Our very own John Conway journied down to Manchester this week to represent Potts Print (UK) at The Bruntwood Awards for Arts & Business North 2011.
From quarry companies, to hotel chains, solicitors and international airlines working alongside theatres, orchestras and visual artists – the winners of these awards showcase the current health of partnerships between culture and commerce.
Divided into six categories, the awards celebrate business success including young people, cultural branding and people development.
John Conway (left) with the winners of the Potts Print (UK) Cultural Branding Award, Finnair and the Royal Northern College of Music
Michael Oglesby, Bruntwood Chairman, said: “This is the first year Bruntwood have sponsored the Awards and we are proud to be involved at a time when celebrating partnerships between business and the arts is more important than ever. The Arts & Business awards show the real achievements that can be made when the commercial and artistic sectors work together.”
Brenda Parkerson, Director of Arts & Business North, added: “It is significant to see businesses support the arts in this way – we believe there is a clear commercial rationale for this engagement. A good relationship between an arts organisation and a business can enrich both the company in terms of marketing and benefits for employees, and the arts organisation in terms of funding and expertise. Supporting the arts is something any business can be proud of, and never more so than in these austere times.”
This is the complete list of winners of The Bruntwood Awards for Arts & Business 2011:
Potts Print (UK) Cultural Branding Award
Finnair Plc & Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)
Unilever Young People Award
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors & West Yorkshire Playhouse
HFL Building Solutions Sustained Partnership Award
Brother Ltd & Halle Concerts Society
Sutcliffe People Development Award
MINT Hotel & Royal Exchange Theatre
Bruntwood and Arup Environmental Partnership Award
Hanson Aggregates UK & nva-nidderdale visual arts
The Midland Hotel Board Member of the Year Award
Geoffrey Shindler for the Royal Exchange Theatre & Manchester Camerata
Potts Print (UK) continues to support the arts in north east England: http://www.potts.co.uk/supporting.html