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 Collett
Nigel Collett Director

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.

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Karen Kay
Karen Kay Head of Venue Sales and Marketing

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!

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Paul Kennison
Paul Kennison Executive Chef

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.

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Leonardo Rey
Leonardo Rey Head of Conferencing & Events

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.

About 1WS

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Now you’ve met the team, you can read more about our heritage on our About Us page. Or better still, why not make an enquiry via our Contact Us page?

Ways to get in touch

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020 7290 2951

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