The UK has a long and successful history of trading with all parts of the world. Its creative industries are a huge success story, delivering over £17.9 billion of exports in 2013, 8.7% of all UK exports.
Music, television, film, games, fashion, design and architecture have been notably strong at developing content, products, services and talent for overseas markets. For more information see:
DIT provides free international export sales leads from its worldwide network. Find creative export opportunities.
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UK Export Finance (UKEF) can provide extra capital to finance large projects and help grow businesses.
The UK is one of the world’s leaders in the aptly named ‘experience economy’, the creation and operation of visitor attractions. Attractions are increasingly becoming a retail ‘experience’ and include:
The UK has a strong track record in developing and promoting the international careers of its talented composers and performers. It consistently delivers acts that break across international territories and sell in markets right across the world. Recorded UK music exports grew by 17% in 2014, reflecting the UK’s status as the second largest provider in the world (source: Measuring Music 2015).
The Music Export Growth Scheme, launched in September 2013, provides £1 million a year to help UK music companies develop artists or projects internationally.