From luxury holidays to swanky events, there are plenty of perks that come with being wealthy, but the downside is that you generally have to organise it all yourself. While a few clicks on a travel website or mailing out a few invites might not seem like that much effort, dealing with missed flight connections or mishaps with the catering for your event is another matter all together, and let’s not even get started on the rest.
If you’re anything like us, then the chances are that you’ve often wished there was someone who would just do it all for you, saving you the headache and the associated stress and leaving you free to enjoy the luxury lifestyle you’ve created for yourself.
Enter Edmund Parker, a savvy young entrepreneur who had made it his mission to alleviate his affluent client base of just about any issue or task. Having launched his luxury lifestyle and concierge company, Edmund Parker Management in September 2020, his new venture is already winning him a legion of loyal customers, and will do just about anything to make their lives that little bit easier and more enjoyable.
From menial tasks such as arranging for someone to fix your broken guttering (because let’s face it – who has got the time or the inclination to spend an hour on hold to your local maintenance service?) to arranging you a chartered flight to your lavish chalet in the French Alps, Edmund’s highly sought-after services have got you covered.
It’s not just individual tasks that Edmund and his team take off your hands, either – in fact, the company even offers a bespoke project management service, which handles everything from overseeing a luxury property renovation from start to finish (keeping to your brief and budget, of course), to organising each and every detail of a sophisticated birthday event.
Reliable, cost-effective and downright convenient, there’s a lot to love about this genius service – and despite having launched his venture in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen travel and events largely put on pause – Edmund reports that he has already been receiving a great response.
He said: “There will always be demand for the type of services we offer – even when travel plans and events have been put on ice. In fact, it’s thanks to our versatility and willingness to take on almost any task for our high-net-worth clientele that has meant we’re already seeing success regardless of the current global climate.
“Time doesn’t stand still because of the pandemic, and many of our current and prospective clients already have big plans for the year ahead. So, at Edmund Parker Management, we’re delighted to be able to lighten the load for them. Most of them live very busy lifestyles, and knowing that we can give them some more time to spend doing the things they enjoy feels great.”
So, who exactly is Edmund, and how did Edmund Parker Management come to fruition?
“The idea, like most, started as a seed. When I finished school, I opted to go straight into the working world rather than studying for a university degree, and by the time most of my friends had graduated I had four years’ work experience under my belt in London,” he explains.
“I worked for a respected interior design company for over three years – as the odd jobs man, to begin with – then, more by accident than by design, I set up and ran their property management company.
“It was that concept that served as my initial inspiration, and so I took it and expanded it to create a business that manages high-net-worth clients, and their lifestyles, instead.”
His past experience, it seems, has come in rather handy. With a little black book filled with the contact details for most of the top interior designers in London, organising renovations and landscaping projects is more seamless than it would be for anyone who hadn’t previously been immersed in that world.
But Edmund has taken it upon himself to make Edmund Parker Management indispensable for just about everything else, too, from cellar management, which might involve sourcing and shipping the very finest of wines, to laying his hands on the best VIP event tickets money can buy, which as we all know, can often prove stressful where demand is strong.
“I’ve always been known as a fixer. If my friends or family have a problem or an issue that needs dealing with, ‘ask Edmund’ has become their mantra. They know that I’ll be able to come up with a solution, and it’s this solution and outcome based approach to life that I’ve carried with me into my business.”
With today’s fast-paced, always-on lifestyle – particularly in the case of the affluent – it’s a service that is no doubt a highly sought-after one, and here at LLM, we can’t wait to see how business takes off for Edmund Parker Management in 2021.