Rich skill set and depth of experience

The Artemis team has a rich skill set and a huge depth of experience in the sector, from the executive team, through to senior management level, to site level. In total, the group employs more than 170 full time employees and utilises a valuable team of more than 300 part time support staff.

Essential group support services include venue relations, HR, IT and support services, finance, and health & safety. The executive team takes a hands-on approach, providing insight and an overarching strategic view, both at an individual venue level and across the business.

Artemis executive team

Angus Hastie
Angus Hastie

Angus joined Artemis in 2006, working through all areas of the company from the operating and catering arm of the business to the sales and marketing operation. He was appointed to group chief executive in 2013. During his time with Artemis, his focus has been on developing the Artemis service and business model and building new opportunities, including working with new revenues to raise finance and launch new developments.

Prior to joining Artemis, Angus worked for the investment banking division of Credit Suisse in London and New York and has worked on a number of international capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Angus has a first-class degree in business from Edinburgh University and a diploma in popular music performance.

Stuart Owens
Stuart Owens
MD Sales and Marketing

Stuart has 25 successful years' transforming brands and businesses through Executive Operations roles predominantly in Sales and Marketing for advertising agencies, retail and digital businesses. Stuart has consulted for some of the UK's leading retailers including John Lewis, Shop Direct Group and Matalan.

Since joining Artemis in 2013, Stuart has developed and implemented the brand and customer experience strategy for the group and all related venues.

Stuart is a founding director of the Wedding Venue Support Group that represents 300 UK wedding venues and is also the Chair of the Pandemic Response Working Group of the UK Weddings Taskforce. This group has led the engagement with Government right through the Covid pandemic representing and supporting the sector through the crisis.

Simon Robson
Simon Robson
MD Operations

Simon developed two unique and privately-owned wine and beer retail units in south London in 1984 at the age of nineteen and in doing so became the youngest licensee in the country. Alongside this, he developed a wholesale drinks delivery business and four years later opened and independent pub/bistro in Oxford.

In 1990, Simon established a catering business in SW17 as a London and home counties outside caterer and then opened an accompanying licenced retail store in Croydon later that year. He sold the business to Artemis in 2004 and became MD of its newly-formed catering division. Since then he has continued to build the reputation of the brand whilst recruiting and managing an impressive senior team of industry experts.

Chris Hewson
Chris Hewson
Group Finance Director

Chris is a chartered accountant, first qualifying with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2002. He has enjoyed a varied career in the financial sector, bringing over 20 years of experience in a range of industries.

Throughout his career, Chris has held senior finance roles in a number of companies. This includes Northern Foods plc and Regatta Ltd, where he gained experience in developing finance teams, profit improvement, systems implementation, mergers and acquisitions and international business expansion. Before joining Artemis in 2021, Chris was Finance Director of Gradus Ltd part of the global Gerflor flooring group.

Lyndsay Jones
Lyndsay Jones
Director of People & Culture

Lyndsay is a passionate and ambitious professional with over 14 years of experience in Human Resources.

She has a proven track record of employee engagement, talent development, and building effective HR teams and capabilities. Lyndsay’s extensive experience includes positions at Iceland Foods and Swarovski AG before moving into HR in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Artemis, Lyndsay was Head of People and Talent at The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant Ltd.

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