Industry leaders have vowed to work with the Government to realise the full benefits of a pioneering agreement to accelerate growth in the UK creative industries.
The measures announced by Ministers, after negotiations with the Creative Industries Council (CIC), aim to build on the success of the UK’s world-leading creative organisations. They target investment to improve the funding, skills and exporting abilities of creative sectors across Britain.
The package was unveiled by Digital and Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, Business Secretary Greg Clark, and CIC Co-Chair Nicola Mendelsohn.
Nicola Mendelsohn CBE, who is VP EMEA at Facebook, said: “This breakthrough deal represents a huge vote of confidence in the ability of our creative industries to continue to deliver the world class economic performance and workforce that the UK needs.”
She said the CIC’s partnership of industry and Government ensured creative sectors were a priority for a deal, and pledged to continue collaboration to maximize the agreement’s benefits.
John McVay, Chief Executive of Pact, the trade association for UK independent producers, who was the CIC industry lead on the sector deal, said: “The measures announced today will help UK creative organisations to continue to invest in producing world-beating skills and creative content, and export these to global markets. It is a ringing endorsement for the UK creative industries.”
The initiatives include:
The package follows negotiations between Government and the CIC, with input from the Creative Industries Federation and other leading voices across the sector.