Continuing with our focus on the speakers at the up and coming PCIAW® summit in June, today we feature Adam Mansell, CEO of UK Fashion & Textile Association.
Adam was appointed to the new Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board, which will aim to increase creative industries’ exports by 50% by 2023.
The board has been created to help the UK’s £92bn creative industries seize international trading opportunities and target inward investment from abroad.
Creative Industries Minister Margot James has confirmed an additional cash boost of £1m to promote the ‘best of British’ creativity overseas, taking the total to £5m.
Mansell added: “UK fashion and textiles are revered the world over and it is great to be part of this initiative to spread the message further than ever before.”
Mansell said the new board will allow UKFT to extend its export support for fashion and textiles companies even further.The new board was a landmark part of the Industry Strategy Sector Deal agreed between government and industry under the leadership of the Creative Industries Council. The Creative Industries was one of the early sectors to strike a sector deal. It will develop and oversee delivery of an export strategy and explore, support and advise on high-value opportunities for Inward Investment and Foreign Direct Investment.