Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

£600,000 Invested In Welsh Creative Industries

News Image
Over £600,000 is being invested in Wales's creative industries, according to Creative Skillset Cymru.

Key companies in the creative media industries in Wales have collaborated with the industry skills body to co-invest in the Welsh sector.
Creative Skillset Cymru has confirmed that in response to the industry's skills needs, it has awarded over £300,000 through its Skills Investments Funds, which has been co-invested by businesses from across Wales in the TV, games, animation and VFX sectors to total over £600,000 of investment.
"We are delighted that companies have taken advantage of Creative Skillset's Skills Investment Funds to boost their businesses," said Gwawr Thomas, Director of Creative Skillset Cymru. "The fund is made up of industry investment which has been matched by the UK government and is a great example of the Creative Industries and public investment collectively taking responsibility for the continued growth of the industry through skills and talent development."
Eleven companies from across Wales have benefitted from the recent round of Creative Skillset's Skills Investment Funds including software development house West Coast Software, motion graphics and visual effects company Bait Studio, creative digital agency Atticus Digital, television and film production companies Boom Pictures, Dragonfly, Fiction Factory, Green Bay Media, Tifini and Zig-Zag, animation studio Cloth Cat and IP developers A&O Studios.
Gwawr Thomas said: "Through this investment companies from a range of sectors can advance the skills of their employees through high quality and affordable training. We're also pleased to have recently received another set of investment applications from companies in Wales, so watch this space for more possible investment announcements."
Between 2014-2016, the UK Government is co-investing pound for pound to match investment in Creative Industries skills with a total fund value of £16m through the Skills Investment Funds.

Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

C-Mount Industries Rides On AJA Ki Pro Ultras For 'Carpool Karaoke'
C-Mount Industries co-owner Jason D Liquori runs a successful production equipment rental outfit and is an experienced producer, video engineer and DO
Really Creative Media Collaborates With Cassius Creative For Dua Lipa Tour
Really Creative Media has collaborated with Cassius Creative to help design and create the overall look for pop star Dua Lipa's UK and Europe tour. Du
Four Things Every Creative Pro Should Consider For Production Insurance
Spotting a film crew in action can be exciting and intriguing for the general public. But behind the perceived glitz and glamour, experts in the broad
LED Creative Delivers For 2017 Best FIFA Football Awards
LED Creative has recently supported the Infinity Creative Events production crew with a number of products at the 2017 Best FIFA Football Awards. Film
LED Creative Appoints New Projects Assistant
LED Creative has strengthened its senior team by appointing Tim Rees as Projects Assistant. Mr Rees, who will join the company's growing team in Hertf
London's Hub This Summer For Talent And Technology In The Creative Industries
Top talent, big industry names, an abundance of inspiring sessions and the latest technology await delegates attending The Media Production Show, bein
Creative Skillset Announces £600k Investment In Film Skills Programmes
Creative Skillset has pledged £600,000 towards film training programmes aimed at tackling skills shortages identified by the industry. The industry-le
Really Creative Media Delivers For The Wedding Singer
Really Creative Media has helped to deliver a visual experience for the first UK tour of The Wedding Singer. The show, which takes in 33 cities on its
Cengiz Dervis Welcomes Growth In Creative Sector
British actor Cengiz Dervis has welcomed the continuing growth of the creative sector. In the second half of 2016 alone, figures reveal that the (comb
Version2 And LED Creative Team Up For Red Nose Day
Version 2 Lighting and LED Creative recently provided support to the crew and BBC Studios Production team for Red Nose Day 2017. This year's event was
Deadline Approaches For Creative Skillset's Series Producer Programme
The deadline for this year's Series Producer Programme by Creative Skillset is this coming Monday, 8 January 2018. The initiative builds on the initia
MTFX & The Makeup Kit Join The Bottle Yard's Creative Hub
An established special effects business and a newly launched stockist of professional film & TV makeup and hair supplies are the latest two companies
Application Opens For Creative Skillset's Trainee Finder Programme
Creative Skillset has announced that applications for its Trainee Finder Programme is now open, with applications being accepted until 8 January, 2018
London Welcomes New Creative Workspace
Details have been released regarding a new dedicated co-working creative space for the digital, TV, post production and wider creative industries. Che
dock10 Wins Multi-Year Contract With BBC Creative North
dock10 has been chosen by BBC Creative to provide promotional content for the BBC at MediaCityUK. Working closely with the BBC team, dock10's post pro