Playhouse founder awarded second Chamber of Commerce award!

Posted on: 28th June 2013

Founder and artistic director of The Playhouse Pauline Ross has been awarded her second Chamber of Commerce award in as many years!

She was awarded the Arts and Cultural Individual of the Year at the Derry ~ Londonderry Business Awards 2013 on Thursday June 13.

The award, sponsored by Richmond Chambers, is designed to recognise and reward an individual who has contributed in developing the arts and or cultural offer of the city.

Pauline was last year praised at the Chamber Annual Dinner in receiving the annual Business Achievement Award for 2012 as "a true business and cultural champion', both for her enormous contribution to the Playhouse Theatre, but also to the city as a whole.

This year's Derry~Londonderry Business Awards organised by the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and City Centre Initiative and supported by the principal sponsor Bank of Ireland UK.

The ceremony was hosted by UTV presenter Gerry Kelly, who praised the quality of the finalists.

Sinead McLaughlin, Chief Executive, Londonderry Chamber of Commerce said "Applications for this award were received by external nominations and to win this award is a true testament of her leadership and vision in this sector.

"I'm honoured and delighted, especially during the City of Culture year, that arts and culture are being recognised by our Chamber of Commerce as a real economic driver for the city. The chamber are actively highlighting what an asset the arts can be for assisting urban regeneration, not to mention the feel good factor that only arts and culture can bring!" Pauline Ross at The Playhouse said.

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