FB Fashion Ball heads to First Direct Arena for spring 2025

Following on from the success of this year’s event in Yorkshire, FB FASHION BALL is moving to First Direct Arena; to host the venue’s first ever Fashion Show on 24 April 2025. 

The glitzy black-tie Gala Awards Dinner will feature a bigger fashion show and live entertainment to support multiple charities.

This decision will enable founder and organiser Lisa Darwin to further grow the event and take it to a higher level.

It means she can invest in innovative ideas and creative partnerships, as well as invite a wider audience to be involved with the event from the business, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle sectors.

The fashion ball, established for 27 years in Yorkshire and now hosted in several cities in the UK, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, and Liverpool, will continue to feature the prestigious National Business Hero Awards and celebrate the best of the best in each region.

Lisa said: “I’m so energised to host the Fashion Ball at the Arena, it’s a dream come true and a testament to everyone who has taken part and supported the event over all these years.

“I’m thankful to all our event sponsors, partners, models, their firms, and our catwalk partners, what a journey this has been, and the best is yet to come. We are bursting with ideas and raring to go to create a showstopper event like no other in the North!” 

Lisa continues to celebrate after becoming a National Partner with John Lewis and Partners who will feature in the fashion show across all locations and offer a unique yearlong special discount to all FB connections.

Lisa will also continue her regional partnerships with online media partner Thebusinessdesk.com, and with professional networks ICAEW, Leeds Law Society, LCASS, MCASS, BCASS, NCASS, LCASA, LYP, MYFN, JLD, P100, Afterwork Club, Yorkshire Businesswoman, PM Forum, Yorkshire Leadership Group, Northern Collective and The Selected. 

Businesses and professionals from every sector are invited to be involved to raise their profile to a professional audience of over 700 guests.

They can encourage their people to model and give support to their chosen charity, or to sing and dance their way to the spotlight. This year in Leeds, the event supported over 20 charities.

The Yorkshire Business Hero Award nominations are open from 1 September, with live nominations already open for Newcastle, Birmingham and Manchester, so don’t miss out on nominating your favourite Business Heroes. HTTPS://FBFASHIONBALL.SHOW/AWARDS/

Lisa added: “Moving to First Direct Arena creates unlimited opportunities for our sponsors and partners to showcase their business and to network with hundreds of professionals on a national platform.

“The Fashion Show will be remarkable with enormous potential for new fashion and beauty brands to be involved. Our new plans will offer a shopping festival and luxury pamper stations for guests to enjoy with exhibitors for business, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.” 

In partnership with First Direct Arena, there will be a launch party on Wednesday 11 September from 6pm to 9pm, in the Black & White Lounge. People wanting to be on the exclusive guest list can signup via the website: https://fbfashionball.show/#events

If you would like to take advantage of the many benefits of FB Fashion Ball and be involved as a Sponsor, Partner, Exhibitor, Model, Performer, please get in touch
E: lisa@fbfashionball.show www.fbfashionball.show

FB Fashion Ball is taking place in the following cities, TO BOOK https://fbfashionball.show/#events

Newcastle 24 October, Hilton Hotel
Birmingham 14 November, Burlington Hotel
Manchester 28 November, Lowry Hotel
Liverpool 27 February 2025, Hilton Hotel
Leeds 24 April 2025, First Direct Arena 

FB Highlights 2024 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2WPpUfP1Zk

For event details and bookings contact organiser: Lisa Darwin
Email: Lisa@fbfashionball.show  @fbfashionball #fbfashionball