Davies and Aslam join Creative UK Council

Davies and Aslam join Creative UK Council

John Murray Press m.d. Nick Davies and Bradford Literature Festival c.e.o. Syima Aslam have been appointed to the Creative UK Council.

The pair were part of a newly inducted cohort, appointed following an open call for applications earlier this year. The members are drawn from across the UK and creative industries and are part of group of 50. 

The Creative UK Group was formed in 2020 to connect and invest in the UK's creative, education and media industries, encompassing art forms including theatre, textiles, cinema, literature and media among others. It was created through the merger of Creative England and the Creative Industries Federation and focuses on steering policy positions and sharing insights from across industry and the UK.

UK Council members are appointed for a term of two years, convening three times a year to champion and share the priorities, concerns, opportunities and ideas of their creative communities.

Caroline Norbury c.e.o. of the Creative UK Group, said: “We are very excited to announce the newly appointed members of our UK council, whose breadth of experience and expertise will be enormously valuable in driving our mission to ensure the best possible conditions for the growth and success of the creative industries. Representing freelancers, practitioners and businesses both big and small, they reflect the diversity and creativity that is central to what makes our sector thrive.”