Business Partners scheme hits the right note ahead of its launch

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OPERA NORTH will officially launch its new membership scheme for inspired business leaders who recognise and value the role the company plays in making the region an attractive place to live, study, work and invest.

Opera North Business Partners aims to connect Opera North more directly with the region’s business community to build strong relationships close to home. Collectively, Business Partners support the diverse artistic, educational and community engagement work of the company and are invited to develop a bespoke relationship to support their individual business development and CSR objectives.

Ahead of the launch this Thursday, Opera North is delighted to announce its founding 25 Business Partners including AQL, Arup, Bartlett Group, Blacks Solicitors, Brewin Dolphin, The Business Desk, Dermalogica, DLA Piper, Evans Property Group, EY, Hainsworth, Hammerson plc, James Hare Ltd, KPMG, Land Securities, Leeds Building Society, Leeds City Council, MAC, Maestro! Tour Management, NJ Geddes Private Jewellery Concierge, One Medical Group, Taste Cuisine, Town Centre Securities, Yorkshire Building Society and Yorkshire Water.

Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Keith Wakefield, said: “Opera North is a pioneering organisation that plays a vital role in presenting award-winning artistic activity. Its work not only enhances our cultural landscape, it also projects Leeds to a worldwide audience and through its learning and participatory activity, enriches our wider communities.”

Encouraging businesses to pledge their support, Opera North’s new chairman Paul Lee said: “Opera North is one of the UK’s largest arts organisations, globally respected for excellence and innovation. From its acclaimed productions and concerts to award winning community programmes it is a vibrant and influential business, proud of its roots in Leeds. I invite you to support this creative powerhouse by joining Opera North Business Partners and becoming part of something extraordinary.”

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As the only national English opera company based outside London and with an international reputation for excellence, Opera North is a unique cultural and economic asset to Leeds and the wider Northern region it serves. A registered charity with a £16m annual turnover, the company is a significant contributor to the region’s economic and cultural wealth.

To find out how your business can benefit from a relationship with Opera North, visit or contact:
Kate Hainsworth, Development Director
Matthew Roberts, Development Manager