The people behind 1 Wimpole Street
Call us biased, but we think that 1 Wimpole Street is a pretty special place. Not just because of the medical history that’s baked into our four walls, but because of the team of people that works inside them. Our knowledgeable, enthusiastic events team will make sure that you’re looked after from the moment you enquire, so the only thing you need to do is enjoy the experience while you’re with us.
Meet the team
Here are just some of the people that help us make the magic happen:
Nigel’s our Director and all-round guiding light. He’s been with us since 2005, using his incredible depth of hospitality and conferencing experience to ensure you have an equally incredible conference, meeting, or event experience. Other places that have had the benefit of Nigel’s expertise include the Honourable Society of Inner Temple, Baxter and Platts, the Hurlingham Club, and Citigroup, for whom he won Cost Sector Magazine’s UK Catering Manager of the Year award in 2004.
Karen’s our go-to person for absolutely everything events related. Unsurprisingly, her customer service is second to none – and since joining us in 1998, Karen has handled events for royalty, prime ministers, heads of state, and industry leaders without batting an eyelid. She’s also fantastic at understanding exactly what you want from your event – just ask any of our long-term clients!
Paul’s the man who makes our clients’ tastebuds sing. His passion for creating delicious, perfectly crafted dishes guarantees that every catered event is a stand-out affair. Prior to joining us in 2008, Paul was Executive Head Chef at the 4-star Park Plaza Hotel Victoria: managing 20 chefs and 2 kitchens, serving 15 conference rooms, a Rosette restaurant, a café bar – and of course room service, for 300 bedrooms. That’s a lot of satisfied customers.
Kevin is our tech-savvy AV man who can. He lives and breathes everything audiovisual, so you can bring your event to life in the newest and most impressive ways. Since joining us in 1995, Kevin’s overseen the continuous upgrade of all AV facilities in the building – helping us retain our reputation as a leading tech-friendly conference venue, and also earning us a number of coveted AV awards along the way.
Leonardo’s our operations guru. He’s been with us since 2016, keeping all our nuts and bolts oiled and smoothly running behind the scenes, so you have the best in-house experience when you’re with us. Before joining us, Leonardo spent time at 30 Euston Square, Gaucho Grill, and Boisdale Bar & Restaurant, brushing up on his now-extensive restaurant, banqueting and events knowledge.
Since joining 1 Wimpole Street, Jessica has worked closely with new and existing clients to build strong, positive working relationships and bring in exciting new business. Jess loves nothing more than getting her teeth into big projects and conferences that require good communication and injecting a bit of personality!
Jessica has come from Fox@ExCel where she mainly organised networking events and business meetings during large conferences and exhibitions. Her passion in events came to the surface whilst studying English Literature at Leeds University where she helped organise charity festivals and sports events.