We hear from one of our new sponsors, RSM, as they round up their experience of Freedom Festival 2017:
The Freedom Festival weekend saw an eclectic mix of the sublime and ridiculous as well as humorous and serious sides of Freedom. RSM was proud sponsors of Freedom Festival which included a magnificent opening Gala which welcomed business and cultural leaders from across the world including delegations from Ghana and Hull’s twin city in Africa Freetown Sierra Leone.
Andrew Mould said of the Gala, “It was a perfect way to launch a programme of creative expression across the city this weekend. The Freedom Festival uses art to promote powerful messages of freedom, equality and diversity, and last night’s entertainment harnessed this ethos. We are extremely proud to sponsor the Freedom Festival as its values align closely with our own at RSM.’
RSM’s involvement in Freedom Festival was truly a team effort with colleagues from our Hull office working closely with RSM HR Limited and the synergies of Freedom Festival with RSM’s Modern Slavery Act campaign were apparent from the onset. Notwithstanding the truly international dimensions of the event with over 200 acts and performers from around the world including Spain, Ukraine, France, Italy, and Peru, to name a few.
Phil Withers attended the Wilberforce Lecture, given by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said “It really came home to me during the lecture by Mr Annan that RSM was right to sponsor the Freedom Festival. Hearing him say ‘Slavery is not of one time or place’ was very profound and I was very proud to represent the firm. It was also so uplifting seeing the RSM branding everywhere, I can’t express it other than to say it made me feel part of something much bigger.”
Olivia Underwood, RSM
You can find out more information about RSM here: https://www.rsmuk.com/offices/hull