Meet the Bums on Seats Family

Amber Staynings

CEO

“I have many highlights in my life of which I am proud and have taken every opportunity to progress and make a positive impact in a sector which is my one true love. Having spent over 20 years in the hospitality sector – beginning as a waitress and progressing to various roles such as Head of Sales for Novus Leisure and LateNightLondon, Director of Sales for Drake & Morgan…”

Paul Pavli

Non-executive Director

“Paul’s career spans over 30 years in hospitality & leisure with FTSE businesses such as Whitbread, JD Wetherspoon & Punch Taverns.
He is an Exec / C-suite leader with expertise in growth, turnaround, & business sale, exit in Private Equity & Plc’s.”

Dee Sturgess

Operations Director

“Dee is a highly sought-after Consultant with over 20 years’ experience within the hospitality sector. Dee has a proven track record managing multiple teams and brands within the late-night sector and creates smart sales development strategies for all areas of hospitality…”

Leadership Team

Ed Christmas

Head of Systems & Partnerships

“Hailing proudly from the outskirts of Brighton, Ed embarked on his journey within the hospitality sector by 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 & Partnerships

“Abby is an experienced Sales and Marketing professional 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 and social media marketing…”

Jamie Brooker

Head of White Label Sales & Operations

“Jamie started his career when he embarked on a degree at Manchester University in 2007 and fell quite naturally into the hospitality industry, originally working for Manchester’s biggest student promotions company, Roughill…”

Jennie Roe

Head of Creative Sales & Operations

“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.”

Rosie Marsh

Head of Client Sales & Marketing

“From working with large scale restaurant and bar operations to edgy new start-ups in the hospitality sector, Rosie has the experience in the industry to offer the tools needed to create successful, profitable and enduring pre-booked Sales Strategies and Brand vision.”

Guest Experience Team

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…”

Reena Chand

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

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.”

Aleks Chodup

“Aleks is a focused and cheerful 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 in the countryside.”

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…”

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…”

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