Patton hits the right note at Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2012
The long-standing partnership between Patton and the Ulster Orchestra was recognised at the glittering A&B Awards held at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. The two organisations were presented with the Sustained Partnership Award for continuing to collaborate on innovative, creative outreach projects within the local community.
Patton Marketing Manager, Alan Stewart adds: “This particular award is very special because it recognises a partnership between two organisations over a substantial period of time. Initiatives such as the Arts & Business Investment Programme strengthens our relationship with the Ulster Orchestra, fulfilling a major element of our CSR strategy and the commitments that we have set out in our 10 year sustainability initiative – DNA.”
Over the past number of years Patton and the Ulster Orchestra have collaborated on a number of successful community initiatives. These include the ‘Musical Building Blocks’ project at the Braid, Ballymena; the ‘Greenhouse Project’ with pupils from Orangefield Primary School, Belfast and ‘Foundation’, working with A-Level music students at the newly built Grosvenor Grammar School, Belfast. All of these new build construction projects have been completed by Patton.
Patton Chairman, David Patton MBE concludes: “The Ulster Orchestra contributes in a huge way to the cultural life of Northern Ireland and we value our association with them. The team at the Orchestra strive for excellence, just as we do. We derive a strong sense of satisfaction in being able to contribute to the continued success of this superb orchestra.”