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Leading Ladies business network for professional women welcomes guests from all sectors in the city. Since launching in August 2011 Leading Ladies has grown into one of the most popular (and glamorous!) networks of its kind. 

Guests are encouraged to join us with a colleague or client and make valuable business contacts. Click here to see a list of participating companies.
Please help us raise funds for Hippodrome Plus by joining us at an exclusive Laurent-Perrier Champagne Tasting & Tutorial on Thu 2 Jul.  During this two-hour reception experts from Laurent-Perrier will help you discover the heritage of this luxury French brand and explore the history of champagne making.
Laurent PerrierYou’ll test your ‘nose’ and taste vintage and non-vintage Laurent-Perrier champagnes. We’ll be offering some champagne-matched light snacks on arrival and a sweet treat. Plus you can enjoy networking with other guests from cross-sector city businesses and leave with a personal guest list. Or, why not make this a memorable entertaining occasion and invite a client?

Our prize draw will include some tantalising prizes and all proceeds will go towards our Education, Access and Outdoor projects that benefit thousands of young people (especially those with learning disabilities) and other community groups in the city who would not normally have the opportunity to experience live theatre.

Tickets are STRICTLY LIMITED and priced £35. Book NOW with Rosie Milsom on T 0121 689 3068 or via the button below.

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Leading Ladies were curious no more after our event at the award-winning National Theatre drama, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 
Network founder Fiona Alexander talked to show lead, Chris Ashby about the challenges of the role. Also on the panel; Richard Hayhow from Open Theatre Company, the Hippodrome’s Liz Leck and Hayley Hill of Irwin Mitchell shared their experiences of working and volunteering with young people with learning disabilities.
Liz Leck - Birmingham Hippodrome, Fiona Alexander - Unversity Hospitals Birmingham, Richard hayhow - Open Theatre Company, Hayley Hill - Irwin Mitchell
The upcoming Hippodrome Plus project, Nobody Nose! featured in the discussion (and made an appearance!) Based on Nikolai Gogol’s satirical short story, Nobody Nose! is a short film made by the One of a Kind drama group with a world premiere taking place at The Electric Cinema on Thu 2 Jul. We hope to see some of you there.

Certainly no one stuck their nose up in helping to support Hippodrome Plus – guests raised a whopping £1,000! Our thanks to all guests and generous prize partners: Genting Casinos Chinatown & Edgbaston, El Borracho de Oro, Sealife Centre, Highfield Wellness & Beauty, Sana Vita health club, Cheryl’s Hair Boutique and The Edgbaston boutique hotel and cocktail lounge.

Click on the Gallery button on the right hand side of this page to see more images from the evening.


Our first on-the-move external networking event in support of Hippodrome Plus was a huge sell-out success!

Partner venues on Highfield Road, Edgbaston hosted a lifestyle afternoon giving Leading Ladies an opportunity to discover and sample hospitality and well-being offerings.

Lana Shaylor & Karina Connolly - Shaylor Group & Sarah Robinson - The High FieldJudith Greeburgh - Birmingham Hippodrome, Beth & Natalia - Highfield Wellness & Beauty

Lisa Outram & Emma Bradley - The Wilkes Partnership, Rachael Griffin - Birmingham Hippodrome & Jayne O'Malley - The Edgbaston

The afternoon started at The High Field gastro pub with a welcome drink overlooking the garden terrace.  Stepping next door to Leading Ladies sponsor Highfield Wellness and Beauty, Manager Beth Rose and her team demonstrated the new lava shell massage therapy.  All guests enjoyed a mini-treatment of choice.

The networking continued over a very special afternoon tea served at neighbouring destination venue, The Edgbaston hosted by Jayne O’Malley.  Highlights were the ‘ice hot’ champagne jellies and exquisite vintage china. Yum yum!

Click the Gallery button on the right to see more images from the event.

Thank you to all our guests for helping to raise £700 for Hippodrome Plus projects.

Watch this space for future external events.

Thu 2 Jul
Laurent-Perrier Champagne Tasting Tutorial NOW ON SALE
Thu 9 Jul
Barnum Corporate Dinner SOLD OUT
Sat 14 May Leading Ladies & Partners at On Stage Gala 2016 ON SALE SOON

Get your tickets for events on sale via the Book Now button above,
or call Rosie on 0121 689 3068 


Jilly Cosgrove - Barques PR
Victoria Emery - HSBC
Nicola Fleet-Milne - FleetMilne Property
Dr Mahnaz Hashmi - Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
Jayne Herritty - Calthorpe Estates
Claire Newbold - Holiday Inn
Ruth Pipkin - Rewired PR
Claire Ralley - Digital Media & Videogames Consultant

To get your name on the most glamorous members list in town and gain access to an array of exclusive Leading Ladies benefits, please call Judith on 0121 689 3082.

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Apcoa is generously providing FREE parking spaces for Leading Ladies in The Arcadian car park adjacent to the theatre. 


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