Meet our Spotlight Partners: For Entrepreneurs Only

Meet our Spotlight Partners: For Entrepreneurs Only

We recently held a coffee and cake afternoon for our Spotlight Partners, who generously donate £950 +VAT or more a year to support our programme of cutting-edge drama and inclusive community engagement.

Taking place on our first floor, representatives attended from Rollits, For Entrepreneurs Only, PDR Construction, Humberside Airport, Alessandro Caruso Architecture and Unite the Union, as well as Natasha Barley, Director of our partner organisation, Hull Children’s University.

Whilst they were here, we took the opportunity to chat to them about their businesses and why they chose to become a Spotlight Partner. In this interview we speak to Jan Brumby, Chief Executive at For Entrepreneurs Only (FEO).


Hi, Jan. First off, can you tell us a bit about the organisation?

FEO is a Community Interest Company of over 170 of the area’s entrepreneurs. We’re a bunch of likeminded business leaders who collectively turn over £3.3 billion each year, employing over 22,000 people and representing successful local businesses of all sectors and sizes.

We’re dedicated to creating jobs and growing wealth in the region, and we’re specifically interested in the legacy of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Our members regularly attend press nights at Hull Truck Theatre, which have recently included The Hypocrite, The Suitcase, Richard III and The Culture, combining a social occasion with an opportunity to support our local producing house.

Entrepreneurs are very busy people and sometimes find it hard to wind down, so a night at the theatre is the perfect escape from day-to-day life, or even a chance to network.


Why did FEO decide to become a Spotlight Partner?

FEO is passionate about fuelling the cultural economy, which will lead to the creation of new jobs. Our city needs a high standard of actors, technicians, writers and directors, and we’re confident that Hull Truck Theatre is the place where positive change happens.

As a Spotlight Partner, we receive the peace of mind that our investment not only helps people to express themselves and develop new talents, but also enables additional jobs in the arts sector for this year and beyond.

We support Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group too, so we donate some of our Spotlight Partner tickets to the charity. This allows people with dementia and their families to enjoy a night at the theatre, which they may otherwise not get to experience.

You can find out more about For Entrepreneurs Only at and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


Become a Spotlight Partner

If your organisation would like to develop its brand identity and CSR activity whilst directly supporting Hull Truck Theatre and the local community, please get in touch with Davide Calogero, Director of Development, on 01482 488294 or email’re also part of the Catalyst: Evolve programme, which means that every pound you give is matched by Arts Council England. 

Spotlight Partners receive the following benefits over 12 months, available from £950 +VAT:

  • 10 VIP TICKETS & HOSPITALITY: Enjoy the VIP experience at a Hull Truck Theatre produced show of your choice, including pre-show drinks, the best seats in the house, and the opportunity to meet our creative team. Ideal for entertaining clients or marking a family celebration.
  • 10 COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS: Make theatre part of your cultural life with an annual allocation of 10 Band B tickets for a Hull Truck Theatre production of your choice, which can be used at your convenience. Perfect for social events or staff rewards.
  • 35 BE THE BRIDGE TICKETS: 35 tickets will be donated in your name to our Give the Gift of Theatre scheme, enabling schools and community groups in disadvantaged areas of Hull and East Yorkshire to access our Christmas production. A meaningful way to give something back to your local area.
  • 2 OPENING NIGHT TICKETS: Enjoy the opening night experience for all Hull Truck Theatre productions. Ideal for business-to-business networking, raising your brand profile and seeing the shows first.

Opportunities also exist for longer term arrangements for naming parts of the building, offering maximum visibility to 50,000 audience members a year. For more information about corporate packages and relationships, please contact Davide Calogero on 01482 488294 or email