|12 August 2016|
· Queen to honour Emmy® award winning producer and creative driver behind UK Expo Pavilion and London 2012 ‘British Business Embassy’.
· “I am lucky to be working in the most exciting sector in the world, in the most exciting city in the world”, says Dutch national
(London, August 11th 2016) Christine Losecaat, founder of Little Dipper and a senior business strategy, marketing and creative specialist, has been appointed an Honorary Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the creative industries in the UK.
Creative Barcode CEO, Maxine Horn said, "I have known Christine for over 20 years as a business partner, colleague and friend. She is one of the most talented and dedicated leaders of the UK Creative industries. I am delighted she has been awarded this much deserved honour"
Christine’s achievements include co-producing the Emmy® award-winning Peter and The Wolf, championing creative talent from Wallace & Gromit to Thomas Heatherwick and most recently delivering high-value government programmes to boost the UK creative industries globally.
Last year she helped bring to life the UK’s must-see Pavilion at the World Expo in Milan and during the London 2012 Olympics was a key part of the success of the British Business Embassy - the largest series of trade and investment conferences ever held by any government. The project is estimated to have contributed over £15bn to the UK economy.
Christine Losecaat MBE said,
“I am truly delighted to receive such a prestigious honour for doing what I love best - bringing together talent with projects that put creative integrity at their core.
“It is immensely rewarding to help grow a creative concept that both wows an audience and generates a positive return on investment. I want to thank the many great creatives and the many wonderful clients I’ve worked with both in the UK and around the world. Awards are always a wonderfully welcome recognition of effort and going forward a Royal honour will take some beating.”
Tim Davie, Creative Industries Council International Group / CEO BBC Worldwide & Director, Global said, “Christine gets everyone pulling in the same direction whether they are performers or Ministers of State, SMEs or multinationals. She’s worked across the globe and done an enormous amount to make the UK creative industries a global success story.”
As a Dutch national, living in London, Christine also added,
“I’ve been based in the UK for over 20 years. It is a very special place and remains the number one global destination for bringing creative concepts to fruition with global impact.”
Christine is also active in her charity work as Vice Chair of Advance, a leading charity helping women and children affected by domestic violence and as a Trustee at Peace Child International, which is focused on youth employment and entrepreneurship. She is an Honorary Fellow of the British Institute of Interior Design and has advised on the UK’s Creative Industries International Strategy for over a decade.
Christine founded Little Dipper in 2001, a consultancy that specialises in international strategy and client side creative direction. She began her career at Cream Advertising, worked at BMG Entertainment and was previously Managing Director of the British Design Initiative.
She lives in London with TV Producer/Director Simon Ludgate.
Notes to editor
· For more information, images or to arrange a phone interview with Christine, please contact:
o Elliot Frankal, ESG Communications
o + 44 (0)7989 524780,
· Christine has been appointed an Honorary Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the Creative Industries.