Across the Room

Meet The Team

Here at Across the Room we are a friendly team, here to make you feel welcome and comfortable. We love meeting and chatting to new and existing members and are always at the end of the phone to help, and ready with a warm welcome at the entrance of our events.


Eleanor set up Across the Room in Ingatestone Essex in 1991 when she came back to England with her young son after living in Spain for many years. As a single mother she quickly realised that there was nowhere for single professionals to socialise and meet like minded people so she started running house parties, and personal introductions from her home. As the business grew is was time to source some larger venues, 30 years later with a membership base of 25,000. Eleanor is as hands on as ever and is based at the beautiful Doves Barn which is Across the Room’s head office in Suffolk.


Events coordinator / Hostess

Kate is our hostess and events coordinator and assists in the organisation and running of events. Kate will usually be found on the door with a welcome drink and a smile ready to meet new members and look after them throughout the evening. Kate is also a local dating consultant for our One to One Dating Agency members in the Essex area.



Host Luis will be found on the door at many of the Essex and London events, Luis and Kate work together to introduce new, fun and exciting events to Across The Room.


Office Manager / Senior Dating Consultant

Lydia has worked at Across the Room for the past 16 Years. She is always on the end of the phone to speak to new and existing members. She keeps the office running and manages everything from advertising and marketing campaigns to accounts for the business as well as sourcing new venues and events.


Membership Sales Consultant

Juliette is our personal membership sales consultant who looks after our Gold, Silver and Bronze Dating Agency members.



Our wonderful hostess Tina will be there to meet you on arrival and look after your throughout the evening



Angela is one of our experienced hosteses.

Our Team


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