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CultureTECH celebrates success

CultureTECH celebrates success

The Londonderry Chamber of Commerce is enormously proud that CultureTECH has won the prestigious title of Arts Organisation of the Year at last night’s Allianz Arts & Business Northern Ireland Awards.

CultureTECH was also ‘highly commended’ – runners up – for its partnership with Seagate fo the Allianz Arts & Business NI Sustained Partnership Award.

CultureTECH is a subsidiary of the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, which set-up the company – initially known as Digital Derry – six years ago.

LondonderryChamber of Commerce chief executive Sinead McLaughlin said:

“The Chamber is thrilled that CultureTECH has won the leading arts and business award for Northern Ireland.  This demonstrates just how important CultureTECH is for the cultural, digital, arts and business sectors of Derry-Londonderry.

“Mark Nagurski deserves tremendous praise for his work at CultureTECH.  The award is also testament to the vision of the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce in establishing CultureTECH.  We saw the need for an effective means of marketing the digital potential of the city and we went for it.  But even though the Chamber had the right vision, even we have been surprised at the scale of the success of an event that last year attracted an attendance of 43,500.

“The partnership between Seagate and CultureTECH rightly won recognition itself,being ‘highly commended’ in the arts and business sustained partnership category.

“The Chamber would like to put on record our thanks to all our partner organisations. Derry City Council and Ilex have been fantastic supporters.  We have received vital financial support from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and also from the European Union’s the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.  Many other bodies have been supporters and partners of CultureTech and we express our thanks to all of them.

“It is hugely gratifying that the importance and success of CultureTECH has been recognized in such a very public manner.”