There was a ‘pawty’ atmosphere when Birmingham Business Park held its biggest summer festival yet.

Circus workshops, a silent disco and the chance to have your portrait immortalised by a caricaturist were just some of the fun activities on offer during the two-day event on July 5 and 6. Businesses from across the park including Alliance Automotive, Vanderlande, Saffron Catering and E Manton donated raffle prizes which included vouchers, water bottles and an Amazon Echo Dot. Set against the idyllic backdrop of our Main Lake festival-goers also had the chance to enjoy live music from Chaos, browse craft stalls, have their face painted and try some wonderful food thanks to the BBP Lunch Club. There was a strong emphasis on wellbeing and BBP’s beautiful grounds provided the perfect setting for learning how to take care of your health. The festival saw the return of The Zen Project Bus – a wellness and fitness service which promises to bring ‘zen’ to the workplace and teach people how to support their mental health. Alternative therapies were on offer from Chiropractic and Natural Wellbeing as well as sound healing and energising breathwork, while a company called quietnote demonstrated how music can promote mindfulness. The festival was also a chance for our tenants to meet other businesses and organisations including HS2, Solihull Chamber of Commerce, Lea Marston Hotel and Travel for West Midlands. This year’s event was named the ‘BBP Festival Pawty’ in honour of Birmingham Dogs Home – our charity partner for 2023.

Lori Henebury, BBP Marketing, Community and Business Development Manager, said: “We had lots of fun at our two-day festival which raised funds for our partner charity, Birmingham Dogs Home. The weather stayed dry and there was a great buzz across the park. It’s so lovely to see members of our community come together for a great cause.”

5th & 6th July 2023