Yesterday, Monday 20th September, the Department for International Trade (DIT) announced a new package of measures designed to benefit the creative industries.
The announcement comes as part of DIT’s new “Made in Britain, Sold to the World” campaign, that provides practical export help and encourages the nation to take pride in our exporters.
Exports generated by creative industries’ services were worth £37.9 billion in 2019 – nearly 12 % of total UK service exports. According to DIT, ‘with global demand increasing, our creative industries are one of the UK’s export success stories.’
The package announced includes £330,000 of funding for the music industry via the Music Export Growth Scheme in partnership with DCMS and the International Showcase Fund.
Alongside this, DIT announced that Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board.
DIT has an array of existing support for budding exporters. DIT has stated that it ‘is developing an ambitious cross-government Export Strategy to drive economic recovery and level up the entire country, which will be published later this year.’