The Geography Of Creativity In The UK

In: Economy
22nd November 2018
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Report by Nesta and Creative England, July 2016

  • UK creative industries make a major contribution to the national GVA-5.2%, but this grew by 8.9% between 2013 and 2014, twice as fast as UK GVA overall
  • The impact and importance of the sector is much less well know outside London and the main cities
  • There is rapid growth in the UK particularly in design, software, digital and advertising
  • There is also an explosion of entrepreneurial activity, with the average size of a company getting smaller, now 3.3 pp per company
  • A third of all clusters are in London and the SE
  • There are creative conurbations as well as cities
  • In the southern clusters, universities play a smaller role than in the north-an opportunity for southern universities
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