The Creative Industries – ranging from advertising to architecture and fashion to film – constitute one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK. The UK has the largest creative sector in Europe, one of the world's largest music industries and one of its most advanced digital TV and radio markets. The creative industries contribute 6% of GDP, employ over 2 million people and contribute over £71bn annually to the UK economy.
The industry covers a diverse range of businesses, including advertising, computer games, design, film and video, music, the performing arts, publishing, software as well as TV and radio. The sector is forecast to play a bigger role in coming years. If the UK is to achieve a balanced, high-growth economy, it is vital that the key strengths of businesses in the creative sector are nurtured and championed.