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Creative Services Industry, Why the United Kingdom?

ALIGNMENT

to your needs & ideals

We understand that you have specific business requirements, and UK creatives have a proven reputation for partnering with international clients to develop pioneering ideas. From advertising to architecture, this has resulted in an Ostrich taking flight and the fruition of Apple Park.

RELIABILITY

We delivered over £19.8bn of creative services exports in 2014. This shows that we are a trusted business partner to deliver high quality products and services to meet evolving needs and priorities globally.

TRENDSETTER

Challenging conventions, the nation that brought you graphene continues to push the boundaries of innovation in artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality. A source for global trends from fashion to film, you will be working with UK creatives that influence and inspire creatives around the world.

Watch British creativity in action

Colour-changing Ink

In an unlikely marriage of chemistry and design, London-based Lauren Bowker has created a range of break-through textiles that change colour in response to fluctuations in light, temperature, moisture and even moods.

The Perfect Sound

Rob Harris is the designer behind some of the world’s greatest concert halls. With some of the best ears in the business, he’s spent 35 years striving for the perfect acoustic.

Why Collaboration Boosts Creativity

A multi-award-winning collaboration spanning 10 years. A true partnership pushing the technological boundaries of the client’s media platforms.

Creative Services Partners

"Quality and reliability must be a focus. If it was a critical product and there was only one supplier, I would consider the UK for that because of reliability."

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Advertising
Design
Games
Technology
TV & Film

The UK is alive with exceptional ingenuity. We are home to award-winning advertising agencies that have helped create effective campaigns for Adidas, Emirates, HSBC and Huawei.

Leading Europe in digital advertising, our £8.6bn market is bigger than the French and German markets combined. We have AI, AR and VR specialists paving the road to responsible AI and creating immersive experiences for National Geographic and Universal Studios.

Entrusted with £4.1bn of international business annually, a 2015 poll of the 20 best ads of the century featured more agencies from the UK than any other country.

Innovation in design has resulted in the UK exporting 50% more design than it imports. At the forefront of the development of new products and services, design lives in iconic brands such as Diageo, Dyson and Mini. Intelligent design helps grow businesses – the UK applies for the most trademarks within Europe.

Integral to our success is the quality of our design education, such as the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. The UK has two of the top five universities in the world for arts and design.

The UK is home to 23 of the top 100 games development studios responsible for commercially successful titles such as GTA, Little Big Planet and RuneScape.

At the forefront of global trends driving the digital games market – artificial intelligence, augmented reality, massively multiplayer online games (MMOG / MMO), mobile games, social, virtual reality – the UK is a world force in the games industry.

95% of UK games development studios export at least some of their games.

World No.1 in Science & Technology

The UK is Europe’s leading App Economy country, with London being Europe’s leading App Economy city. This is a testimony of the culture of innovation and creativity from the nation of inventors Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, Tim Berners-Lee, James Dyson and Demis Hassabis.

From carbon fibre to graphene; microprocessor IP to IoT, UK Tech is in demand globally and account for 46% of all exports from the UK creative industries.

Useful Contacts & Potential Partners

The UK is one of the world’s largest creators of original content. Our film and television production services support the creation of new formats like The X-Factor and MasterChef, and films such as Star Wars and The Jungle Book.

Popular with buyers around the world, our TV exports business is worth more than £1.28bn, with no country exporting more TV formats than the UK. Think Downton Abbey.

Offering state of the art studio facilities and award-winning VFX houses, we are the creative partner of choice for productions such as the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Commercial help and support

The UK’s Department for International Trade has commercial officers in more than 100 locations across the world. They can connect you to UK capability, and UK Export Finance that helps offer competitive finance to overseas procurers of UK goods and services.

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