Introducing your team at ITA, ready to find you your perfect venue match!

Abbey Johnson

Abbey Johnson

Venue Consultant

I look after both corporate and private events. I enjoy building relations with clients from their initial enquiry to post event. Developing strong relationships with event bookers is part of the job I love. Getting to understand clients over multiple events and knowing what they want without them even asking gives me a buzz. Event planning can be stressful and hectic, I try and remove this for all our bookers; I am the one point of contact who can match requirements with solutions....

Amelia Simmonds

Amelia Simmonds

Venue Consultant

I find our clients the perfect venue to suit their events needs and requirements; whether it’s their annual corporate dinner, a product launch or a private birthday celebration. I listen to what’s important to them and offer the best solution possible. I am passionate about our venue collection; the venues are really very special and this makes every day in my job different. I pride myself on my vision and imagination, this is what I communicate to my clients to inspire them....

Kate McIntosh

Commercial Marketing Manager

It is the event bookers’ journey that is at the forefront of the marketing strategy. I have a fantastic role developing what I believe is a superb product and brand. I work closely with the digital team developing content that is relevant to our bookers. Our aim is to create a brand and service that complement our customers and makes their jobs easier! We create engaging exhibitions and familiarisation events that give event bookers the most current industry trends and exposure to the latest venues in our collection....

Paula Hawes

Paula Hawes

Business Development Manager

Spearheading top line revenue and growth to our diverse portfolio of unique venues and Livery Halls is my main focus! To complement the team in our efforts to secure new business and increase sales from our existing client base. I aim to present our venues with creative flair, imagination and the assurances to deliver event management to the highest standards surpassing our clients’ expectation....

Gemma Plowright

Sales Director

Building and supporting brand growth, driving strategy, customer journey is the heart of what I do. With a wealth of knowledge in proactive sales and account management, my key focus at ITA* is the customer experience and journey through our incredible spaces. I am working with the ITA* team on the long-term focus and strategy of the brand, I truly believe in delivering unique experiences in iconic venues across London and the UK....

Laura

Laura Pearce

Sales Manager

I have the pleasure of overseeing a superb team of sales and event professionals! I have invested time with my clients, team and ITA* so feel I represent all areas equally (I think!) I am also your Christmas guru, specialising in helping you find the perfect space for a festive celebration to remember! For me, there is nothing more enjoyable than seeing an event through its cycle, from the initial planning through to ‘show time’ and post-production. I love seeing it all come to life. I am a people's person so hope this comes across to all....

Olivia Parrott

Olivia Parrott

Venue Consultant - Weddings & Private

My role is to help you find the perfect setting for your special day. I work with you to create the perfect wedding for you and your partner. Each couple I work alongside are unique, so whether you seek inspiration and ideas, or have the entire day mapped out, I promise to find the best fit just for you. I feel honored to work with each couple as their dreams evolve and become reality. Each time is different and that is why I feel privileged to do what I do. The venues we work with are truly inspiring they make the venue finding bit look easy!! My love is weddings but I am fortunate to also support with all things Christmas to! I am creative so naturally the two event types blend and I get to add a little flair all year round....

Hema Vara

Business Development Manager – Dawat

As Business Development Manager for Dawat, our Asian catering brand, I am the point of contact to help you plan and execute the perfect event. Whether you are organising a wedding, private or corporate event that you would like Indian cuisine for, I can find the perfect venue and menu for you! I would be your one point of contact and aim to make your journey as seamless and efficient as possible. Food is such an important part of any event, understanding the culture, different types of food and all the elements that come with organising an event, I feel it is important to have one person who understands your needs and can orchestrate your event exactly as you wish. I pride myself on my customer service and organisation, I thrive giving the best personal service possible. Dawat is very much my passion, a product and service that I am very proud of (and responsible for entirely!)...

Emma Bryant

Business Development Manager

My role is to drive proactive sales through to our vast venue portfolio. With three BDM’s within the team we have our own key focus venues: mine include East Wintergarden, ZSL London Zoo, Kew Gardens, Guildhall and the Historic Royal Palaces. I enjoy building long lasting relationships through networking, FAM trips and face to face opportunities, I introduce new ideas and venues to both existing and new clients....

Benjamin Peters

Business Development Manager

I develop B2B accounts across our venue portfolio and have a specific focus on a cluster of five venues including; The Law Society, BMA House, Church House, IET, & soon to be Grays Inn (watch this space)! I specialise in corporate meetings and events. My aim is to give my accounts access to over 40 of the most prestigious venues, I give them one point of contact and streamline the venue finding process. My role is completely varied and because of the depth of our business I can offer clients ever changing products; Dawat for example is our specialty Asian cater, they create bespoke, authentic Asian cuisine. This worked really well at ZSL London Zoo where we created Indonesian dishes which matched the theme of the clients event held in the Sumatran tiger enclosure....