Meet our management team

Meet the team behind all our event spaces in London

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Caroline Bull

Chief Executive Officer

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

Caroline opened CCT Venues in 2005 after setting up and running etc venues. Today she’s a leading light in the London venues’ sector.

As Chief Executive Officer, Caroline oversees all aspects of the business and is often asked to advise other organisations on the development of venues in London.

Caroline is passionate about developing venues to meet London’s ever-changing needs, as well as ensuring that CCT Venues' clients enjoy the best customer service.

Building and maintaining close relationships with clients, creating strong team culture and constantly looking for ways to improve are all part of her brief.

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Jamian Lewis

Executive Head Chef

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Jamian has over 20 years’ experience in the professional cooking industry, and has appeared on multiple TV programmes.

Jamian became Executive Head Chef in 2008. In 2011 Jamian was the first and only British chef to win the International Association of Conference Centres, Copper Skillet Award.

As Executive Head Chef, Jamian is responsible for overseeing food related operations and processes across all CCT Venues.

Jamian says “having the best food in sector is partly about having the best ingredients – we love using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce with excellent traceability".

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Raj Puranik

General Manager - Canary Wharf Venues

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Raj began his hospitality career in 2004 as an intern for a global hotel chain whilst studying Hospitality Management on the Isle of Man. Raj quickly worked his way up the ranks to Deputy Hotel Manager. Throughout his career, Raj undertook various roles within the hotel industry, such as being a Conference and Events Supervisor, Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, Food & Beverage Manager, Deputy General Manager and Acting Hotel Manager.

Raj Joined CCT Venues in June 2019 as General Manager of the Canary Wharf venues and is using his wealth of experience to ensure the two venues continue to provide the highest operational and service standards in Canary Wharf.

Raj says “Building relationships, increasing customer loyalty and creating memorable experiences, are key for maintaining a competitive edge.”

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James Russ

Operations Director

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James began his career in the venue industry as a Food & Beverage Manager at a well-known residential conference centre.

James has been Operations Director since 2008 and is responsible for ensuring all processes and operations work efficiently and maintaining an outstanding working environment for both staff and clients.

James is passionate about CCT Venues' reputation for best customer service among London conference, training and meeting venues.

James says “everyone talks about exceeding expectations, but for me that means developing strong relationships with customers,and being flexible to meet their specific needs”.

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Ivari Kare

General Manager - Central London Venues

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Ivari began his hospitality career in 2001 in Estonia. Soon after, Ivari moved from catering roles into hotel management. Since then, Ivari's work has taken him to train people in Breda (The Netherlands), New York and Washington DC.

Ivari joined CCT Venues in 2018 as General Manager of the Central London venues.

Ivari takes personal responsibility when it comes to customer service and faces every challenge as an opportunity to learn.

Ivari says “the secret of great customer service is the attention to detail – it’s crucial to hit all the right notes to get the best results.”.

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