I’ve worked at CentrEd since August 2016 and I look after the catering in the venue. It’s a good job for me as I’m a big foodie — I love exploring the latest restaurants and finding new places to eat. A secret fact about me… I’m so scared of spiders if I see a video with them I will cry (it’s quite embarrassing!) Working at CentrEd is fantastic, I couldn’t imagine a better group of people working together. If I were stranded on a desert island and I could only take one person with me, it would have to be my daughter — she means the world to me.
I’m an ExCeL veteran, I’ve worked here for 12 years and I’ve been with CentrEd since opening. I do a bit of everything, the most important part of my job is looking after clients on-site and ensuring everything runs as smoothly as possible operationally. My favourite thing about CentrEd is everyone brings something to the table, we work together to create the best outcomes. If a client is stressed I always have lavender up my sleeve… I’m a qualified masseuse and aromatherapy is my specialty. I’m always prepared, if I were stranded on an island my must-have item would be something to help me protect myself in the wild and find food.
I joined the team as CentrEd Manager shortly after opening. I look after all events that take place, providing clients with a single point of contact from planning through to delivery on the day. I’m tri-lingual, I’m French, I’m fluent in English and I also speak Mandarin! The best part of my job is meeting new people, we welcome a diverse range of events meaning no two days are ever the same. Outside of work, I’m part of a 300+ people strong community choir. If I were ever lost at sea I’d need to have my eBook reader — helpfully loaded with books beforehand of course in case there’s no WiFi on the island.
I’ve worked at ExCeL since December 2004, I’m practically part of the furniture now. My main responsibilities at CentrEd are looking after the planning, deployment and support of AV equipment. I speak Gujarati, an Indo-Aryan language native to the Indian state of Gujarat. There’s a lot of history behind it, Gujarati is descended from a language spoken in the 1100s. I’m a real family man, one of my favourite things to do outside of work is spend time with them. If I were stranded out at sea, I’d want one of those multi-use items to build a campfire, put up a tent, hunt for food and gather wood.
I joined CentrEd in 2016 as Business Development Manager, I’m responsible for the overall commercial strategy and the success of CentrEd. One of my favourite things about my work is knowing I’ve played a role in the success of my clients’ events, as well as the co-operation, passion and energy of the team. In my previous life, I played football professionally and I love to dance! I often dance in public if a really great song comes on, much to the disapproval of my daughter. Relationships are important to me, if I were alone on a desert island I’d want a phone to be able to keep in touch with my loved ones.
I joined CentrEd in 2017, with my main focus on helping our clients make the impossible possible and creating experiences delegates won’t forget! What I love about CentrEd is the potential, working together to develop and expand the business. I was a model at college, letting barbers work their magic, but after a while having my head shaved every week got tiring. Family is important to me, I spend as much time with them as I can (between visiting the gym and fixing up cars). If were stranded at sea, I’d want my phone so I can talk to them, with a solar battery pack to keep it charged.
I’m the dedicated AV technician at CentrEd, I joined last spring and it’s amazing to be a small part of the bigger picture. Whilst you’re more likely to find me tinkering with wires and adapters in the meetings room I’m also a qualified pool life guard — if you accidentally fall in the dock, I’m your man (please don’t)! Travelling is a passion of mine. I believe life is to be enjoyed. If I were ever stranded on a desert island with only one item, I’d choose flint to make sure I always have a warm fire and something to cook with.
I’ve worked at CentrEd since it first opened as a Housekeeping Supervisor. My favourite thing about the team is that we have each other’s back, Mimi and I work closely together and we always help each other wherever we can. After all, team work makes the dream work! I love to sing and dance. Personally I think I’m the world’s greatest singer, I could definitely give Beyoncé a run for her money. If I were stranded on a desert island, my one must-have item would be a lighter. How else am I supposed to stay warm and see in the dark?