Join Television Executive and co-chair of the Creative Industries Council Peter Bazalgette, as he shares the philosophy behind ‘A Sector Vision’, his report (due to be released this summer) to deliver on the latest government industrial strategy, Build Back Better – A Plan for Growth.

What will it mean for the Creative Sector and how will it impact the North?

The event will begin with introductory remarks by the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin.

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About The Speakers

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Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette is non-executive Chair of ITV and also Chairs LoveCrafts, an online retailer. He led an independent review into the UK’s creative industries as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy.  Sir Peter is a Non-Executive Board Member of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and currently chairs the Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction Book Prize Trustees. 

From 2013 until 2017 he was Chair of Arts Council England. He was also a Non-Executive Director of DCMS and Channel 4, as well as President of the Royal Television Society and Chief Creative Officer of Endemol (devising several internationally successful formats). 

Peter’s book about the business of TV formats, Billion Dollar Game (Time Warner), came out in 2005, and in 2017 he published The Empathy Instinct (John Murray).

Tracy Brabin

Tracy Brabin is a British Labour and Co-operative politician who was elected as the first Mayor of West Yorkshire, and the first ever woman Metro Mayor in May 2021. She was the Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen from 2016 until 2021. As MP, she held appointments as Shadow Early Years Minister, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Shadow Minister for Cultural Industries. Born in Batley, Tracy was an actor and television writer prior to entering politics.