We are delighted to announce that our Retail Director, Gerard McNaughton, has been elected incoming Chairman of Business to Arts.
Gerard takes over from Michael Owens, HR Director of Vhi Healthcare, who has Chaired the organisation since 2011. Gerard joined the Board of Business to Arts in 2009, and became Vice Chairman in 2011. Michael remains on the Board.
Gerard McNaughton (L) elected as Chairman of Business to Arts with Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive. Photograph by Robbie Reynolds.
Gerard said about being elected, "I'm delighted to take on the role of Chair of Business to Arts. Having worked with Andrew, Rowena and the team for several years, I look forward to continuing to support the growth in reach that Business to Arts has already achieved across both its corporate partners and arts affiliates in the past year. The ambition of the organisation is well matched with the Executive's strong strategic approach. I envisage our membership continuing to grow, and our wider programmes and consultancy offer expand to support more creative partnerships benefitting the business and arts sectors." [Source: Business to Arts]
Chief Executive of Business to Arts, Andrew Hetherington said "I'm looking forward to working closely with Gerard as Chair of Business to Arts, as I work with the Executive to implement a new strategic plan and continue the growth we've begun to see in corporate investments in the arts in the past 12 months. Working towards our 30th anniversary year in 2018, we're focussing on our Patrons, Members and Projects that support our mission to increase engagement between the sectors and continue to build private sector investment in the arts in line with the national recovery. TileStyle and the McNaughton Family are an incredible example of a family run-business that has seen many layers of benefit from their significant support of the arts each year." [Source: Business to Arts]
TileStyle and the McNaughton family have always been associated with the arts and are proudly involved with Business to Arts since 1991.
TileStyle have also been represented on the Board for many years with Gerard's Father and Founder of TileStyle, the late Jim McNaughton, as Chairman of Business to Arts from 2001-2003.
Founder of TileStyle and avid Art enthusiast, the late Jim McNaughton, launches the Art of Rubbish in 1996
Check out our dedicated Arts page HERE or by clicking on the image below to find out more about our involvement in supporting the arts...