Classic FM & RLPO win Arts & Business Award

Classic FM and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have won the BP Arts and Business Sustained Partnership Award for the ‘Classic FM Orchestra in North-West England’ venture, which "continues to go from strength to strength", according to the judges.

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Mrs Des Violaris, Director UK Arts & Culture, BP said:
“When cultural partnerships are nurtured, challenged and developed over time, their relationship gives both organisations an edge. Particularly in these challenging times, I applaud the commitment shown by Classic FM and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.”

The award was one of nine announced last night at a ceremony attended by the Minister for Culture and 400 leaders in business and the arts, hosted by the Museum of London. Other winners include Siemens Plc and Hallé Concerts Society, Travelex and National Theatre, HSBC and the British Museum.

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said: 
“Enlightened business engagement with the arts is absolutely vital. It delivers benefits for the arts, for business and for society as a whole. I applaud the ingenuity, innovation and enterprise of those businesses and arts organisations whose success is being recognised tonight. Awards like these are incredibly important in showcasing the very best partnerships and challenging other businesses to partner with the arts.”