Respected business figure relinquishes top role after 16 years

Fiona Allan and Andy Hogarth. (Picture by Simon Hadley)
One of Birmingham’s most respected business figures is to step down from a role he has held for the past 16 years. John Crabtree is relinquishing his role as chairman of trustees at Birmingham Hippodrome. He will continue in an informal ambassadorial role for the theatre alongside his many other corporate and charitable activities, and in his new capacity as Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands. Mr Crabtree’s tenure has coincided with the renaissance of the theatre following an extensive refurbishment of the 1,850-seat ve... For the full story register now for free or login below...