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Making the most of the region’s creative talent

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THE creative industries are the fastest growing sector of the UK economy. What do we mean when we talk about the “creative industries”?

The UK Government describes them as “those industries
which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent”, and they span everything from advertising, architecture and heritage through to video games, performance, and publishing.

Worth more to the UK economy than the oil and gas, life sciences, automotive and aerospace industries combined, the UK’s creative industries are growing twice as fast as the UK economy as a whole.

We hear about the under-development of English regions compared with the economic precedence of London, with
the loss of steel, engineering
and mining having a major impact.

But the creative industries in Yorkshire are frequently outstripping their equivalents in the capital.

Although best known for its industrial past, Yorkshire was named the UK’s leading region for creative industries in May 2018, with Creative England’s annual........

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