The Bums Family

Amber Staynings

Amber Staynings

Founder of Bums on Seats

I am proud to come from a family of publicans, so it was a natural fit that my early career began at the age of 13 as a waitress, progressing in my late teens to Business Development & Account Management working within the industry supply chain with exposure into Brands such as Diageo and Greggs…

Associate Consultants

Jennie Roe

Private Hire, Weddings and Events expert

“Jennie moved from venue management to the world of event sales when she created the Head of Bookings role for Mothership Group eight years ago…She has since amassed a wealth of experience working for hospitality groups to structure and increase their venues’ private hire sales and profitability”

Dee Sturgess

Leadership and Late Night Bar and Training Expert

“Dee is a highly experienced Sales & Marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience within the hospitality sector and a proven track record…Her effective team coaching, and strategic sales driving activities maintain both revenue growth and footfall.”

Jamie Brooker

Group Sales, Third Party and Casual Dining Expert

“Jamie started his career when he embarked on a degree at Manchester University in 2007 and fell quite naturally into the hospitality industry…Jamie has a wide breadth of knowledge in the hospitality sector having worked across restaurants, bars and clubs, holding senior positions across the different sectors and providing substantial sales growth.”

Abby-Leigh Caulfield

Abby is an experienced venue manager, specialising in sales and business development with a keen eye for detail and a creative talent. Her areas of expertise include event planning and production; creating and implementing sales and marketing plans; creating brand concepts; and social media marketing.”

ROSIE MARSH

“Rosie Marsh has experience working with large scale restaurant and bar operations to edgy, new start ups in the hospitality sector to give them the tools they need to create a successful, profitable and enduring pre-booked Sales Strategy and Brand vision. Rosie is also a successful entrepreneur and small business owner. She knows how to build from the ground up, establish an outstanding brand, and market creatively and efficiently. 

Reena Chand

Reena Chand

“A natural in her expertise! Reena is an experienced sales driven, tenacious, dynamic and driven individual that is constantly striving for success delivered through long term planning, quality delivery and excellent people management skills.”

Executive Consultants

Saul Weeden

My first taste of hospitality began at the age of 18 when I started working as a bartender!  After receiving multiple employee of the month awards, I moved to London and my career progressed further as I acquired new skills.

Now with 9 years of hospitality experience under my belt Including senior management roles…”

Aleksandra Chodup

“Aleks is a driven and bubbly individual, who loves being around people and likes the unknown. She loves the hustle and bustle of the busy central London restaurants and bars, as well as the quiet little spots somewhere near the river. She loves being busy and keeps her calendar full, but is always up for a quick coffee with ex-colleagues and clients that have become friends.”

Lexi Lascano

Lexi is a creative and energetic individual committed to giving 100% in everything she does. Her passion is people; which means listening, understanding needs, and building relationships. She loves to find new and creative ways to exceed customer expectations.”

Kloe LEaver
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Kloe is an experienced Accountant with a forward-thinking approach, Xero expert and enjoys creating new ways for internal processes and procedures. 

Keren O' Sullivan

Having worked in the hospitality industry for 7 years across various roles including sales & events, Keren has gained a wide insight in what is needed to make a business succeed. Her motivation lies with giving excellent customer service, building long lasting relationships with internal & external stakeholders and making sure everyone’s needs are adhered to with the utmost professionalism.