Hull Truck Theatre announce Spotlight Partners

17 Oct 2023 | Press Release

For Entrepreneurs Only (FEO), Unite the Union, Humberside Airport and KLM Royal
Dutch Airlines have committed to supporting Hull Truck Theatre as Spotlight Partners for
the next 12 months. Renewing their agreement for another year, these businesses will be
instrumental in contributing to the theatre’s mission of removing barriers to entry.

Hull Truck Theatre is a pioneering theatre with a unique northern voice, locally rooted,
global in outlook and committed to inspiring artists, audiences and communities to reach
their greatest potential. As a registered charity and a nationally recognised producing
theatre, Hull Truck Theatre is grateful to its Spotlight Partners whose generosity and
valuable support will enable them to carry out important projects across the course of the

Janthi Mills-Ward, Executive Director at Hull Truck Theatre, said:

“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome back our Spotlight Partners for what’s set to be
another exciting and rewarding year! As an organisation we firmly believe in the power of
theatre and creativity to change lives. It’s refreshing to share this outlook with other
members of the business community. We are beyond grateful to all of our donors and
partners whose generosity and support make our diverse and inclusive work both on-stage
and off-stage, possible. We simply couldn’t do it without you!”

Building partnerships with local businesses is a core part of the theatre’s development,
allowing them to forge new relationships to support the thousands of people who benefit
from their engagement projects. Hull Truck Theatre is also a vital cultural asset to the
regeneration of Hull, bringing significant additional income to the region through visitors and
its touring operation, as well as contributing to Hull’s national profile.

Jan Brumby, CEO – For Entrepreneurs Only, said:

“Hull Truck Theatre is a pioneering local theatre that continues to provide jobs for talented
and ambitious people. FEO is delighted to support their commitment to providing resources,
space and support to grow people and creativity in Hull and the communities around it.”

Deborah Zost, Managing Director at Humberside Airport, said:

"Humberside Airport is once again proud to sponsor Hull Truck Theatre’s Spotlight scheme
in partnership with KLM. This scheme gives access to the arts for individuals who would
normally not have this opportunity. Humberside Airport is a gateway to the Humber region
and provides world-wide connections with KLM. Our continuing association with Hull Truck
Theatre allows us the opportunity to show our gratitude to the local community for their
support of Humberside Airport.”

Fahmi Mahjoub, General Manager at Air France & KLM (UK & Ireland), said:

“At KLM, we are proud of our strong commitment to Humberside International Airport and the
surrounding local community, so we are thrilled to be involved with Hull Truck Theatre. Our
daily flights, from Humberside Airport to our hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, help to
connect the regional customer to our worldwide network of exciting destinations from their

Keith Nicholson at Unite the Union, said:

“UNITE aims to promote equality and fairness for all and are pleased to share these same
values with Hull Truck Theatre; one of the city’s most important, cultural venues.”
The Spotlight Partners membership scheme helps bring together like-minded businesses
and individuals who recognise the important role that art and culture plays in harnessing
creativity, confidence and joy in the local community.

By becoming a Spotlight Partner, you can become part of the future of Hull Truck Theatre
and take advantage of the associations that go hand-in-hand with its diverse cultural
offering. Spotlight Partner packages are available from £950 + VAT per annum and include a
host of meaningful benefits that are easy to use and can help fulfil marketing, hospitality and
Corporate Social Responsibility goals. Opportunities also exist for longer term arrangements
which can be negotiated on a bespoke basis.

For more information about development opportunities, please contact or call 01482 323638.

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