Meet The Italian Villa Team

Say hello to our friendly team – all here to help you plan your special event

Meet the Office Team… Justin Cohen – Commercial Manager | Frankie Murphy – Wedding & Events Manager | Hannah Bentham – Senior Wedding & Events Coordinator | Alanna Betambeau & Rachel Cohen – Wedding & Events Coordinators | Lily French – Finance Manager

Meet the Kitchen team… Ladislav Poustevnik – Head Chef | Thomas Hayes – Senior Sous Chef | Dave Basher & Chris Lewis – Sous Chefs | George Sluca – Head Porter |  Andrew Gale – Catering Assistant

Meet the Front of House team… Drew Illman – Operations Manager  |  Stephanie Raybould, Tom Harris & Marc Wilkins – Events Managers |  Shannon Willis – Senior Events Supervisor  |  Emily Larcombe, Robert Beaumont, Alex Kirby & Amanda Chu – Event Supervisors | Aaron Howorth & Charlie Dobson – Waiters

Hannah Gibson, BSO Senior Development Officer

On behalf of us all at the BSO, we cannot thank Tony Beales and his wonderful team enough for their fantastic support in organising our Black Tie Gala Evening at The Italian Villa. It is rare to work with a team who is prepared to support on each and every aspect of the event - however big or small. The team at Beales achieved this proudly. The evening will be remembered as a truly memorable and special experience for our most valued supporters, special guests and musicians.

Lauren and Ben x

Ben and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for all that you and your team have done for us! You are all individually great! Thank Ebony also for all her organisation on the day it ran so smoothly because of her!
Our day was perfect and it was all because of all of you creating such a special day!You are such an asset to your team and are so great at what you do!

Siobhan and Ian

Myself and Ian can not thank you and all the team for making our day a truly memorable day. Everything was perfect, the glass of water on arrival when my mouth was dry with nerves to Chris and the evening team following around with chilled bubbly. We could not of wished for better!

It was the best day of our lives and we are so grateful to you all!


I just wanted to thank you and your team for my fabulous 50th Birthday party. It all went very smoothly from the initial enquiry to the party - I cannot fault anything and it all went off without a hitch on the evening.

Sam & Darren

We had an amazing night - everyone said how breathtaking the venue was, the staff were very attentive and the food was lovely - it couldn't have gone better so a huge thank you to you and your staff!

Maria's displays were fabulous and the ice cream tricycle a really good addition - thank you for the recommendation!