The Team

Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic 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.


Nigel Collett

Nigel has lead 1 Wimpole Street since 2005, using his incredible depth of hospitality and conferencing experience to ensure you have an equally incredible conference, meeting, or event experience. Nigel’s experience includes 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.

Head of Venue Sales and Marketing

Karen Kay

Karen heads up the Venue Sales office and puts customer service at the forefront of everything we do every day. Karen has worked with royalty, prime ministers, heads of state, and industry leaders and makes it a priority to understand the purpose of your event and how we can make it truly unique.


Paul Kennison

Paul has a passion for creating delicious, perfectly crafted dishes guaranteeing 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.

Head of Conferencing & Events

Leonardo Rey

Leonardo heads up the operations team and pays particularly focus to keeping everything running smoothly both front of house and 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.

Business Development Manager

Agne Osipovaite

Agne has over nine years’ experience and a wide range of skills gained from her career in the hotel and venue industry. A high standard of customer service, event delivery and supporting her team at all levels are very important to her.  Agne offers a bespoke wedding planning service and business development within our venue sales team.  Before joining 1 Wimpole Street, Agne worked for London Capital Club and GLH Hotels working on sales strategy, building relationships with existing and new agents, marketing promotions and budgets. Besides her love for planning events, Agne enjoys yoga, cooking for her friends and her biggest dream is to get courtside seats at the Lakers Game.

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