Leading Leeds companies celebrate partnership

Sagars, one of the largest independent accountancy firms in Yorkshire, has become an Opera North Corporate Member forging closer links between the two Leeds-based organisations.

Having worked together since 2017, Sagars has now moved into a three-year commitment as a Corporate Member of Opera North, creating a unique partnership through to 2022 as the company embarks on an ambitious £18 million redevelopment project cementing its position as a creative powerhouse in the heart of the city.

Chris Jones, Partner at Sagars, said:

“Being aligned with Opera North is the perfect fit for us. There are so many parallels between the two companies, including our pride in our Leeds roots, our commitment to innovation and excellence, our enthusiasm for inspiring the next generation, and our desire to present the very best of what the North has to offer locally, nationally and internationally.”

Opera North is a major player in the Leeds economy with an annual turnover of £18 million. Through its partnership schemes, it aims to build increasingly strong connections with business leaders across the region who value the role the arts play in enriching life in the North of England and who are keen to further Yorkshire’s vast cultural, social, and economic potential.

Opera North works closely with its corporate members to create bespoke partnerships that meet each business’s needs and provide an excellent return on investment. In addition to tickets to all the company’s opera performances, this can include engagement with the company’s education and community outreach work, backstage tours, employee workshops with Opera North’s creative team, special receptions, networking events, and private performances. As a Corporate Member, Sagars joins such companies as Evans Property Group, Trinity Leeds and Emerald Publishing.

Richard Mantle, Opera North’s General Director, said:

“Opera North is a unique cultural and economic asset to Leeds and the wider northern region. Our purpose is to create extraordinary experiences every day; using music and opera to entertain, engage, challenge and inspire. We believe opera is for everyone, regardless of their age, circumstances or background, and are always looking for new ways to share our work more widely. We very much value the support of our Corporate Members who work collaboratively with us to help achieve these aims and are delighted that Sagars has chosen to partner us in this way.”

Businesses can find out more about partnership and other opportunities with Opera North at www.operanorth.co.uk/membership-support/ or by emailing natasha.brice@operanorth.co.uk