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Summer Lunch

Our Summer Lunch is one of the highlights of the year.

Come and rub shoulders with up to 300 business women throughout the region.

With members from 19 boards throughout the North of England, it will be an opportunity to meet women who are key movers, shakers and influencers throughout our region.

And at this time of year, we open our doors to guest and visitors and you’re welcome to join us.

It’s promising to be a grand affair. With a 2-course lunch, inspiration speaker, entertainment and a fabulous goody bag to take away with you.

If you are a member of Bird Board, attending our Summer Lunch is included in your membership.

If you’d like to find out about all the benefits of becoming a member, please get in touch.

Our guest speaker is Lesley O’ Brien.

Lesley is a transport industry professional with over 35 years’ managerial experience in UK and international transport.

She is currently a Partner at Freightlink Europe LLP and Freight Train LLP and sits on the Road Haulage Association (RHA) Board of Directors. Lesley engages in RHA activities both at a regional and national level and is the founder member of She’s RHA, a newly formed initiative focussing on promoting women and diversity in the transport industry – an industry whose workforce currently only includes 8% women.

Lesley is a member of the Yorkshire Maintenance Advisory Committee liaising with the DVSA and traffic commissioners to improve standards and in 2014 was accorded the Yorkshire Business Woman of Achievement award.

She has also been involved in promoting the transport and logistics industry at schools and arranging cycle safety days to encourage safety around large goods vehicles for children and cyclists.

She’s passionate about friends, food and freight!

Our music entertainment is by Melody Reed

Melody is member of our South Leeds Friday board and runs a company called  Live Band Entertainment.

Where: Queens Hotel, Leeds, LS1 1PJ.

When: 10th August 12 noon – 2.30pm

Ticket price: £35

Dress Code: Party frocks will be worn, but they’re not compulsory, just be your wonderful, authentic self.

Once you’ve sign up and paid for your ticket, menu choices will be emailed out to you.

Click the link below to reserve your ticket/s

If you have any further questions, please contact

If you’d like to find out more about sponsoring this event please contact 0113 350 3230 or email