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A&B Cymru Awards 2016

Celebrating Creative Success

The search is on for the best in creative partnership as Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru launches its 23rd 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 2016 ceremony, sponsored for the 6th year by Global Energy Company Valero, will take place on stage at Wales Millennium Centre on Saturday 14 May.  The Awards categories are:

For the 5th 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 deadline for nominations is Thursday 11 February. 

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 Philanthropy Award Nomination Form

Adviser of the Year Nomination Form

In addition to the cash sponsors of the awards, A&B Cymru works with a range of event partners on its flagship ceremony, all of which are central to the success of the evening.  They are media partnerOrchard Media & EventsCarrick Design and PrintCeltic Spirit CompanyFlower Lodge,FruitapeelLlanllyr Source and Park Plaza Cardiff.

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: Chris Frost, joint owner of the 5 star Manorhaus restaurants with rooms in Ruthin & Llangollen; Composer, lecturer and music director Eilir Owen GriffithsDylan Jones Evans, creator & director of the Wales Fast Growth 50 and professor of entrepreneurship and strategy at Bristol Business School; Cathy Owens of public affairs consultancy, Deryn; and former Chief Executive of Milford Haven Port Authority and now Chair of Pembrokeshire’s Darwin Centre and Waterfront Gallery, Ted Sangster.  The Eversheds Adviser of the Year will be judged by the winner and one of the finalists from this year’s Awards - both stalwarts of A&B Cymru’s Professional Development Programmes, Geoff Barber, Head of Business Intelligence & Finance Change at the Principality Building Society and Mary Czulowski, Chief Executive of Britwind Ltd.

The successful individuals and companies will once again receive trophies specially commissioned for the ceremony. This year they will be designed and made by Brecon based Sculptor Weaver Sue Hiley Harris, in collaboration with artist designer Owen Harris.  

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Arts & Business Cymru says...

It is truly inspiring to be able to celebrate the support that the private sector in Wales gives to the arts, which is more important now than it has ever been.  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 2016.”  

Rachel Jones, Chief Executive, A&B Cymru