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Jaguar Land Rover Awards 2010 From the left; Bob Warman (Senior Presenter ITV Central), Colin Tweedy LVO OBE (Chief Exec Arts and Business), Wes Auden (HR Manager Dudson Ltd), Karen Cody (Development Manager, Stoke-on-Trent Theatres Ltd, Danny Goodall (Design Director, Dudson Ltd) and Mike Saunderson, Business Analyst, Rolls Royce plc

Partnership Award for Dudson

21 October 2010

At the Jaguar Land Rover Awards for Arts and Business 2010, Dudson and the Regent Theatre Stoke-on-Trent won the Sustained Partnership Award, in association with Rolls-Royce plc.

The award is presented to an established partnership that continues to set standards in creative collaborations between businesses and arts organisations. The nominations covered a wide variety of projects from all over the Midlands, including theatre, art, music, museums and archives, and sculpture. Nominated for their long-term partnership of more than ten years, both organisations were thrilled to win in such a fiercely contested category.  Their long-term relationship has been the result of the Dudson family's commitment to the regeneration of Stoke-on-Trent and their support of the local community, coupled with the dedication of the Ambassador Theatre Group in working with local businesses, managing arts and business relationships through the appointment of Development Managers.

Max Dudson, Chief Executive Officer of Dudson commented, "We have always taken the view that investment in the local area and its community is not just beneficial for the ceramic industry but for the future of the area as a whole.  Dudson is proud to have forged such strong links with the Ambassador Theatre Group and in particular with The Regent Theatre and will continue to support them whenever possible."

"Our relationship with Dudson has lasted for over 10 years and keeps on reinventing itself", commented Karen Cody, Development Manager for Stoke-on-Trent Theatres Ltd. "Here we have a creative manufacturer working with a creative theatre and it really works" she added.

The two organisations were also runners-up in the Innovation Award in association with Clark Associates, for their collaboration on a mug design project.  Dudson will supply the Regent Theatre with 1,000 mugs over the next two years, designed by students on the Manufacturing and Product Design course at Stoke-on-Trent College.  Money generated from the sale of the mugs will fund projects for young people delivered by the Regent Theatre's Creative Learning Department.

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