A night at the ballet

Merry dance as networking group passes £10,000 fund-raising mark

More than 100 professionals came together for Leading Ladies at The Nutcracker. The event at Birmingham Hippodrome was sponsored by Cure Leukaemia and Highfield Wellness and Beauty. Guests enjoyed pre-show drinks and canapes before watching Sir Peter Wright’s classic ballet. The event also welcomed SimkissGuy Recruitment as headline sponsors of the female professional networking group. Over the last 12 months, Leading Ladies has raised more than £10,000 for Hippodrome CREATIVE, which provides learning opportunities for young people and local communities.


1 Amelia Ladbrook, Lucy Burridge, Emily Rose, Rebecca Simkiss, Richard Guy

2 Gus Virk, Michelle Ward, Jo Kirk, Clare Thompson

3 Catherine Reeves, Mandy Haque, Stefanie Bowes, Shellie Harris, Sarah Collyer

4 Elizabeth Kelly, Clare Mac, Diana White

5 Fiona Allan, Jackie Kelly

6 Zoe Bennett, Judith Greenburgh

7 Beth Rose, Surbjit Balu

8 Nicola Hewitt