Bonnier Books UK CEO Perminder Mann has today been appointed as a member of the Creative Industries Council (CIC), alongside Dan Conway (CEO, Publishers Association), Stephen Page (Executive Chair, Faber & Faber) and Nicola Solomon (Chief Executive of the Society of Authors and chair of the Creators’ Rights Alliance).
They will represent the publishing sector in ongoing efforts to drive awareness of the value of the creative sector.
Set up to be a voice for the UK’s world-leading creative industries, the Council focuses on addressing the challenges and opportunities facing the creative sector. CIC will help ensure progress is made on key growth areas for the sector, including access to finance, skills, export markets, innovation, and intellectual property (IP).
Perminder Mann, CEO – Bonnier Books UK said: “It’s an absolute honour to be joining the Creative Industries Council, representing our vibrant book industry. The CIC is a vital conduit between the government and creative sector and I look forward to collaborating with my peers to drive awareness of the value of the creative sector and, in particular, the importance of driving social equality as part of the levelling up agenda. Building and sustaining an inclusive creative sector that resonates with people from across the UK will help us to drive growth for decades to come.”
Dan Conway, CEO – Publishers Association said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Creative Industries Council to champion the hard work of publishing and other creative industries. The CIC has done impressive work assisting the creative industries post-Covid, and it is this type of collaboration that will help the sector show progress on issues such as sustainability, skills, and inclusivity. I look forward to working with other members to grow awareness of the sector’s value, and to strengthen existing ties across government to help it flourish even further.”
Stephen Page, Executive Chair – Faber & Faber said: “I’m delighted to be reappointed to the CIC, and also to see such a strong presence from publishing on the Council. The CIC has a particular role in working with the government to develop an environment where our creative and cultural sector can thrive and continue to grow rapidly, and where the book trade can sit together in common purpose with film, games, television and the other creative industries. It’s important and valuable work and I am very pleased to continue to be part of it.”