LEP Sector Group - Creative
The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Creative Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of local companies employing 15,900 people in market segments which range across expertise in factual TV, features, animation, print and digital publishing.
The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Sector Groups bring together business people from companies of all sizes across the supply chain to find ways to support businesses in their sector to grow and add value. Sector Groups deal directly with key concerns such as access to road networks, skills, broadband, bidding for and influencing public funding and investments. Sector Groups are open to anyone in the sector interested in assisting the sustainable growth of local businesses.
Some facts about the West of England's creative sector:
•106% growth in productivity since 1999
•World leading BAFTA and Oscar winning expertise in factual TV and features, animation and print and digital publishing
•Bristol and Bath are recognised by NESTA as two of nine hot spots for creative industries outside of London
•Encounters Short Film Festival – one of four key film festivals in the UK with the BFI
Creative Sector Chairperson: Paul Appleby