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Icon Luxury Residences
Finding the best in luxury lifestyle residences has never been easy, but Icon Private Residences are here to do the hard work for all of their clients. As seen in Billionaire, Icon Private Residences have become known for providing magnificent residences with simply ingenious designs, in the world’s most sought-after locations. The phrase ‘welcome to my humble abode’ has never been more ironic in light of the company’s exquisite collection of residences. These including Capella Estate Residences in the Maldives, Zemi Beach House Residences, in Anguilla, Monte Rei Gold & Country Club Residences in Portugal and Six Senses Residences in France.
HiPE don’t like to make a song and dance online about who they are or what they do. Their priority isn’t making loud, extravagant promises but delivering results, without the whole world knowing about it. They are committed to running a discreet service that their clients can trust, in every way. Founder Dan Stein had a lightbulb moment three years ago whilst running a commercial property company when he recognised the struggles that high-profile individuals such as celebrities and UHNWIs face when attempting to buy or rent a new property. Through understanding that keeping their privacy intact was a significant challenge for these individuals, he set up Hipe to take care of the whole process from start to finish. From managing the viewing to finding an architect or mortgage company, and even keeping their client's names out of the tabloids, Hipe takes care of every detail, big or small.
Founded by talented architect Rion Willard, The Thinking Hand Studio specialises in high-end luxury, bespoke, tailored made dream builds, refurbishments and renovations. TTHS Architects stress the importance of each individual completely committing to the project, demonstrating attention to detail and creative flair in everything they do, while working together effectively as a team to achieve the shared goal. TTHS Architects are professionals that care about sustainability, economic efficiency and improving every one of their clients’ quality of life. Some of their impressive past projects include: A private residence in the heart of Manhattan (completed September 2016) and the expansion of a Buddhist Monastery in Northumberland (current)
Ace Carpet Cleaners
Ace Carpet Cleaners provide carpet, rug, leather, curtain and upholstery cleaning and restoration throughout London and the South East of England. Whether you are looking for specialist leather cleaning, steam cleaning for your curtains or colour corrections on your upholstery, they use state of the art technology to protect the fabrics, preventing changes to colour or shrinkage to the fibres. Their meticulous and efficient cleaning services are available 24/7 for private households, businesses, retail stores, hotels, designers, the entertainment industry and boats and yachts. They are certified members of the National Carpet Cleaners Association and will never leave a job until the client is completely satisfied with the result. Currently they are also able to offer deep cleaning for buildings that have had a suspected outbreak of Covid-19. The Ace biohazard team has the correct PPE, safety equipment and chemicals to decontaminate the building and reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading.
The Sun Secret Collection | Luxury Travel
The Sun Secret Collection is your go to when it comes to booking a family trip like no other. The handpicked team (all of whom have proven experience in the luxury market and villa rental industry) bring your most ambitious travel plans and dreams to life. With 275 destinations and 906 properties to choose from, The Sun Secret Collection can curate the perfect family holiday, catering for all of your needs. From organising your private jet or helicopter charter to introducing you to the ultimate yacht collection and compiling off-the-beaten-path itineraries that bring together adventure, relaxing and entertainment, The Sun Secret Collection excels at creating lifelong memories of truly unique experiences. They also take care of the logistics and finer details such as private transfers, childcare, fabulous amenities and chefs. Knowing that eating isn’t just eating but is an important part of time with your family, an act of love if you will, they have spent the last ten years selecting the best chefs who will be on hand to cook your favourite, dishes, local delicacies or anything else you might desire.
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.
Representing properties in London’s most exclusive areas such as Belgravia, Westminster, Knightsbridge, Kensington and Chelsea, Tedworth Property understand London’s property market like no one else. These professionals live and breath property, no deal is too complicated for them. But this isn’t the only factor that makes this company stand out from other estate agents. Their contacts are also some of the best in the business, and every staff member at Tedworth deeply care about the relationships they make with every customer. They take the requirements of each customer seriously, and always aim to make them feel confident and assured.
Forbes and Lomax
Forbes and Lomax understand the impact that the right lighting can have on a space. They also understand that bulky, prominent lightswitches are never part of the design plan. This is why their sleek, invisible lightswitch design is an ideal solution. Modelled on a transparent acrylic plate, the switch appears as part of the wallpaper, with only a chic metal toggle in the centre. With Forbes and Lomax, less is always more. An attractive design combined with the advantages of modern technology is what makes this brand so special. Their range of high-quality switches, sockets and dimmers in a range of finishes will beautifully complement any contemporary or traditional space.
Barton Wyatt Estate Agents Surrey is run by James and Rupert Wyatt, with the help of a large team of professionals. Their broad based Surrey Estate Agency covers many areas of property, including – Property sales, corporate lettings, property management, a specialist new homes department, land appraisal, acquisition and disposal, planning matters, development advice, buy to-let advice, portfolio advice and management, property refurbishment and extensions. They are an NAEA LICENCED Estate Agent and an ARLA LICENCED Letting Agent.
Pandora Art Services | Art on Superyachts
Led by Oxford-educated art historian Pandora Mather-Lees, Art On Superyachts provides training to those working for owners of fine art, in particular aboard superyachts. The customisable one or two day course is made up of up to ten modules delivered as lectures or workshops and covers three main topics. Modules covering art appreciation will close the gaps in the crew’s knowledge of the high-stakes global art market, the intrinsic value of the items and will give an insight into art history, the major art movements and periods and the correct terminology. Training will also cover care and conservation, how to avoid climatic damage and the correct placement onboard, whilst the last part of the course looks at the legal export risks. Without an understanding of the documentation and protocols necessary and the laws and regulations in place, superyachts can find themselves facing criminal penalties. The course is a must for anyone working in the superyacht or luxury hospitality industry.
Trombé is a company providing innovative glass structures for ambitious renovation projects. From a quick browse of their website, Trombé’s ability to transform a brief into stunning results is clear. Light is a key consideration in their opulent designs, which are punctuated by astounding curvature and always harmonise beautifully with their surroundings. From design to installation Trombé’s approach is thorough, encompassing everything from the minefield of regulation to the sensitivities of budget.
PnPm Plumbing & Heating
WIth over twenty-five years’ of experience, PNPM Plumbing and Heating Services is a leading provider of plumbing and heating services for Camden, Hampstead, Golder’s Green, Westminster, Highgate, Maida Vale and any other part of London. They are well-equipped to take on any plumbing or heating project in London and their services include boiler repairs and installations, smart heating controls, underfloor heating services and commercial plumbing and heating services. And because emergencies don’t just happen in business hours, they are on call 24/7. Whatever the size of the project, PNPM Plumbing and Heating Services always treat each task with the same level of attention and diligence and won’t leave until the client is completely satisfied with the result. If they are unable to fix it straight away they will ensure the plumbing or heating system is safe until they are able to come back to finish the job. Every step of the way they ensure minimal disruption, safety and impeccable service.
In 1990, a fashion photographer started Domus Nova, combining his skills to found the principles of the company: to focus on outstanding properties and to showcase them with stunning photography. Since then, the business he started has rapidly grown, gained a loyal following and opening branches in Notting Hill and Bayswater that are operated by enthusiastic, experienced teams who love the area and love what they do.
Louise Hewlett offers a discreet and dedicated property consultancy service and have been helping clients navigate the fast-moving and complex London market since 2014. The firm specialises in advising on a range of prime London properties, from Mayfair townhouses to modern penthouses. Louise Hewlett’s ethos is that every client has a right to privacy and, in their role as trusted guardian, will never comment on important sales or acquisitions. Her depth of knowledge is unrivaled and she is renowned for her meticulous approach. Her record speaks for itself; she has advised on the sale and purchase of some of London’s most prestigious properties.
The Modern House
The Modern House is an estate agency that is passionate about using design to help people live in “more thoughtful and beautiful ways”. They value wellbeing, community, place-making and architectural preservation as key components of their business, and majorly consider these factors in their work.
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!"
TNA Building Services
Priding themselves on delivering exceptional property maintenance and outstanding quality and design for many leading clients across the country, TNA Building services have 30+ years of experience, and an untouchable reputation within their industry. The contractor of choice for many high net worth clients and celebrities, the company provide a wide range of property maintenance services, from regular to larger scale quoted works, and prioritise delivering on time, to the highest quality and with minimal fuss. TNA Building Services’ trades include paving and brickwork, painting and decorating, handyman jobs, carpentry and tiling. Past projects have included landscape works, speed bump installations, grade II listed building redecoration, boardroom refurbishments, bathroom refurbishments, penthouse refurbishments and bespoke doors. TNA offer a 4 hour reactive and emergency maintenance response. Safecontractor, CHAS, NICEIC, Gas safe Open 24/7
Bective are a Central and West London property specialists with a remarkable talent for satisfying clientele. With offices in Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Brook Green, Bective really know the finer points of each area, providing a level of detail few of the competition can match. What’s more, they take a client centred approach which ensures that the client’s interests are the priority rather than getting the maximum commission. Bective strictly employ only highly experienced managers, a surefire way of making sure their high standards are maintained across all their offices.
Proplend was established to provide funding to commercial property investors whilst offering investors impressive rates of risk adjusted returns. The company pride themselves on having one of the most transparent peer to peer platforms, specialising in a sub-£5m commercial investment property loans as an asset class, and disrupting the traditional mortgage industry without the burden of principal capital. Disclaimer: Proplend Ltd is not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Your capital is at risk and interest payments are not guaranteed if the borrower defaults. Past performance isn't a reliable indicator of future performance.
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.
After moving to London, successful rally driver Antoine Lurot realised that Mews houses were growing in popularity. Fashionable, convenient and practical, he saw the perfect business opportunity in the idea of the mews. Since starting up the first agency to specialise in Mews properties, Lurot Brand has gone from strength to strength. Having sold mews properties to designers, artists and people in media, there is no company with a better knowledge of the industry to help clients buy, rent sell or let a mews.
Bespoke Telecoms & CCTV
From London townhouses to country estates, Bespoke Telecoms are the experts in supplying and installing CCTV, entry systems and residential telephone systems into high-end residential properties, yachts and home offices. Bespoke Telecoms’ residential technology will make communication between family and staff in the home completely effortless; while their built-in intercom and paging system mean locating someone, anywhere on the property can be done in mere seconds. Their highly experienced staff are available to discuss your needs and even provide a free survey.
Hare & Humphreys
Founded in 1987 and gaining a royal warrant in 2001 after the company’s impressive work in the restoration of Windsor Castle after the catastrophic fire, Hare and Humphreys have rapidly made a prestigious name for themselves. With four directors and a talented management team with a lifetime of experience in their respective fields, the company has had the opportunity to work on projects in some of the finest cathedrals, national monuments and public buildings in the world. Hare and Humphreys unique approach is a combination of historical knowledge, professional advice and creative flair to ensure satisfaction from each client. Popular spots around London bear the labours of Hare and Humphreys, such as the carved beasts in the Tudor Gardens of Hampton Court Palace and the interior design exhibits in The British Galleries of the V&A, one of the largest and most exciting projects the museum has ever undertaken. When it comes to the maintenance of interiors in some of the world’s most iconic buildings, Hare and Humphreys are the first port of call.
Gresham Street Partners
If you have an existing property portfolio full of capital gain but you are concerned about paying top rate tax on rental income then Gresham Street Partners can help you solve your tax planning through an LLP structure. They work by transforming buy to let property portfolios from private ownership into company ownership (with commercial landlords involving HMRC from the start) so that clients can yield greater profits and receive bespoke and unique tax benefits including wiping out all previously accumulated capital gains tax and enabling the extraction of the equity value of the property out of the corporate after three-months, totally tax-free, whilst also protecting against Inheritance Tax.
Paye Stonework & Restoration
It is fair to say that Paye has earned its renowned title not only by its outstanding work, but the way in which each client is treated as an equal partner. The company’s extensive management resources, specialist operatives and suppliers allow them to cater to a wide and diverse range of clients in both the public and private sectors. The V&A Museum and the Temple of Mithras are just two current projects that Paye are working on. Specialising in historic façades and monuments but in no way limited to these, Paye provides a number of services that stretch from consultation to reparation and adaptation of historic buildings. It is in the company’s best interest to preserve and protect important landmark, which is why each project is assessed individually and craftsmen are assigned based on their extensive knowledge and select set of skills suitable to the task at hand. At Paye, imposing modern methods onto original buildings is just one way in which the company has been acknowledged and respected as one of the best
James and James London
When James Nightingale and Nigel Bishop started their luxury property agency, they knew that a different level of dedication and personal handling would be called for in order to make their business a success. And ever since their inception, James and James have continued to thrive as a luxury property agency. Why? Because they truly understand the niche market of extraordinary, unique London homes, and what’s more, they know how to give their clients what they want. These professionals have made their name from successfully meeting each and every one of their clients’ individual requirements with the utmost discretion, professionalism and drive, and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! James and James are proud to be featured as one of the 150 Great British Brands by Country and Town House. “James and James uses its expertise and insider knowledge to provide savvy advice on buying and selling a property.” – Vogue Magazine.
Whether you require an urgent solution to an out of hours breakdown or simply need help finding live TV/streaming media in a hurry, they are well versed in sourcing content as fast as possible from legal sources, using legitimate methods. They have experience working on some of the most complex AVIT systems in markets including aviation, marine, residential, motorhomes and UHNW families always on the move. They are available 24/7 and will always make sure they can provide a solution to the most outlandish problem/request.
Shield Pest Control
As holders of the royal warrant since 2008, Shield Pest Control go the extra mile when it comes to an infestation in a public or private dwelling. Be it a hotel, restaurant or school in a rural or urban area, there is no one better suited to the job than these guys. All their technicians are BPCA trained and certified and provide a free, no-obligation site survey so that an inspection of the area and the pest can be undertaken and a recommendation for the best course of action. Pest control is something that no home or establishment can overlook. Any unwanted guests that have outstayed their welcome will not be around much longer once these guys are on the case. From your everyday mice and insects, to more exotic pests, no infestation is troublesome for Shield Pest Control. All work is carried out with the utmost environmental awareness, and performed to the highest most professional degree, making them of the most trusted companies in the industry. After the experts have carried out their duties, guidance is also provided on how best to pest-proof the area for the future at an easy and affordable rate.
Charlie Mullims started Pimlico Plumbers from the basement of a Pimlico estate agent in 1979 with just a second hand van and a bag of tools, and hasn’t looked back since. His business has grown to be the largest independent plumbers in London, carrying out 80,000 plumbing jobs a year. Pimlico Plumbers are on call across the City 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and arrive for emergency calls within one hour. As well as plumbing, they offer a complete property maintenance services, checking drains, bathrooms, electrics, appliances, carpentry, building, and roofing. Pimlico Plumbers strictly employ only the finest craftsmen and engineers and they operate incredibly high quality control guidelines and work guarantee, which are reflected in the glowing reviews it consistently receives. All this customer satisfaction has clearly paid off as the firm has won National Installer of the Year twice and the Best Customer Service award.
For over 100 years Best Gapp has dealt in London’s fast moving property market, helping countless clients achieve their goals. Located in Belgravia, the firm deals in the following premium areas of the capital: Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Westminster, South Kensington and Victoria. The real estate team includes high qualified, experienced professionals with a proven track record in the upper end of the property market. Best Gapp’s local expertise is hard to beat, meaning they can provide strong advice on anything from local rental values to property maintenance.
For 32 years, Regents Park based Aston Chase have been the independent estate agent of choice for the top end of the residential market, throughout Central and North West London. Putting their customers’ interests first is at the core of everything that these professionals do. Whether they are focusing on buying, selling, letting or investing, Aston Chase’s highly experienced team are dedicated to understanding their clientele’s particular requirements, and getting the job done with integrity and discretion. Aston Chase covers the areas of Marylebone, St. Johns Wood, Hampstead and Regents Park.
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