Some examples of how The Organisers have helped our clients:
Security Check And Run A London Home
The Client: International family
The Brief: Every week, visit and security check a house in London. All paperwork and maintenance to be dealt with. Prepare the house for family visits, including having it cleaned and making sure the fridge is stocked.
The Outcome: The family is secure in the knowledge that their property is cared for.
Find an emergency dentist on a Sunday afternoon
The Client: American woman holidaying in London
The Brief: Arrange for a dental specialist to replace a filling which had fallen out. The resulting cavity was causing the client excruciating pain.
The Outcome: The client was seen by a private dentist at his Central London surgery. The filling was replaced and the client was able to continue with her holiday.
File decades of financial paperwork
The Client: A retired businessman
The Brief: To sort through and put in order tax returns from three countries and boxes of financial papers.
The Outcome: The Organisers put everything in order and helped the client decide which papers he no longer needed. They set up a simple filing system so that paperwork could be managed better going forward. Backup paperwork and detailed spreadsheets were sent to his accountant KPMG and his tax returns were completed on time. The client felt as though a weight had been lifted from his shoulders.
Provide support to a busy Family Office
The Client: Family Office MD
The Brief: To provide extra PA support over the summer while the family are resident in the UK.
The Outcome: The Organisers looked after all travel arrangements, and worked for the family as required throughout their visit. The family enjoyed the continued high level of support that they are accustomed to.
London office building refurbishment
The Client: Financial Organisation
The Brief: Design and refurbish wharf building offices.
The Outcome: Partitioning completed, floors redone, lighting and audio visual equipment installed and the office re-let to a long-term tenant.
Find London office space for a company relocation
The Client: Financial services company
The Brief: Search for suitable offices and provide the client with a shortlist. Conduct initial viewings.
The Outcome: The business moved into one of the shortlisted properties three months later. The Organisers handled the lease negotiation and now look after the client's facilities management needs.
Find a perfect HR manager
The Client: A large London-based publisher
The Brief: Compile a shortlist of suitable candidates and co-ordinate the interview process.
The Outcome: Six months after she started her new role, the company's HR manager is settled and the COO is delighted with the positive changes she has made.
Find gifts for corporate hospitality guests
The Client: A London-based media company
The Brief: Source bags and high-value contents to give to influential guests after an awards dinner.
The Outcome: The client was thrilled with the thoughtful products sourced and the attractively presented bags. The good feedback from guests exceeded his expectations.
Arrange a business trip to three continents
The Client: Busy COO
The Brief: Arrange all flights, cars, hotels, documentation and a dinner for the COO's clients in New York.
The Outcome: The client attended five meetings on three continents in less than a week. The Organisers ensured everything ran smoothly and the client was very satisfied.
Surprise 18th birthday party…concierge services
The Client: International family
The Brief: Open London home and prepare it for the family’s secret visit. Arrange an 18th birthday party for 200 people at the house. Must haves: a bucking bronco machine and cocktail bar with flare barman.
The Outcome: The client's daughter was thrilled with her surprise party and it all went off without a hitch.
Formal housekeeper installed in Spain
The Client: A global businessman
The Brief: Advertise and contact recruitment agencies for an experienced, professional housekeeper, interview the candidates and present a shortlist of suitable candidates.
The Outcome: The client’s first choice candidate had their references verified, CRB check processed and paperwork completed by The Organisers and started the position immediately.
UK boarding school children, concierge services
The Client: International family, children at UK boarding school
The Brief: All school paperwork to be dealt with plus family liaison. Arrange for the children and all luggage to be transported as required. Prepare the house for family visits on exeats, including having it cleaned and making sure the fridge is stocked.
The Outcome: The family arranged a contract with The Organisers student concierge service and is secure in the knowledge their children have a hotline to experts who will look after their needs in the UK and closely work with the family. They liaised regularly with the schools and the families, including arranging summer school courses and smaller issues like taking the children to the orthodontist and arranging cars and travel for all the family.
Relocation of CEO from The States to the UK
The Client: Global media company
The Brief: Manage the relocation from start to finish with as little disruption to the CEO as possible. She and her family need to walk into a fully functioning property. Schools placement for her children.
The Outcome: The Organisers ensured the property was completely furnished and stocked with household items and all IT equipment was installed before the family arrived. All their clothes were unpacked, their belongings were arranged and the fridge was filled. Both the client and the CEO were delighted and the children are happy in their new schools.
Manage the refurbishment of a Grade II Listed Home
The Client: Oxfordshire CEO
The Brief: To put together a design team for the house including interior and landscape designers, project manager, architect and builder. To put the building contract out to tender and present their findings to the client. To attend design team meetings on the client’s behalf. To make site visits on a regular basis and send photographs of the progress to the client via email. To oversee the project from start to finish to ensure it is completed to the highest standard.
The Outcome: The Organisers brought the project in on time, as specified and within budget for a very satisfied client.
‘Mary Poppins’ Found
The Client: An over-worked mother of one.
The Brief: Advertise for a wonderful nanny, interview the candidates and present a short-list.
The Outcome: The family’s first choice was CRB checked and her references followed up. She started a month later and the client was delighted with her.
Corporate Function Crisis Averted!
The Client: A businessman who had been let down for his corporate function at the UEFA Champions League final in Munich.
The Brief: Find 10 Category One tickets, organise ‘unavailable’ 5* accommodation and all transport and hospitality for the client’s guests.
The Outcome: Crisis averted and all just five days before the event. The client and his guests were thrilled.
Home Prepared For The New Owner’s Arrival
The Client: An international businessman.
The Brief: Sort out a ‘few problems’ in a newly purchased London apartment. After receiving the keys in the post, The Organisers discovered almost nothing, from the oven to the showers, was working.
The Outcome: A few weeks later, a beautifully functioning property was handed over to the relieved client.
Caribbean Holiday Arranged
The Client: A large family.
The Brief: Source Caribbean villas and staff and arrange the flights, cars, menus and activities.
The Outcome: A short-list of options was presented on time and within budget. The family had a glorious holiday and now use The Organisers whenever they need a break.
Emergency Repairs Supervised
The Client: An international businesswoman.
The Brief: Find an emergency plumber after a client’s housekeeper phoned on a Sunday to report a massive leak.
The Outcome: A plumber was there within the hour along with one of The Organisers. The leak was fixed and the insurance company notified. The Organisers followed through with quotes and repairs.
Find An Elephant For A Wedding
The Client: A Surrey couple.
The Brief: Plan a large wedding, including the venues and food, entertainment and honeymoon. Oh, and find an elephant…and arrange a large animal permit.
The Outcome: The couple were delighted and the band played Mancini’s Baby Elephant Walk at precisely the right moment. It was a wedding The Organisers will never forget!
The Client: A frustrated CFO who had been trying for months to let his flat.
The Brief: Let the flat for a minimum contract period of one year.
The Outcome: The Organisers printed leaflets, distributed them in the local catchment area and advertised. The property was let for a three-year contract at the right price.
Find violin lessons for a nine-year-old girl
The Client: A family relocating from China
The Brief: The child was already playing to a high standard and her family wanted her to continue with her tuition after their relocation to the UK.
The Outcome: The Organisers found a violin teacher close to the little girl's London day school. The parents are pleased with her progress.
Source a special gift for a 40th birthday
The Client: British COO based in New York
The Brief: Track down a much-coveted handbag for the client's wife.
The Outcome: The bag was tracked down in Italy. The Organisers had it beautifully wrapped and made sure it was waiting for the relieved client's wife on her birthday.
Country home prepared for a long weekend’s entertaining
The Client: American family with homes in London and the Cotswolds
The Brief: Prepare the country house for the family’s arrival. Deep clean to be carried out. Temporary staff, including a butler and chef to be vetted and appointed. New curtains to be hung. Gardens tidied and housekeeper ready for action. Fridge and bar filled. Children on exeat to be met from the train station and chaperoned until their parents’ arrival.
The Outcome: The family and their guests had a wonderful weekend. The Organisers now hold keys to both the family’s homes.
The Client: International businessman
The Brief: Ensure security and maintenance of a second home in the English countryside.
The Outcome: On a regular Home Watch visit The Organisers smelled gas on entering the property. The relevant authority was informed and were at the house within 30 minutes. The Organisers were able to let them into the house and show them where the incoming gas supply was located, whilst maintaining the security of the property. The leak was located and made safe. The Organisers kept the client advised throughout and made arrangements for the recommended repairs.
Organise me the perfect family Christmas holiday
The Client: A busy family with children of all ages
The Brief: To arrange and book a holiday for Christmas time that is entertaining for all ages.
The Outcome: The Organisers arranged for the family to visit Lapland for four days and arranged a whole host of activities for the family, including a private visit from Father Christmas in the comfort of their luxury, snow-covered cabin; an exhilarating husky ride through the snow-topped trees; and even a gingerbread-making afternoon with some local elves. The family thanked us warmly and said that the trip was “utterly magical and perfect in every way”.
Call +44 (0)20 7078 7554 or contact us to talk to one of The Organisers.