12 February 2014back

Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2014 - Winners

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VIP photoRoisin McDonough, Chief Executive, ACNI; Mairtin O'Muilleoir, Lord Mayor; Arlene Foster, Minister, Enterprise, Trade and Investment; DETI; Brendan Murphy, CEO, Allianz; Mary Trainor-Nagele, Chief Executive; Dr Joanne Stuart, OBE, Chair Arts & Business N; Wendy Austin, Broadcaster and Peter May, Permanent Secretary, DCAL


The Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2014 were recently hosted in the Ulster Hall in Belfast with a glittering ceremony.

The Awards showcase examples of excellence and the delivery of tangible business benefits with winning partnerships coming from across the range of Northern Ireland business and arts sectors. The audiences enjoyed electric performances by DU Dance (NI), Square Pit, Ulster Orchestra (Brass), NI Opera and Sinéad Morrissey, Poet Laureate for Belfast and recent winner of the prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize.

Business of the Year Award was presented to Edwards & Co, Solicitors, a new category in recent years, but definitely one to watch and aspire to win. Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre scooped the coveted Arts Award which is accompanied by a cash prize of £3,000. A special award was presented to AES in recognition of the incredible journey they have been on with the arts over a short two year period.

Dennis Monaghan, Ballyvesey Recycling Solutions and The Talent Tribe, secured The Business Individual of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual who has added outstanding benefit to an arts organisation in a governance role through a formal voluntary placement such as Board Bank, Young Professionals on Arts Boards or other volunteering.

The Arts & Business NI Awards are sponsored by Allianz, the partnership is now in its eighth year. 

Mark Revels, local sculptor won the commission to design and produce the Award pieces, which are supported by JTI.

Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2014 Judging Panel

Dan Gordon, Actor & playwright and Arts & Business NI Board Member (Chair of Panel)
Jackie Entwistle, Strata Marketing
Gillian Shields, Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland
Gavin Walker, Business First
Wayne Nickels, Cunningham Coates
Colletta Smith, BBC Business Journalist

judging panel


Allianz Arts & Business NI Community Award
SHORTLIST
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP & The National Trust
JTI & Ulster Orchestra
Richmond Centre & Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre
Stratagem & WheelWorks
Ulster Bank & Kabosh

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Richmond Centre & Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre

WINNER
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP & The National Trust
Herbert Smith Freehillls

Allianz Arts & Business NI Cultural Branding Award
SHORTLIST
Bushmills & Oh Yeah Music Centre
Sunflower Public House & Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Ulster Bank, Deloitte & ABSOLUT Vodka & the MAC
Ulster Bank & Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Ulster Bank & Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s

WINNER
Sunflower Public House & Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Sunflower Public House & CQAF

Allianz Arts & Business NI Sustained Partnership Award
SHORTLIST
Brennans Bread & Replay Theatre Company
The Co-Operative & Grand Opera House
Danske Bank & Cahoots NI
JTI & Ulster Orchestra

WINNER
Danske Bank & Cahoots NI
Danske Bank & Cahoots NI

Allianz Arts & Business NI Young People Award
SHORTLIST
AES Northern Ireland & Ulster Orchestra
Burke Shipping Group & c21 Theatre Company Ltd
Danske Bank & Cahoots NI
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP & Lyric Theatre
Stratagem & WheelWorks

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Burke Shipping Group & c21 Theatre Company Ltd

WINNER
Stratagem & WheelWorks
Stratagem & WheelWorks

Allianz Arts & Business NI Employee Engagement Award
SHORTLIST
AV Browne & Belfast Print Workshop
Caffé Fresco & Alley Arts and Conference Centre
Edwards & Co. Solicitors & Happenstance Theatre Company
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP & The National Trust

WINNER
Caffé Fresco & Alley Arts and Conference Centre
Caffe Fresco & Alley Arts

Allianz Arts & Business NI Arts Individual of the Year Award
SHORTLIST
Ali Fitzgibbon, Young at Art
Claire Shaw, Cinemagic
Karin Jeffrey, Grand Opera House
Paul ‘Bosco’ McEneaney, Cahoots NI
Paula McFetridge, Kabosh
Sean Kelly, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

WINNER
Sean Kelly, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Sean Kelly 

Allianz Arts & Business NI – Business Individual of the Year Award
SHORTLIST
Dennis Monaghan, Ballyvesey Recycling Solutions & The Talent Tribe
Christopher Neill, Cleaver Fulton Rankin & Audiences NI
Lesley Bourke, Danske Bank & Cahoots NI
Cathy Law, Cathy Law Communications & Replay Theatre Co.

WINNER
Dennis Monaghan, Ballyvesey Recycling Solutions & The Talent TribeDennis Monaghan

Allianz Arts & Business NI – Special Award
WINNER
AES
AES

Allianz Arts & Business NI Community Art Prize
SHORTLIST
Belfast Community Circus School
Big Telly Theatre Company
St Malachy’s Castlewellan GAC
Whitehead Wombles

WINNER
Big Telly Theatre Company
Allianz Community Art Prize

Allianz Arts & Business NI – Business of the Year Award
SHORTLIST
AES
Edwards & Co. Solicitors
Stratagem

WINNER
Edwards & Co. Solicitors
Edwards & Co 

Allianz Arts & Business NI Arts Award
SHORTLIST
Alley Arts and Conference Centre
Belfast Print Workshop
c21 Theatre Company Ltd
Cahoots NI
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Grand Opera House
Happenstance Theatre Company
Kabosh
Lyric Theatre
The MAC
Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre
The National Trust
Oh Yeah Music Centre
Replay Theatre Company
Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s
Ulster Orchestra
WheelWorks

WINNER
Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre
 Arts Award

  

 

   

For further media enquiries and images please contact:
Colleen Murray, External Relations Manager, Arts & Business NI on 028 9073 5154 or 07973 418 864 c.murray@artsandbusinessni.org.uk 


  

 

  

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Arts & Business NI says …

Presenting the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards Brendan Murphy, CEO, Allianz, congratulated the partnerships and all the winners saying: “It is always exciting to see how business, artists and arts bodies use their creativity and sometimes, their very different perspectives, to work with each other towards the delivery of frequently diverse objectives. All of the nominations and winners featured here tonight are outstanding examples of innovative collaborations which demonstrate exactly just what can be achieved in both a business and artistic context when creative engagement begins.”

Congratulating the award winners, Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster said: “The Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards celebrate the most outstanding and creative partnerships between business and arts organisations in Northern Ireland.

“I believe that creativity and innovative thinking are vital to business success and I also fully recognise the importance of the creative industries in the development and growth of our economy.

“To build on our success to date, it is imperative that we all play our part in encouraging continued collaboration between the arts and business sectors. I would therefore encourage the businesses here tonight who have yet to partner with the arts sector to use this opportunity to learn of the many benefits that collaboration can bring and to consider how this can help your business prosper.”

Recognising the success of all the partnerships, Mary Trainor-Nagele, Chief Executive, Arts & Business Northern Ireland commented: “Arts & Business NI are so pleased to have Allianz’s continued support for these important Awards which  is confirmed for at least another two years. The Awards showcase that when we bring business and arts organisations together amazing things happen.”

The importance of continued private sector support for the arts was reinforced by Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, saying: “Developing the bonds between the worlds of Art and Commerce is particularly important in the current financial climate, where both sectors have much to gain from combining strengths. A growing number of local enterprises who are connecting with arts organisations are building business strength into the arts sector and, in turn, benefitting from the enhanced creative and communications skills sets associated with the arts. We are delighted that the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards recognise these achievements and highlight, for other enterprising companies who may now be encouraged to partner with the arts, the many mutual advantages of closing the distance between arts and business.”