The Bums Family

Amber Staynings

Amber Staynings

Founder & CEO 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…

Bums on seats internal team

Ed Christmas

Head of Commercial & Operations

“Hailing proudly from the outskirts of Brighton, Ed embarked on his journey within the hospitality sector, working front of house in an independent venue for the best part of 5 years where he acquired the knowledge and skills – as well as resilience – to help run a busy establishment…”

Abby-Leigh Caulfield

Head of Marketing & Brand / Associate Consultant

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…”

Kloe LEaver

Bums Books

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

associate Consultants

Dee Sturgess

Leadership and Late Night Bar and Training Expert / Mental Health Champion

“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…”

Jennie Roe

Private Hire, Weddings and Events Expert

“Jennie kickstarted her sales career with Mothership in 2010. Having spotted an opportunity to grow their revenue through pre-booked sales, she convinced the CEO she should temporarily move out of venue management to focus on both increasing and converting their Christmas enquires…”

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…”

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…”


“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…”

Executive Consultants

Saul Weeden

“Saul’s first taste of hospitality began at the age of 18 when he started working as a bartender in his local pub. After receiving multiple employee of the month awards, he moved to London and his career progressed further as he acquired new skills. Now with 9 years of hospitality experience under his 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…”

Olivia Gee

“Olivia loves being around people so becoming a waitress at the age of 16 in her local pub was a natural fit, but her career in hospitality really took off at the age of 18 when she became a part time Bartender in an Oxford nightclub – her home town…”

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…”

Anthony Vandongen

“Anthony first dived into Hospitality working at a club with a swimming pool in the vibrant Shoreditch area. From that moment onwards he knew that organising events and selling a wicked night out was for him…”

amy tanner

“With 7 years valuable experience across Bars, Restaurants and Hotels, Amy brings a wealth of knowledge to all aspects of Sales and Event management…”