Most creative English companies named
The Creative England 50 report celebrates the best companies and brightest talent leading the pack for creative industries across England.
Chosen by a panel of industry experts, the CE50 for 2016 includes a wide selection of the country’s best creatives: all the way from filmmakers and production companies to marketing software firms and independent games studios. The companies selected have not only demonstrated creative flare, but also proven to be commercially robust, successful ventures across their sectors.
The report was launched at, 'Creative England Live 2016: Catalyse'. The event aimed to shine a light on the richness of talent outside of London, along with new ideas and initiatives that dynamic regional people and companies have produced with and without the help of Creative England.
Also included in the announcement are a series of chosen Future Leaders – 10 companies backed by the organisation, voted to be trailblazers in their field by a panel of judges including Creative England CEO Caroline Norbury, Facebook UK director Steve Hatch and Karen Blackett OBE, Chairwoman of MediaCom.
These include Braci, a West Midlands-based trio who developed a smart phone app to help people with hearing impairments; Mihaibao in the North West, a fashion website that aims to transform your web browser into a one-stop shopping mall; and Duck Soup Films, a production company founded by BAFTA and EMMY award winners.
Caroline Norbury, CEO at Creative England, said: “Creative talent and industry leaders can be found across the entire country, not just in London, and here at Creative England we are proud to support and harness that talent and help give people with fantastic plans the opportunity to be successful."
Steve Hatch, Facebook UK Director, said: “The CE50 enables us to be inspired and to surface the 50 most interesting, most future-focused creative companies in the UK. What Creative England understand is that with the evolution of technology, combined with the abundance of talent that exists, there is so much opportunity and so much creative work happening. CE50 enables us to see who the very best of the best are.”