At 8 Northumberland Avenue it's clear to see that we adore our jobs. Our MD and founder Charles Boyd has instilled this love and knowledge for events and our venue across the team. Quite simply we can't be persuaded that anywhere beyond our centrally located London venue is quite as wow a place to work and that's why you'll see familiar happy faces over the years. The ethos of our team is to strive to continue to learn, to deliver above and beyond expectations and to feel that buzz of events through to our core.
Charles has a wealth of experience in hospitality, catering and venues, having founded one of the largest catering companies in the UK before turning his hand to develop the historic 8 Northumberland Avenue event space. His mission is to ensure that London's most central venue is at it's absolute best at all times, and that the team are constantly pushing boundaries and that technology and modern ideas are at the forefront of the event space.
Following four years studying catering and hospitality Adrian honed his operational experience at Michelin restaurants before moving onto high profile events. He started working with Charles Boyd in 1997 where they won numerous high profile catering contracts including the Queen’s garden parties at Buckingham Palace. His extensive experience means he ensures the core company operations run smoothly and oversees the delivery of all business and financial controls for the venue and your event.
Director of Operations and Customer Experience
Lindsay has been with 8 Northumberland Avenue since the venue opened its doors giving her infinite knowledge of London's most central venue and will ensure your expectations are exceeded. Lindsay's professionalism is of the highest calibre and will oversee this is maintained throughout the whole of your event, from start to end.
Sales and Marketing Director
Previously a serial tech start up marketer, Sami has developed his sales and marketing craft at 8 Northumberland Avenue over the years. Specialising in Sales & Marketing strategy, paid search and marketing automation. He believes in pursuing excellence through developing and retaining good people. Favourite memory so far: Attending New Year’s Eve as the atmosphere is incredible and it’s a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Head of Sales
After joining the team 5 years ago, Olivia’s expertise in the industry has grown from strength-to-strength. Her extensive knowledge means that she can offer the best advice and creative solutions to ensure your event runs seamlessly, and that it is an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Her superb knowledge on food and wine can help make your event extra luxurious. Favourite event: World AIDS day as it was great to work with a creative client and build a bespoke, themed menu.
Key Account Manager
Hayley started out as an intern during her placement year and after graduating in Meeting and Events Planning, she joined the business to pursue her career in large events. 6 years on, Hayley has incredible knowledge of the events industry and our central London venue, meaning she can maximise the spaces for your every need. Her great eye for detail is fantastic for those last minute touches. Favourite event: BFI Charity Gala Luminous celebrating British film and British film talent as it was the first red carpet event Hayley had worked and it was extremely exciting!
Chloe’s career started out in fashion marketing after graduating from Fashion Promotion & Imaging. Realising that her heart lies in events, she joined the marketing team at 8 Northumberland Avenue. Her creative eye and precision to detail have helped develop the brand image alongside perfecting skills in social media marketing, Search Engine Optimisation and paid search. Favourite event: Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year as the atmosphere is always phenomenal. It’s very creative, fun and great for social media.
Leanne started out at 8 Northumberland Avenue as an intern, on her work experience for her Hotel Resort & Events Management degree. After graduating with first-class honours, she returned as a Sales Executive in which she is hoping to specialise in awards dinners and receptions. Leanne wrote her dissertation on technology and enhancing attendee engagement, and gained valuable knowledge for her role. Favourite event: Dreamgirls theatre show launch reception because it was extremely exciting and high profile.
Marketing and Sales Coordinator
Natasha started her career with us as a Sales Executive after graduating in History. Realising her passion and skills lie in writing and content creation, she moved to the marketing team. Now she runs all of our social media accounts expertly and creates informing and exciting articles on the latest industry news and tips. Natasha is also rapidly developing her creative eye and can nearly always be spotted with a camera in her hand. Favourite event: Malaria no more as the importance of the event is huge in helping combat the disease and is advocated by Bill Gates and Prince Charles.
Currently, on her placement year whilst studying Events Management, Taylor has experienced a multitude of events and is enjoying a hands-on approach to the events industry. Taylor is planning to come back to work in London after she graduates and we would be honoured to make her a permanent fixture in the team. Favourite event: Spectacle Wearer of the Year because the set looks fantastic, there are lots of great celebrities and it’s a fun, exciting evening.