Launched with the aim of giving greater weight to the capital's
creative kings, the Creative Leaders' Network met for the first time
The network hopes to help London's creative community achieve the same
prominence as its financial service industry has around the world.
The group includes PR and public affairs man Neil Stewart among 16
'business champions' from the sectors in which they work, including
high-profile design guru Sir Terence Conran.
Stephen O'Brien, CEO of inward investment body London First, said the
CLN - spawned from a taskforce chaired by Broadview MD Stuart Maister -
would be a 'collective voice' for creative industries and 'create
business synergies from a traditionally fragmented sector'.
The project has started well, earning plaudits from Mayor Ken, who
issued a statement backing the venture: 'Creative industries in London
generate over £20bn in annual sales and employ over 400,000
people,' he stressed.