Arts & Business Scotland announces 25th anniversary Awards winners

Bank of Scotland and EIF are among the organisations recognised

Arts & Business Scotland announces winners at 25th anniversary Awards

The Arts & Business Scotland 25th anniversary award winners have been announced at a prestigious ceremony at the Music Hall in Aberdeen. The event is held each year to recognise the most outstanding and creative partnerships between business and arts organisations.

Arts & Business Scotland has been promoting mutually beneficial relationships between business and culture for 25 years. As a charity, they offer networking and sponsorship opportunities, help to invest in sponsorships and provide training and advice.

Winners across ten categories were presented with specially commissioned award pieces in front of an audience of over 300 guests from business, the arts and the media. Covering businesses and arts organisations both large and small, special individual awards included the Creative Scotland Award for the support of Talent, the Aberdeen City Arts Award, the Leadership Award and the Philanthropy Award.

The List was pleased to be able to sponsor the awards along with Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen Asset Management, Allander Print Limited, Bank of Scotland, Chevron Upstream Europe, Creative Scotland, McGrigors, Shell UK Limited, TAQA Bratani Limited and Whitespace, supported by Aberdeenshire Council, anCnoc Single Malt Scotch Whisky, FirstScotrail, Gray’s School of Art, Inverarity Vaults and The Town House Collection.

According to Barclay Price, the director of Arts & Business Scotland "These imaginative sponsorships are superb examples of the mutual benefits of business support for the arts, as well as giving recognition to the hard work and commitment shown by many to the wide variety of dynamic arts projects thriving throughout Scotland."

The full list of Awards is as follows,

Community (Sponsored by McGrigors LLP)
Winner: Scott + Co & Citizens Theate

Sponsorship by a Small Business (Sponsored by Bank of Scotland)
Winner: Ludometrics & Cryptic

Young People (Sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management)
Winner: TAQA Bratani Limited & Moving Flicks

New or Returning Sponsor (Sponsored by Allander Print Limited, Whitespace & GF Smith)
Winner: Brooks Brothers & Scottish Ballet

Cultural Branding (Sponsored by Shell U.K. Limited)
Winner: BNY Mellon & National Galleries of Scotland

Sustained Partnership (Sponsored by TAQA Bratani Limited)
Winner: Bank of Scotland & Edinburgh International Festival

Creative Scotland Award for the support of Talent (Sponsored by Creative Scotland)
Winner: Caroline Bowditch

Aberdeen City Arts Award (Sponsored by Aberdeen City Council)
Winner: Ian McKenzie Smith

Leadership (Sponsored by Chevron Upstream Europe)

Winner: Lady Susan Rice

Winner: Andrew W Paterson

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