The skyline of Central Milton Keynes stands high in city artist Robert Rusin’s portfolio of work and is central to his trophy design for the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards.
The distinctive glass prizes, sponsored by Destination Milton Keynes (DMK), are now being made for the competition which recognises the best of business performance in the MK postcode area.
The final task will be to mark each one with the winner’s name for the glittering awards evening on March 20 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at stadiummk, tickets for which are selling fast.
Robert, who has lived in Milton Keynes for seven years, has built up an international reputation for his ‘Milton Keynes Poster Collection’ of 150 works, inspired by the city and reflecting his love for art deco.
The city skyline is a recurring theme. He can see it from his home in Shenley Church End.
“I love it because it has so many faces and it is changing and evolving,” he said.
For the awards trophy he has created a bold continuous ‘sky-line’ to include the landmark Network Rail headquarters, the City Church, Xscape and Pinnacle buildings. Robert says Central Milton Keynes presents a positive face to the world.
“I am very pleased to have been asked to come up with the trophy design for these prestigious awards.
Steven Gordon-Wilson, chief executive of Destination MK said: “The MKBAA is such a good news story for MK and I’m thrilled that DMK were given the opportunity to support them in some way.
“The trophies which we are sponsoring look fantastic and I’m sure they will be much coveted among the business community. Here’s to a strong and growing future for this great initiative,” he said.
Tickets for the awards, including tables and individual seats, are still available. To book visit the website www.mkbaa.co.uk .
MK Business Leaders Partnership is presenting the wards and major Milton Keynes businesses have been secured as the sponsors. Shakespeares Solicitors, University Campus Milton Keynes and The Casino MK are headline
sponsors, with SEMLEP as general sponsor and DHL, MK Dons, MK Development Partnership, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cranfield University, Milton Keynes College, Evolution, Keens Shay Keens MK, thecentre:mk, and The Open University as award category sponsors.
Destination Milton Keynes, Volkswagen Group Leasing and Palladium Solutions are sponsoring non-award activities and Business MK is the media partner, with Heart FM as on air partner.
Net proceeds from the awards dinner on March 20 will go to a charity fund administered by Milton Keynes Community Foundation to foster business.
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