House Martin of London

House Martin of London


With a lifetime of experience within the world of private service, founder of House of Martin, Martin Higgins, knows his industry like no other. After cutting his teeth as an under butler and footman at Buckingham Palace, he went on to work for elite clientele throughout Europe, then spending ten years working for a prominent New York family. After co-creating one of the World’s leading domestic Staff agencies, Green Baize Door, and managing Private Chef’s Incorporated, London, Martin turned his talents to creating his own company. Martin built up House Martin of London around the core values and skills that he himself learnt during his lengthy career. Professionalism, reliability, diplomacy and most of all, impeccable standards of service. House Martin prioritises the organisation of a private household in every way, seeking to improve order and generate harmony, ensuring that every aspect of the household runs smoothly. Whether the layout needs refining, the storage systems need improving or the home in general needs complete re-organisation, the House Martin team are here to help. Regarding Staff Management, House Martin are adept at hiring, training and managing both existing and new household staff. They take joy in teaching staff particular skills, such as etiquette training. And when it comes to Events and Travel, House Martin provide bespoke concierge services such as party planning, support staff and PAs to help support and ease the lives of their clients. “What would we do without you?! Your work is beyond reproach: always thoughtful, elegant and highly professional” – Private Client Martin Higgins has also written a fantastic book, From Chaos To Calm, on creating and maintaining a flawless household. You can purchase the book using the link below.

Kinder Nannies & Staff

Kinder Nannies & Staff


Kinder Nannies is a high-end nanny and private staff recruitment service run by dedicated, experienced consultants, that caters for clients who are short of time. This bespoke service works closely with every client to make sure that they are only meeting the best possible candidates, whilst experiencing all the benefits of an elite recruitment service. Kinder Nannies work with their clients from the very beginning to ascertain exactly what it is they want in a nanny. They will also be on hand from the start to advise clients on what they can expect from the candidates themselves, and what tell-tale signs to look out for. Helping clients make the right choices and securing ideal pairings between nanny and family, is Kinder Nannies speciality. They place all sorts of variations in nanny jobs. These including Full-time Nannies, Nanny-Housekeepers, Maternity Nurses, Bilingual-Nannies, Junior Nannies, Live-In Nannies and Rota Nannies. In addition to their Nanny recruitment service, this company also run Kinder Staff, a boutique recruitment service that places amazing private household staff in fulfilling jobs. They have successfully placed Housekeepers, Household/Estate Managers, Private Chefs, Chauffeurs, Butlers, Valet’s, Ladies Maid’s, Gardeners, Yacht Crew, Elderly Care and Special Needs Companions, PAs and Virtual PAs. Kinder Nannies & Staff are accredited on the ANA (Association of Nanny Agencies) website. https://anauk.org/agency/kinder-nannies-staff/

Castrum Global UK | Removals

Castrum Global UK | Removals


Castrum Global serves the interior design and architectural industries by offering a number of services designed to make life easier when it comes to packing, storage, transportation and installation. When packing they use both state of the art technology and also trusted methods to ensure that items are kept in perfect condition because sometimes paper and carton will suffice and sometimes it certainly will not. If you need an item transported anywhere in the world, Castrum Global is able to, with the help of an international network made up of experienced and leading agents who can ensure the safe arrival and installation of your goods. Perhaps you need help installing lights, hanging frames, placing furniture or accent pieces, Castrum Global can do all of this, irrespective of demands and they provide a comprehensive insurance package to cover any untimely eventualities. The company also offers safe and discreet storage facilities. Working closely with every client to understand their specific needs and requests, Castrum Global leads the way when it comes to moving. Verified Listique Member Testimonial "As a House manager working for an UHNW family based in Belgravia managing multiple properties, Castrum Global has been, for years, our trusted removal, installation and transportation company, not just in London but to other residences around Europe. Jamie and his team seem to make what sometimes may appear to be an impossible task, possible! Whether that be craning deadweight bespoke furniture through fourth-floor windows or mounting priceless pieces of art. They are meticulously professional in every detail even after several long hard days they still smile. They also never fail to leave our properties immaculate after the job is done. If only every tradesman operated in this way.....my job would be easy!"

Fair Consultancy Group

Fair Consultancy Group


Fair Consultancy Group understand that it’s always better to find real solutions to problems, rather than ignoring them, hoping that they will go away. This couldn’t be truer when it comes to the working relationship between the principal and the staff members within a large residence or estate. Fair Consultancy Group’s highly experienced team offer a whole range of solutions in order to improve the relationships within a working household. Through holding one on one interviews with both principal and staff members, the consultants aim to help both parties feel supported and understood, and to fully understand and analyse why there has been a communication divide, and why the principles desires have not been met. Therefore, a great opportunity for change is opened up, and solutions are created, without any individual feeling lectured or criticized. Additionally, FCG offer incognito assessments on staff behaviour and property security measures, sending in a member of their team to join as a temporary staff member, and therefore producing a detailed report on all house operations and what needs changing. FCG offer a range of other helpful services that every property should take full advantage of. Their residential services such as on-site training by a team of trainers that are all either former House Managers, Butlers, Housekeepers, Chefs or Hotel Trainer is a wonderful way to improve the skills of all staff members and integrate new techniques and abilities. While cooking classes held by FCG’s talented team of multinational chefs will give those working in the kitchen invaluable lessons on how to make a range of foods. FCG’s short term staffing solutions can always assist with finding the perfect candidate, and of course, the best local party planners and event organisers in the business are sure to be found by FCG.

VIP Coaching and Mentoring

VIP Coaching and Mentoring


Preparing young people for modern life to be happy and successful isn’t just about academic education, it’s about learning practical skills. Skills such as how to manage finances, how to deal with social situations, as well as practical skills such as basic car maintenance, cooking, and time organisation. This is where VIP Coaching and Mentoring can step in. With over thirteen years’ experience working with more than 100 teenagers from all backgrounds, founder Kevin Gallagher will provide brilliant mentoring and guidance to teenagers and young adults, helping them to master the skills needed to make the most of their future life. Kevin Gallagher recognises the need for a well-rounded approach to education and his company, VIP Coaching and Mentoring can offer bespoke programmes for private households designed to, not only build confidence in teenagers and young adults, but equip them with the skills needed to confidently master modern life. The programmes focus on six areas of success: home life, travel, practical skills, social skills, finance, and well-being. Subjects not usually covered in the school setting such as managing screen time, conversation and interview techniques, basic orienteering, how to make contingency plans, laundry, how to read and understand body language and financial budgeting. Coaching is based on trust, parents are kept informed of the progress their child is making, but conversations are totally confidential, so teenagers can develop a trusting relationship with their mentor and reach their goals more quickly. Every programme is designed for the individual and generally lasts between three to eighteen months. VIP Coaching and Mentoring are flexible and will work with the client anywhere in the world. There are also opportunities for online mentoring once a solid relationship has been built through face to face mentoring. Kevin also provides online coaching for private household staff including nannies, governesses, and tutors.

Oakmount & Partners | Investment Consultants

Oakmount & Partners | Investment Consultants


Oakmount and Partners provide expert consultancy on investments in land acquisition and development, commercial and residential properties, commodities, energy and IPO's. With numerous years of success, they seek to optimise performance over the medium and long term whilst reducing volatility and unnecessary risks, preserving capital, improving returns and generating regular income and capital growth. Understanding the critical importance of communication, every investment begins with Oakmount and Partners analysing and understanding your needs, (whether you are a business or individual) before offering a service based on how actively involved you want to be in the management of your investments. Throughout your on-going relationship they will continually assess and plan on your behalf to ensure your investment achieves the optimum results, freeing you up to continue with your busy life. For the last decade and more, their business has been privileged to create and build upon relationships with clients whom they treat as strategic partners within their firm. In their day to day business activities, they transact with Ultra-High-Net-Worth, High-Net-Worth, Professional and Sophisticated investors, along with corporate platforms and intermediaries. The quality of the investment opportunities they introduce to their clients are of the highest calibre, meaning that they can enjoy life at their leisure as Oakmount continue to seek out secure & asset-backed, fixed-income investment opportunities. All their long-term strategies and short-term actions are moulded by a set of core values. Knowledge. Commitment. Nurture. Growth Oakmount. Exclusive. Exceptional & Empowering. Reflecting The People We Serve. Oakmount and Partners Ltd are delighted to have received the award for Best Corporate Investment Consultancy 2020 by SME UK Enterprise

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