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16 May 2024

Telegraph Feature: The True Value of a Decent Butler – A Reflection on Luxury Living

By Mark Howarth

Recently, Sophia Money-Coutts featured us in a piece for The Telegraph. Many insightful voices echoed through the piece including one of ours, that of our Managing Director, Philippa Somerset. According to Sophia, Philippa is our very own “Mayfair authority” – which was wonderful to hear. 

Philippa’s observation that “a decent butler would set you back £100,000” underscores the indispensable role of skilled professionals in curating an exceptional living experience.

20 Nov 2023
Randle

RANDLE SIDDELEY, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: A GLIMPSE INTO THE WORK OF A ‘MODERN-DAY CAPABILITY BROWN’

By Mark Howarth

Recently, I had the enormous pleasure of interviewing the English landscape architect, Randle Siddeley, who amongst his peers has deservedly become known as ‘a modern-day Capability Brown’. I set out to discover his main influences, the design principles he works to, the way in which he deals with clients, and how he has adapted to the changing world of the landscape architect over the last 48 years.

16 Jun 2023
Somerset Estates Bronze Medal Award

SOMERSET ESTATES RECEIVES A BRONZE MEDAL FROM ECOVADIS

We are delighted to report that our Somerset Estates team has scored a rating of 90 / 100 for ethics and achieved a bronze medal in our EcoVadis assessment! 

04 May 2023

THE £2 MILLION WATCH THAT WASN’T THERE

Mark Howarth interviews Simon Morgan, former personal security to the late Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal Family. 

If criminals think you have extremely valuable items in your home, you and your family could be in serious danger. It’s unfortunate but it’s true, and that’s why home security is something to be taken seriously. 

So how do organised criminal gangs know what you own and when there is likely to be an opportunity to break into your home?

20 Feb 2023

IN MEMORY OF BARRY BREED

In February 2023 our hearts were shattered following the sudden loss of our colleague and friend Barry Breed. 

Barry was a wonderful, influential and charismatic figure in our industry. His death is a great tragedy and he will be deeply missed by so many.  

We feel so privileged to have known and worked with Barry over the past few years. He possessed a kind, caring and ambitious spirit, coupled with an infectious love of life, the industry and people. He was truly one of a kind. 

20 Dec 2022

SOMERSET ESTATES X STUDIO MIAKI – HARMONIOUS PARTNERSHIP

It was brilliant to collaborate with Studio Miaki on a property in Chelsea this year and the finished result was something everyone was thrilled with.

Our Head of Communications speaks to Philippa Somerset and Mia Kitisinis from Studio Miaki about what it takes to create a harmonious partnership and what can be produced because of it.

19 Dec 2022

SOMERSET ESTATES & CORNFLAKE – DESIGNER DINNER – THE FESTIVITIES BEGAN IN TRUE STYLE

Earlier this month, we hosted the ‘Let the Festivities Begin’ dinner with our wonderful partners at Cornflake, on Thursday 1st of December for some incredibly influential industry invitees.

26 Apr 2022

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, NO LONGER JUST A MAN’S WORLD

In celebration of the upcoming three year anniversary of Somerset Estates, I sat down with Rachel Milliams, Property Account Manager at Somerset Estates, to talk about confidently breaking into a traditionally male-dominated field, and the challenges and opportunities it entails. 

15 Dec 2021

LET OUR VACANT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES EASE YOUR MIND THIS CHRISTMAS

Part of our commitment at Somerset Estates is to ensure that the properties we look after receive the same level of care when they are vacant, no matter the time of year, as many of us are familiar with horror stories such as undetected water leaks! 

10 Dec 2021
Barry Breed

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM BARRY BREED

Do you want to know what Barry Breed’s secret to success is? Our Business Development Consultant shares his opinion alongside Philippa Somerset and here we highlight some tips from the best in the business. Our newly appointed Marketing Director, Mark Howarth asks the questions.