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A huge thank you to all our amazing sponsors of the 2018 Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards. 

Silver clef Award sponsor - 02

O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a leading digital communications company with the highest customer satisfaction for any mobile provider according to Ofcom. With over 25 million customers, O2 runs 2G, 3G and 4G networks across the UK, as well as operating O2 Wifi and owning half of Tesco Mobile. O2 has over 450 retail stores and sponsors The O2, O2 Academy venues and the England rugby team. Read more about O2 at www.o2.co.uk/news

“We’re proud to be continuing our longstanding partnership with Nordoff Robbins and supporting the fantastic work they do with music therapy. At O2 we recognise the power music can have on people’s lives, which is why the O2 Silver Clef Awards not only celebrates the biggest names in music, but also helps raise important funds for delivery of this invaluable work.”
Gareth Griffiths, Head of Sponsorship at O2

best male award sponsor - aeg

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Company, owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, StubHub Center, Sprint Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Best Buy Theater Times Square and London’s The O2; sports franchises including the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings (NHL), two Major League Soccer franchises, two hockey franchises operated in Europe, management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Amgen Tour of California cycling road race; AEG Presents, the organization's live-entertainment division, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production while AEG Facilities operates or consults with an international network of more than 100 elite venues and AEG Global Partnerships, responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships naming rights and other strategic partnerships.

“Nordoff Robbins is a fantastic charity carrying out amazing work improving the 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 LIVE

Best female award sponsor - Liz Hobbs

Liz Hobbs Group is a leader in the events industry both as a producer and promoter of a range of outdoor and indoor music concerts. With an unrivalled portfolio of outdoor venues, working alongside some of the UK’s best known artists, agents, record labels and management teams, Liz Hobbs Group, with its live music arm LHG Live, is unique in the in-house services it offers the industry and its clients.

From artist booking, advancing and backstage management, marketing and PR to complete production services, event operational planning, ticketing and box office management, licensing and food and beverage, LHG has for many years lead the development of outdoor music with sport. www.lhglive.com

international award sponsor - raymond weil

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 Silver Clef Luncheon in London".
Craig Leach, UK CEO - RAYMOND WEIL

icon Award sponsor - Amex

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.com.

“American Express prides itself in encouraging and helping people realise their aspirations, and we are a long-time supporter of the musical arts industry, so we’re delighted to once again help celebrate the work of Nordoff Robbins and this fantastic event. Nordoff Robbins is a truly inspiring organisation that has transformed the lives of thousands of children and adults from music. As a supporter of the 2018 Silver Clefs, we would like to congratulate all the winners; it is fantastic to see such a wealth of talent support a great cause.”
Joshua McKay, Vice President, Global Benefits & Services, American Express

classical award sponsor - ppl

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’s public 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 87 agreements in place, helping members to maximise their revenue when their repertoire is played overseas.  We collected £218.8 million in the UK and internationally in 2017 and paid over 98,000 performers and record companies.

outstanding Award Sponsor - Integro

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

Innovation Award Sponsor - Bose

Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bisem then a professor of electical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits.

Bose innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music.

best group award sponsor - Sky

Best Newcomer award sponsor - aMazon

Amazon has been providing music and entertainment products to customers in the UK for 18 years. For nearly two decades we’ve been providing music to fans in various formats, starting with CD and vinyl, then introducing digital downloads, and now also providing two streaming services for our customers – Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited.

We learned a lot about what our customers like, and we know that they love music and entertainment and in December 2015, we started offering customers access to live entertainment with the launch of Amazon Tickets. Recently we launched our own Prime Live Events concert series, access to premium seating and pre-sales for shows, exclusively for Prime members – find out more at tickets.amazon.co.uk/prime.

“We’ve worked with labels, promotors, managers and artist for many years in the UK so we see first-hand the power music can have, and the passion for music our UK customers have. We’re delighted to support Nordoff Robbins who harness the power of music to change lives, and look forward to this event to celebrate the fantastic work you’re doing.”

Geraldine Wilson, General Manager of Amazon Tickets UK

Best live act award sponsor - Live nation and ticketmaster

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

Live Nation & Ticketmaster, said:   “As the largest live entertainment company in the world, we see the profound effect that music has on people every single day. 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.”