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

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

Tim Langton, senior partner of Goodman Derrick and Chair of the 2014 Goodman Award Judging Panel comments: “In the early days of Arts & Business, Lord Goodman spoke often of his determination to promote the relationship between the public and private sectors and he worked tirelessly to encourage his friends and clients to share his vision. Arts & Business remains a wonderful organisation, tackling a sophisticated and important question – how to “bring the art of business into the business of art” - with energy and drive and the Arts & Business awards quite rightly celebrate the best of the partnerships which it has encouraged. Successful projects and partnerships only flourish with wise and long-term leadership and it is this commitment that the Goodman Award seeks to celebrate. It is therefore both fitting and satisfying that Goodman Derrick will once again be supporting Arts & Business through sponsorship of the Goodman Award.”

Jonathan Moulds, Chair of Arts & Business comments: “The ambition of Arts & Business was clear from the start - to encourage business to support the arts and the arts to inspire business people. Lord Goodman loved to see first-hand what happened when arts and business came together as creative partners. We must always find the best ways to celebrate those business people who keep alive and cultivate the art of life.  We have good cause for celebrating Britain's cultural output - through the Goodman Award we can also properly acknowledge that these things are often only possible with a passionate leader from the world of business to show the way.”

Rudy Capildeo, solicitor at Goodman Derrick and a member of Arts & Business’ Young Professionals on Boards programme commented: "The current reality is that at a time when the arts are struggling with the challenges presented by reduced public funding, the anticipated  growth in the private sector will need to result in more funding, sponsorship and collaboration. An individual who can marry the public and private sectors, for mutual benefit, over a long period of time deserves our praise and gratitude and I am keenly looking forward to both the judging day and the awards night.”

The Goodman Award will be presented at Arts & Business’ 35th Award Ceremony at the BFI on 21 May 2014. Previous winners include Lady Solti – The Solti Foundation; Lord Rayne - Royal National Theatre; Stratton Mills - Ulster Orchestra; Sir Alex Alexander - Royal Opera House; David Maroni – Olivetti; Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG; Alex Clark – Mayfest; John Hughes - London City Ballet; and James Joll - Pearson plc.

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


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