Business Development Manager Sales Events
The London Reign Showclub

25 years in the hospitality industry, from her first position at Trader Vic's at the Hilton, Kate left Park Lane to move to Piccadilly where she worked for one of the most iconic nightclub brands London has seen, the legendary and multi award winning, Chinawhite. Head of Events, Licensee, Head of Sales for the annual Chinawhite tent at Cartier International, were just a few of the positions during her 13 years with the brand before it closed. Since then Kate has worked with other London nightclub restaurant bar brands and is currently Director of Events for Grupo Costa Este which is a huge Spanish with a London presence. Now Kate is the new Business Development Manager for Sales and Events at the award winning, The London Reign which is the London's first showclub.

As event producers we have the privilege of creating, producing and in some way, becoming part of, a memory for someone. This responsibility can be weighty and it is important to say thank you to our event heroes. The Drum Awards are transparent, open to all and I adore the fact you can nominate yourself! We all need to be a little more proud of our professional achievements. 

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Nathan Homan

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Business Development Manager Sales Events
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