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Investing in the creative industries

This report investigates the barriers to growth in the UK's creative industries.

This report investigates the barriers to growth in the UK's creative industries.

Key findings:

  • Creative entrepreneurs experience barriers to finance, which limit opportunities for their further growth and the sector's expansion. 
  • There is a lack of investor awareness of creative industries' business models, limited access to useful market research
  • There is a perception that creative businesses are lifestyle-directed rather than goal-focused

This report is a call to action for organisations and individuals who are in a position to help the creative industries become a profitable powerhouse, to do their part to effect change.

Nesta commissioned this research into the area of investment in the Creative Industries to inform the launch of its Graduate Pioneer Programme in 2003.

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Nesta