The best partnerships between businesses and the arts were honoured last night at a ceremony at the BFI Southbank, London at the 35th Arts & Business Awards, in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover.
More than 400 key figures in the world of business and the arts gathered last night to celebrate the partnerships between the two sectors. Eight awards were given out to organisations with particularly strong collaborations, with the technology sector leading the way with its innovative partnerships.
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Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said: "The winners of these awards are innovative partnerships that are not only inspiring cultural success, but unlocking the huge economic potential of the UK’s art and culture sectors too. These winning partnerships are shining examples of the success that arts and business collaborations can bring to projects across the country."
Classic FM's Margherita Taylor presented the awards to a host of famous business representatives, from high-profile organisations including Deutsche Bank, Hornby PLC, Samsung, and Sennheiser. The ceremony was interspersed with performances from violinist Jennifer Pike, pianist Peter Limonov and soul vocalist Natalie Williams.
Arts & Business Awards 2014: full list of winners
A&B New Sponsorship Award
Hull 2017 Angels Business Consortium (nominated by Force-7 Ltd) & Hull 2017 UK City of Culture Bid
A&B Sponsorship Awards (below 10k)
Fellows Auctioneers & Herbert Art Gallery & Museum (Culture Coventry)
A&B Sponsorship Award (10k and above)
Hornby PLC & National Railway Museum
A&B Digital Partnership Award
Sennheiser & Victoria and Albert Museum
A&B Corporate Responsibility Award
Deutsche Bank & 13 UK Universities
BP A&B Long-term Partnership Award
Samsung and the British Museum
A&B Board Member of the Year Award
Robin Woodhead & Hofesh Shechter Company
A&B Young Board Member of the Year Award
Alice Millest & Clean Break
The Goodman Award