Legends shine at big launch party

Ex-Baggies and Villa stars join VIP celebration at Blakes restaurant

The great and good from Alvechurch and Barnt Green businesses attended the official Champagne launch of Blakes, the newly revamped fine dining restaurant at Westmead Hotel. Special guests included former West Brom and England footballer Cyrille Regis and ex-Aston Villa player Mark Walters as well as TV presenters, the BBC’s Noreen Khan and ITV’s Suzanne Virdi. Restaurant manager Kieron Tronson showcased his skills, mixing an array of Blakes speciality cocktails.

Photography by Jas Sansi


1 Suzanne Virdee, Andrew Fox

2 Cyrille and Julia Regis

3 Dhechen Lama, Drew Craythorn

4 Melissa Hancox, Ola Perkos

5 Jessy Panesar, Jo Jeffries, Anita Champaneri

6 Sapna Panesar, Noreen Khan, Mandeep Sira

7 Mark Walters and friend

8 Sarah Hughes, John Madders