About Us


Creative Industries Council

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This website is a product of the Creative Industries Council, a joint forum between the creative industries and government. Set up to be a voice for creative industries, the council focuses on areas where there are barriers to growth facing the sector, such as access to finance, skills, export markets, regulation, intellectual property (IP) and infrastructure.

Council members are leading figureheads drawn from across the creative and digital industries including television and film, advertising, architecture, design, video games, fashion, music, arts and culture, and publishing. For more information on the CIC, visit this page.


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We represent government and industry working together to bring great creative stories from the UK to the world.

This website aims to recognise the enormous contribution and influence of the UK creative industries and their potential to generate future value via international trade and investment. 

The site collates statistics, case studies, relevant news and commentary, predictions and key contact details from these industries. It celebrates both the established figures and rising stars of UK creativity. 

It is designed to provide an international trade audience with a single overview and destination guide to the UK's unique creative landscape. You can find out more about us in this short film:



Many UK organisations from both government and industry came together to fund and collaborate on thecreativeindustries.co.uk website. They comprise the principal bodies from fashion, music, design, publishing, technology, crafts, video games, arts & culture, architecture, advertising, TV & Film, as well as government and non-government bodies who support the UK creative industries.

Our current partners are listed here (in alphabetical order). You can find industry contact details in the appropriate industry section of the site.

If you run a creative industries organisation and would like to get involved, please contact Janet Hull (janet@ipa.co.uk)

For all other queries, please email info@thecreativeindustries.co.uk

This site is both a promise and an opportunity. We promise to create a site to do justice to the UK's creative strength. Your opportunity is to help us do so.

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Carlos Grande 


Carlos Grande is a former correspondent at the Financial Times, editor of the FT Creative Business section and editorial director of Warc.com (formerly the World Advertising Research Center).