The most racially and ethnically diverse companies are more likely to have better than average financial returns
The creative and cultural industries are growing at three times the rate of the wider economy, with a value of £87.4bn. One in 11 UK jobs are in the creative economy and demand for workers is growing faster than they can be supplied.
The creative industries have long-standing skills shortages. These stem from inadequate training and provision at schools in this country compounded by an ever-greater need for talent in a growing sector.
Companies with more women are more likely to have above average financial returns
The ‘more advantaged groups’ (two-thirds of the UK workforce) make up 91.9% of occupations in the creative economy.