The Hospital Club is a unique private members club in the heart of Covent Garden, offering the creative industries the environment and facilities it needs to create, connect and collaborate.
For all general enquiries, call us on 020 7170 9100 or email email@example.com
Club opening times are:
Monday-Friday | 7am-2am
Saturday | 8am-2am
Sunday | 8am-9pm
Paul Allen has a question. And if you ever meet him, you’ll hear him ask it more than once: What should exist?
What if we don’t have to accept the world as it is? What if there is more to know? What if we played the long game for the future, instead of pursuing short-term rewards?
Asking “what should exist?” is Paul Allen’s world. It was the question he asked as a sci-fi and music-loving kid growing up in the outskirts of Seattle, designing plans for a rocket to take him to Mars. It was what guided him as the co-founder and idea broker for Microsoft, the company that set off the personal computing revolution. And it’s what has led him to spearheading a range of efforts from commercial space travel to brain science research to artificial intelligence breakthroughs. Every direction he pursues starts from the very same place—a relentless belief in possibility and the desire to open up the future.
It is this guiding principle that spurred him into creating The Hospital Club. He wanted to create a space that would harness and support the creative process; that would become a home from home for others who also ask the question: What should exist?
Through his relentless pursuit for innovation, Paul has made his mark across the world. His passion, curiosity, energy and drive have transformed the way we live, learn and do business. He is one of America’s top philanthropists, a bestselling author and producer of award-winning films and documentaries..
A multi-media entrepreneur, Dave Stewart is recognized as one of the most respected and accomplished talents in the music industry today. Beyond his creative work as a musician, Dave is a renowned producer, author, director, photographer, filmmaker, and philanthropist.
His music career spans three decades and more than 100 million album sales, highlighted by his collaboration with Annie Lennox in the ground-breaking pop-rock duo Eurythmics. Behind the scenes he has produced albums and co-written songs for Bono, Bryan Ferry, Gwen Stefani, Tom Petty, Katy Perry, Mick Jagger, and Sinead O’Connor, racking up numerous Producer and Songwriter credits, Golden Globe and Grammy Awards along the way.
As an entrepreneur, Dave has established Weapons of Mass Entertainment (WME), a “media company for the new world” (The LA Times), linking creative ideas to a host of projects in music, film, television, books, theatre, and new media.
In his role, Eric Russell manages the accounting functions and collaborates on financing and development for the real estate, philanthropic and community activities of Vulcan Inc., located in Seattle, WA. His expertise includes accounting and financial control for all aspects of acquisition, development, and financing of real estate properties.
Eric has over 25 years of real estate accounting and finance experience and has been at Vulcan Inc. for seven years. Prior to joining Vulcan Inc., Eric worked at the Port of Everett as Director of Property and Development, responsible for tenant relations and managed a public/private partnership developing a waterfront community. Eric is a member of the Washington Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
Hani is the CEO and Founder of the Corniche Group. For the past fifty years the Farsi family has been active in Europe and the Middle East in urban planning, real estate, property development, the arts and philanthropy. Through Corniche, Hani continues the family's work in these fields as well as in IT, energy and mineral resources.
From 1993 until 2000 he sat on the board of the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, personally subsidizing the acclaimed London Theatre and saving it from closure until Lottery funding was allocated.
From 1998 he invested in the burgeoning field of London restaurants and membership clubs, building up the largest shareholding in the Soho House Group, before selling to Richard Caring, Caprice Ltd, in the summer of 2007.
Based in Seattle, Robert Arron spearheads all leasing and marketing efforts for Vulcan’s real estate development projects, with a focus on properties in South Lake Union and other West Coast markets. Arron also serves as Vulcan's liaison with the brokerage community and manages relationships with prospective tenants. He has more than 25 years of experience leading leasing, listing brokerage, asset management and acquisition and disposition teams.
Prior to joining Vulcan, Arron served as vice president with Kearny Real Estate Company (an operating partner of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund) in Los Angeles. Arron has also served as a project director with Spieker Properties in Los Angeles and as a senior property manager and marketing representative with Trammell Crow Company in Seattle. Prior to that, he was general manager of the Bank of America Tower for the Norman Company.
Diane is an FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants), ex-PwC, and a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute. Diane has over 20 years City-based Audit and Consultancy experience, and is a global Asset Management specialist; prior to June 2011, she was the Head of European Asset Management Audit, and a Vice President of Lazard, where her role encompassed assessing risks across a broad spectrum, developing business solutions for investment capital and reporting to the local London and New York Boards.
Diane is a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of The Rare Fund, a start-up Hedge Fund with a Market Neutral Strategy. In addition, Diane is the Chief Financial Officer of The Green Grey Group, a Corporate Advisory boutique, where her focus is the MENA region, Private Equity and Distressed Assets. Diane is a Board Member of the Donmar Theatre, a Fellow of the British American Project and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, where she was formerly a member of the Advisory Council.
Enjoyed a career with HSBC spanning 4 decades, predominately within commercial banking. Overall responsibility for London for the majority of the last 10 years with a focus on the capital and international business as a key growth area.
As well as role with HSBC chaired Celsius – an exclusive top 100 Corporate Club, was Vice Chair for West London Business and on the London Council for the CBI . Involved in various industry groups and business forums , the most dominant being the creative industries - joined the board of the British Fashion Council in 2010, is a member of the Cosmetic Executive Women, CEW (UK), an ambassador for The London College of Fashion and a committee member for their Fashion Matters as well as active within music, media and tech. Profiled value of creative industries through various initiatives at business and industry level.
Strong supporter of diversity and a regular speaker on women in business and leadership including work within the female economy. Member of the International Women's Forum. On advisory board for Radius Business and MOBO.
Received an honorary fellowship from Brunel University in 2012 and made a fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Current charitable work includes Chair of the business champions for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.
Presently considering a number of Non Executive Director roles and ambassadorial posts as well as starting a new business partnership. Continues to be a mentor both at business level and individual level for various industry groups including one of the ICAEW leadership development programmes.
Lives in Surrey with one son who is at University.
Sue was part of the original set up team at The Hospital and left in 2005 having seen the business through from inception to launch. She returned to head up the Club in 2011. Sue started out her career specialising in human resources, and then migrated over to operational management where she developed a strong interest in launching, growing and turning around business. She has now built up a career spanning over twenty years across diverse organisations ranging from private to not-for-profit to start-up and private equity ventures including: The Metropolitan Police Service, The Royal Opera House, Universal Music, Creative & Cultural Skills and private equity backed TSL Education Ltd where she lead the development and launch of an award winning business. Sue also sits on the Board of Trustees for Breast Cancer Care.
Sue was part of the original set up team at The Hospital and left in 2005 having seen the business through from inception to launch. She returned to head up the Club in 2011. Sue started out her career specialising in human resources, and then migrated over to operational management where she developed a strong interest in launching, growing and turning around business. She has now built up a career spanning more than twenty years across diverse organisations ranging from private to not-for-profit to start-up and private equity ventures including: The Metropolitan Police Service, The Royal Opera House, Universal Music, Creative & Cultural Skills and private equity backed TSL Education Ltd where she lead the development and launch of an award-winning business. Sue also sits on the Board of Trustees for Breast Cancer Care.
As Creative Director Michael is responsible for everything to do with club members, Gallery and Art programmes throughout the building, event programming and all corporate event hires. His award winning team collectively produce over 1000 events a year.
Michael has three times been voted into the top 50 Events people by Event Magazine.
Michael joined the Hospital Group in 2003, from Crusaid, where as Head of Events & Major Donors he created ‘The Annual Heat/ Crusaid Auction’ and ‘The UKC Hero Awards’ honouring Sir Elton John and Liza Minnelli. Prior to this, Michael spent ten years as a talent agent representing actors, writers, directors, composers in all aspects of theatre, film and television, both here in the UK, and in America, Canada and Australia. Michael is keenly interested in urban regeneration and serves as a trustee of The Shoreditch Town Hall Trust, as well as having served on various planning committees.
Ian is the Club’s Finance Director and Company Secretary. He joined the Hospital Club back in 2004, just before the first members were walking through the door, and was recently appointed as Finance Director. Ian has a degree in Accountancy & Finance, is a qualified ACA and worked for 4 years in the music industry before joining the Hospital Club…so is particularly qualified to oversee the finances of such a creative company!
Ian isn’t just creative with figures but spends his time recording music in his studio, snowboarding and playing football. He admits to enjoying X-Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Master Chef… in fact all those shows where a bunch of hopefuls get eliminated one by one. Not that it shows a cruel streak or anything.
Rob is the Club’s Operations Director. Having completed a degree in Urban Estate Management, Rob left the UK for 8 years, spending long stops in America, Australia, and finally Hong Kong working with The 97 Group. On returning to the UK Rob worked for the Chez Gerard group, and also set up and ran Thyme restaurant which won Carlton TV Best New Restaurant Award 2002, before joining the Hospital Club in 2004 when the Food & Beverage operation came into being.
In 2006 Rob left to start a successful consultancy, working on a number of projects in Shoreditch and Docklands and the set-up of Trinity Restaurant (winner of AA Best London Restaurant 2007), before returning to the Club in 2007.
Rob is responsible for the London Club operation, managing the restaurant, bar and reception teams. External Hospital Club events that Rob has run include the VIP area in Glastonbury, Frieze Art Fair, and The Club at the Cannes Film Festival. Sometimes he even takes out the trash.
Sam is Head of Studios at the Club. She is responsible for everything that goes on in the TV studio, working with a wide range of clients including Mercury Music, Sky Arts and Virgin Media and overseeing the many smaller events. Prior to joining the Club, Sam worked for MTV Networks Europe for 18 years, the last 6 years of which she worked as Head of Studio Facilities. She relaxes by making pizzas and drinking a tequila sunrise or two.
Fred moved to the UK from France in 1995, working in restaurants and the hospitality industry. He then joined The Hospital Club as assistant manager, where he managed the restaurant, lounges and event operations over an eight year period. He was also heavily involved in the running of external events such as the Frieze Art Fair and the Club's pop-up at the Cannes festivals. He left the Club and spent two years working for Citizen M Hotel in London Bankside as assistant hotel manager but eventually he returned to his rightful home here at the Club...and we won't let him leave again.
Tuba is the Front of House Manager at the Club and looks after the Reception team and our Bedrooms division. As a Fine Art Sculpture graduate, she temporarily pursued life as a Stone Mason, but eventually followed her passion for business development for the arts and launched Unit 5 Studios in Norwich in 2007. Having spent three years building a strong arts community in the region, she moved back to her home town of London to join an award winning, luxury five-star hotel brand in a front of house capacity, where she became an Assistant Hotel Manager.
Tuba joined the Club at the start of 2015 with a goal to bridge the luxury service industry with the creative sector. A stickler for people development, her obsession for writing training manuals can be slightly worrying at times.
Gavin has looked after the club's online portfolio for the last 5 years which is being continually developed to support the changing needs of both members and staff. He is also responsible for the Club's live music programme in The Oak Room and the subsequent production and distribution of audio-visual content.
Work experience in the creative industries can be hard to find – especially if it involves doing more than making the tea. At the Hospital Club we aim to fill that gap, so if you’re interested in applying for unpaid work experience in any of the following areas:
• Studio (TV/Audio)
Please forward a current CV to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a one page cover letter outlining the following:
• Your area of interest
• What you hope to gain from the experience (including career objectives)
• What makes you fabulous (why we should choose you)
NB: Due to the nature of our business, we can only offer short placements between one and two weeks.
As part of our responsibilities under Section 106 (sub section 3.9 The Local Employment Plan), The Hospital Club is committed to increasing access to employment opportunities for local residents. In partnership with the London Borough of Camden (LBC), we have created a unique opportunity for local residents to participate in a Trainee Scheme operated by The Hospital Club. The scheme, which started in 2005 (and is expected to run for a period of 10 years), is aimed at facilitating the development of key skills in the creative media environment and enhancing employment opportunities for local residents.
The trainee scheme is aimed at residents of LBC (aged 18 or over) only, who have an active interest in working in a creative media environment and who have ideally participated in a CABC programme in the past.
There is currently one traineeship available to a Camden resident.
This traineeship is offered in our Marketing Department. If you are selected, you can expect to:
•Join The Hospital Club as a paid trainee for a period of 2 years (the salary we offer our trainees exceeds the London Living Wage.)
•Assist the Marketing team in working with the various departments of The Hospital Club to ensure their short-term marketing collateral needs are designed, produced and delivered on time;
•Develop practical on-the-job skills and experience which will enable you to pursue a career in a creative media environment; and
•Be able to build on existing skills and experience with formal education and training (including paid time-off to attend relevant courses).
If you are a Camden resident and are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please download an application pack which you will find under the ‘About’ section: ‘Trainee Scheme.’ Or, alternatively, you can contact: email@example.com to request an application pack by post (please quote ‘S106’ in the subject header of the email).
The closing date for applications is Sunday 11th January 2015. First round interviews will take place between 13th and 14th January 2015. The traineeships will commence on Monday 26th January 2015.
For all related enquiries, please contact Juanita Joshua at Juanitaj@thehospitalclub.com or write to Juanita Joshua at The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ.
The Hospital Group Limited is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people irrespective or religion, gender, disability, race, age, marital status or sexual orientation. All applications of employment are considered strictly on merit.