The (new?) place to see and be seen
Move over Birmingham Forward, cast aside the Chamber, dispense with the IOD. I've discovered a hot new networking option for the city.
Forgive me if I'm terribly behind the times. I suspect I came to this rather late as I was clearly not a regular when I popped in this week. The good news is that there's no membership fee and you pay just ÃÂ£4.50 to enter during the day, and less in the evenings.
Before Richard, Jerry and John choke on their morning coffees, I should reveal that I'm talking about the services on the M6 Toll which is clearly the networking venue of choice for some of Birmingham's professionals.
I did feel like a stranger walking into a Wild West saloon to be greeted by stony silence and worried looks, but I suspect that was more do to with one group of people who were clearly having a clandestine meeting.
It all made Starbucks on Colmore Row look very tame...