Thank you from everyone present at our AGM for the Talk/presentation by the Lord Lieutenant John Crabtree OBE focusing on his work as Chair of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee and what the event might mean/opportunities for the Heritage sector and also his connections with Brandauer given their pen making heritage and his position as Chair of the company. Our President Councillor Phil Davis presented Mr Crabtree with a specially commissioned fountain pen supplied by Eric Lyons of Bewdley.
John Crabtree has a wide variety of business, community and charitable interests, predominantly in the West Midlands. Until 2003, he was senior partner of Wragge & Co (now Gowling WLG) – the leading Birmingham based international firm of solicitors. He is currently Chairman of Glenn Howells Architects, Real Estate Investors Plc, Staffline Group plc, White & Black Limited, Brandauer Holdings Limited and Finch Consulting Ltd. He is also director of Opus Restaurant & Bar, Tara Developments, SLR Management and Worcester Warriors.