The creative industries generate over £110bn GVA to the UK economy each year: that’s over £306m a day, and it’s just the start when it comes to this fast-growth sector. From the explosive growth of the UK games and media tech sectors over the past 12 months to the ingenuity and resilience of the music and fashion sectors, the UK creative industries are highly innovative, rapidly growing and notably, one of the most exciting industries for investors.
Join the DCMS Creative Scale Up programme partners on 21st June at the official launch of the new Invest in Creative toolkit and explore the exciting investment opportunities offered by the UK creative sub-sectors. Featuring insights from 50 contributors across 25 videos, paired with industry-leading infographics and bespoke tools and guides, this all-new toolkit is the first of its kind and has been developed exclusively for investors looking to tap into the UK creative industries.
The Invest in Creative toolkit National launch event will welcome a host of leading industry experts and investors to share perspectives on the importance of investing in this fast-paced industry and how the new toolkit offers a unique opportunity for investors. From national, regional and industry perspectives, to pinpointing where the areas ripe for investment are, this launch event will showcase why there has never been a better time to invest in the creative industries.
Developed as the investment cornerstone of the DCMS Creative Scale-Up Pilot programme, Invest in Creative has been created by UK Business Angels Association and ScaleUp Institute, in partnership with Greater Manchester Combined Authority, The Growth Company, West of England Combined Authority and West Midlands Combined Authority to shine a spotlight on the extraordinary investment opportunities in the creative industries.
Irene Graham OBE
Ian Livingstone CBE
Sumo Group PLC
CFO & COO
Jenny Tooth OBE
Ammo Talwar MBE
Association of Independent Music
Creative Enterprise Scale Up Programme Lead
West Midlands Combined Authority
Creative Scale Up Programme Manager
West of England Combined Authority