Advertising generates £1.46 billion every year. Its contribution to the UK economy is massive. With a young and high-earning workforce, nearly half under 34 years old, the industry is fast-paced and competitive.
Designer made traditional and contemporary craft covers a wide range of individual disciplines.
Cultural Heritage includes archaeology, built heritage, museums and galleries with permanent collections across the UK.
The UK is renowned for innovative design across disciplines ranging from communications, graphic, product and industrial, interior and exhibitions, digital and multimedia and service design. Design is an integral part of modern culture combining aesthetic techniques, practicality and creativity to deliver solutions that make our everyday life simpler and our businesses more effective.
The literature industry includes not only aspiring writers, novelists, poets and playwrights, but also editors, agents, translators, critics and the literature development sector.
The music industry is one the UK’s biggest and most culturally significant creative industries and a big player in the national economy – contributing nearly £5bn annually (of which £1.3bn comes from exports earnings), and employing some 130,000 people.
Performance art is made up of a broad range of disciplines including: opera, dance, theatre, circus, carnival, street arts and puppetry.
Contemporary visual arts is an exciting and vibrant sector that also acts as a feeder for industries such as advertising, interactive media, the games industry and design.
Winner of a Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award in April 2011, Annika Erikson talk about the importance of networking in the world of visual arts.
Young Entrepreneur Fred Ryall was amongst the first winners of a Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award back in January 2009. Fred, 19 at the time, remains our youngest winner of an award.
Rebecca Andrews of sustainable fashion brand, Not for Ponies, gives us her top tips for success in business.