Ukie has partnered with the IPA and other UK creative industry bodies to launch a new government backed portal which showcases the best of British creativity to the world. The new site provides a central resource hub linking the industry, UKTI (UK Trade and Investment) global agents and the FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) after new statistics published this week revealed that the UK’s creative industries collectively generate a staggering £8 million an hour for the economy.
The site provides essential facts, statistics and case studies that can be used by UKTI agents across the globe to sell the opportunity that the UK offers to the rest of the world.
CEO of Ukie Jo Twist attended the launch of the initiative www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk where Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture Communications and the Creative Industries spoke about the importance of creative industries and the new portal representing the start of what is hoped to be a ‘Year of Creativity’.
Speaking at the launch event, Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist said: “With the tax production credits for the games industry still on the agenda, this portal offers a great opportunity to showcase the UK’s games sector, as part of the wider creative industries, to a global audience. The UK games and interactive entertainment industry is world class. We make the biggest selling and most creative entertainment products, we have the right business environment and a fantastic blend of creative talent to make globally successful exports.”
Ukie is helping the IPA collate more stories, case studies and facts from UK games businesses, from both rising stars and established companies, to be featured as part of the games industry section of the new site. They are looking for distinctive and innovative companies, which have aspirations or experience selling British-made games in overseas marketplaces.
If you want to be part of the website, you can either send 500 – 750 words or a short video about your company and a high res image to Richie@ukie.org.uk.