Sir Peter was presented with the award by his long-term artistic colleague and friend, Sir Charles Mackerras. The Special Achievement Award in association with BPI was given in recognition of his many initiatives which through his Foundation have enabled the development of the Opera in English series with Chandos Records and the recording of many 19th century gems with Opera Rara.

Sir Peter completed his speech at the ceremony with the words:

‘Above all I want to thank all of you here today – including critics – all part of the recording industry. Nowadays we all have something no one had when I was a child – access to the whole world of classical music, well known or recherché. And thank you for letting me join in.’
Gramophone Special Achievement Award
September 2008
October 2008
Recognition in Barbados
The Daily Nation, Barbados

'"Don't stop learning even though you have left school!"
Those words of advice to graduates came from Barbados' adopted son Sir Peter Moores, who was conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus during the graduation ceremony in October 2008.
"Just don't leave your tenacity and dedication behind on the campus when you step over into that wider world... things don't always work out the way you had envisaged. So my first piece of advice would be, always be prepared to learn especially from your mistakes and difficulties, because these are often the most valuable lessons you can have," Sir Peter said in his address.
July 2011
Sir Peter Moores awarded an Honorary Degree
The University of Warwick conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (Hon D Litt) on Sir Peter Moores on Wednesday, 20 July at one of the university’s summer degree ceremonies.

Dr Steven Parissien (representing Compton Verney, which has developed strong links with the University’s History of Art Dept), and Kirsten Suenson-Taylor (representing Sir Peter Moores’s family, PMF Trustees and as Chairman-elect of CV), were in attendance.
October 2011
PMF's portrait of Elizabeth Billington visits the National Portrait Gallery
The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons opened at The National Portrait Gallery on 20th October and runs until 8th January.

PMF’s portrait of Elizabeth Billington, which usually hangs in the Coliseum, is included. She was a celebrated opera singer who sang at both Covent Garden and Drury Lane as well as making a name for herself in Naples (where she was the heroine of a new opera, Inez di Castro, written for her by F. Bianchi), Florence, Venice and Milan.
November 2012
The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy won by Sir Peter Moores
These medals celebrate those who support the arts in its widest forms and recognise the contribution they make to society and throughout the UK cultural landscape.

'Philanthropy is rarely more powerful than when it's led by a determined fan. By focusing on the area that he cares about, the difference that Sir Peter Moores has made to opera, and to visual art, has been incalculable. "Most people aren't as nutty as I am," he says. "Most people just want to give you the money and go away. I'm not like that." As a result, one can truly say that some great works only exist - or have been preserved - because he made it happen.'
December 2012
Alison Taggart retires
Sir Peter Moores received the first award in the philanthropy/sponsorship category for '50 years' support of innovation and accessibility' and 'opening doors for people in opera', in the inaugural International Opera Awards held at the London Hilton on Monday, 22 April 2013.

The Opera Awards were established by Opera magazine in partnership with Classic FM Radio and other sponsors. In 2013 there were 21 categories, with entries from 41 countries, from which the shortlists were drawn up by an international jury.

The world premiere category was won by George Benjamin's Written on Skin; the Peter Moores Foundation funded the CD of the production which was recorded at Aix en Provence and then supported the UK premiere at the Royal Opera House, London as part of its Swansong project. Birmingham Opera's staging of Stockhausen's Mittwoch aus Licht, was also shortlisted for the world premiere category.
April 2013
International Opera Awards 2013
Alison Taggart, who ran the Peter Moores Foundation with quiet authority for nearly 22 years, retired at Christmas 2012. Joining the PMF as Administrator in 1991, she oversaw the most fruitful years of the PMF's activities, becoming the Foundation's Director, ably supported, in recent years, by her deputy, Lesley Mills. Lesley succeeds Alison as Director of the Foundation until it is finally wound up in 2014.

Alison joined the PMF from Opera Northern Ireland (where she had worked with Patric Schmid, founder of Opera Rara) and brought a wealth of experience in arts administration to her role at the Foundation.

From providing firm guidance to young artists and embryo organisations about grant applications, to negotiating complex contracts with established organisations, Alison provided a fair, guiding hand, to all. During her time with the PMF, she saw the opening of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Gallery in Liverpool (1994), the development of the Opera in English recordings with Chandos Records (from 1995), the expansion of support for young singers' studies, support for ChildLine projects, the opening of Compton Verney art gallery (2004) and many other projects in the arts, educational and social fields. In all these areas, she provided a calm and sensible hub of advice - for which the Foundation, and all the enterprises it has supported - are truly grateful.

We wish her a happy, and active, retirement!