WORKING TOGETHER: Left, Adrian Jenkins, director at The Bowes Museum with Tony Luckett, managing partner at Clive Owen LLP
WORKING TOGETHER: Left, Adrian Jenkins, director at The Bowes Museum with Tony Luckett, managing partner at Clive Owen LLP

A FIRM of chartered accountants and business advisors has become a corporate partner to support The Bowes Museum in the Barnard Castle institution’s 125th anniversary year.

Clive Owen LLP, which has offices in Darlington, Durham and York, has giving its backing to the museum which, as a registered charitable trust, relies on funding and donations in order to continue caring for the collections, building and grounds as well as striving to deliver a diverse range of exhibition and education programmes.

Tony Luckett, managing partner at Clive Owen, said: “We are delighted to be working with The Bowes Museum.

“It is an iconic location which brings some wonderful and unique cultural experiences to our region.

“It is an amazing building, filled with nationally renowned works of art and which plays host to some fantastic temporary displays as diverse as the Catwalking fashion exhibition and the wonderful illustrations from Roald Dahl’s BFG books, both of which are taking place this summer.”

He added: “It is important to us that we support charities and good causes within the communities in which we live and work and the profile The Bowes Museum brings to the North East is invaluable.

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“I hope we can play a small part in enabling it to continue to offer exhibitions, events and, importantly, educational opportunities going forwards. I very much look forward to working with The Bowes and supporting its wonderful facilities.”

Adrian Jenkins, director at The Bowes Museum, said: “It is highly fitting that the launch of Bowes Business Partners takes place during our 125th anniversary year.

“As a hugely successful businessman in his own right, John Bowes would approve of The Bowes Museum in the 21st century connecting culture with business, in particular local business.

“The interaction of art and culture with business and local economies has a proven record of success, they can together grow economies and collective prosperity,” he added.

“It is highly fitting time for us to welcome Clive Owen as a new partner to our corporate scheme, with a shared vision for all our futures,” said Mr Jenkins.