Calthorpe Business Community

Supporting our businesses

We believe in a partnership approach and with that in mind created the Calthorpe Business Community (CBC), as an independent association to help promote the mutual interests of all our business customers across the Estate.

Since its inception it has gone from strength-to-strength and has helped to improve the dynamic business community in Edgbaston.

News, events and support

We regularly get together with our customers at a series of luncheon events throughout the year, sharing with guests news from across the Estate and development updates. Furthermore, we take a strong interest in our customers businesses and showcase them at these events whenever possible.  We also offer in-house marketing and promotion through social media, our newsletter and by encouraging them to establish relationships with other businesses across the Estate.

Christmas Cheer

A small gathering of valued customers and associates attended the Christmas luncheon event at Elmhurst Ballet School, on Thursday 24th November 2022.  Calthorpe Estates Chief Executive Haydn Cooper introduced some of the new members within the team and new customers to the Estate, along with a brief update of the goings on across the Estate since the last gathering in May.

Elmhurst were thrilled to be given the opportunity to showcase the ballet school and its world-class students, and Principal Jess Ward wowed attendees with news of their exciting 100th birthday celebrations planned for next year!

Guests were delighted to be treated to two performances from the popular ballet the Nutcracker, enjoy a hearty hot fork buffet lunch and enjoy some fine wines supplied by local experts Loki Wine and Deli.


Guests return to enjoy Jubilee Afternoon Tea

Calthorpe were delighted to welcome our valued customers from across the Estate to the CBC event in the stunning surroundings of Edgbaston Golf Club, after an absence of over two years.

The club, voted in the top 3 in Warwickshire with it’s 11-acre lake, is a hidden oasis in the heart of Edgbaston. Around 70 guests attended the luncheon to hear from the senior team about the latest news and plans for the Estate.

Calthorpe Estates Chief Executive Haydn Cooper introduced some of the new members within the team.  He was followed by Masterplanning and Development Director Ralph Minott who updated guests on development work taking place across the Estate, highlighting progress at Moda’s 392 home state of the art scheme at New Garden Square on the Hagley Road and plans for a mixed-use scheme at 12 Calthorpe road incorporating student accommodation. Property Director Richard Suart concluded with updates on plans for electric vehicle charging points on Greenfield Crescent and updates on some of the vacant properties across the area.

Guests heard from two of Calthorpe’s newest additions – David Brimson of contemporary furniture retailer BoConcept on Harborne Road and Ann Tonks of independent kitchen and bar Chapter, on Greenfield Crescent.

Speaking about the event Chief Executive Haydn Cooper said:
“The CBC gathering is such an integral part of the Calthorpe calendar and the perfect platform for networking, as well as updating our customers on activity taking place within the Estate. There is a lot of activity taking place and speaking on behalf of our team, we were delighted to bring back this popular event.”

Christmas Nutcracker at Elmhurst Ballet School

The Calthorpe Business Community were treated to a short private performance of the world-famous Ballet The Nutcracker by two of their resident students.  Guests at the Calthorpe Business Community luncheon, which took place at Elmhurst Ballet School on Friday 29th November 2019, indulged in a tasty buffet lunch prepared by the creative in-house caterers Holroyd Howe and enjoyed wine and beer provided by local business Loki Wine, Edgbaston.

The charity raffle was a success as always with 3 lucky winners bagging some wonderful Edgbaston Experience Prizes that included; meal voucher for Michelin-starred Simpsons, theatre tickets for Birmingham Hippodrome, tickets to watch the pre-Wimbledon tennis at Edgbaston Priory Club as well as tickets to see the cricket at Edgbaston Stadium, a room diffuser and a hydra-facial… something for everyone.

All proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets were fund matched by Calthorpe Estates and split across charities on the Estate: Aquarius, Edward’s Trust, Open Door Youth Counselling, St George’s Church and Martineau Gardens.

Summer gathering at El Borracho De Oro

Guests at the summer CBC event on Friday 7th June 2019 were kept up to date on the latest developments in the area by Metro/SPRINT representative Tom Willetts along with a community officer from the local West Midlands Police, Lee Trinder, who recently took office occupation in the heart of Edgbaston Village.  Simon Trimmer of Edgbaston Estates Security gave some positive feedback and shared success stories of local incidents due to the vast CCTV coverage across the Estate and the quick actions of the team at the control room.
Three lucky guests were winners of fantastic Edgbaston Experience Prizes that included theatre tickets courtesy of Birmingham Hippodrome, a lunch voucher courtesy of The High Field, a fourball courtesy of Edgbaston Golf Club, a room diffuser and ‘scent for living’ candle courtesy of OKA, a combination Spa Package courtesy of Edgbaston Holistic, 4 tickets to a T20 courtesy of Edgbaston Stadium, a cut and style courtesy of JYG Hair and two cinema tickets courtesy of the MAC. Guests enjoyed a wonderful buffet lunch provided by authentic Spanish chefs and were informed of all the latest news and updates from across the estate by Calthorpe Estates CEO Mark Lee

Christmas Gathering at Elmhurst Ballet School

Members of the Calthorpe Business Community were thrilled to  be invited to Elmhurst Ballet School for the CBC event on Friday 7th December 2018.  Guests were treated to short performances by the world-class students and indulged in a fantastic buffet lunch and superb wine and beer supplied by Loki Wines.

Over 80 guests joined the luncheon event and 4 lucky guests won amazing prizes on the charity prize raffle which included generous donations from High Field Town House, Edgbaston Holistic, Birmingham Marriott Hotel, The Blue Piano, Neptune, Simpsons, Praza, Edgbaston Stadium, Boston Tea Party and Elmhurst Ballet School.

The proceeds from the raffle were fund-matched by Calthorpe Estates and distributed evenly between charities Aquarius, Edward’s Trust, Martineau Gardens, Open Door Youth Counselling and St George’s Church (Let The Stones Live fund).

Spring Gathering

Another successful Calthorpe Business Community event took place on Friday 11th May 2018 in the recently refurbished new offices at 10-11 Greenfield Crescent. Here are selection of images from the event, which included speeches from Calthorpe Estates, Loki Wine and Neptune.  Both Loki and Neptune are new to the Calthorpe Estate and gave brief presentations.


Guests were treated to a first class hot buffet lunch along with wines from Loki and delicious desserts provided by Boston Teat Party.


Three lucky winners took home some fantastic Edgbaston Experience prizes and all got the opportunity to view the recently refurbished grade a office space first hand.

Elmhurst Ballet School Delights CBC Members

Members of the Calthorpe Business Community enjoyed a special performance by the stars of the internationally recognised Elmhurst Ballet School as part of a networking event that took place at the school on Friday 4th November 2017.

The contemporary venue was opened in 2005 and trains young dancers, who go on to hold leading positions in famous ballet institutions across the world.

Guests had an opportunity to hear of new developments across the Estate from Mark Lee, Chief Executive of Calthorpe Estates and three lucky attendees won some terrific Edgbaston Experience prizes.

Gardens delight CBC guests

The Calthorpe Business Community were in full bloom at the Spring CBC event held at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Friday 31st March 2017.

Over 100 guests turned out to hear the latest news from Calthorpe Estates.  Mark Lee had the opportunity to introduce the new team member Matt Long. Matt joined Calthorpe after serving over 10 years in the property industry working for various agents including DTZ.

Guests enjoyed a fabulous buffet lunch and 3 luck winners won the prize draw for the Edgbaston Experience Prizes which included an overnight stay at Blue Piano, a luxury massage courtesy of Highfield Beauty, tickets to a show courtesy of Birmingham Hippodrome, along with other wonderful treats such as meal voucher, champagne and a hair salon visit.

Christmas Charity event at Edgbaston Golf Club

Calthorpe and their generous businesses across the estate provide wonderful prizes for the guests to win at each CBC event.  As Christmas is a time for giving we decided to raise some much needed funds for the local charities by selling raffle tickets – with all proceeds going to Aquarius, Martineau Gardens, Open Door Youth Counselling and St George’s Church.  A generous sum of £300 was raised and Calthorpe matched this figure and distributed the funds equally between our chosen charities.

10 lucky attendees won some terrific Edgbaston Experience prizes, ranging from 12-month family membership to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, tickets to see the star-studded Pantomime Cinderella, a full body hot stones massage & Lunch for 4 including drinks to mention but a few.

The in-house caterers didn’t fail to disappoint by providing a wonderful hot buffet lunch accompanied by warm mulled wine to start that Christmas feeling early.

Some images of the event, which took place on Friday 8th December 2017.



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