Creative Quarter CEO appointed to national body

Tamily Cookson
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Tamily Cookson, interim CEO of the Creative Quarter Company Nottingham, has been appointed to the UK Council for the Creative UK Group, an organisational body that champions and supports the creative industries nationwide.

Alongside 49 other high-profile members, Cookson will play a role in determining and shaping the Creative UK Group’s impact priorities and steering policy positions, in addition to sharing with the UK Council crucial insights she has gained from working across the creative sector in Nottingham.

She said: “In my new role as UK Council member to the Creative UK Group, I am looking forward to working for an organisation that will be a champion for the creative sector, affecting change both here in Nottingham and nationally. In my work for the Creative Quarter, I advocate daily for Nottingham’s creative industries and emphasise how vital they are to the city’s growth; I want their impact on the economy to be recognised nationally, and for their future to be supported. To be part of an organisation that can be a champion for the creative sector on a larger scale is a responsibility I am proud to take on, and I look forward to working with the creative community in our city and beyond to tackle the issues facing our sector.”

The Creative UK Group was founded following the merging of Creative England and the Creative Industries Federation in 2020. The function of this organisation is to connect, support, champion and invest in the UK’s world-leading Creative Industries.

Joining Cookson on the UK Council will be representatives from some of the biggest creative organisations operating in the UK, including RADA, Harris Tweed and MOBO.

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