The team behind CCT Venues

caroline bull

Caroline Bull title

Caroline set up CCT Venues in 2005.

Caroline has over 25 year’s experience working in the non-residential London venue sector, designing, opening and managing many diverse venues.

Caroline has a strong reputation in the venue market based on designing great venues, consistently operating with integrity and delivering the very best customer service. Building and maintaining close relationships with clients; creating a strong team culture amongst employees at CCT Venues, and constantly looking for ways to improve service, remain central drivers to the business.

James Russ

James Russ

Operations Director

James started his career in hospitality in his early teens. After completing a Law degree, James has spent the last 10 years working in the dedicated Venue industry. Beginning his career as Food & Beverage Manager for a well known residential conference centre brand, James joined CCT Venues in 2008. James has built up a wealth of experience in several departments, from Sales to Operations.

James is driven by a desire to be the best in the industry for customer service and working with clients to meet their requirements.

Tomas Laco

Tomas Laco

General Manager - CCT Venues Plus
Bank Street, Canary Wharf

With over 11 years experience, Tomas started his career in hospitality and leisure with an international hotel group and then became Operations Manager for a well known conference centre brand.

Tomas has a close knit team and prides himself on operational excellence. He strives constantly to ensure that the prestigious CCT Venues Plus-Bank Street is the "first choice" meeting & conference venue in the Canary Wharf area.

Jamian Lewis

Jamian Lewis

Executive Head Chef

Jamian Lewis is a professional chef with over 20 year's experience.

In 2008 Jamian joined the conference venue industry and in 2011 he was the first and only British chef to win the much coveted International Association of Conference Centres, Copper Skillet Award.

During Jamian's career he has also been fortunate enough to feature in television programmes including Masterchef, Young Cooks and The Apprentice. Creating dishes, cooking good food and developing people are his passion.

As well as running the catering operation at CCT Venues Plus-Bank Street, Jamian has a brief across the whole of CCT Venues to apply his talent and flair throughout the business.

Marsha Piggott

Marsha Piggott

General Manager - CCT Venues Plus-South Quay, Canary Wharf

Marsha has been with CCT Venues since 2011 working in business development and heading the Sales Team for CCT Venues-City, before becoming a General Manager at South Quay.

Previously, Marsha spent 10 years as a Customer Service Manager and in Business Development roles within the financial sector. Marsha brings energy and enthusiasm to her role at CCT Venues and takes pride in working closely with her clients before and on the day of events ensuring success. As General Manager at the newly refurbished CCT Venues Plus-South Quay venue, Marsha thrives on the experience of developing this popular new event space.

Marika Dekker

Marika Dekker

Facilities & Project Manager

With over 20 years experience and knowledge within the Facilities and Project Management industry, Marika’s professional career includes working for some of London’s most iconic and well known names.

Her industry expertise, deep understanding of the business and fantastic sense of humour has led Marika to her current role of Facilities & Project Manager, which she has successfully held since 2005. Marika is responsible for all five of our London based venues and prides herself on supporting and motivating the operational teams, ensuring all venues are a safe working environment and championing CCT Venues’ green initiative which has led to several awards already!

Rakesha Daswell

Rakesha Daswell

General Manager - CCT Venues-City

With over 12 years experience and training within the Hospitality industry, Rakesha’s professional career began as a marketing and business development consultant for a family run restaurant in the Caribbean whilst completing her Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Her thirst for diversity and challenge eventually steered her to London where she pursued a Masters in International Marketing and began her professional climb in Meetings, Conferences and Events.

Rakesha’s passion for venue and events management led to her current role as General Manager – City, which she has successfully held since May 2011. Rakesha manages both the Barbican and Smithfield sites within the CCT Venues Portfolio and she has championed various green initiatives for CCT Venues which has contributed to achieving Platinum Awards five years running.

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