Meet the team

Action in the hospitality industry

EP works with a number of leading consultants across the hospitality industry and beyond. Sharing knowledge and seeing a full picture of the market has never been more important.

Chris Sheppardson

Chris launched EP Magazine in 2005 in order to provide a communications source for leaders in the industry. His vision has never faltered and was inspired by the desire to look at the real people and characters who make up the industry. As well as providing constructive debate on issues which impacts the hospitality industry.

Lauran Bush

Lauran was a corporate lawyer for 14 years before first developing her own venture in food and then joining EP in 2016.

Ben V Butler

Ben is a History graduate who oversees the Communications arm of EP. Ben has previously worked in hotel marketing and is also involved in the events side of EP.

Sara Stewart

Sara is an experienced Business Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Business Development, Food & Beverage, Business Planning, Social Media and Event Management.

Natalie Sanderson

Natalie is a trained journalist and public relations expert with over two decades of experience across agency and in-house press office environments. She founded Sublime PR early in 2012 with the intention of providing high quality, effective public relations and digital communications services for businesses of all shapes and sizes including EP.

Heather Gibson

Heather is the founder of Pendulum Partnership in Australia. A trusted business coach, leader, speaker, facilitator and writer, Heather spent 15 years in the UK at the frontline of London’s entrepreneur economy. Experiencing the highs and lows of constant reinvention, Heather is now a business coach to leaders leading change who gets results.