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3 for Ampersand

3 for Ampersand

Ampersand Events has recruited three new senior personnel as it plans to accommodate growth in 2015. The three roles effectively take clients on a cradle-to-grave journey: from making the initial booking; to then overseeing event planning; and finally delivery ‘on the day’ itself. Jamie Cairns is the new Executive Chef; Toks Akande joins as Head […]

Lancaster London appoints Ben Purton as Executive Chef

Lancaster London appoints Ben Purton as Executive Chef

The iconic mid-century Lancaster London, one of the largest banqueting hotels in Europe, has appointed Ben Purton as its new Executive Chef overseeing the hotel’s two restaurants Island Grill and Nipa Thai, banqueting for up to 3,000 guests, room service, plus the menus and Afternoon Tea in the Lounge Bar. He is also responsible for […]

CEO of Smart Group to speak at The Arena Christmas Event 2014

CEO of Smart Group to speak at The Arena Christmas Event 2014

Greg Lawson, the creative, ambitious and entrepreneurial CEO and founder of Smart Group, will provide the fantastic finale to an incredible year of successful Arena events at The Arena Christmas Event 2014 on Monday 1 December at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. Smart Group is the dynamic collection of hospitality, catering and event management […]