Birmingham Hippodrome has recently welcomed two new corporate partners, Wilson Brook Consulting, an executive search and consulting firm, and Voice Fostering, who work to provide safe and secure foster placements for young people in care. The new partnerships will help to support the Hippodrome’s work with schools across the region, offer mentoring opportunities to young people and support the development of new produced work which will create professional roles for local creatives.
Judith Greenburgh, Head of Fundraising and Development at Birmingham Hippodrome said: “We are delighted to welcome Wilson Brook Consulting and Voice Fostering as new Associate Partners for the next three years. Our corporate partnerships offer businesses a range of fantastic opportunities including social events to reconnect their teams, a unique space to entertain clients or opportunities to volunteer at one of our Relaxed performances, all whilst supporting an independent charity and helping the Hippodrome open its doors to more people.”
Neil Holloway, Managing Director of Wilson Brook Consulting said: “These last two years have been difficult for everyone, but especially for anyone connected to the arts and cultural sectors. Now that we can once again visit the Hippodrome and with Wilson Brook Consulting doing well, I wanted to give something back to the sector. By becoming an Associate Partner, we not only get to enjoy some wonderful performances, but we also get to support the amazing charity and outreach work that the Hippodrome delivers; enabling those who might not usually be able to, to experience the magic of the theatre.”
Sam Staite, Registered Manager at Voice Fostering said: “We have chosen to support the Hippodrome as our charity as we believe it is an important part of our heritage that should be accessible to everyone. The Hippodrome does lots of work with disadvantaged groups in the local community and offers opportunities for young people to experience live entertainment and become involved in many different areas of the industry. As a company, we believe in offering the young people we work with access to many different experiences to enrich their lives and enable them to identify the right path for them as they grow into adults and the outreach work the Hippodrome does is underpinned by a similar ethos, so we feel very excited to be forming a corporate partnership with the Hippodrome.”
Judith Greenburgh added: “We are also seeing the return of special events for our partners, including a dazzling gala night alongside our co-production of Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby in September, another great way to enjoy a special performance and support the arts in our region.”
Find out more about our Corporate Partnerships and ways to work with with Birmingham Hippodrome here.