Simon Fooks Simon Fooks
“Merchant Taylors’ is all about adding value to the events hosted here. Helping to facilitate this with a venue that is second to none is a challenge I hugely enjoy.”
Managing Director
Katie Coghill Katie Coghill
With a 15 year pedigree working in prestigious London venues, it takes a lot to impress Katie Coghill. When she first stepped through our doors she knew this was somewhere magical. Katie’s promise is to build on our exceptional service whilst telling the world about the unique experiences we offer. ‘My desire to deliver excellence has been forged at London’s finest – including The Dorchester, Waldorf Hilton and Café Royal. Here my role is to keep our offer fresh and vibrant whilst staying true to our traditions, history and heritage.
Sales and Marketing Manager
Zara Sharples Zara Sharples
Zara Sharples is determined that every single person who trusts us to plan their event will leave delighted.‘My role demands energy, creativity and rigour’ says Zara who may well answer your first call, manage every detail of your event and say goodbye when it’s all over. ‘The Merchant Taylors’ experience is about building long term relationships, and the only way we can say we’ve done a good job is if everyone leaves happy. We want people to love us so much that we’re their first choice for every event in their diary.’
Sales and Events Coordinator
Claire Treagus Claire Treagus
Enthusiastic, inspiring and dedicated, Claire will work closely with you from the moment you make your first enquiry. She feels that ‘whatever the occasion and however long the lead, the relationships we build with clients are the most important work we do here.' Claire knows that as the clients trusted partner we want them to be confident that everything will run smoothly and she says that she gets 'a huge sense of satisfaction from seeing us exceed clients expectations' and that she is 'proud of the fact that 'we don’t just build loyalty here, we build friendships as well’
Sales and Events Coordinator
Tanja Nielsen Tanja Nielsen
“Every event has an amazing amount of detail. I help make sure everyone is fully focused and knows exactly what is required. Every time. For me, that’s the challenge – and the reward!”
Senior Sales and Events Coordinator
Robert Beeney Robert Beeney
Robert’s many years in the Army honed an unparalleled attention to detail and an unshakeable commitment to the very best customer service. Describing himself as the person who oversees every event, making sure that both the minutiae and the overall impression are bound to thrill, Robert wants to be every client’s insurance against disappointment. ‘I’m often behind the scenes taking the long-view of how everything is progressing and making sure that there’s no room for any hiccups on the day. 
Operations Manager
Richard Trant Richard Trant
“There’s nothing a chef loves more than to be constantly challenged to produce his best. Our guests expect scintillating food, and I make sure we live up to that expectation.”
Head Chef
Keith Thornberry Keith Thornberry
“The ambience at Merchant Taylors’ is unique. It combines a world-class heritage building with modern tastes and requirements. Every single guest is important to us, and that’s reflected in our friendly, professional service.”
Front of House Manager
James Evans-Bird James Evans-Bird
"No event  is the same and as such challenges us to achieve not only the guest’s expectation but to exceed it. Working to such a high standard is rewarding when the guest comes to us after the event with a big smile and thanks the whole team for a memorable experience."
Assistant Front of House Manager