Meet Our Sponsors

PZ Cussons

PZ Cussons, the Manchester-based global consumer products manufacturer and the company behind brands such as Imperial Leather, Carex and Sanctuary Spa, have supported the Hallé for a number of years and in 2014 became the Hallé’s Diamond Partners. Deeply committed to the local community, PZ Cussons is keen to support the Hallé’s Education Programme, including the renowned Hallé for Youth schools concerts.

The perfumers at Seven, PZ Cussons’s in-house perfumery that creates fragrance for all its products, have worked with the Hallé to add fragrance to the experience of some of the Hallé’s performances including creating scratch-and-sniff cards for the annual schools concerts and room scents for the Hallé’s Early Years performances.

‘We have supported the Hallé in all the traditional roles, but have taken great pride in broadening that support to include an incredibly diverse range of activities, from working with our perfumers to produce scratch and sniff cards for Hallé Schools concerts to support of the Hallé’s broader outreach programme which reaches over 50,000 children a year.’

‘We strongly believe that the arts play and essential role in a successful business community, and the investment in the arts in the North is a key part of developing the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.’

Brandon Leigh, Chief Financial Officer
PZ Cussons

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airports Group has supported the Hallé since 1988 and is currently the Hallé’s Principal Sponsor. MAG sponsors a package of Hallé concerts in Manchester and around the country, allowing audiences in areas surrounding all its airports to benefit from and enjoy the Hallé’s performances.

For MAG, community engagement and relationships are vital, and their sponsorship of the Hallé has played an important role in their strategy. Children from schools surrounding Manchester Airport have taken part in the Hallé’s acclaimed ‘Adopt-a-Player’ programme and enjoyed sustained and focused engagement with Hallé players at The Bridgewater Hall and in their schools.

The Hallé’s national profile has allowed this work to be extended across the country to areas surrounding the Group’s other airports, aligning their Arts Sponsorship activity with community priorities.

‘Manchester Airports Group is committed to encouraging success in the region’s arts and culture and believes that investing in the culture of our city helps to stimulate inbound tourism and in turn maintain a healthy local economy. Through our sponsorship we can also offer schools and communities access to a range of performing arts and cultural experiences, which for many will be their first contact with professional arts and may be instrumental in shaping an interest and appreciation for the future.’

Charlie Cornish, Chief Executive
Manchester Airport

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express, the train operator that links key cities and major towns in the North of England and Scotland, became sponsors of the Hallé in 2015. Through this partnership TransPennine Express and the Hallé are encouraging concert goers to travel by train through the introduction of an exclusive discount for audience members who have travelled to the concert by rail. TransPennine Express also sponsors the Hallé’s annual schools concerts, Hallé for Youth, and in the last couple of years they have supported schools outside of Manchester in coming to these concerts, providing free train travel, to a number of schools across their four main routes out of Manchester.


Siemens is a leading global engineering and technology services company with over 16,000 employees in the UK alone, and a significant operation within Manchester. Siemens have been supporters of the Hallé for over 20 years and have been partners at the Hallé’s Major Sponsorship level since 2011. The partnership with Siemens is varied and dynamic, and the two organisations work closely together to find new and innovative ways of partnering on projects that present the links between engineering and music.

Siemens were instrumental in the development of the Hallé’s Arts Based Training programme and in establishing choral workshops which have led to the establishment of the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition.

‘Siemens has a long and positive relationship with Manchester and aligning ourselves to the city’s premiere cultural organisation is a natural partnership for us. However, most significantly our on-going work with the Hallé musicians also creates the opportunity to genuinely enhance our work and our staff skills base and we understand acutely the tangible value of our association.’

Juergen Maier, Chief Executive
Siemens UK

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