New award announces nominees

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Ten leading figures from the UK creative scene have been nominated for the first Creative Industries Council Award for Cross-Industry Collaboration, announced in partnership with The Hospital Club’s annual h.Club 100 awards

The award recognises inspirational leaders of programmes or businesses which have demonstrated how convergence across different creative disciplines can lead to international commercial success.

The Creative Industries Council (CIC), a forum of industry and government, has partnered with The Hospital Club, to launch the award and celebrate convergence across UK creative industries which generate £77bn a year for the UK economy. The shortlist was drawn up from nominations received from CIC members.

The award winner will be announced on October 1st at The Hospital Club’s Annual h. Club 100 Awards, now in their 7th year, which celebrate the 100 most influential and innovative people working within Britain’s creative industries.

The nominees for the 2015 CIC Award for Cross-Industry Collaboration are (listed alphabetically, by surname):

Michael Eavis, Founder of The Glastonbury Festival

Asif Kapadia, Filmmaker

Jude Kelly, Artistic Director, Southbank

Stella McCartney, Creative Director, Stella McCartney

Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, Land Rover

Andrew Miller, Former CEO of Guardian Media Group

Andy Serkis, Actor, Director and Co-founder of Imaginarium Studios

Tom Shaw, Co-founder, Digital Theatre Group

Professor Geoff Smith, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Falmouth University

Kevin Spacey, Former Artistic Director, The Old Vic

Nicola Mendelsohn CBE, executive vice president of Facebook and the co-industry chair of the Creative Industries Council, said: “The Cross-Industry Collaboration Award celebrates those individuals who have made a commercial success of creative convergence.

“That is why the Council is delighted to be partnering with The Hospital Club to announce the new Award’s winner. We share a common vision of providing a vehicle for creative leaders from all disciplines to get to know each other better, be inspired to create together and reach new heights.” 

Read more about the nominees here.

You can also read what the judges thought about the Hospital Club's h.Club 100 nominations in the games and rising stars categories.