IMPERIAL BLUE FINANCE

Imperial Blue Finance

The niche finance house on Brook Street was founded by Tom Harries and his brother James, utilising decades of financial experience within the family. Imperial Blue lends sums from £10,000 to over £100 million, having financed projects in excess of… Read More

Ronak Ruparell & Vivek Jeswani

BridgeInvest

Trust is a vital metric between any investor and investee – but it certainly calms the nerves when there’s an alignment of interests. Bridge Invest proudly counts itself as one where such synergy happens naturally: ‘We wouldn’t offer our clients… Read More

BILL SHIPTON

Bold & Reeves

Started four years ago by Bill Shipton after he tired of finding an exacting and professional property management firm to look after seven London properties owned by a Saudi family office, Bold and Reeves was born with the mantra that… Read More

CHRIS MATTHEWS

RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Matthews might have stumbled upon the wealth management industry ‘completely by accident’, but he describes the diversion from his initial interest in the hospitality business as a happy coincidence. His preconception of the private banking world as a ‘number-crunching’ landscape… Read More

IAN RYAN

HOWARD KENNEDY

A respected trials and investigations lawyer with over two decades’ experience, the head of criminal law at Howard Kennedy founded the department from scratch in 2008 as its first and then only lawyer. Today he runs a legal powerhouse of… Read More

STEPHEN PARKINSON

KINGSLEY NAPLEY

A former high-ranking civil servant and senior prosecutor, Parkinson has been looking after politicians and high-profile individuals in spiky situations for most of his career, from Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Michael Heseltine to Rebecca Brooks, Tony Blair and former… Read More

HUSSEIN KANJI

Hoxton Ventures

‘Necessity,’ says Kanji, Hoxton Ventures’ co-founder and partner, when asked about how the idea of the company came about. ‘After leaving Accel Partners, no venture fund would hire me — accept from California funds who insisted I move back —… Read More

SIMON HAYCOCK

MICHAELIS BOYD

From residential new builds and renovation to hotels, restaurants and bars, Michaelis Boyd, since its establishment in 1995, has been offering a broad range of architectural and interior design services for clients in the UK, Europe, Africa, Nepal, Turkey and… Read More

FRANCIS TERRY

This year has seen Terry start his own practice, Francis Terry and Associates. While Terry is one of the forefront practitioners in new build classical houses for UHNW clients, he says that his is a flexible practice: ‘We are a… Read More

CHARLOTTE SKENE CATLING

SKENE CATLING DE LA PENA

Skene Catling’s most recent building for Lord Jacob Rothschild on his Buckinghamshire estate is a brie-shaped wedge clad in flint. The flint is meticulously arranged by colour, getting darker towards the pointy nose of the building. Flint, a material rarely… Read More