Business base

Glasgow’s creative business base is focused on several creative clusters:

  • Broadcasting
  • Film
  • Advertising
  • Multimedia
  • Publishing
  • Software
  • Games
  • Music

Since the late 1990s Glasgow experienced rapid growth in the creative industries, with particular emphasis on screen and digital industries, which have grown with the opening of Film City in 2009.

The city has 2,420 registered enterprises with a turnover of over £1.5bn. This sector saw a 23% increase from the pre-recession figures measured in 2009 and equated to 24% of the total Creative Industries’ GVA generation in Scotland. (Source: Scottish Government, Local Authority Area Growth Sector Database).

Growth has been somewhat hampered by the global economic downturn. The economic climate contributes to what is seen as somewhat limiting opportunity in gaining funding which in turn has led to Glasgow’s Creative Industries not being able to reach 2008 GVA levels which saw the city generate £898.8 million. Glasgow’s creative industries are, however, recovering, thanks to both a skilled workforce and numerous support programmes and plans that to help foster this growth.

Big players in this sector include:

  • BBC Scotland
  • STV
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Film City Glasgow
  • BIP Solutions

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8 October, 2018

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Venue: Munich Trade Fair Center

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