Hull 2017 Angels win A&B New Sponsorship Award

Hull 2017 Angels win A&B New Sponsorship Award

Gosschalks is delighted to announce that the Hull 2017 Angels Business Consortium have won the A&B New Sponsorship Award at the 35th Annual Arts in Business Awards.

The Hull 2017 Angels, which is made up of 22 companies including Gosschalks, were nominated by fellow Angel, Force-7. Their submission demonstrated how the Angels raised £374,000 to help Hull secure the title of UK City of Culture 2017. They were presented with the prestigious award on 21st May at a special anniversary awards ceremony held at London’s BFI Southbank.

The judges commended the Hull 2017 Angels, saying:

“The consortium was a true example of how collaboration can create a strong and sustainable arts programme for the community."

Jonathan Tuchner, Acting Campaign Director of Arts & Business, 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."

Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid, added:

"The arts are in a much richer place due to the long term commitment and support of business and we believe these collaborations can continue to go from strength to strength. This year’s entries were incredibly strong and the winners are superb examples of how business and the arts can work well together for the good of both."

The national Annual Arts in Business Awards celebrate how arts organisations and businesses can come together to transform communities. As winners of the A&B New Sponsorship Award, Hull 2017 Angels are now recognised as the best current example of a cultural organisation engaging with businesses.

Steve Savage, Business Development Director at Gosschalks, commented:

“The Hull 2017 Business Angels initiative is a tremendous example of how a group of leading businesses with a passion for the arts and culture can come together to shine a collective light on the city.”

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