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Priorities for the UK creative industries workforce post-Brexit

Thursday 30th March 2017
Central London

This seminar will bring together policymakers, officials and senior representatives from across the creative industries to discuss the priorities for ensuring the UK creative workforce remains globally competitive during and after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

It takes place in the context of official statistics from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport highlighting an increase of 19.5 per cent in the total number of jobs in the creative industries since 2011.


It also follows the recent publication of the Creative Industries Council’s growth strategy, Create Together, which sets strategic goals for industry and government over the next five years including: a joined-up careers strategy to increase entrants in creative industries-related subjects studied in schools; to widen apprenticeships; to support access to the creative professions for diverse and geographically dispersed talent; as well as promote the use of Creative Skillset’s Hiive network across the industry to help progression and increase mentoring.


Sessions will focus on the potential impact of changes to access agreements within the EU single market on the UK’s creative workforce, with particular focus on the movement and retaining of skilled workers, and filling the public funding gaps for training schemes, higher education and SMEs.


We are delighted that Seetha Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Skillset has agreed to be a Guest of Honour at this seminar and deliver a keynote address together with Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive, Incorporated Society of Musicians; Sally Benton, Director of Policy and Research, Design Council ; Morag Blazey, Chief Executive Officer, UK, Ebiquity; Julian Cobley, Managing Director, The Skills & Growth Company; Dr Mark Dittmer-Odell, Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms, Confederation of British Industry; Emma de la Fosse, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Group UK; Clive Gillman, Director, Creative Industries, Creative Scotland; Melanie Lane, Partner and Head of Employment Group, Olswang; Dick Penny, Managing Director, Watershed Media Centre; Denise Proctor, Chief Executive Officer, Noise Festival and Dr Jonathan Wardle, Director of Curriculum and Registrar, National Film and Television School. Additional senior participants are currently being approached.


John Nicolson MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) has kindly agreed to chair this seminar.


To find out more and book your place, please visit the Westminster Media Forum Website.

Concessionary places are available.


This event is CPD Certified