TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, welcomed today’s decision by the Government to grant the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts ( NESTA) full independence, moving from the public to the voluntary sector to become a charitable company. NESTA will continue to operate, as it has done since its inception, at no cost to the Government or to the taxpayer, by virtue of its Lottery endowment.
Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:
“ NESTA has been a great supporter of both the video games industry and of TIGA. We are delighted that NESTA will now be fully independent from the Government and able to continue its work in driving forward innovation. The Government’s decision is a testament to NESTA’s success and to the high regard in which it is held by its many partner organisations.”
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TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010. TIGA has also been named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’.