Creative Enterprise Evolve: Exploring the UK Animation Sector
On 8th December, we presented the second instalment of the Creative Enterprise Evolve round table events. Evolve is a programme led by Creative England in partnership with the BFI and UKBAA to build a connected ecosystem of investors for the UK’s innovative media and entertainment sectors. For this instalment, we partnered with Animation UK to explore the investment opportunities in the thriving animation sector.
Joined by a line-up of industry experts, we explored why the combination of emerging technologies and brilliant storytelling is driving the sector and what key steps investors can take to back talented businesses. Our panel pinpointed what a scaling business looks like, the key tax incentives available for investors, investment opportunities driving growth in the sector and more.
Liz Brion – Partner, Grant Thornton
Kate O’Connor – Executive Chair, Animation UK
Miles Bullough – Managing Director, Wildseed Studios
Oli Hyatt MBE – Creative Director, Blue-Zoo Animation
Mehjabeen Patrick – COO/CFO, Creative England
Alix Wiseman – SVP Business Development & Acquisitions – 9 Story
Moderated by: Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO, UKBAA
Find out more about the Evolve programme here