Ernst & Young: supporting cultural and sporting life in Britain
Over the past 17 years we have sponsored some of the most successful art exhibitions ever held in the UK and this has given us an opportunity to contribute to the cultural life of the country. We're extending that commitment to include sporting excellence, through our sponsorship of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games - one of world’s most exciting sports events.
Past sponsorships. Some of the highly successful exhibitions we've sponsored include:
- Global Investment Conference 2013: We were the main sponsor, alongside HSBC, of the Global Investment Conference 2013, which brought together financial leaders, chief executives and corporate investors from around the world to discuss how to boost business investment and global economic growth.
- CBI Conference 2012: We're proud to have been headline sponsors of the CBI Conference 2012.
- British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age, at the V&A, London, from 31 March – 12 August 2012
Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts, at the V&A, London, from 10 October 2009 to 17 January 2010
- Renoir Landscapes 1865 – 1883, at the National Gallery, from 21 February 2007 to 20 May 2007
- Rodin, at the Royal Academy of Arts, from 23 September 2006 to 1 January 2007
- Turner Whistler Monet, at Tate Britain, from 10 February to 15 May 2005
- Art of the Garden, at Tate Britain, Linbury Galleries, from 3 June to 30 August 2004
- Turner's Britain, at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BM&AG), from 7 November 2003 to 8 February 2004
- Art Deco 1910-1939, at the V&A Museum, London, from March to July 2003. Glamorous, exotic and vibrant, Art Deco is widely considered the most popular style of the twentieth century and this landmark exhibition at the V&A was the most comprehensive celebration of the style ever staged.
- Matisse Picasso. at Tate Modern in 2002. This highly popular exhibition explored their relationship, which was revealed as much closer and more complex than has been thought.
- Vermeer & The Delft School, at the National Gallery in 2001. This exhibition was the largest display of Vermeer paintings, and the most comprehensive exhibition of art from Delft ever seen in the UK.
We continued our long-term involvement with the Tate with sponsorship of the temporary Visitor Centre at Bankside Power Station before the opening of the new Tate Gallery of Modern Art in May 2000. In addition, our support helped to make possible the opening of Lambeth Palace to the public for the first time, together with an arts-based project bringing together local school children, the Tate's education department and Lambeth Palace.
We won the prestigious Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts (ABSA) award for the Best First Sponsorship and Best Single Proj ect for Picasso and Cezanne respectively.
Business sponsorship of the arts allows works to be shown to a wider audience than would otherwise have the chance to see them. Many of the paintings in the exhibitions we have sponsored have never been shown together. Over the years, our clients and staff, along with the general public, have gained a lot of enjoyment from exhibitions we have supported.