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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 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 Office Manager

     

     

    “I’m Kelly, and I have worked for Bistro Live for over 7 years now! 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 office 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 also regularly attend the Business club lunches on a Thursday at the end of each month, 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

    digital marketing executive

     

     

    "Hey, I’m Francesca! I started 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. I also love art and graphic design."

     

    Interesting Fact: "I spend a lot of my time designing mandalas and I have a degree in Interactive Design."

     

     

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    melissa

    shaw

    leicester

    site leader

     

     

    “Hi, I’m Melissa, I started at Bistro Live as a Party Host whilst at university, from, there I progressed to senior staff! A degree and a masters later and I’m now looking after our Leicester Parties in the office!”

    Interesting fact: “In my spare time I design greeting cards and all my friends know me for my speedy strawpedo skills – get me a VK and a straw and I’m away”

     

     

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    amy

    ford

    nottingham site leader

     

     

    "Hi, I'm Amy. I started Bistro Live as a waitress while I was university and now I look after my first venue! I’m always up for a party which is why party planning is the perfect job for me."

    Interesting fact: "My aim is to visit all 8 continents in my lifetime and I am also known as the 'Jagerbomb Queen' as it’s my favourite shot."

     

     

     

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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"

     

     

     

     

 

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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    adam

    gosling

    general manager

     

     

    "Hi, I started working for Bistro Live Nottingham in November 2010 as Front of House Supervisor and by November 2011, I was the General Manager in Leicester."

    Interesting fact - I used to live next door to Micky Dolenz from 'The Monkeys'.

     

     

     

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    sarah

    hodson

    operations 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 and now Operations Manager - watch your back Adam!"

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

     

     

     

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    tom

    brown

    assistant 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!

     

     

     

 

nottingham team

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    ronnie singh

    executive general manager

     

     

    "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 in Leicester. Now I’m over here in Milton Keynes!"

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

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    lee oldham

    assistant manager

     

     

    "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!

     

     

     

 

mILTON KEYNES team

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    ronnie

    singh

    executive general manager

     

     

    "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 in Leicester. Now I’m over here in Milton Keynes!"

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

     

     

     

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    rob

    muhirwa

    general manager designate

     

     

    "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 am now the Assistant Manager knocking on Ronnie’s door to take his spot as GM. Watch out Ron…"

    Interesting Fact - I have won 3 beatboxing competitions

     

     

     

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    chris

    smith

    assistant

    manager

     

     

    "Born and bred in Milton Keynes, Moved away at 18 and spent 15 years working for haven holidays, started as a vocalist and compare then spent nearly 10 years managing their bars and restaurants."

    Interested Fact: I love Playing golf and spending time with my two children; Holly & Jake….

     

     

     

     

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