In the UK 60% of productivity growth comes from innovation meaning that the U.K. has a thriving creative tech sector accounting for nearly 10% of UK exports.
London is ranked the no. 1 creative city and is acknowledged as the tech start-up capital of Europe.
With companies like Sky, Twickenham studios, Dell, IBM, Cisco, SAS, QVC, Viacom, Vue Entertainment, Sega, Disney etc based in our part of West London, Hounslow is at the centre of this cluster where 18% of the workforce are in this sector.
Hounslow announced as one of Mayor of London’s first ever Creative Enterprise Zones
Hounslow is one of just six boroughs successful in receiving grant funding from The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, for the capital’s first ever Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ).
The CEZ initiative, set up to support artists and entrepreneurs, will encourage the creative industry to grow while boosting jobs and training opportunities for local people.
A total of 25 boroughs applied for the funding, with the six winning zones selected for their commitment to create more jobs for local people. while increasing affordable workspace.
Councillor Sue Sampson, Hounslow Council Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said: ‘It’s an exciting time ahead for Hounslow’s artists and small businesses who will have the opportunity to flourish thanks to this initiative. As one of just six boroughs to receive this funding, we very much look forward to seeing the creative sector shine in Hounslow, providing more jobs for our talented young people, opportunities for new businesses and room for growth and innovation.’