Overbury recently hosted a charity music night at London’s Ministry of Sound and has raised £16,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation and Shooting Star Chase charity. 

Now in its ninth year, the annual event was a huge success with more than 900 guests enjoying live performances from a number of music-loving industry professionals who showed their hidden talents at the iconic venue. Each year, the amateur musicians are supported by house band Ohio, which features Overbury’s operations director Gordon Wakeling on drums. Alongside Ohio, this year’s 24 acts included Tim Jennings from TTSP, Guy Bonser from Gleeds, Simon Patterson from JLL, Jason Kerr from CBRE and Nick Lintott from AECOM. An opening set was also enjoyed from The Iterations, Sheppard Robson’s own rock band. 

Ohio ready to take to the stage

The London Overbury team who hosted the event selected Make-A-Wish, which was the chosen charity of Kalyan Garara, a senior construction manager at Overbury who sadly passed away in 2015 after a battle with cancer, and Shooting Star Chase, which provided incredible care to another team member’s son who was diagnosed with a rare tumour and passed away in May 2016. Throughout 2016, additional fundraising initiatives by Overbury helped to raise more than £21,000 for these charities.

John Baker, Overbury managing director in London, commented at the event: “Both charities do such brilliant work and are causes close to the heart – it is touching to see so many clients, consultants and sub-contractors come together year-on-year to offer their support. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part in the music night and contributed to making this year’s concert an overwhelming success. The highlight tonight was seeing guests dancing and singing along to the encore ‘Brown Sugar’ – a truly memorable experience.” 

Support band The Iterations and 24 individual acts performed for an audience of 900

Donations are still being collected for Make-A-Wish and Shooting Star Chase, visit Overbury's fundraising page.

This year Overbury’s Birmingham-based team hosted its fourth charity music night event, raising £3,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Read more about the Birmingham event here.

Special thanks go to:


  • ADS Painters & Decorators          
  • Arthur McKay Building Services                 
  • Bancroft Ltd       
  • BPC Interiors      
  • Brown & Carroll                
  • Cabling Group   
  • Cannon Glass     
  • Celtic Contractors Limited            
  • Fabric Systems Ltd           
  • Future Designs  
  • Gloster 
  • Gratte Brothers Specialist Services           
  • Howard Brothers Joinery              
  • James Johnson 
  • London Diamond Drilling               
  • Loughton Carpets            
  • MJ Lonsdale       
  • NG Bailey            
  • Optima Partitioning Systems       
  • PIP Electrics        
  • Radii Partitioning              
  • Shadbolt & Sons               
  • Soltech 
  • Style Partitions  
  • T.Clarke Plc         
  • Taylor Made Joinery       
  • TFA Interior Projects      


  • Nick Lintott, AECOM
  • Jason Kerr CBRE
  • Sarah Chapman, Tiffany Jones and Alice Gee, Chapman Consulting
  • Nigel Miller, Cordless
  • Chris Moore, Deloitte
  • Zoe Farrow, Forster
  • Guy Bonser, Gleeds
  • James Garner, Gleeds
  • Gary Tozer, Hurley Palmer Flatt
  • Simon Patterson, JLL
  • Daniel Gardner, KKS Strategy
  • Mo Gillespie, Move Plan
  • Jerry Williams, Real Estate Project Solutions
  • Judy Ngan, Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Tim Jennings, TTSP
  • Antonio Lemos, Waterman Group 
  • Ashley Nicholls, Waterman Group 
  • Daniel Kelly, Waterman Group 
  • Jason O’Loughlin, Waterman Group 

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