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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. Rawlinson spent his last two years at the trade body – originally named ELSPA – as director general. And during his time in this role he has significantly raised the …

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Rawlinson resigns

UKIE director general Michael Rawlinson has resigned. He has left the organisation to seek new challenges it was confirmed moments ago. Rawlinson is expected to have left UKIE by the end of the week, and MCV has been told his departure from the group is amicable. As the organisation now …

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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. It’s hoped the low-cost fee will help attract the emerging wave of online, casual, social and mobile games that the organisation formerly called ELSPA wants to reach. The organisation rebranded …

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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 industries sector. We welcome the arrival of UKIE with its plans not only for boosting and expanding the interactive entertainment …

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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 here. I’m delighted that ELSPA is morphing into UKIE,” minister for the Department for Culture, Media & Sport Ed Vaizey …

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Developer events targeted by UKIE

New-look trade body UKIE is to sponsor both the Develop Quiz and Develop Football Challenge. Formerly known as ELSPA, the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE) was officially launched last night at a reception in London. The change of name reflects the diversity of the current membership and signals a …

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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. Located at Ukie.info, the site is described by director general Michael Rawlinson as a key element to the new UKIE offer – and a step beyond …

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