Goodman Derrick and Arts & Business collaborate on the 2014 Goodman Award

Goodman Derrick is proud to announce a new collaboration with Arts & Business for 2014, a year which will celebrate the firm’s 60th anniversary and the 35th year of the Arts & Business Awards.

Since its creation, Arts & Business has become one of the leading global experts in developing private and public sector partnerships with the arts, seeking to achieve commercial goals for business through collaborative engagement with the arts.

The Goodman Award was originally named by Arts & Business in recognition of Goodman Derrick’s founder, Lord Goodman, who established Arts & Business in 1976 and was the organisation’s first chair. The award honours an individual from the private sector who has made an outstanding contribution to the operation and success of an arts organisation in a voluntary capacity.

Please explore the links below to find out more about Arts & Business’ work, the awards and our collaboration.

Goodman Derrick's Press Release

Goodman Derrick is proud to announce its collaboration with Arts & Business through its sponsorship of the Goodman Award

Click here for Goodman Derrick's official press release

See what happened at previous Arts & Business Awards

In its 35th year, the Arts & Business awards continues to inspire private and public partnership in the arts. This year the awards celebrates the importance of collaborative practice as a vehicle to drive new partnerships and strengthen on-going relationships between business and the arts.

Click here to view videos from previous Arts & Business Awards.

Art & Business’s Press Release on The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy, 2013

The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy celebrates the contributions of those who support the arts. For the full list of 2013 honourees, please click here.

Art & Business’s Philip Spedding’s Response to Rt Hon Maria Miller’s Speech on Philanthropy

On Friday 21 June 2013, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, gave a speech on the importance of support for regional arts and culture at an event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyards. To read Philip's speech please click here.

Past Projects Inspired and Supported by Arts & Business

Click here for a range of case studies on the work and projects supported by Arts & Business.


About Goodman Derrick LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP is a commercial law firm in the City of London offering expertise across a range of practice areas. We have acknowledged expertise in media, corporate & commercial, litigation & family, property, and employment law. A number of our partners and solicitors are recognised as leaders in their fields by the independent guides to the legal profession. We pride ourselves on the quality, practicality and commercial nature of our advice.

Goodman Derrick shares a unique and intrinsic link with Arts & Business. The Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts (as Arts & Business was formerly known) was established in 1976 and chaired by Lord Goodman, who also founded Goodman Derrick in 1954. The Association’s object was (and still is) to “promote the art of business into the business of arts.” Goodman Derrick continue to support the arts through our advice and patronage and we are proud to be sponsoring the 35th incarnation of Arts & Business’s Goodman Award.

About Arts & Business

Arts & Business is one of the leading global experts in developing private and public sector partnerships with the arts. We connect companies, communities and individuals to cultural organisations and provide the delivery, expertise and insight for their relationships to thrive, for their mutual benefit and that of the wider community. Founded in 1976, our recent merger with Business in the Community brought together the expertise of the Arts & Business team within the wider function of Business in the Community. The mission of Arts & Business is to encourage and promote stronger partnerships between business and the arts. These partnerships will underline the power of the arts to transform business and communities and the power of business to transform the arts.

For more information

For more information please contact:

Rudy Capildeo, Solictor, Goodman Derrick at or on +44 (0)20 7421 7965, or

James Caulfield, Head of Business Development, Goodman Derrick at or on +44 (0)7815 846 124