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.


Meet the Team

  • Stephen Lawrence Managing Director
  • RICHARD GARNER Business Development
  • RIEHANNA QUINN Head of Venue Sales
  • LILY BROOKS Head of Agency and Seasonal Venue Sales
  • EMILIE BAGNERES Head of Event Operations
  • KELSEY LABUSCHAGNE Senior Account Manager
  • RACHEL ADDY Event Account Manager
  • LUCY COCKLIN Senior Account Executive