Screen Yorkshire has been integral to the success of the screen industries in the Yorkshire & Humber region, since it was first established in 2002 by the UK Film Council as part of a network of nine Regional Screen Agencies.
We have adapted and grown and are now attracting national and international productions to the Yorkshire & Humber region and bringing local TV and film projects to life, while growing and nurturing the region’s screen infrastructure and talent base. Almost 5,000 people are currently employed in the screen industries across the region.
Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), revealed that between 2009-2015 Yorkshire & Humber region screen industries grew faster than anywhere else in the UK, including London and the South East:
- Generated an annual turnover of £424m across 590 creative businesses (an increase of 247% against the UK average of 118%)
- Gross Value Added (GVA) increased 242% in comparison to a UK average growth of 120 %.
- The number of business units across Yorkshire and Humber grew 57% vs a UK average of 47%,
- Employment across the film and TV industries in the region grew 88% against a UK average of 32%.
This growth would simply not have happened without Screen Yorkshire.