About us – Specialists in Private Boat Hire on the Thames

Thames Leisure is the only Thames boat and event company that operates from the City of London. Established in 1984, Thames Leisure remained a family run business for the next 25 years as the fleet expanded with the arrival William B in 1998 and Dutch Master in 2001. Thames Leisure’s diverse fleet quickly gained a well-earned reputation on the river for its versatility, professionalism and quality as well as its competitive value for money. Today Thames Leisure is one of the busiest fleet operators in London, creating imaginative and professionally run events for both corporate and private clients.



  • Mark Tower - Managing Director

  • Mark has worked in marine events since 1987 and he is a professional skipper with a background in marketing. As Managing Director of our other brand Topsail Events and Charters, he has operated charters in the Pool of London on the Thames for over 20 years. It was this expertise and knowledge that he brought to the helm of Thames Leisure when he became  Managing Director in late 2011. Since then, Thames Leisure have returned to prominence on the river as leaders and innovators. Mark also has an extensive experience of Tall Ship and other major coastal events around Europe and he is also Maritime Director of the International Festival of the Sea.  His guiding passions are ships and boats, motorbikes, festivals, music and wine… and lots of other good things…

  • mark@topsailevents.co.uk

  • Sarah Lawrence - Sales & Operations Manager

  • With a Degree in Travel Management and having travelled the world, Sarah is very knowledgeable on the sales side, accomplished in operations and efficient in finance. As Thames Leisure’s Operations Manager she quite literally keeps the show on the road  – and no you can’t employ her – she’s ours. She regularly takes part in running competitions, is a keen tennis player and loves to travel.

  • sarah@topsailevents.co.uk

  • Sophie Georgalakis - Assistant Sales Manager and Marketing Assistant

  • Sophie joined the Topsail and Thames Leisure team in August 2014, coming from a Sport and Tourism background. With a degree in Tourism, Sophie is well placed to help Thames Leisure offer our products to a wider audience and also plays an important role in the marketing team.

  • sophie@topsailevents.co.uk

  • Amanda Lennon - Finance Manager

  • Mandy is our all-seeing Finance Manager and helps with the running of the finance department.  A language graduate and  AAT qualified, she loves to travel and as well as driving overland through Africa, has lived and worked abroad extensively.

  • amanda@topsailevents.co.uk

  • Faye Reed - Operations Coordinator

  • As one half of the ops team, Faye is responsible for the preliminary stages of booking your event such as requesting piers, DJ’s, casino tables or anything else you may need to make your event special.

  • faye@topsailevents.co.uk

  • Hazel Crumpton - Sales Coordinator

  • Hazel joined TL and TS in September 2015, previously working in travel and finance. Gaining a degree in event management with tourism, Hazel moved from Scotland to work in the event industry. She likes to travel and shop!

  • hazel@topsailevents.co.uk