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JM Finn & Co is our Principal Sponsor for 2014. JM Finn & Co is an investment manager that looks to meet the demands of today’s investors by offering a personal approach to portfolio management, where individual investment needs are our primary driver. Designed to help guide our clients through the increasingly complex investment world, our personalised approach draws on traditional client service values that have been fine-tuned over the last 65 years.


Strutt & Parker is a privately owned UK property business, providing specialist residential, rural and commercial services, committed to understanding and delivering our clients’ goals with diligence, intelligence, creativity and in true partnership.  


The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park provides a wide variety of high quality ericaceous plants to gardeners throughout the UK. The spectacular woodland garden shows off the plants to their best advantage in a natural setting at 850 feet above sea level and in 2009 it was awarded 'Environmental Project of the Year' as part of the Yorkshire Rural Awards. It is also a fabulous setting for a truly unique sculpture exhibition. The Himalayan Garden Co also supplies the rarer and more unusual varieties of Species and Hybrid Rhododendron as well as Azaleas, Magnolias, Cornus and other Himalayan plants.


METALUBE® is a leading Manchester based manufacturer of industrial lubricants. The company specialises in tube and wire drawing lubricants, protective greases for overhead conductors, chain oils and metal cutting fluids. It exports to over 80 countries worldwide partnering customers to meet their daily challenges.   Its aim is for customers to run at peak efficiency and for over 20 years has delivered trusted and superior performance.


Queen Mary's day and boarding school is a special place - a home where pupils develop their individual strengths and characters, becoming successful, confident and caring individuals.  Set in a Grade One listed Palladian country house within 50 acres of landscaped grounds, Queen Mary's is co-educational from 2 to7 years, and single sex (girls only) to 16 years. We are delighted to be hosting Art for Youth here for the fourth time and to support UK Youth with all the good work they do for the young people of this country.

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Fordy Marshall is a Yorkshire based property consultancy business specialising in residential and commercial development land and property. From initial site appraisal through to agency disposal or acquisition. The practice can assist with planning advice, valuation, site assembly, sourcing funding partners, negotiating land promotion/option agreements, and delivering solutions for multi occupied sites, structuring land owners agreements/equalisation. The business is based at Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham, with active projects throughout the North of England. It is run by Christopher Fordy, formerly Partner at Strutt & Parker, who has over 25 years’ experience in the sector.

Owens Professional Partnership is a broker in the sale and purchase of accountancy practices.  Our role is to introduce sellers and buyers, helping them achieve a successful and balanced outcome, beneficial to both parties. Owens Professional has been actively involved in this market, throughout the vast majority of England and Wales for nearly twenty years. In this time, we have established a reputation as one of the market leaders.  The business is run by Rachel Lindley, previously a commercial solicitor and as a result, combines her experience and knowledge of the accountancy sales market with her expertise in business acquisition strategy.

Bon Coeur Fine Wines Ltd was started by James Goodhart in 1994 aged 24, the company is now one of the UK’s leading independent wine merchants. Over the years the business has developed a following amongst UK private and corporate customers for providing good quality wine at excellent prices. As a wholesaler, James regularly buys wine direct from the Château and has a good understanding of the international wine market. He has a particular passion for investment wines, building up some impressive wine cellars, selling En Primeur wine and broking private client cellars. The wine list has tremendous depth, selling everyday drinking wines, champagne and port, to the specialisation of Burgundy and Bordeaux En Primeur wine. The business is family run, based near Masham in North Yorkshire, providing wine to private households, businesses, events and leading hotels, restaurants and pubs throughout the UK. 


Threefold is a creative design and marketing agency. We get to understand your organisation, your market and your audience. We discover what you're good at and what makes you stand out from the crowd. We bring energy to your brand and clarity to your message.  Design for print, exhibition and display, branding, packaging, advertising and digital marketing – see what we can do for you.


T L Dallas & Co Ltd are long established independent insurance brokers, offering full commercial insurance solutions for your business, as well as individual service for your personal requirements. 

UK Youth North

UK Youth is a leading national charity, founded in 1911, that delivers non-formal education opportunities for young people aged 9-25 across the length and breadth of the country. Their mission is to work hand in hand with young people – and the dedicated organisations supporting them – to develop the skills, belief, courage and leadership to build a bright future.

 Through their network of youth organisations across the country, they reach and impact on more than 830,500 young people every year. Of these 55,000 participate in UK Youth apprenticeships, accreditations, their life changing programmes and outdoor education at Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest.  

UK Youth simply couldn’t continue its vital work without the funds raised at Art for Youth North.

 To find out more about UK Youth’s work visit or read their latest annual review.

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