The Grand Team
Stephen started his business career in 1984 in the events industry, with Bojollys and BJ Event Hire, supplying private events, large corporates, media companies including Saatchi and Saatchi and their infamous Christmas party.
More recently as Chairman of 8 Northumberland Avenue, London’s most central venue, Stephen oversaw the growth and development of one of London’s top venues from startup to over £7m revenues today. Heavily involved in innovation, Stephen has been the brainchild at the forefront of events both physically and digitally all of his career, from virtual reality, holograms, event media, and data.
The Grand Folly Hotel, running from the grounds of his family home in West Sussex is the next step in his extensive career as an event professional.
Archie is following in the family footsteps having developed an enthusiasm for hospitality and entertainment growing up around the Goodwood Scene. With an academic background in Economics and experience in sales and fundraising, he sees all of his strengths combine under one roof - or canvas - at The Grand Folly Hotel.
Stephen and Archie travelled by motorbike to Bulgaria in summer of 2015 leading on to Archie returning from his second expedition in September 2016 which took him to the Himalayas on a Royal Enfield. Anyone needing a more personal event shuttle to Goodwood can find one in Archie's prized John Cooper Works Mini and he'll be more than happy to share his stories with you.