industries Council have been announced.

VIEW: How to keep big companies innovating VIEW: How to keep big companies innovating

How can big businesses keep innovating?

Q2 2016 Survey: Positive sentiment despite Brexit vote Q2 2016 Survey: Positive sentiment despite Brexit vote

Brexit, Thomas Heatherwick and Shakespeare have all attracted international interest for the UK during the quarter.

NEWS: Creative businesses growing across UK regions NEWS: Creative businesses growing across UK regions

The geography of UK creativity - as analysed by Nesta & Creative England

NEWS: Craft innovation needs support, report urges NEWS: Craft innovation needs support, report urges

How crafts businesses could benefit via innovation and cross-industry collaboration. Image: Giovanni Corvaja, Golden Fleece Headpiece, 2009.

NEWS: New creative industries growth strategy launched NEWS: New creative industries growth strategy launched

Read how the creative industries can grow over the next five years.

VIEW: Nicola Mendelsohn launches strategy VIEW: Nicola Mendelsohn launches strategy

Read how the UK creative industries could lead growth in a post-Brexit UK.

NEWS: Creative jobs and exports outgrow rest of economy NEWS: Creative jobs and exports outgrow rest of economy

Read how the creative industries are outperforming other sectors. 

NEWS: Northern tech clusters worth £9.9bn NEWS: Northern tech clusters worth £9.9bn

The potential Northern 'Digital Powerhouse' could generate almost £6bn extra for the UK.

NEWS: Music app attracts almost 2.3m international sessions NEWS: Music app attracts almost 2.3m international sessions

A UK app which enables players to simulate the management of music artists has been a hit.

NEWS: UK is top european market for ad exports NEWS: UK is top european market for ad exports

The UK has the highest balance of payments in europe for advertising services, new data shows.

NEWS: UK films capture quarter of global box office NEWS: UK films capture quarter of global box office

Find out which films helped the UK earn a record-breaking $9.4bn at the box office in 2015.

NEWS: Industries vow to work together on apprenticeships NEWS: Industries vow to work together on apprenticeships

How can the creative industries attract young talent?

VIEW: Digital deal-making drives record M&A year VIEW: Digital deal-making drives record M&A year

Analysis of deals involving UK creative businesses during 2015.

NEWS: British success at 2016 Oscars NEWS: British success at 2016 Oscars

Actor Mark Rylance was one of six British winners at the 2016 Oscars.

NEWS: BRITS honour UK's globally popular acts NEWS: BRITS honour UK's globally popular acts

Find out who won the top prizes at the 2016 BRITS music awards.

NEWS: New international fashion talent showcase in London NEWS: New international fashion talent showcase in London

An international showcase at London Fashion Week will present emerging designers from across the world.

NEWS: UK artists dominate list of top global music acts NEWS: UK artists dominate list of top global music acts

UK artists were five of the top 10 most popular music recording artists in the world in 2015. Find out more. 

NEWS: BBC's 'War and Peace' captures international broadcasters NEWS: BBC's 'War and Peace' captures international broadcasters

Read about the international appeal of the BBC's new TV version of the classic Tolstoy novel.

NEWS: Creative industries add £87.4bn to UK economy NEWS: Creative industries add £87.4bn to UK economy

Find out how the creative industries earn almost £10m every hour for the UK.

'Star Wars' powered by UK creativity 'Star Wars' powered by UK creativity

Star Wars and the UK - partners for more than 30 years.

NEWS: Most creative English companies named NEWS: Most creative English companies named

Find out which companies made the cut.

NEWS: Games Festival celebrates UK's games firms NEWS: Games Festival celebrates UK's games firms

A new initiative - including a high profile series of events in April 2016 - will aim to make London the world's games capital.

NEWS: British wins at Golden Globes NEWS: British wins at Golden Globes

British winners at the 2016 Golden Globes awards for film and television.

NEWS: More devolution would boost UK creative industries - MPs poll NEWS: More devolution would boost UK creative industries - MPs poll

MPs believe creative industries are vital to the UK's future, but greater devolution could help.

Q2 2015 Survey: Buoyant prospects for creatives Q2 2015 Survey: Buoyant prospects for creatives

How are the UK creative sectors viewed abroad? Read our latest survey snapshot.

NEWS: UK ad industry on US tech mission NEWS: UK ad industry on US tech mission

UK ad agencies have launched a Silicon Valley tech mission.

NEWS: Kingston is our first commercial partner NEWS: Kingston is our first commercial partner

A news item about Kingston Smith, the first commercial partner to this website. 

NEWS: Film pioneer Serkis wins CIC Award NEWS: Film pioneer Serkis wins CIC Award

From a shortlist of 10, Andy Serkis was selected as the first winner of the Cross-Industry Collaboration Award from the Creative Industries Council. 

NEWS: UK games prototype fund launches NEWS: UK games prototype fund launches

Small games businesses can apply to a new fund for support in turning business ideas into prototypes.

NEWS: Nominees for creative collaboration award announced NEWS: Nominees for creative collaboration award announced

Find out more about the nominees for the new CIC Cross-Industry Collaboration Award, in partnership with The Hospital Club's 2015 h.Club 100 Awards.

VIEW: Inspiring the next generation of gaming creatives VIEW: Inspiring the next generation of gaming creatives

What do the 2015 h.Club 100 Awards nominations tell us about the health of the UK games sector?

NEWS: Tax relief increased for UK films NEWS: Tax relief increased for UK films

A short news item on the go-ahead for an increase in the UK's film tax relief.

VIEW: Why rising stars deserve our support VIEW: Why rising stars deserve our support

Design Council CEO John Mathers on his experience of judging The Hospital Club's h.Club 100 'Rising Stars' category.

NEWS: Creative jobs grow at three times UK average NEWS: Creative jobs grow at three times UK average

New official data shows the number of UK creative occupations increased by three times the UK economy average in 2014.   

VIEW: We need less ego, more collaboration VIEW: We need less ego, more collaboration

Advertising today succeeds by cross-pollinating skills.

VIEW: Where art meets engineering VIEW: Where art meets engineering

A fusion of art and engineering is transforming the possibilities for creativity.

NEWS: UK exports almost £50m a day from creative industries NEWS: UK exports almost £50m a day from creative industries

UK creative exports totalled £17.9bn in services during 2013. New data breaks down the contribution of each sector to the final export figure.

NEWS: Tax relief boosts games NEWS: Tax relief boosts games

Changes to rules on UK tax relief for games are reaping benefits.

VIEW: Chicago wind of opportunity for UK agencies VIEW: Chicago wind of opportunity for UK agencies

Why are UK agencies opening offices in Chicago?

NEWS: Screen sectors create £6bn of value NEWS: Screen sectors create £6bn of value

A report into the UK's screen-based sectors attempts to put figures on the employment and value created by these industries.

NEWS: London confirmed as Europe's tech capital NEWS: London confirmed as Europe's tech capital

London has attracted more overseas tech investment than major european cities combined. Find out why.

NEWS: Oxford sets £300m target to transform innovations NEWS: Oxford sets £300m target to transform innovations

Why Oxford University is investing in spin-outs from its research facilities.

NEWS: UK artists created 1 in 7 worldwide album sales in 2014 NEWS: UK artists created 1 in 7 worldwide album sales in 2014

5 out of 10 of the world's top-selling album acts in 2014 were from the UK. Find out who made the cut..

NEWS: Creative Media Workforce Survey results NEWS: Creative Media Workforce Survey results

A snapshot of the UK's creative media workers.

NEWS: SohoCreate returns for 2015 NEWS: SohoCreate returns for 2015

Central London festival line-up announced.

NEWS: Search for UK's creative entrepreneurs begins NEWS: Search for UK's creative entrepreneurs begins

The Hospital Club, in partnership with the Creative Industries Council, has launched the 2015 h.Club 100 awards to recognise influential, innovative UK creative entrepreneurs.

 

NEWS: Creative jobs less likely to be automated NEWS: Creative jobs less likely to be automated

A Nesta study has analysed the risk that automation will replace creative industries jobs.

NEWS: Industry calls for MPs to prioritize creative industries NEWS: Industry calls for MPs to prioritize creative industries

Read about progress on the first year of the *Create UK strategy to grow the creative industries.

NEWS: Budget includes new support for creative industries NEWS: Budget includes new support for creative industries

The March 2015 Budget included new measures for the creative industries. Read about them.

NEWS: Shanghai welcomes GREAT creativity NEWS: Shanghai welcomes GREAT creativity

The GREAT Festival of Creativity comes to Shanghai. We will see you there.

NEWS: Business boost from London Fashion Week NEWS: Business boost from London Fashion Week

More support for UK fashion design talent was announced at London Fashion Week AW15.

NEWS: Creative industries bring UK £76.9bn a year NEWS: Creative industries bring UK £76.9bn a year

The UK creative industries generated a record £76.9bn of value to the UK economy in 2013, according to official data. Read more on the figures.

NEWS: Optimism for 2015 NEWS: Optimism for 2015

Creative organisation leaders and government representatives sound an optimistic note about 2015.

NEWS: Catwalk debuts mark London Collections NEWS: Catwalk debuts mark London Collections

A short news story on London Collections Autumn Winter 2015, a key event for the UK menswear sector.

NEWS: UK boost to children's TV welcomed NEWS: UK boost to children's TV welcomed

Children's live-action shows will qualify for tax relief. Find out more. 

NEWS: Creative Industries Federation launches NEWS: Creative Industries Federation launches

Find out about the newly-launched Creative Industries Federation and its work to promote UK creative sectors.

NEWS: Call to support games growth NEWS: Call to support games growth

How could the UK government increase support for the games sector? Find out more.

NEWS: Games give £1.72bn boost NEWS: Games give £1.72bn boost

New data on the size and value of the UK's games industry.

NEWS: Bid to map London's tech clusters launched NEWS: Bid to map London's tech clusters launched

Find out about a programme to map London's tech clusters.

NEWS: UK television exports reach £1.28bn NEWS: UK television exports reach £1.28bn

Read about the export success of the UK's television industry. 

NEWS: London SMEs invited to SE Asia NEWS: London SMEs invited to SE Asia

Want to join a trade visit to Singapore and Malaysia in late November-early December 2014? Find out more here. 

NEWS: RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 Announced NEWS: RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 Announced

The winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 has been announced. Find out more. (Rollover image credit: © Philip Vile)

JWT agency wins Tata of India account JWT agency wins Tata of India account

India's Tata & Sons has appointed the JWT advertising agency - including its London office - to create a global branding campaign. 

NEWS: London Fashion Week (Sept 14) NEWS: London Fashion Week (Sept 14)

London Fashion Week in September 2014 was characterised by examples of digital innovation. Image: Peter Fitzgerald, BFC. Photographer: Shaun James Cox.

NEWS: Schools curriculum boost (Updated) NEWS: Schools curriculum boost (Updated)

Industry campaigning led to changes in the curriculum that could boost creativity.

NEWS: International films boost UK production slate NEWS: International films boost UK production slate

Inward investment is driving UK film and TV production.

VIEW: Business needs magic not just metrics VIEW: Business needs magic not just metrics

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, the global marketing services group, on the business case for creativity.

NEWS: London is world's top tourist destination NEWS: London is world's top tourist destination

London has been named the world's top tourist destination in 2014 by the Mastercard Global Cities Index report.

NEWS: Imperial College Leads Global University Rankings NEWS: Imperial College Leads Global University Rankings

19 of the UK's Universities top the QS University World Rankings

NEWS: UK music wins 13 per cent global share NEWS: UK music wins 13 per cent global share

2013 worldwide sales data for UK music acts. (Pre-rollover image credit: JM Enternational)

NEWS: Manchester's creative future NEWS: Manchester's creative future

Campaigns such as McCann Manchester's TV ad for Liverpool One - shown on pre-rollover image - reflect the city's creative credentials. Find out how Manchester's creative leaders see its future potential.

VIEW: Creativity and the UK regions VIEW: Creativity and the UK regions

TV entrepreneur Cat Lewis says UK TV has benefited from helpful regulation but the UK needs to ensure regional talent is supported.

NEWS: UK TV indies hit £3bn in revenues NEWS: UK TV indies hit £3bn in revenues

Read about the health of the UK's successful independent television sector.

NEWS: Close to $1 billion investment surge for UK Start-up sector NEWS: Close to $1 billion investment surge for UK Start-up sector

CrunchBase data reveals nearly $1 billion investment surge in the UK's start-up sector for the first half of 2014 thanks to the booming tech sector.  (Rollover Image courtesy of Startups.co.uk)

NEWS: London is global "theatre capital" NEWS: London is global "theatre capital"

London's is the world's leading theatre capital, according to new report. Pre-rollover image: Original London company of Shakespeare In Love, Disney. Image credit: Johan Persson.

NEWS: Strategy to grow creative industries by 2020 launches NEWS: Strategy to grow creative industries by 2020 launches

Read the vision of the Creative Industries Council, the industry body advising government, on how to maintain and grow the success of the UK's creative industries.

NEWS: UK creative employment outgrows rest of economy NEWS: UK creative employment outgrows rest of economy

Find out how jobs growth in the UK creative industries such as television and film - shown here - is outstripping the rest of the economy.

NEWS: UK leads app development NEWS: UK leads app development

Research estimates that the UK is the largest market for app development in europe.

NEWS: Birmingham's "unique DNA" NEWS: Birmingham's "unique DNA"

Read about Creative Birmingham, the focus of a new report and launch event.

NEWS: Bristol sees creative growth NEWS: Bristol sees creative growth

Can Bristol's creative industries grow by 20% a year? The city's mayor thinks so.

NEWS: Film group expands Harry Potter studio NEWS: Film group expands Harry Potter studio

Read about Warner Bros.' latest vote of confidence in the UK film production sector.

NEWS: Technology Strategy Board's £400 million boost to UK's Innovators NEWS: Technology Strategy Board's £400 million boost to UK's Innovators

The Technology Strategy Board releases an ambitious £400 million investment plan for 2014-2015 to find and fund the UK's world-leading Innovators. (Pre-rollover image: courtesy of ESA - Zettlex designs).

NEWS: UK music acts receive government export boost NEWS: UK music acts receive government export boost

Fourteen UK music acts, including Slow Club (pictured here), have received help to break overseas markets. Find out more.

NEWS: Games tax relief gets European green light NEWS: Games tax relief approved

UK video games development to benefit from similar tax reliefs as film, animation and high-end TV.

NEWS: £500m programme to help small and medium creative businesses NEWS: Drive to help UK creative companies win £500m of business

This report describes the UK Government's programme to help small to medium sized UK creative businesses win more overseas business.

NEWS: UK Creative Economy poised for growth - report NEWS: UK Creative Economy poised for growth - report

Find out why the UK is "digitally ready" with the creative industries at the centre of technology-driven change.

NEWS: More than 50% of UK music revenue is digital NEWS: More than 50% of UK recorded music revenue is digital

Hear how take-up of streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer is helping stabilize revenues in the music sector.

NEWS: UK firms successfully target the new Chinese consumer NEWS: UK firms successfully target the new Chinese consumer

Interest in British brands is growing among Chinese consumers. 

NEWS: Independent music companies receive export help NEWS: Independent music companies receive export help

Acts signed by independent music companies are receiving export help through a new scheme.

NEWS: Value of UK creative industries surges to £71bn NEWS: Value of UK creative industries surges to £71bn

New statistics and the launch of www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk marked the launch of the Year of Creativity.

NEWS: Value of UK Fashion Industry Report (Updated) NEWS: Value of UK Fashion (Updated)

UK fashion directly contributes £26bn to the nation's economy, and indirectly encourages another £20bn of spending, according to new data released in February 2014. 

VIEW: Creative Nation VIEW: Creative Nation

Sir John Sorrell on why UK creativity leads the world

NEWS: London theatres break records in 2013 NEWS: London theatres break records in 2013

London theatres were booming in 2013. Read the figures in full.

NEWS: Music adds £3.6bn to UK economy NEWS: Music adds £3.6bn to UK economy

Latest figures on the contribution made by the music industry to the UK economy.

NEWS: Co-productions and Chinese sales boost UK TV exports NEWS: Co-productions and Chinese sales boost UK TV exports

The UK's independent TV production companies are enjoying increasing success in China. Find out more.

NEWS: More help for UK filming NEWS: More help for UK filming

Read about the changes to rules to encourage more filming in the UK.

NEWS: UK advertising qualifications for export NEWS: UK advertising qualifications for export

The IPA is the leading UK provider of online professional qualifications for the advertising industry

NEWS: UK games retailers look to next generation NEWS: UK games retailers look to next generation devices

The market expects the take-up of new games consoles from Sony and Microsoft to be the key driver of business among UK games retailers in 2014.

NEWS: UK Music Industry Contributed £3.8bn to the UK Economy NEWS: UK Music Industry Contributed £3.8bn to the UK economy

UK Music's economic study reveals the UK Music Industry economic contribution rose 9% in 2013.

 

VIEW: What is Design and why it matters VIEW: What is design and why it matters

This opinion piece by Matt Hunter, Chief Design Officer of the Design Council, analyses what makes design.

HClub 100 winners page

Read about a selection of the 2015 h.Club 100 Awards winners.

NEWS: Music tourism earns UK £3.7bn NEWS: Music tourism earns UK £3.7bn

Sixteen per cent more people visited the UK from overseas for music tourism in 2014-15. Find out more.