Why Britain needs to reassert itself as a creative hub

Further to your Voxpop asking what would you like to see prioritised for design by MPs (DW 29 May), would you agree that Britain, once a beacon of creativity and imagination, now needs to reassert itself as the pre-eminent hub for creativity?

Some of the world’s greatest designers, writers, artists, musicians and inventors originated from our great land. Yet with foreign governments legitimately using public money to support local businesses and their educational systems, our degree of influence and impact on the global society will only continue to diminish, year after year, if we do nothing.

Greater investment – in creativity and in our educational system – is therefore essential to ensure Britain makes its mark as an international creative powerhouse.

Richard Ward, Design consultant, Dave Creative Agency, by e-mail

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