The social landscape of Britain and other open border countries have been transformed in the past two decades. There is now unprecedented variety in cultures, identities, faiths, languages, and immigration statuses.
Super Diversity poses important questions for business and wider society.
Ethnic minority owned businesses are an important and growing feature of the private sector, playing a significant economic and social role. Government figures estimate that there are 300,000 ethnic minority owned businesses, contributing an estimated £20 billion annually to the UK economy.
Over recent years, the heritage sector has been hit by cumulative cut-backs in public sector funding, reductions in visitor spend and increasing competition for visitors. At the same time, a multitude of new opportunities continue to emerge relating to technological innovation, new audiences and communication networks and new management approaches.