Back to News

Celebrating another year with bdb

Harrogate-based financial planning service bdb has committed to a third year of partnership with Opera North in recognition of the value the arts can play in connecting people and enhancing wellbeing.

“We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Opera North for the third consecutive year. Recently, more than ever, the arts have played a key role in promoting wellbeing and delivering joy, and bdb are pleased to be supporting Opera North in their mission. We are very much looking forward to our exclusive collaborative event later this year, which I am currently in the process of planning.”

– Catherine Sherwood, bdb

Become a Corporate Partner

bdb hosted an opera soiree for its clients at Bowcliffe Hall © Lily North

Since the two companies started working together, engagement with the arts has become an integral part of bdb’s philosophy, an enthusiasm it has shared with its clients through an exclusive annual event at Bowcliffe Hall in Leeds. The partnership has also enabled Opera North to extend its reach by growing both its digital and community presence, ensuring that many more people have the opportunity to interact with music and live performance and to enjoy the associated benefits that arts participation brings.

Sanchita Pal as Nymph in rehearsal for Orpheus - Monteverdi reimagined. Photo credit Tom Arber

Richard Mantle, Opera North’s General Director, said:

“We are delighted to be continuing this partnership with bdb, a highly respected Yorkshire business and one that is as committed as we are to giving people the chance to experience something special, whether on the stage or their own communities. It is through the generous support of bdb and our other Corporate Partners that we are able to continue our work innovating and inspiring people of all ages, and we remain very grateful for their ongoing support.”

Opera North is keen to build strong connections with successful business leaders who value the role the arts play in making the north of England a vibrant place to live and work and in helping to maintain both staff and client wellbeing. To discuss a bespoke package to suit your business, contact



Search our site