Welcome! Plus an invitation to the launch of “In conversation with…”

Welcome to my new website and online presence.  Click here to book your place on the inaugural In Conversation with Anthony McCourt event.

Please take a look around – I am aiming to develop this site over time to respond to issues of interest in the field of communication, confidence and leadership.  If there’s anything you would like to see on this website, any topic you think I should write about or if there’s any other information you need, please contact me.

Helga Henry “In conversation with…” inaugural event

Those of you who know me, know that I am keen to encourage more of a “salon culture” in Birmingham.  And so I’ve created a quarterly event that aims to create a space for considered conversation and insight.  I’ll be interviewing people from the world of business, culture, policy and government – and we’ll be in conversation about a specific theme or question of importance.  Rather than the soundbites you get in a panel discussion,  we’ll converse:  teasing out a topic in more depth.  The aim is that the conversation will leave all of us in the room challenged, enlightened and energised.

I’m completely delighted that my first conversation will be with property wunderkind Anthony McCourt of Court Collaboration.

CEO and Founder of Court Collaboration and its group companies, Anthony has an extensive track record in complex real estate development and investment transactions, working directly with investment partners.  In 2008, Anthony joined the company behind the £100 million ‘The Cube’ development in Birmingham City Centre, which he led out of administration on behalf of Lloyds Banking Group and through to completion in 2010.  Anthony started Court Collaboration in 2010 where he is responsible for the company’s growth, vision and ultimate strategic development. Anthony spends much of his time in Asia visiting current and new clients and is proud of the inward investment record Court has into both the UK and Birmingham.

We’ll be talking about Birmingham and its development, particularly the recent .  If, as Court Collaboration’s website claims “Property isn’t about bricks and mortar, it’s about people”, who owns Birmingham now?  What does the growing infrastructure of our city mean for the people who live here?  For the people who are enticed to move here?  And for the communities that feel left behind?

Helga Henry “In conversation with…Anthony McCourt” is on Thursday 21st June from 6pm – 8pm at 1000 Trades Bar, Frederick Street, Birmingham,  B1 3HE, in the upstairs room.

Admission is free (there’s a pay bar) but spaces are limited so please register your place here.  To paraphrase the musical Hamilton – “You’ll want to be in the room where it happens“.  I look forward to welcoming you to this new initiative.

Thanks for stopping by!

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