the history of Tereza Joanne
The Tereza-Joanne was launched in 1997. The vessel started life as a crane barge built in Eastern Europe just after World War II and eventually, over time, found its way to the United Kingdom. Following a complete refurbishment, it is now permanently moored in Albert Island East London offering a unique floating venue for all types of events.
The Tereza-Joanne is a family business offering that personal service to assist with your planning to make your event perfect and with over twenty years of experience, you are in safe hands. In 2019 Marian Phillips was awarded businessperson of the year by the East London Chamber of Commerce.
Meet the Team
Born in Malawi Southern Africa Adrian came to the UK aged 9.
He was educated in North London and gained a degree in accounting and finance from UEL. He took up his full-time position in early 2000.
Adrian loves a challenge and is always looking for the next goal. A culinary genius with imagination and design he adds flavor to everything he produces. His cooking is from the heart “Once tasted never forgotten” Our customers’ reaction speaks volumes. Adrian also loves interior design he built and designed our back bar admired by students of architecture. He always manages to inspire those working alongside him to achieve their best with his calm relaxed charm.
Adrian’s twin brother. He also studied at UEL and obtained a degree in business economics and finance.
He joined Tereza Joanne in early 2000 and brought with him his managerial skills and positive attitude to open up new opportunities for business.
He instigated a kaleidoscope of events working with tour operators, musicians, dance teachers, local businesses, and communities. Michael is very charismatic with the immense style he can often be found on the dance floor (teaching salsa) or behind the decks. With his can-do attitude your event is in very safe hands.
Originally from North West London Marian studied for a Bachelor of Education at Whitelands Roehampton but went straight into business with her husband Mervyn.
The Tereza Joanne was born from their joint endeavour to bring watersports to London’s East-end.
As pioneers in the 80’s they introduced wet bikes and jet skis into the Victoria Dock to the bewildered folk of Canning Town and Silvertown. Relocating to King George V Dock they received a decade of achievement award from LDDC for leisure and recreation also offering bungee jumping and parascending when City Airport was closed. Marian took the helm in 2004 and guided the business into the hospitality market. She received the award of the business person of the year 2019 from the East London Chamber of Commerce.
Licensed for civil ceremonies the vessel has had an impact on thousands of lives throughout its history and continues to flourish.