Our vision of creating a fairer, better world drives us to support organisations that nurture sporting excellence, inspire through the arts, communicate the news and entertain us.

Culture, media and sport play a huge role in shaping the identity of the UK and the way it is perceived around the world.

The UK Government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport tells us that culture contributed just under £35bn to the UK economy in 2019, which means that cultural industries were worth around 1.8% of the nation’s GDP that year. That’s a 27% real-terms increase since 2010.

Sport England estimates that sport and physical activity contribute even more - around £39bn - to the UK economy. The sector boosts the economy directly, through job and wealth creation, and indirectly, by reducing healthcare costs and crime.

The UK media sector adds a further £5bn each year to the UK economy and that’s projected to rise at a rate of more than 7% over the coming four years.

These are hugely significant and successful sectors for the UK, not just in terms of their monetary value, but also due to the high profile they enjoy both in the UK and throughout the world.

Culture, media and sport organisations have the power to enrich lives and bind communities together.

GGI appreciates the value they bring to the life of local communities and the UK as a whole. And no one understands as well as we do the important role governance has to play in maximising and sustaining the positive impact these sectors have on society.

I am extremely proud of the changes we’ve made to our governance processes. We knew we needed to update our approach and reshape the board to embrace different backgrounds and viewpoints – both from inside and outside the game – to help us make good decisions. What we were less clear on was exactly what needed to change and how to change it.

David Mahoney

Chief Operating Officer

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"GGI has not only advised us for this huge creative arts project that has literally involved hundreds of people in the area over the three years we took to build it up but also, in the form of their brilliant design staff, have seriously re-vamped our marketing campaign, with beautiful new-look publicity graphics and a buzzing web-site. "

Jenny Miller


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We have commissioned the Good Governance Institute (GGI) several times and have been impressed with their growth in range and depth of expertise over the years. GGI stands out from other governance-centred consultancies in that they adopt a collaborative and tailored approach, show a real interest  in their client’s work and challenges, and are committed to the provision of tools and recommendations which will make a real and positive difference ...

John Sitzia

National Chief Operating Officer

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