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 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 Calthorpe Estates events throughout the year, sharing with them updates, news from across the Estate and developments. Furthermore, we take a strong interest in our customers businesses, where possible promoting them through social media, our newsletter and by encouraging them to establish relationships with other customers across the Estate.
Anyone for tennis
Calthorpe Estates were thrilled to hold their Coronation themed Business Community Event at Edgbaston Priory Club on Thursday 4th May. The luncheon saw around 60 customers from across the estate attend to get an update on the latest news and developments from Haydn Cooper, Ralph Minott and Richard Suart. Guests were treated to a Coronation themed afternoon tea, complete with home made scones with clotted cream and jam and washed down with wine and Pimms. Some of the Edgbaston Priory Club tennis students gave a brief demonstration of the game and showcased the excellent facilities they have at the Club.
For more info on the club and facilities head here
Back to School
Elmhurst Ballet School were thrilled to be able to welcome guests, after almost 3 years, and host the Calthorpe Business Community Christmas luncheon event on 24th November. Around 60 guests from across the Calthorpe Estate gathered at the school to hear from Calthorpe’s Haydn Cooper with an update on news from across the estate, introduce new team members and new occupiers too! The world-class students held their audience with encapsulating ballet performances in the theatre and guests were also served up a fabulous lunch by in-house caterers Holroyd Howe along with wine and beer provided by local experts Loki Wine & Deli.
Elmhurst Ballet School Principal Jess Wheeler gave a brief intro to the school and gave guests an insight to their jam-packed 100-year celebration event schedule. Jess also gave a heart-felt plea for businesses to help the charity by joining their 500-Club. For more information click here
Calthorpe Businesses Return
Return of the Calthorpe Business Community Forum
Calthorpe were delighted to welcome our valued customers from across the Estate to the Queen’s Jubilee themed Calthorpe Business Community 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 held at Edgbaston Golf Club and heard 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 Estate and updates on some of the vacant properties across the area.
Guests heard from two of Calthorpe Estate’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
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).
May's CBC Event
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.
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.
Christmas Calthorpe Business Community lunch, at Edgbaston Golf Club
At each event, over the years we hold a free prize draw, with many of our members winning lovely gifts. As Christmas is a time of giving, at this event we asked members to buy raffle tickets to enter the draw for our prize extravaganza, with over 10 prizes to be won!
With all proceeds going to Aquarius, Martineau Gardens, Open Door Youth Counselling and St George’s Church, we raised just short of £300 and Calthorpe Estates 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.