policy & research

We make the case for national and local policy to be developed in a way that helps creative people and businesses to grow and succeed.

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We work with talented people and ambitious businesses, day in and day out. So we understand the barriers they come up against and the challenges they face. We use that insight and experience to make the case for better policies at a national and a local level to remove some of those barriers, open up opportunities and help our creative industries to grow and succeed.




CE LIVE 2019 opening address – On 21st May 2019 our CEO Caroline Norbury MBE opened our annual creative england live event held King’s Place, London.

creative england research

access to finance report – This presents the findings of research specialist agency BDRC conducted with 575 creative businesses. Published in collaboration with the CIC, the report explores their experiences in accessing finance to support their growth ambitions and develop their business.

impact ReportHere we summarise the impact of our investment programme between 2012 and 2017. Working with the Good Economy, we used both quantitative data analysis and in-depth client interviews to map how our work is helping small creative businesses access the finance they require to scale up.

the Geography of Creativity This presents a systematic mapping of the UK’s creative industries. It shows places in the UK which have significant clusters of creative activity and details the important differences that exist between creative clusters in different location.

cultural and Creative Spill-overs in Europe – This report is the outcome of a project with partners from 14 countries European countries. It shows the broader impact that the creative industries have on the wider economy through the overflow of ideas, skills, knowledge and capital.

creatinno: a European Creative Industries Knowledge Exchange Project – This report presents the outcomes of a knowledge exchange project we participated in along side partners from the Czech Republic and Spain. The report was written by project lead Czech Invest, with input from ourselves and Bizkia Bilbao.