Independent Review of the Creative Industries Launched at RIBA
Today we were delighted to welcome the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark MP and Sir Peter Bazalgette to 66 Portland Place for the launch of the Independent Review of the Creative Industries.
The Independent Review – led by Sir Peter Bazalgette – was first announced in the UK government’s Industrial Strategy published last year, and makes recommendations aimed at supporting the growth of the UK’s creative industries. Boosting access to trade support through closer joint work with government and more measures to support understanding of creative careers in schools were just two of the measures that Sir Peter recommended, reflecting some of the key priorities of UK architects raised through our report Global By Design.
In a speech opening the event, RIBA Chief Executive Alan Vallance spoke out on the global reach and influence of the UK’s architecture sector. These sentiments were echoed by both Karen Bradley MP and Greg Clark MP, who said that UK architecture was a 'beacon' across the world.
Both Secretary of States and Sir Peter also visited RIBA’s new exhibition Pablo Bronstein: Conservatism, or the Long Reign of Pseudo-Georgian Architecture which opened in the RIBA Architecture Gallery in London this week.
The RIBA is a member of the cross-industry government forum Creative Industries Council, working with other parts of the creative industries on issues from Brexit to the industrial strategy. The RIBA also works with other organisations in the built environment and professional business services sectors to ensure that the views of the profession are understood and acted upon across government.