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ADAM TOOP

ADAM PHONES

Adam Toop’s success began when he failed his Cambridge interview. ‘My father decided that cutting me off and charging rent to live at home would sharpen me up, so I had no choice but to defer a place at Exeter… Read More

Adrian Hamilton

Duncan Hamilton & Co

Duncan Hamilton & Co is a worldrenowned, well-connected and highly respected specialist in classic car dealership. Founded by renowned British racing driver Duncan Hamilton in 1948, the company still holds Hamilton’s burning passion for the finest classic motor cars at… Read More

Alex Cheatle

Ten Group

Cheatle has arguably created one of those very rare things: a service other private client services aspire to use. Ten takes 95 per cent of its new members, corporate and private, from referrals, earning a sterling reputation across the HNW… Read More

Augustin Sabati‚-Garat

RM Sotheby's

‘We’ve been in the auction business for some 35 years, but we also specialise, and that’s very important,’ says Peter Wallman, a specialist at the firm, which became part of Sotheby’s in 2015. Wallman is quick to point out that… Read More

Balthazar Fabricius

Fitzdares

Growing up on the Goodwood Estate where his father ran the racecourse for the Duke of Richmond and his son, Lord March, has left Fabricius with betting coursing through his veins. After a stint at Ladbrokes, he started the private… Read More

Bath and Racquets Club

Bath and Racquets Club

The Bath and Racquets Club was created in Brooks Mews, a former annex of Claridge’s, by Mark Birley after a visit to the Racquets Club in New York where blue-blooded WASPs and red-faced Wall Street swells sweated it out either… Read More

Caroline Baker

Caroline Baker

At Caroline Baker, they claim to be able to ‘make the impossible happen’, and HNWs continue to flock to them for the discreet and expert independent family office support and property management services with which the firm has become synonymous…. Read More

Chester King

Stoke Park

Designed by James Wyatt, architect to George III, Stoke Park became Britain’s first country club when Nick “Pa” Lane Jackson bought it in 1908. King’s family bought the estate in 1988 and, finding it in need of significant repairs after… Read More

Elly Stancliffe

The Handbook

London is your playground, let the Handbook be your guide,’ is the motto at the thoroughly modern online event service run by founder Elly Stancliffe. With categories like ‘ten overlooked museum and gallery restaurants’ and ‘eighty bars to be seen… Read More

Galvin Weston

Charbonnel et Walker

The royal links with Charbonnel et Walker go back to 1875 when Edward VII (then Prince of Wales) encouraged Mrs Walker and Madame Charbonnel to form a partnership. And lucky for us all that they did; since the late 19th… Read More

Gregor Fisken

Fiskens Fine Historic Automobiles

Fiskens was founded by racing driver and businessman Gregor Fisken, who attributes his business to ‘a childhood spent immersed in vintage automobiles’. However, Fiskens’ interaction with motorcars as a commodity began when he took on a mechanics apprenticeship for famed… Read More

Harry Becher

BHB Partners

Becher once told Spear’s that in his world ‘there’s no such this as a normal request’; and there are no lengths to which the chief-fixer will not go to deliver for his clients who include a range of brands, MFOs,… Read More

Ian Coley

Ian Coley Shooting School

A six-time Olympic coach who has represented Britain over 200 times, Coley is an icon of shooting world. He runs one of the largest sporting establishments in the UK — catering to the ‘quality end of the shooting business, in… Read More

Jo Thompson

Jo Thompson Landscape & Garden Design

‘Clients end up becoming friends,’ says the amiable Thompson. ‘We spend so much time finding out what the client likes and what will work.’ She points to one garden she designed on the coast, transforming a building site into a… Read More

Kate Percival

Grace Belgravia

Percival’s mantra is ‘health is wealth’. She says this in a serene voice when she speaks of the health, wellbeing and lifestyle club she set up nearly three years go. ‘All our research showed that women are too hard on… Read More

KX Gym

KX Gym

KX is a private members’ club which boasts highly respected personal trainers and a wide variety of classes that are small and intimate, to ensure that all members receive help and guidance. All members are encouraged to discuss their aims… Read More

Lady Cosima Somerset

Concierge London

Anything is possible at Concierge, and their clients, who include Lord and Lady Freddie Windsor, Tamara Mellon and the Goldsmiths, will readily testify to this fact. Called ‘ruthlessly efficient’ with ‘perfect manners’ by one happy customer, Lady Cosima Somerset’s girls… Read More

Steve Sims

Bluefish

Sims, who says he is known as a real-life Wizard of Oz, heads the concierge service which promises ‘once in a life time experiences which are beyond imagination’ to a range of clients from corporate executives and celebrities to professional… Read More

Stuart McNeill

Knightsbridge

What do you give the people in the world who have everything? McNeill has two answers. The first is exactly what they want, be that a helicopter to courtside seats at a Lakers game, a private serenading by Jennifer Lopez… Read More