Entries in 'UKIE' (87)

Ukie announces programme to boost games industry in West Midlands

Ukie announces programme to boost games industry in West Midlands

During its AGM on Thursday, games trade body Ukie announced it has joined forces with Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) to create a new two-year programme aiming to grow ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 25th 2017 at 10:23AM in News
Ukie, TIGA and 'BGI' comment on £23.7m Creative Industries Review funding plan

Ukie, TIGA and 'BGI' comment on £23.7m Creative Industries Review funding plan

Friday's Independent Review of the Creative Industries - commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport - was strongly in support of greater government funding for the games ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 3:27PM in News
Ukie relaunches AskAboutGames with VSC Rating Board

Ukie relaunches AskAboutGames with VSC Rating Board

Ukie and the VSC Rating Board have re-launched age rating site, AskAboutGames.com. The two organisations will jointly run and fund the website, which contains information about PEGI age ratings, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 2:40PM in News
Ukie announces new board of directors for 2017-18

Ukie announces new board of directors for 2017-18

Ukie has announced its new board of directors for 2017-18, with Revolution Software's owner and COO Noirin Carmody acting as chair, Playmob's chairman Ian Livingstone CBE as vice chair, and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 12:20PM in News

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Green Man Gaming, Sold Out, PlayStack and more

MCV Jobs Weekly: Green Man Gaming, Sold Out, PlayStack and more

In this week's roundup: Green Man Gaming hires new performance marketing EVP, Ukie's Blackwell becomes the Mayor of London’s first chief digital officer, a new marketing director arrives at Sold Out, ...

on Sep 1st 2017 at 11:00AM in News
Theo Blackwell

Ukie's Theo Blackwell appointed as Mayor's first chief digital officer for London

Ukie's former head of public affairs Theo Blackwell has been appointed by the Mayor of London as his new chief digital officer.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 25th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
Ukie appoints three new consultants

Ukie appoints three new consultants

Games industry trade body Ukie has welcomed three new members onto its team. Industry consultants Vanessa Joyce (pictured centre) and Marie-Claire Isaaman (pictured left) join to support and scale Ukie's ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 15th 2017 at 3:33PM in News
£73m of video game tax relief paid out in 2016-17

£73m of video game tax relief paid out in 2016-17

£73m in video games tax relief (VGTR) was paid out in the 2016-17 financial year, representing an increase of 60 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest figures from HMRC ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 20th 2017 at 12:39PM in News

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Riot and Jagex join Ukie

Riot and Jagex join Ukie

The companies behind League of Legends and Runescape have been named as the latest members of UK games trade body Ukie.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2017 at 9:20AM in News
Ukie's Jo Twist invites UK firms to Gamescom

Ukie's Jo Twist invites UK firms to Gamescom

We first took 22 UK businesses to Gamescom in Cologne in 2012. The UK industry stand at Europe’s largest consumer games show has been the focal point of Ukie’s annual ...

on Jul 3rd 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Ukie tries to reassure industry after shock election result

Ukie tries to reassure industry after shock election result

Will Theresa May quit? Will the Brexit pause button be pressed? Where did Lord Buckethead get that lovely helmet?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2017 at 9:58AM in News
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Ukie welcomes Conservative's commitment to support UK games industry, but warns against £2,000 immigration skills charge

Just days after launching its own manifesto for 2017, Ukie's CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE has responded to the Conservative Party's general election manifesto, saying:  

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 19th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Ukie outlines its 2017 manifesto

Ukie outlines its 2017 manifesto

UK video games trade body Ukie has listed the ways in which it hopes the government will pledge to support our industry going forwards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2017 at 10:52AM in News
Video game tax relief certifications up 65% in Q1

Video game tax relief certifications up 65% in Q1

The number of games qualifying for the BFI's video games tax relief (VGTR) has risen again this quarter by 65 per cent year-on-year. A total of 58 games received final ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 11th 2017 at 4:17PM in News
Brexit is forcing 40% of games companies to consider relocation

Brexit is forcing 40% of games companies to consider relocation

In the week that Theresa May triggered Article 50, a UKIE report has found that 40 per cent of UK games businesses are considering relocation as a result of Brexit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2017 at 10:28AM in News
Ukie and CWLEP partner for Coventry and Warwickshire growth plan

Ukie and CWLEP partner for Coventry and Warwickshire growth plan

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership has unveiled a new strategy that aims to grow the video games industry within the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 10:04AM in News

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Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Read the headlines at the end of 2016, MCV’s included, and you might think the games industry was having a tough time of it. A number of high-profile releases struggled ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 16th 2017 at 12:47PM in News
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UK games industry worth a record £4.33bn in 2016

UK games trade body Ukie has announced that the value of the UK consumer games market reached a record £4.33bn in 2016, showing a growth of 1.2 per cent from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 12:24PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Ukie names new head of public affairs

MCV Jobs Weekly: Ukie names new head of public affairs

Tim Scott joins from London First, Games London gains Calvin and Thursten departs Future Publishing.

on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:24AM in News
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Ukie launches new State of Play report outlining games industry priorities in face of Brexit

Games trade body Ukie launched a new report today outlining the potential impact of Brexit on the UK games industry, stating that access to highly skilled international talent was one ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 8th 2017 at 12:43PM in News
Jo Twist

Ukie's Jo Twist appointed sector champion to improve disability access to gaming industry

Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE has been appointed as one of eleven sector champions in the UK to help improve the experiences of disabled people across the country. Minister ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 10:05AM in News
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Grand Theft Auto V reclaims UK No.1, Nioh debuts at No.2

Grand Theft Auto V has shot back to the top of the UK games charts, ending the reign of Capcom's Resident Evil VII to claim its twelfth UK No.1. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
Do we need a British Games Institute?

Do we need a British Games Institute?

In the last few years, video games have come a long way in terms of working with government.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 13th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is once again No.1 in the UK charts. The title saw a respectable 68 per cent dip in sales in its second week on shelves. GfK ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
Resident Evil 7 tops January UK boxed charts

Resident Evil 7 tops January UK boxed charts

Capcom’s new Resident Evil title was January’s best-selling boxed release.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 31st 2017 at 12:16PM in News