The UK’s creative industries are now worth a record £84.1 billion to the UK economy every year, that’s according to the latest figures released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
The advertising and marketing sector, which includes promotional products and print, is now valued at £13.2 billion per year. Meanwhile, design has become the UK’s fastest growing creative sector. British films, music, video games and crafts are also taking a leading role in driving the UK’s economic recovery – a trend that looks to continue throughout 2016.
“The creative industries are one of the UK’s greatest success stories, with British musicians, artists, fashion brands and films immediately recognisable in nations across the globe,” says Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture. “Growing at almost twice the rate of the wider economy and worth a staggering £84 billion a year, our creative industries are well and truly thriving and we are determined to ensure its continued growth and success.”
It’s frequently the freshness, innovation and originality of British design that keeps our award-winning creative industries ahead of the game. Not forgetting our well known, and sometimes quirky, sense of humour. Without the input of talented British graphic designers, product designers and fashion designers, the Premier team wouldn’t have such a diverse range of promo gifts to supply to our customers.
Of course, there’s many people, from both inside and outside the creative world, who argue that the government could, and should, do more to support our industries in this economically crucial sector.
The Great In British Creativity
This website, a partnership of government and industry working together to promote the UK’s creative front-runners to the rest of the world, is a great place to see what individuals and businesses are doing right now. Their promotional video, featured below, will give you a teaser of what they do on behalf of the many creative industries from around the UK…