Best of British
According to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skill, the upturn in demand for all things British and the resurgence in the craft market has resulted in a significant impact on our sector.
It was revealed by Creative and Cultural Skills that the craft sector now employs nearly 210,000 people, with an additional 112,000 working in the industry on an ad-hoc basis, in approx. 85,000 businesses.
It is both encouraging and rewarding to know that 81% of those people are also using their crafting skills for the majority of the working day. This is producing more than £10.8bn in turnover just in England, and adds £4.4bn value to the economy each year!
So well done to all our customers who are making a contribution to these fantastic figures!
And the future continues to look optimistic with 34% expecting growth in the next 10 years, which is obviously great news!
Photo courtesy of Lucinda Chambers / The Rug Company
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