Leigh Cowlishaw

Mum, Carer, Wife, Marathoner and keen gym member, Leigh was Director of Proposition at Capita Travel and Events for six years in a high powered role, with a big team and hugely successful in her role.

Leigh has also supported the events and hospitality industry with various other roles including HBAA chair in 2016, now championing mental health in the association as a key board initiative. She became a Mental Health First Aider in July 2018, and everything changed for her when she walked out the course and thought “what the hell am I doing?” – she hadn’t recognised those vital signs and symptoms in herself.

Leigh now dedicates her time and key focus to mental health, emotional triggers and continuous cultures in the events and hospitality industry with her business Balancing Edges, a business she runs with her husband Gavin Percy, a mental health first aid trainer and industry consultant, and speaks regularly on the topic. Leigh is also Managing Partner at Black Box Partnerships.

Speaker at industry events including:

  • HBAA members meeting – November 2018
  • HBAA kick off meeting – January 2019
  • Organised and ran “Minding Your Mental Health Event” – May 2019
  • HBAA Forum – July 2019
  • Accor Customer Event – September 2019
  • Business Travel Conference – September 2019

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