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The full report, including reports from our events and summaries of reports and submissions, has been sent to members as a members-only benefit. But you can read the introductory words from Sir John Sorrell, our chair, and John Kampfner, chief executive, and see a snapshot of the last 12 months here.
This document brings together stakeholders from across the creative industries to highlight the ways in which a vibrant and stable night-time economy underpin the success of creative hubs all over the UK. It includes comment from a range of organisations and businesses, from auction houses to theatres and galleries, who are either part of the night-time economy or are associated with it.
This report responds to the government's green paper 'Building our Industrial Strategy'. It demonstrates the role the creative industries play in the modern economy and how a UK industrial strategy can use them to deliver growth to all sectors, nations and regions.
The creative industries in the UK are booming and an increasingly important part of the economy, with growth outgunning that in finance and insurance and employment up by 5 per cent between 2013 and 2014 against a 2.1 per cent UK average. But the captains of industry who oversee the million-pound art sales, the publishing companies and the advertising conglomerates that returned £77 billion of direct GVA in 2012-2013 know that it is not just their business acumen that makes them a success story.
For the first time, top British entrepreneurs and business leaders, from Melanie Clore, chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, to Tom Weldon, CEO Penguin Random House, internet businesswoman Baroness Lane-Fox to Caroline Rush, CEO British Fashion Council, explain in this report why they see public investment in culture as crucial to what they do…