Kinneir Dufort join an expert panel to debate the future of Bristol's creative economy

14.10.15

The Creative Bristol event begin held today at Engine Shed is designed to promote acceleration and growth in Bristol’s creative economy and to share the national Creative Industries Council agenda with Bristol and consult with the city on how to work better together.

The event will be kicked off with a speech from Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson on his vison of the future of the Bristol creative economy and his mission to enhance collaboration.  The Mayor has set ambitious goals for the city's clusters of creative businesses including 20% annual growth and an improved international profile.  He has pledged to work to lift the city's international profile and invited creatives to let him know about any problems he could help solve for them, as well as successes.

Kinneir Dufort has been based in the city since it was founded in 1977 and has recently been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise for their work in international trade. Craig Wighman, our Head of Design, has been chosen to participate today as he is experienced in supporting the creative economy of the city and in helping raise its profile across the world.