Ben Elliot is the Co-Founder of Quintessentially, the luxury lifestyle group and global concierge service, which he started in London in December 2000.
Ben was educated at Eton College and graduated with a BSc in Politics from the University of Bristol.
Quintessentially began life as a luxury concierge service available to its members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, on hand to assist with any lifestyle requests. Over the past seventeen years, Quintessentially has established itself as the leading luxury lifestyle group with over sixty offices and over 3,000 employees worldwide. Alongside the main lifestyle services, Quintessentially’s additional specialisms include travel, events, education, communications, wine and aviation, among others.
Ben is also the Chairman of the Quintessentially Foundation, which was established in 2008 and has raised in excess of £10 million through innovative events and charity partnerships. He also acts as a Trustee for The Eranda Rothschild Foundation, a charitable trust founded by the Rothschild family which makes donations to registered charities working in the fields of medical research, education and the arts.
Ben is a Trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum and sits on the Development Board member of the Royal Albert Hall. He works very closely with HRH The Prince of Wales on a number of his charitable projects. Ben was also proudly involved in the fundraising for Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. He also acted as Treasurer for the Conservative Party’s London Mayoral Campaign, raising record sums in support of the candidate, his good friend Zac Goldsmith.
Ben is a Non-Executive Director of YouGov Plc as well as a Partner in Hawthorn, a successful corporate communications business. He regularly contributes to the Financial Times, New York Times, Tatler magazine and other publications. In 2010, Ben executively produced the BAFTA nominated feature documentary ‘Fire in Babylon’, which won the Best Historical Documentary at The Grierson Awards, 2011.