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Kilfrost continues longstanding support for Sage Gateshead

Posted on 10 September 2012

One of the North East’s most established companies has reaffirmed its support for the region’s premier music and entertainment venue, Sage Gateshead.

Kilfrost, the global leader in de/anti-icing solutions for the aviation and rail industries will continue its Gold sponsorship for a second year.

Chief Executive, Gary Lydiate, said: “We’re extremely proud to continue supporting Sage Gateshead which is so important to the region’s cultural and social vibrancy. The breadth of performances, activities and artistic workshops means the venue welcomes thousands of people of all ages and from all walks of life.

“We’re delighted to be able to help the excellent team Sage Gateshead continue developing their highly regarded learning and participation programme.”

Mr Lydiate added that the company is extremely proud of its North East heritage and as such, supports a number of local charities.

Anthony Sargent, General Director of Sage Gateshead said: “We value enormously our relationships with each of our Corporate Partners and we’re thrilled that Kilfrost are renewing their Partnership for a second year. Kilfrost’s support plays a key part in sustaining our music learning and training programmes which are increasingly at the heart of our local community relationships, using music to increase aspiration and confidence in young people and adults alike throughout the North of England.”

Sage Gateshead’s Corporate Partners help nourish excellence in music performance and education and contribute to the enrichment of the whole community. Their financial support allows Sage Gateshead to continue to develop its celebrated learning and participation programme and to create, present and produce musical work of the highest quality.

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Kilfrost enjoys a diverse customer-base across 50 countries and five continents. With facilities in the UK, Europe, North America, and Japan, the company is able to offer a precise logistics solution 24 hours a day, whatever the conditions.

For over 80 years Kilfrost has led the global de/anti-icing market and is proud to work closely with customers in over 63 countries across five continents. Kilfrost’s Winter Division delivers its safety-critical de/anti-icing products to the Aviation, Rail and Ground De-icing sectors. Kilfrost’s Speciality Fluids Division, provides a range of dynamic heat transfer fluids for use in various industrial applications. Its world-renowned R&D facility continues to develop groundbreaking new products, and the company is continuing to invest heavily in the innovation of ever-more environmentally-friendly solutions.

Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead is both a national live music venue and a centre for music education located in the North East of England.

The local, national and international concert programme runs all year round and incorporates all kinds of music. It is home to Northern Sinfonia, the orchestra of Sage Gateshead, and the Folkworks programme. The extensive Learning and Participation programme enables everyone of every age or ability to become involved in music. It covers early years, work with schools, vocal and instrumental learning, professional learning, community music, Further and Higher Education, and professional development. In addition to the work in Sage Gateshead itself 70% of the work of this programme takes place in the communities we serve. Activities take place across all 10,000 square miles of the Northern region; nationally, and internationally.