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Who we are

The deWintons Team

Ruth Lawton-Owen – Director

With a career spanning 18 years, Ruth has worked in multiple areas of the events industry, from managing venues to running events for in-house teams and heading up the sales and marketing for leading event catering brands. This breadth of experience has resulted in her twice being included in the list of 100 most influential people in the UK events industry.

Ruth has responsibility for the creative team of party designers and event planners for both deWintons and The Admirable Crichton and enjoys driving the business forward, building on the strong reputations of both companies.

In those elusive spare moments, she enjoys walking and attempting to train her second Battersea rescue dog and walking her way round London's most interesting restaurants.

Jenny Sharland – Head of Events

Jenny Sharland joined the AC and deWintons in 2015 with over 14 years experience. South African by birth and having worked for Conde Nast in Cape Town, she moved to London to develop her events industry experience. Her UK experience started at The Royal Festival Hall and British Library and for the past 6 years was Sales Account Director for another caterer.

Excellent food and wine are two of Jenny’s passions and she was keen to join The AC and deWintons to work with clients and team members who also share her ethos. Her extensive knowledge of London’s venues together with her planning and management expertise contributes to the success of her parties.

When not at work she is a keen runner and touch rugby player. Could this contribute to her excellence in ‘running’ an amazing event?

Charlotte Bradford - Event Planner

Previously a member of The Spectator magazine events team, Charlotte has worked in the hospitality industry for over 5 years. Whilst studying History of Art at university she realised her passion for creative events and set up a voluntary arts association with a friend organising charity gigs and art exhibitions as well as directing and producing music videos.

Charlotte also has a passion for cooking, regularly testing out recipes on family and friends running a monthly supper club with her best friend.

Since working in the hospitality industry Charlotte has been fortunate to work at some of London’s most famous venues including the Royal Opera House, The Natural History Museum, Somerset House, and Hampton Court Palace.

Paige Norman – Junior Event and Sales Planner

Paige has been honing her event planning skills over the past three years working for another event caterer, firstly at The Royal Courts of Justice and then at Tower Bridge. There she discovered a passion and talent for organising parties and came to work at The AC and deWintons to develop her talents in summer 2015.

She enjoys working closely with clients, helping to quote and plan parties, dinners and corporate functions. Her meticulous planning style and sense of fun ensure that her events are seamless, enjoyable and suit the client’s requirements exactly. She particularly enjoys working on the finished product in our London venues and private homes, helping to make sure that each of her parties goes without a hitch.

An admirer of fantasy fiction such as Harry Potter, Twilight and Hunger Games, she can use her creative imagination to inject fun and fantasy into any party when necessary.