About Us


Smart Group is delighted to be the event management and catering partner for this amazing new space. Here East is responsible for the venue and its general upkeep, whilst Smart is responsible for the day to day venue management and promotion throughout the year. Smart Hospitality are the in-house caterer for Here East, and Hawthorn have partnered with Smart Group to provide a turnkey production solution. As well as providing a turnkey production solution as standard, Hawthorn must also provide all rigging, trussing and suspension along with electrical distribution within the venue.



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Meet the Team

  • Stephen Lawrence Managing Director
  • RICHARD GARNER Business Development
  • RIEHANNA QUINN Venue Sales Manager
  • LILY BROOKS Agency Account Manager
  • CHARLOTTE BEDALE Senior Events Account Manager
  • EMILIE BAGNERES Senior Events Account Manager
  • KELSEY LABUSCHAGNE Events Account Manager
  • LUCY COCKLIN Event Account Executive