Accenture and Barry's scoop awards
MANAGEMENT consultancy firm Accenture and Barry's Tea were among the organisations honoured at this year's Allianz Business to Arts Awards last night, sponsored by the Irish Independent.
Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan joined more than 450 businesses and cultural leaders for the 22nd year of the event.
The winners reflect a broad range of business and artistic partnerships and range from a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film festival; a theatre production set in a factory with the employees as the cast; creative writing programmes; and capturing education in art.
Brendan Murphy, Allianz CEO, said he was inspired by the creativity and inspiration of the winners: "These awards demonstrate yet again the contribution and creativity in both the business and arts community, and its importance to our economic and cultural recovery.
"While global economists talk of a fragile recovery, we are pleased to see that the green shoots of creativity and collaboration are starting to bear fruit both at a local and national level."
Winners included Accenture, 'The Irish Times', Barry's Tea, Bord Gais, and Presentation College Carlow was honoured for innovation in bringing art to the community. Pictured above are Brendan Murphy, Allianz CEO (left), with Mark Ryan, country managing director of Accenture Ireland.