Founder and Event Director
Our Founder and Director Paul Hartley brings an impressive wealth of experience to the company. From Head Pastry Chef at the Pharmacy in London to a Head Baker at a Relais and Chateaux Hotel. Hes worked with the most renowned chefs in the world including Marco Pierre White and John Torode. Also he is proud to of worked alongside Michel Roux Junior, Lesley Waters, Brian Turner and Jason Atherton.
At the beginning of his career Paul worked at a French Michelin star restaurant, called Le Pave d’Auge. This gave him a strong foundation, igniting a passion and determination to learn as much as he could. Blood, sweat and tears (and of course hard work) really did pay off for him. Later in his career Peter Kroone head hunted Paul. Peter was the MD at the Chewton Glen, Paul was employed to help maintain their various accolade’s and Michelin Star status. During this time the Chewton Glen Hotel ranked the best country house hotel in the world! In 2007 Paul set up Hartley’s Events and now delivers events for SME’s and for some of the most successful companies in the world.