Top 50 creative companies announced
The list shines a light on the new ideas and initiatives that companies have produced with the help of Creative England, which invests in and supports talent in the film, TV, games and digital media sectors. Four out of five companies in the report are based outside London.
The list includes The Orange Bus, a Newcastle-based digital agency transforming organisations in the UK and overseas, Maker Club in Brighton, an e-learning platform for 3D printing and the Internet of Things, specifically aimed at young people and Nourish Care, a Bournemouth-based product design company developing and providing innovative ways to support social and health care services.
Also included in the announcement are Creative England’s Future Leaders – 10 companies backed by the organisation, voted to be trailblazers in their field by a panel of judges including Creative England's CEO Caroline Norbury, Facebook UK director Steve Hatch and Karen Blackett, chair of MediaCom. These include Braci, a West Midlands-based trio who developed a smartphone app to help people with hearing impairments, and Mihaibao in the North West, a fashion website that aims to transform your web browser into a one-stop shopping mall.
Steve Hatch, Facebook UK Director, said: “The CE50 enables us to be inspired and to surface the 50 most interesting, most future-focused creative companies in the UK. What Creative England understand is that with the evolution of technology, combined with the abundance of talent that exists, there is so much opportunity and so much creative work happening. CE50 enables us to see who the very best of the best are.”
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