The UK combines a world-class creative talent base with an established tech sector, an ecosystem of innovators and a big market opportunity.
Worth a staggering £92 billion and growing twice as fast as the rest of the economy, the sector employees approximately 2 million people – 40% of which is accounted for by London and the South East.
The sector is now set to consolidate the country’s position as a global creative powerhouse, following the launch of a groundbreaking new Industrial Strategy deal agreed between the Government and the Creative Industries Council.
Creativity meets technology in the UK, with trailblazing innovation in many ‘createch’ industries, including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Digital Animation and 3D Printing.
Creative Industries in the Thames Valley
The Creative South East, to which the Thames Valley contributes significantly, presents excellent opportunities to any potential inward investor – with proven areas of expertise across a range of disciplines, including Film, Gaming and Digital Media. Centres of Excellence situated in the region include Pinewood Studios and the National Film and Television School. In Oxfordshire alone it is estimated that over 3,000 creative and digital sector businesses, generating an annual contribution of £1.4 billion to the UK economy, are based in the county.
A major motivator for foreign-owned companies choosing to locate within the Thames Valley is the steady flow of talent generated by the first-class industry-specific academic and training facilities across the region: