Creative nation: a guide to the UK’s world-leading creative industries

UK creative industries are world leaders, this brochure showcases the UK's capabilities in a variety of creative industries.



This brochure highlights the winning skills and experience that makes the UK’s creative industries a first-class supplier and partner to markets across the globe.

UK creativity inspires the world, producing a stream of brilliant individuals and creative teams who are hugely influential in global media, entertainment and the arts.

UK creative pioneers and entrepreneurs are renowned for their innovation and originality. They pride themselves on working in cross-disciplinary collaborative teams, providing business with the creative imagination that drives commercial success.

Creative industries covered:

  • advertising
  • animation
  • architecture
  • computer games
  • design
  • digital media
  • experience economy
  • fashion
  • film
  • music
  • performing arts
  • publishing
  • television

This was published originally by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) which has since moved to the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Published 31 March 2014