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Fellows Auctioneers & Herbert Art Gallery & Museum wins Arts & Business Sponsorship Award

Fellows Auctioneers & Herbert Art Gallery & Museum were among the eight award winners at this week’s 35th Arts & Business Awards in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover. 

Taking home the A&B Sponsorship Award (below 10K), the partnership was noted for its clear, strong objectives which were clearly set by both partners and were met with measurable benefits.

Gary Hall, Chief Executive at Culture Coventry said:

“The public and our visitors alike responded very well to the opportunity to come along to the Fellows valuation days, which revealed some amazing items, and the partnering of the Fellows Auctioneers with our Keeping up Appearances Exhibition enhanced the visitor experience to The Herbert greatly. We welcomed a lot of first time visitors to The Herbert on the strength of our partnership with Fellows Auctioneers. We are looking forward very much to working with Fellows Auctioneers later this year.”

Stephen Whittaker, Managing Director at Fellows Auctioneers said:

“The immense success of this initially humble project demonstrates just how powerful collaboration between the arts and business sectors can be at any scale. We are also happy that we have supported such a wonderful local museum in the process, and to embark on what we hope will be a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership.” 

At this special anniversary awards ceremony at the BFI Southbank eight awards were presented to the very best arts and business partnerships. 
Presented by British broadcaster, Margherita Taylor, the awards were attended by over 400 leaders in business and the arts and saw performances from jazz ensemble, Brass Jaw and Alpha-Ville artist, Alba G Corral.

Jonathan Tuchner, Deputy Director of Arts & Business, said: 

“We must always celebrate the remarkable insight and energy of businesses engaging and inspiring the arts across England. These businesses do not receive the recognition or the plaudits they deserve. 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.”

Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid, 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.”

Helen Goodman Shadow Minister for Culture added:

"I'm delighted to congratulate the winners of the arts and business awards. The variety of events and projects supported across the country demonstrates how fruitful such partnerships can be. The Mallard came to Locomotion in my constituency and I can vouch for the value to local communities too."