Dr Martin Smith

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Position Visiting Fellow
Email msmit053 (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Martin Smith

Martin works in the media, cultural and creative sectors in a variety of capacities. He is special adviser to the Ingenious group, an investment firm which, amongst other things, is the largest independent investor in the UK’s creative economy with an industry leading position in film and television finance. He is a member of the Creative Industries Advisory Group (CIAG), a UKRI/AHRC body convened to advise on the government’s £150 million creative industries ‘sector deal’ announced in March 2018.

Martin works with Ingenious group founder Patrick McKenna on philanthropic and education projects linked to the creative sector and is an occasional advisor to the National Film & Television School (NFTS). He also runs his own consulting firm, West Bridge Consulting.

Research interests

Martin has published on a wide range of topics including banking services (commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry), consumerism and Freedom of Information. He now writes mainly on cultural industry policy and investment and especially the film industry.

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