I got into the events industry because I was expelled from school and loved food.
I have worked here since 2009.
I was attracted to this particular role because restoring 8 Northumberland Avenue to its former glory was an exciting opportunity. Not only is it London’s most central venue but it has a fascinating history.
Not many people know that the only reason Northumberland Avenue exists was to provide a sewer for Victorian London. The official centre of London is also at the top of Northumberland Avenue by Trafalgar Square.
My worst experience at an event was guests arriving for an event on Thursday 8 February when I was expecting them on Thursday 8 March. Luckily, our team managed to pull the event together and everyone had a great night.
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s there are no signposts to easy street.
The best event I’ve been involved in was working with Madonna at the venue in 2010 when she filmed scenes for her recent movie W.E. in the Ballroom.
If I could do it all over again I would do the same as I love this industry and the people around me. It’s a highly privileged position to be in.
The one thing I can’t stand is being told by a lazy person that I am lucky.
Outside of work I spend my time restoring property.
If money were no object I would blow it on art.
The one thing I can’t do my job without is good people.
If I could switch places with anyone else in the industry it would be with chef Anton Edelmann. He has a terrific craft with a great skill and knowledge for food. He seems comfortable within himself and is under no allusions about himself. I admire that.
If I ruled the event industry I would make sure that the people who have abused their position pay for it.
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