O2 Silver Clef Awards 2019 Sponsors

O2 – headline sponsor

O2 is a mobile network operator and the principal commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited, which is part of the global telecommunications group Telefónica S.A, headquartered in Spain and operating in Europe, and North, Central and South America.

O2 was awarded Best Network Coverage in 2019 by uSwitch, for a second year in a row, and with over 32 million connections to the network, it runs 2G, 3G and 4G services across the UK, as well as operating its nationwide O2 Wifi service.

The company is the network of choice for mobile virtual network operators such as giffgaff, Sky Mobile and Lyca Mobile as well as managing a 50:50 joint venture with Tesco for Tesco Mobile.

O2 has around 6,700 employees and over 450 retail stores and sponsors England Rugby, The O2 and 19 O2 Academy music venues across the UK. Through a comprehensive sustainability strategy O2 is also creating work experience opportunities for 16-24 year olds via its GoThinkBig platform, enabling customers to reduce their impact on the environment by recycling their old devices through O2 Recycle and, in partnership with the NSPCC, helping parents to keep their children safe online.

O2 is the only mobile operator in the 2018 Social Mobility Employer Index and was named as one of the best places to work in the 2019 Glassdoor Employee’s Choice Award.


AEG Presents is AEG’s live-entertainment division, a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production.  AEG Presents is behind festivals such as California’s famed Coachella, Los Angeles’ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, London’s British Summer Time Hyde Park and All Points East, Paris’ Rock en Seine and a myriad of tours, live shows and venues around the world including the world’s most popular venue The O2 in London, LA’s Staples Center and many more.

“Nordoff Robbins is a fantastic charity carrying out amazing work improving lives of people all over the UK. We have seen them change lives through music, and with music being at the heart of our business it is an honour that we are able to support this incredible charity through our partnership at the O2 Silver Clef Awards. We look forward to another special day.”Toby Leighton Pope and Steve Homer, CEOs, AEG Presents 


American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.comand connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress

“American Express’ relationship with the music community spans more than 30 years, and our commitment is unwavering.  It’s our honor to support Nordoff Robbins and the O2 Silver Clef Awards for the ninth year, as their work transforms the lives of so many through music. We congratulate all of tonight’s award winners, including this year’s American Express Icon Award winner.”Deborah Curtis, Vice President, Global Brand Partnerships & Experiential Marketing, AMEX 


We have a simple mission: think of better solutions, create better products, help people enjoy the music they love. Everything we do supports this mission and points us forwards. It started when Dr Bose founded the company in 1964 and continues today.

Maybe the most important principle we live by is that innovation is not a destination, but a journey requiring new ideas from new players. So we invite creators, inventors, dreamers and talented people from all walks of life to bring their big ideas, passion and enthusiasm to Bose.

“Bose is proud to provide ongoing support to Nordoff Robbins through this amazing event and other projects. Thousands of our employees and millions of our customers have music close to their hearts, so we feel a strong connection to the work of this charity.” – Ian McGibbon, Partnerships Manager, Bose 


With venues in 75 countries, including 185 cafes, 27 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, HardRock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise available in Rock Shops and online at https://shop.hardrock.com. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands including Hard Rock Live performance venues.

The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Atlantic City, Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach,Desaru Coast, Ibiza, Orlando, Shenzhen and San Diego.

Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street in the United Kingdom, Kathmandu, Nepal, Kyoto, Japan and Chandigarh, India. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel & Casino projects include Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, London, Los Cabos, Madrid, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Sacramento, Dalian and Haikou in China. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com.  

“At Hard Rock Cafe, we know first hand the impact music can have on touching the lives of thousands of people. No charity embodies this more than Nordoff Robbins. We are delighted to continue our longstanding support for them, as the proud Silver Clef Sponsor of the Best Group Award for the first time this year.” – David Pellow, Area VP of Cafe Operations – Europe, Hard Rock International


Integro is a market leading international insurance brokerage and risk management company. Our Entertainment and Sport practice provides specialist insurance covering a wide variety of events, touring artists, touring shows, festivals, venues and infrastructure companies. Our expertise has been built year on year with a strong employee loyalty drawn from the strategic acquisition of respected insurance brokers, Robertson Taylor, Doodson Broking Group, ACJ, W&P Longreach and Stonehouse Conseillers. Our experience in the world of live entertainment and events means we truly understand the nature of risk and have unique and innovative solutions to our clients’ exposures, we’re also extremely experienced in helping clients with immediate response and support, wherever they are in the world, at any time.

Integro provides insurance to various facets of the Entertainment industry and has clients across the following sectors:

• Artists, Talent and Touring Productions
• Event Management and Production
• Talent Management and Professional Advisors
• Event Promoters • Merchandisers
• Stadia, Venues and Theatres
• Media
• Live Music, Festivals and Other Live Events
• Creative and Marketing Consultants
• Recording Studios and Record Labels

To learn more about Integro can support your insurance needs please visit: www.integrogroup.com


Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for tens of thousands of performers and record companies. We license recorded music in the UK when it is played in public or broadcast and ensure that revenue flows back to our members. These include both independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging grassroots artists through to established session musicians and influential festival headliners. PPL’spublic performance licensing is now carried out on PPL’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the new joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.

PPL has a market-leading international collections business, with 92 agreements in place, helping members to maximise their revenue when their repertoire is played overseas. We collected £246.8 million in the UK and internationally in 2018 and paid over 105,000 performers and recording rightsholders.

“Through our support of the O2 Silver Clef Awards, we continue to celebrate the work Nordoff Robbins does in bringing this joy, comfort and wellbeing to the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.”  – Peter Leathem, Chief Executive Officer, PPL 


Raymond Weil, the family owned luxury Swiss Watch House, renowned for its creativity and horological excellence has a heritage steeped in music and the arts, lending itself naturally to a partnership with Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity.

RAYMOND has always had music at its heart and is one of only a few luxury watch brands that use music as its primary source of inspiration from its product designs through to its marketing communication. It continues to support emerging talent through to prestigious and iconic artists, music award ceremonies and music based charities such as Nordoff Robbins.

“Since 2000 RAYMOND WEIL has had the pleasure of working with Nordoff Robbins. We are proud and honoured to have collaborated with Nordoff Robbins and to have witnessed their relentless efforts to transform the lives of individuals through music therapy. Again, we are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the RAYMOND WEIL International Artist Award that will be presented at this year’s O2 Silver Clef Luncheon in London”.Craig Leach, UK CEO, RAYMOND WEIL 

Smule is the leading social network for personal musical expression, connecting casual everyday singers, rising stars and the world’s top recording artists through the act of social singing and in the belief that music makes the world better. Based in San Francisco, with offices in Bulgaria and India, Smule is available on iOS and Android and at smule.com

“Music is more than just listening – it’s creating, sharing, participating and most importantly connecting. Each month fans around the world connect with each other and collaborate with Smule partner artists through millions of collaborations in more than 120 counties.” – Kevin Carson, SVP, Global Artist and Industry Relations at Smule 


Ticketmaster is the global market leader in live event ticketing that drives over 500 million ticket transactions per year. Through exclusive partnerships with thousands of venues, artists, sports leagues, and arts and theater tours, Ticketmaster delivers unparalleled access to the most iconic live events to millions of fans worldwide.

“We see the profound effect that music has on people every single day and we’re hugely proud to be involved with the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity, supporting the incredible work that they do for thousands of people every single year.”Ticketmaster