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A&B Cymru Awards 2015

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The search is on for the best in creative partnership as Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru launches its 22nd annual awards ceremony.   

The Awards, which encourage, acknowledge and celebrate exemplary partnerships between the private sector and the arts, reflect the broad range of work undertaken by A&B Cymru.  The 2015 ceremony, sponsored for the 5th year by Global Energy Company Valero, will take place on stage at Wales Millennium Centre on Wednesday 1 July.  The Awards categories are:

The deadline for receiving nominations for the 2015 Awards is Friday the 13 of March. Nomination forms are available by e-mail from contactus@aandbcymru.org.uk or by clicking on the links below:

Business Categories Nomination Form

A&B Cymru Award for Philanthropy Nomination Form

Business Adviser of the Year Nomination Form

Elaina Gray & Amy Sears, Chapter

A&B Cymru also works with a range of event partners on its flagship awards, all of which are central to the success of the ceremony.  They are media partner Orchard Media & Events, entertainment sponsor Waterstone HomesCarrick DesignCeltic Spirit CompanyFlower LodgeFruitapeelJohn Lewis CaerdyddKuoniLlanllyr SourcePark Plaza Caerdydd and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts.     

For the 4th year, the crucial role that individuals play in supporting the arts across Wales is being recognised by the A&B Cymru Philanthropy Award.  Personal generosity is playing an increasingly important part in Welsh cultural life and A&B Cymru has a major role in encouraging public recognition for this method of arts support.

The award winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges who have expertise in practical art forms, sponsorship and the aims of the private sector.  The individuals who will judge the business partnership categories are: David Anderson, Director General, National Museum Wales, Gareth Lloyd Roberts, Director, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Kathryn Roberts, Senior Partner Cardiff, Eversheds, Gill Sandford, Dean, Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales and Jenny Whitham, Managing Director, Patchwork Traditional Food Company. The winner of Business Adviser of the Year will be judged separately by two former winners of the award and stalwarts of A&B Cymru’s Professional Development Programmes, Head of Strategy at Legal & General, Paul Ralley and Kay Walters, director of HR Consultancy Pobol.  The successful individuals and companies will once again receive trophies specially commissioned for the ceremony. This year they will be designed and made by Welsh Sculptor Sara Myers. 

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Arts & Business Cymru says...

We are very proud that over two decades the annual awards ceremony has grown in both size and stature.  It is truly inspiring to be able to celebrate the support that the private sector in Wales gives to the arts, even in a challenging economic climate.  Having had the privilege of working with many innovative partnerships in the last 12 months, I very much look forward to seeing the nominations in 2015.”  

Rachel Jones, Chief Executive, A&B Cymru