Our partnerships with art galleries and charities, such as the National Portrait Gallery and the Tate Liverpool, play a central role in helping us broaden our horizons by encouraging analytical thinking and the understanding of different perspectives.
Since studying English language and literature I've always had a strong arts background and a lively interest in theatre, literature and galleries. As our arts champion I'm proud of how we've strengthened our dedication to creativity this year and created platforms to help talented artists during a difficult time.
Partner and Arts Champion
The National Portrait Gallery
Our relationship with the National Portrait Gallery began in 2005 when we sponsored The World’s Most Photographed, an exhibition by the National Portrait Gallery with the BBC.
Now in its fifteenth year, the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is one of the most prestigious photography awards in the world, celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
For many years, working together with the National Portrait Gallery, we have helped to create a platform that showcases the best in photographic talent.
We now have a new relationship with Tate Liverpool, and one that provides our people with access to a creative platform ideal for team building and collaboration. The relationship offers many opportunities to engage with the business community in Liverpool in a creative way, as we grow in our award winning space created in Edward Pavilion.
In October we took part in a firm first - graffiti sessions to learn a new skill in line with the launch of our partnership with Tate Liverpool.
Our Liverpool office is the firm's fastest growing office, which was accomplished during a period of lockdown and en masse remote working. These introductory sessions were the perfect opportunity for everyone to meet new colleagues.
I'm delighted that we're working with Tate Liverpool, our neighbours at the Albert Dock, as our first corporate relationship here in the North West. The relationship demonstrates our commitment to our people on the ground, the local business community and the wider arts community.
Partner and Head of our Liverpool office
Festival of Values photography competition
It's becoming popular for our networks to collaborate with the arts as a way of reaching a wider range of individuals. Budding photographers have had several opportunities to get involved.
During 2021, our International Festival of Values shone a spotlight on each of our values. We invited our people to share perspectives, experiences, and stories from across our global firm. We also ran a photography competition called 'Framing our Values'. Everyone in the firm was invited to submit a photograph capturing what one of our values means to them. We created a digital publication for our people sharing highlights from the festival and published the videos spotlighting our values in the careers section on our website.