Entries in 'elspa' (153)

A tribute to Mike Rawlinson

A tribute to Mike Rawlinson

UKIE announced last week that director general Michael Rawlinson has decided to leave the organisation, after almost 12 years there.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2011 at 2:30PM in News
Rawlinson resigns

Rawlinson resigns

UKIE director general Michael Rawlinson has resigned.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Apr 20th 2011 at 5:14PM in News
UKIE adds low-end £500 membership

UKIE adds low-end £500 membership

As part of its new strategy to widen its membership trade association UKIE has introduced a new £500 membership packaged.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2010 at 10:00AM in News
CBI welcomes UKIE arrival

CBI welcomes UKIE arrival

The director general of The Confederation of British Industry has praised UKIE’s ambitions and said that the games industry is in prime position to take charge of the UK’s creative ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2010 at 1:03PM in News

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UKIE launch video – WATCH IT HERE

UKIE launch video – WATCH IT HERE

UK video games trade body UKIE, formerly known as ELSPA, was finally ushered into life last night – and you can watch the video showed at its launch event right ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2010 at 12:55PM in News
Developer events targeted by UKIE

Developer events targeted by UKIE

New-look trade body UKIE is to sponsor both the Develop Quiz and Develop Football Challenge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2010 at 10:53AM in News
New UKIE site goes live

New UKIE site goes live

ELSPA made the transition into UKIE last night - and along with a new name, logo and agenda, the organisation has a new website.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 8th 2010 at 10:35AM in News
UKIE: Industry must drop the 'Woe is me' attitude

UKIE: Industry must drop the 'Woe is me' attitude

As part of the special unveiling for the association-formerly-known-as-ELSPA's new ethos and brand identity, director general Michael Rawlinson told MCV that it's time UK looked beyond tax breaks in its ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 8th 2010 at 10:26AM in News

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New era as UKIE is born

New era as UKIE is born

The final branding for UKIE was unveiled at a special event in Westminster this evening that fleshed out the trade association's new agenda

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 7th 2010 at 9:00PM in News
OPINION: A new era for UKIE

OPINION: A new era for UKIE

I spent some time last week with the new UKIE team as they prepare for next week’s grand Westminster unveiling.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2010 at 9:30AM in News
UKIE ready for Whitehall reveal

UKIE ready for Whitehall reveal

ELSPA will be dead in a matter of days.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2010 at 9:30AM in News
ELSPA: "Industry must work closer together"

ELSPA: "Industry must work closer together"

Michael Rawlinson this week called for the industry to work closer together as the games market evolved and changes .

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 1st 2010 at 6:20PM in News

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ELSPA hires Daniel Wood

ELSPA hires Daniel Wood

ELSPA has appointed Daniel Wood as its new communications and public affairs manager.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 23rd 2010 at 6:36PM in News
ELSPA responds to MOH debate

ELSPA responds to MOH debate

UK video games trade organisation ELSPA has hit back at Defence Secretary Liam Fox’s claims that retailers should “show their support for our armed forces” by entering into ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2010 at 4:37PM in News
OPINION: The digital PC chart

OPINION: The digital PC chart

The introduction of the new digital chart presents a significant milestone for the industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2010 at 1:00PM in News
Deal brokered for PC download chart

Deal brokered for PC download chart

It's been a long time coming, but the UK will finally get a games download chart later this year, MCV can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2010 at 1:00PM in News

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ELSPA dates UKIE rebranding

ELSPA dates UKIE rebranding

The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association will officially change its name to the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment on September 7th, it has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 9th 2010 at 11:53AM in News
ELSPA ‘delighted’ with R4 ruling

ELSPA ‘delighted’ with R4 ruling

The UK anti-games piracy movement is enjoying a major victory today with news that the London High Court has ruled that the importing, advertising or sale of R4 cards is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2010 at 6:20PM in News
ELSPA director promoted at anti-piracy coalition

ELSPA director promoted at anti-piracy coalition

ELSPA’s director general Michael Rawlinson has been promoted to vice chairman of the Alliance Against IP Theft.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 13th 2010 at 4:55PM in News
MP Watson impressed with ELSPA/TIGA unity

MP Watson impressed with ELSPA/TIGA unity

Labour MP Tom Watson has publicly backed the newly announced ‘tax break partnership’ between trade groups TIGA and ELSPA.

by Rob Crossley
on Jul 12th 2010 at 6:24PM in News
ELSPA and TIGA partner for tax breaks

ELSPA and TIGA partner for tax breaks

Britain’s two pivotal game trade associations are to team up in a bid to breathe new life into the campaign for game tax breaks.

by Rob Crossley
on Jul 12th 2010 at 6:13PM in News
UK games market falls 16% for H1 2010

UK games market falls 16% for H1 2010

Sales for video game software, hardware and accessories in the UK saw a decline of 16 per cent during the first half of 2010, it has been revealed today.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 12th 2010 at 2:39PM in News
ELSPA already lobbying over Change4Life

ELSPA already lobbying over Change4Life

The UK video games industry has already leapt into action following news that the responsibility for to Government’s Change4Life campaign is to be handed over to the private companies that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2010 at 6:04PM in News
Most gamers only play 5hrs a week

Most gamers only play 5hrs a week

The idea of what a 'gamer' does with their spare time is rapidly changing, according to research from ELSPA/ISFE.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 29th 2010 at 12:07PM in News
PC is UK's most popular games platform

PC is UK's most popular games platform

Think the PC is on the wane as a games platform? Think again.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 29th 2010 at 10:55AM in News