Meet the Bums on Seats Team!

Amber Staynings

CEO and Founder

I started as a waitress in my teens, fell in love with hospitality and the people who work in it, and ended up owning my own company: Bums on Seats!“I really cannot believe that Bums is now over 5 years old. We survived the pandemic (just) through the extraordinary loyalty of the Bum’s team, and by keeping faith in our collective vision for a business based on honesty, passion, and self-belief. We continue to build our reputation across hospitality for securing proven returns on investment on behalf of many of the best- and well-known Operators in the UK…

Dee Sturgess

Training, Talent and People Director

Dee is a highly sought-after Sales Consultant with over 25 years’ experience within the hospitality sector. Her extensive experience, which includes a background in multi-site management and national operations, gives her a strong understanding…

Ed Christmas

Managing Director

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…

Abby-Leigh Caulfield

Brand Director

Abby is an experienced sales and marketing professional with over 12 years in the industry and a passion for all things hospitality.
After graduating from The University of Brighton, she moved to London to pursue a career in hospitality sales and marketing. Since…

Olivia Gee

Head of Client Sales and Consultancy

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.

Zahra Al-Shakerchi

Senior Sales Consultant

Some people choose Hospitality as a career path, but Zahra stumbled into it at the ripe old age of 21 and hasn’t looked back since.
Starting out as a Sales and Events Executive at a well-known late-night operator, she continued to build her…

Jennie Roe

Senior Sales Consultant

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.

Chloe Dodd

Senior Sales Consultant

Chloe is an expert in the late-night entertainment and bars sector. Her work includes operations for multiple Revolution Bars venues and the prestigious Electric Ballroom in Camden and more recently as Head of Sales for Deltic Group/ Rekom UK.

Saul Weeden

Systems and Partnerships Manager

With 12 years of hospitality experience under his belt, including senior management roles, he is keen to offer his experience and understanding of the set-up and day to day usage of systems and technology to benefit pubs, restaurants and other enterprises in need of greater profitability and support. 

Jess Hoskins

Business Development Manager

From working with independent groups and luxury boutique hotels to national gastropub giants, Jess’s multi-faceted background within the hospitality sector empower her to deliver profitable and sustainable pre-booked Sales Strategies.

Mike Emmanuel

Account Manager
Mike is an Account manager here at Bums on seats and what started his love for hospitality was working in late night venues in Newcastle from when he was a teenager. This is when he managed to well and truly catch the hospitality bug which would stick with him forever.

Emmy Signal

Sales Executive
Emmy is a Sales Executive here at Bums on Seats and started her hospitality journey at the age of 19 in Sweden. She then went to Miami to do a bartender course to extend her knowledge. After coming back to Sweden, she realized she wanted to learn more about hospitality in other countries.

Sarah Douglas

Sales Executive
Sarah landed her first hospitality role at the age of 19 where she worked in her local bar as a bartender. After a year of working in the bar industry Sarah decided she would like to join the nightlife and went on to work in nightclubs and other late night venues widening her hospitality experience.

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