The Team

Lance Forman

Lance Forman

Managing Director

Before taking over the 4th generation salmon smoking family business, Lance Forman started out as President of the Cambridge Union, qualified as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse and was then appointed Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
He joined Forman's in 1994 and has developed the business, pioneering the growth in speciality British Food, through the launch of Forman & Field.
His battle with former Mayor of London over the compulsory purchase of the Forman's factory led
to the development of a new premises, venue and restaurant – Forman's Fish Island – in record breaking speed. It is the closest venue in London to the 2012 Olympic Stadium.

Lloyd Hardwick

Lloyd Hardwick

Executive Chef

Lloyd learnt his craft under the Roux Brothers, going on to become the first Executive Chef of The Tate Modern. Lloyd's recipes and menus are legendary, original and are a taste sensation.
Most venues have to hire outside caterers and bring food to the venue. All of our catering is done in house and on site, it's some of the best event food in London.
"Formans is all about fresh, seasonal delicious food -
our reputation depends on it"
- Lloyd Hardwick

Arthur Somerset

Memoir for Arthur

Our former director of events sadly passed away on 25th July 2012. Arthur was one of the most exceptional event professionals of his generation; he had an eye for the sensational and vivid attention to detail. Arthur was an industry legend and a true showman.
He will be sorely missed and long remembered by all.

Michael Hetherston

Michael Hetherston

Director of Events

Mike cut his teeth in the West End, before going on to work in some of the best events companies in London, including an eight year stint in the highly demanding world of Formula 1, as Executive Chef of Absolute Taste. This led to him running his own events company, supplying luxury item brands throughout Europe. Mike’s attention to detail and his insistence on using only the very best raw ingredients has put him at the forefront of event hospitality for over two decades.

Holly Burrows

Holly Burrows

Head of Events, Sales & Marketing

Holly heads up the Events, Sales & Marketing, and is passionate about bringing its amazing event space (Formans Fish Island) to life and ensuring everyone knows about this East London gem! Following a series of high profile Marketing, PR and Commercial positions with the Institute of Promotional Marketing (IPM), LBC Group, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), as well as sporting venues, Holly is now ready to revitalise Fish Island’s events programme, with an array of exciting and inventive plans to match its creative location. Fact about Holly – she loves netball and winning… oh and salmon too of course!

Accredited suppliers at Formans

Our suppliers understand our protocol, are fully insured,
have a great track record and are highly professional.
Their business is to deliver great quality to you at a cost effective price.

Food and Drink

Forman's Fish Island
Lloyd Hardwick
Executive Chef
Tel: +44(0)208 5252 399

Lighting, Sound, AV and Staging

Hawthorn Theatrical
Peter Boott
Venue Account Manager
Tel: +44(0)1664 821158


Bespoke Flowers
Yan Skates
Creative Director
Hackney: +44(0)20 8510 0900
Surrey +44(0)1737 850 200


Sternberg Clarke
Adam Sternberg
Managing Director
Tel: +44(0)2088771102

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