Overbury rocked the stage at our fifth annual music night - drawing in property professionals from across the country who swung their hips and sang along, all in the name of charity.
More than 180 people attended the party, at The Chameleon bar in the city centre, raising more than £2,400 for local charity Solihull Young Carers.
Proving it’s not just all about office design, refurbishment and fit out, Overbury team members strummed guitars, beat the drums and belted out the lyrics to classics from the likes of Primal Scream, Fleetwood Mac, the Rolling Stones and David Bowie.
Gina Ward, team manager at Solihull Young Carers, said: “Thank you to the Overbury team for its ongoing support, not only fundraising but raising awareness of young people who are caring for loved ones in our community.
“It was a fantastic night. Overbury is a great example of how businesses can support charities, and have fun along the way. Funds raised will make a real difference to the lives of young carers, so thank you to everyone who donated.
Julian Lebray, managing director of Overbury’s Birmingham-based team, said: “It was another wonderful event. Everyone who took to the stage was amazingly talented - you would never guess they worked in the property industry and weren’t professional musicians.
“To have reached five years of the charity music night in Birmingham is a great achievement, as an enormous amount of hard work goes into the event. Over the years we have raised money for some great causes, and this year is no exception. Solihull Young Carers does very important work, and it has been a pleasure to support this charity.”
Our house band Ohio was joined on stage by musicians from the West Midlands commercial property sector. They included Mike Lally, Buro Four; Mike Bates, Tweedale; Paul Tombleson, Capita; Steven Handley, Fellows; Adam Swales, Airmaster; Neil Rose, Broadway Malan. Also taking to the stage was Nik Jones, Cundall; Maurice Riley, RLB; Mark Evans, RLB; Richard Cameron, RLB; Dave Mansell, Celcius Group; Tony England, Airmaster and Rob Kennedy, Rob Kennedy Consultants; David Helm, MDA Consulting; and Dr David Ackroyd, Arcadis.
The event was sponsored by Aircool, Airmaster, The Commercial Flooring Company, Central Electrical Services (Hinckley), Connection, Davroy Contracts Ltd, Direct Cooling Systems Ltd, HCIP, Orangebox, Sudlows, Torsion, UBI and Impact Building Services.
Over the last four years the Birmingham Overbury team has raised around £20,000 for causes including Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Acorns Children’s Hospice, with the music night becoming a must attend fixture in the calendar for local property professionals.