UK Creative Overview

UK Creative Overview

The UK has one of the most diverse and vibrant creative landscapes. Get the big picture with our overview of the creative industries.

 

News: Creative jobs grow News: Creative jobs grow

With two million jobs - three quarters of them outside London - the creative industries continue to drive employment growth in the UK economy.

Ones to Watch 2019 Report Ones to Watch 2019 Report

UK innovators are bringing together creativity and tech with transformative results.

NEWS: Creative Careers plan to help 2m NEWS: Creative Careers plan to help 2m

A dedicated programme will advise young people on creative job opportunities. Image credits: Creative Careers Programme/Angelica Bomford.

NEWS: Creative services exports grow to £27bn NEWS: Creative services exports grow to £27bn

Exports of services from the UK creative industries rose 27.4 per cent in 2016, putting the UK well on track to hit a target of £31bn in service exports by 2020.

NEWS: King to chair board NEWS: King to chair board

Advertising CEO Annette King has been appointed head of the Creative Industries Trade & Investment Board.

Why the UK? Why the UK?

Five reasons why the world's creative partner organisations choose the UK. 

Strategy Strategy

Read about and join the campaign to grow the UK creative industries.

Facts and Figures Facts and Figures

UK creative industries generate more than £100bn a year to the UK economy and employ more than 2m people. Find latest data below.

Createch Resource Book Createch Resource Book

Details of creatively-led and tech businesses in this new category.