Westminster Media Forum

Next steps for the creative industries Sector Deal - innovation, IP and access to finance

September 2018

This timely seminar discussed latest progress and next steps for implementing the Creative Industries Sector Deal.

Discussion focused on pulling together key elements of the deal aimed at supporting the growth of creative businesses - looking at funding and investment, scaling-up challenges and support for innovation and IP holders, and securing the talent pipeline.

Attendees also examined priorities for creative clusters - including considering how to embed the sector across the UK and encourage local engagement - and discussed key objectives and way ahead for the new Policy and Evidence Centre launched by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and awarded to Nesta and university partners.

Delegates assessed next steps for putting into practice industry and policy commitments from the Deal - including what might be missing and how it might need to evolve - and explored delivery issues around leadership, collaboration and engagement, also considering what further joint action might be needed to prepare for future challenges and maintain the UK’s position as a global creative hub in the context of the Brexit negotiations.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Media Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates