Bistro Live Meet Our Team - Find Out About Us

From our event Planners to our staff SERVING ON THE DAY

Who we are!

 

 

The directors

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    Mark Henderson

    Director

     

     

    I have 20 years experience in sales & marketing, primarily in the leisure/entertainment field. The first 10 years of my professional life was spent in 'corporate world' working for a large plc. This is where I met Fred and together we started Bistro Live...

     

    Interesting Fact: Not only did I get my Sport Science Degree from Loughborough University, but I also studied ballet and dance!

     

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    Fred Harlow

    Director

     

     

    I have over 30 years experience in the management of leisure and entertainment businesses. I am the 'Operator' and you can normally find me in one of the 3 venues making sure we are still at the top of our game!

     

    Interesting Fact: I often proclaim that I hate the stage - but give me a live band and you can't get me off (shhh... don't tell anyone!)

     

 

Party planners

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    kelly

    Eggleton

    Sales & Marketing Manager

     

     

    “I’m Kelly, and I have been working at Bistro Live since 2010! I started off waitressing when I was 17, and look at me now :)"

     

    Interesting Fact - I’m well known in Bistro Live for silly things I do and say. In fact, I have received the ‘blonde award’ at our company party more times than anyone else!

     

     

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    richard

    Shenton

    sales manager

     

     

    “I’m Richard, I’ve worked for Bistro Live for nearly 8 years, and in that time I have worked as Leicester, Nottingham & Milton Keynes site leaders. I regularly attend the Business Club lunches, so if you’re interested in Corporate parties please don’t hesitate to contact me”

     

    Interesting Fact – “I have a double jointed pelvis, which enables me to perform some pretty outstanding dance moves!” 

     

     

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    Francesca

    Orton

    Marketing

    Manager

     

     

    "Hey, I’m Francesca! I started at Bistro Live as the Marketing Assistant when I graduated from the University of Lincoln. I enjoy keeping active and love being on the netball court as I am very competitive."

     

    Interesting Fact: "I spend a lot of my time designing posters as I love graphic design."

     

     

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    Ellie

    Clayton

    milton keynes site leader

     

     

     

    "Hi, I'm Ellie. I have been around Bistro Live for years, working on the floor and in the office. You've probably even seen or spoken to me in the past (or both)"

     

    Interesting fact: "I always have some crazy colours in my hair, give it a few weeks and I'm walking into the office with a brand new colour"

     

     

     

     

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    Jess

    Laird-Brucki

    Party Planner

     

     

    'Hi I’m Jess, I’m recently new to Bistro Live but the inner party animal in me can’t wait start my journey with the company. I may only be 4ft11 but don’t let that fool you. I’m far from cute and quiet, I can talk for England… with my endless storytelling and one liners.'

     

    Interesting Fact: At only the age of 17 I worked and lived in Greece for 2 months.

     

     

     

     

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    Emma

    Burdett

    Party

    Planner

     

     

     

    "Hi, I’m Emma, I am recently new to the Bistro live team but I’m already feeling like part of the Bistro family. I am loving my adventure here. I enjoy baking and testing out new food/recipes"

     

    Interesting fact – I love going to the cinema as it gives me an excuse to buy snacks and relax. I recently got a Labrador puppy named Koda who is super friendly and active

     

     

     

     

     

 

Head chefs

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    matt

    Coleman

    leicester head chef

     

     

    "I started working for Bistro Live at 16 years old whilst I was at college, I then moved abroad to work in catering and other venues and learned a wide range of cooking skills. I came back to Bistro Live in 2014 as a Sous Chef and was promoted to head chef in 2017. I now have 13 year experience in catering, I am a very passionate chef and love the work I do!"

     

    Interesting fact – I was hypnotised by Derren Brown when he came to Leicester for the infamous show and I ended up missing about 50% of the evening.

     

     

     

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    mark

    Corpe

    Nottingham

    head chef

     

     

    "Hi, my name is Mark and I am the Head Chef in Nottingham. I was the Sous Chef for over 8 years until August 2014, when I got promoted to head chef in Leicester. In September 2016 I was promoted again to become the head chef of our largest site, Nottingham. I have over 10 years broad experience in the catering and hospitality sector, including A la carte, banqueting, fine dining and private events."

     

    Interesting fact - I am a very keen cake maker with a speciality in wedding cakes!

     

     

     

     

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    simon

    shirley

    mk head chef

     

     

    "Hi, my name is Simon and I am the Head Chef in our Milton Keynes Venue. I joined Bistro Live in September 2016 after owning & managing many pubs and restaurants in the Milton Keynes Area. I have been working as a chef since I was 13, I won't tell you how many years that is in total!"

     

    Interesting Fact - I lived abroad for a few years and owned my own restaurant in Tenerife!

     

     

     

 

Leicester team

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    sarah

    Hodson

    Training & Development Manager

     

     

    "Hi, I’ve been working at Bistro Live since September 2009 and started off as a waitress. I’ve since progressed onto Senior Staff, Restaurant Supervisor, the Assistant Manager,  Operations Manager and now Training and Development Manager"

     

    Interesting fact – I am super competitive and very determined. I am also a fully qualified Nursery Nurse!

     

     

     

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    Ronnie

    singh

    Operations

    Director

     

     

    "Hi! I started working at Bistro Live in 2005 as a Waiter in our Leicester Venue.

    From Waiter I moved to Supervisor, Assistant Manager, Deputy Manager and then General Manager. Now I’m here as the Operations Director!"

     

    Interesting Fact - I once studied for a number of years both Dance & Performing Arts!

     

     

     

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    Jack

    Ferguson

    General

    manager

     

     

     

    "Hi! I started at Bistro Live when I was a quiet, shy 17 year old, and I am now a not so quiet, not so shy 30 something year old. After a short working career elsewhere, I am now back at Bistro Live running our Leicester Restaurant! In the words of my favourite rapper… ‘Guess who’s back, back again!’"

     

    Interesting Fact – I am related to ex US President Jimmy Carter

     

     

     

     

     

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    Ben

    Smith

    Assistant manager

     

     

    “I started working at Bistro Live this year. After 10 years in the Hospitality industry, I am now the Assistant Manager at Bistro Live Leicester.”

     

    Interesting fact - I have visited over 71 different countries in my short 30 years on this earth.

     

     

     

 

Nottingham team

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    Ronnie

    singh

    Operations

    Director

     

     

    "Hi! I started working at Bistro Live in 2005 as a Waiter in our Leicester Venue.

    From Waiter I moved to Supervisor, Assistant Manager, Deputy Manager and then General Manager. Now I’m here as the Operations Director!"

     

    Interesting Fact - I once studied for a number of years both Dance & Performing Arts!

     

     

     

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    lee Oldham

    General manager Designate

     

     

    "Hi! I’ve been working at Bistro Live since 2013 and started off as a waiter whilst I was studying at University. I then progressed onto Senior Staff, Bar Supervisor, Restaurant Supervisor and have been the Assistant Manager since 2017."

     

    Interesting fact - When the right song comes on you will more than likely see me on the floor busting out my high energy dancing; it’s not good but it will put a smile on your face!

     

     

     

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    tom

    brown

    Deputy General manager

     

     

    "I started working at Bistro Live in our Nottingham venue during Christmas 2014. During that time I worked my way up to Restaurant Supervisor. Now I spend by time as an Assistant Manager in Leicester!"

     

    Interesting Fact - I studied Criminology at university, so if there’s ever a chance to act like I’m in CSI I am definitely up for it!

     

     

     

 

MIlton KEYNES team

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    Ronnie

    singh

    Operations

    Director

     

     

    "Hi! I started working at Bistro Live in 2005 as a Waiter in our Leicester Venue.

    From Waiter I moved to Supervisor, Assistant Manager, Deputy Manager and then General Manager. Now I’m here as the Operations Director!"

     

    Interesting Fact - I once studied for a number of years both Dance & Performing Arts!

     

     

     

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    rob

    Muhirwa

    general manager

     

     

    "Hello, I'm Rob and my time at Bistro Live began whilst I was at university where I started front of house. I then got promoted to senior staff and was soon promoted to a full time supervisor after I graduated. I have worked myself up from the Assistant Manager to the General Manager…"

     

    Interesting Fact - I have won 3 beat boxing competitions

     

     

     

Bistro Live Ltd, registered in England no. 4106667. Registered office: 89-91 Charles St, Leicester, LE1 1FA

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