Creative company Thirty Pound Gentleman (TPG) has won a Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Skills for Business Award in the category of Education Business Partnership of the Year 2017 alongside clients, Contact Theatre.
TPG works with young people aged 13-30 to deliver cultural and creative experiences and give them the opportunity to lead, often alongside the help of big name clients such as BBC1XTRA, Redbull, Levis Jeans, Exit Records, Reform Radio, Reebok and many more.
By bringing expert knowledge together with community interest and passion, they connect brands and audiences in a very organic yet specific way.
They provide the support for young people to work at top of the creative world, expand their knowledge to help with further educational opportunities and provide real work experience for people interested in the music business and managing the front of house for large scale events.
The award win comes as a result of some pioneering work TPG developed for clients, Contact Theatre which guides young musicians into the creative economy as performers, facilitators and non creative roles such as managers and front of house.
Danny ‘Falz’ Fahey the Founder of TPG says;
“We are an unfunded company, we do what we do with no public money given to us, just hustle. For us this is an excellent win. To achieve this is a definite win for arts and culture and by arts and culture I don’t mean libraries and museums. I mean the realness, the true energy of cities all over the country that keeps the cogs turning.”
The dedication and drive of TPG has definitely been acknowledged and respected considering the other huge nominated organisations such as Manchester Metropolitan University, Salford City College, Prince Waterhouse Cooper, HMRC and many more.
“We are the small company that makes big work and we make no apologies in how we deliver. Our work being present not just in the Northwest but in Europe,Asia and theMiddle East keeps us charged up and ready for the Northern Powerhouse challenge and discussion.”
TPG are now gearing up for their latest project, Lament, in collaboration with creative team GAIKA, Tarnish Vision, Zoraya Jackson, Reece Williams which is a project in response to the Steve McQueen film ‘Ashes’, with Danny Fahey meeting McQueen at the Whitworth ahead of the project in September.
“Being able to jump from the professional side of the business, to doing things like supporting GCSE Music, managing international work with our friends around the world or creating really special work like LAMENT and meeting people like Steve McQueen is something that will always keep our energy up, it’s the TPG way.”
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