Andy joined RedBook after 37 years in global real estate during which time he headed up Knight Frank’s residential business across 60 countries. His focus was on the super-prime market, the firms UHNW global client base, whilst developing his teams’ to nurture personal relationships supported by exceptional service.
The prospect of returning to this world with RedBook and its unstinting focus on the delivery of excellence to discerning clients, all who share a desire to create remarkable homes – was for him, a dream ticket.
A self confessed property addict and frustrated builder – Andy and his wife Claire are currently building a new county house in the Cotswolds. Away from property Andy has a passion for remote and beautiful places, having spent his childhood in the Hebrides.
Tom joined Sandy and the RedBook team as an equity Partner, to help grow and strengthen the business, whilst ensuring its exceptionally high levels of service are delivered to its ever-expanding range of clients.
He has an entrepreneurial background and, before joining RedBook, set up and ran a highly successful food marketing and regulatory business which gained Government backing and enjoyed significant overseas sales, including in the Far East.
Tom has had a keen interest in property projects, having successfully transformed homes for himself and his family. He lives in East London but has a family home in Somerset and takes every opportunity to get out on the river with his fly rod.
Sandy has been advising clients on their property projects since he founded the RedBook Agency twelve years ago, having been joined by his business partner and CEO, Tom Adams, two years ago.
He enjoys helping the firm’s clients above anything—clients tell us this is obvious—and he is proud to have launched some 250 significant projects with them in London and the country. He is just as enthused by the inspiring talent of the creative practices that RedBook represents.
The idea for RedBook dates from 2003 when Sandy and his wife bought a derelict Grade II-listed 13th-century manor house in West Berkshire and began to restore it as their family home.
Sandy read law at Oxford and qualified as a barrister. He then pursued an exciting career in the media, editing on magazines including Country Life and The Sunday Telegraph and presenting TV series. At the same time, he worked with leading interior designers to transform a series of homes in London for his own use.
He and his wife, and their three daughters, divided their time between their homes in London and the country.
‘Someone once said to me that RedBook is in the ”happiness business”. I think it is a perfect description. We meet clients when their projects are bursting with potential, and we make absolutely sure they enjoy their project to the absolute full.
Zahra is a RIBA Chartered Architect. She trained at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) and qualified at the Architectural Association. She has worked as a Senior Architect and interior designer at leading architectural and interior design studios such as Red Deer, 1508 London, and BWT London.
Zahra’s experience ranges from product design to commercial and large-scale architectural projects, with a focus on bespoke high-end residences for UHNW clients both in London and the country.
From the outset, Zahra values the transformative role of quality design and respects the pursuit to build. She has a strong interest in project delivery and an understanding of different modes of practice.
Outside the office, you’ll find her painting for pleasure, gallery-hopping, and trying to learn ikebana.
Philip is a RIBA Charted Architect with over 10 years of experience across varying scales and sectors from one-off luxury homes through to multi-unit residential developments and master planning. Formerly an Associate for AJ top 50 practice, Assael Architecture, Philip led the £130 million development project, Leaside Lock, to deliver 500 homes amongst many other major housing schemes.
Previously Philip worked for architect-developer Mike Spink, designing and delivering the remodelling of two Grade II listed villas in Notting Hill from brief and feasibility studies, through planning to tender, construction packages and interior design development.
Starting his career with over 3 years of experience at Allies and Morrison, helping to design and deliver large-scale residential developments and urban masterplans. Phil received a First-class honour undergraduate and was nominated for the RIBA Hadrian’s Medal. Further gaining a Masters with Merit under tutorage from Tony Fretton and EAST studying in Sao Paulo.
Away from work, Phil loves to reconnect with nature whenever possible having grown up in the Lake District, whether that be cycling out to Surrey or running through his local woods on a weekend.
Poppy joins the RedBook team as Head of Property. Before this, she worked at Savills for ten years, most recently in their Private Office. This role saw her being involved with the most prestigious properties in the world, establishing relationships with UHNW clients around the globe and working alongside some of the best property experts the industry has to offer. Before this, she worked in the Savills Super Prime Residential Development team delivering on high-end projects throughout London.
Poppy has recently completed an interior design course at KLC; to give her a more profound knowledge of all things property.
Outside the office, Poppy will be with her young family or escaping to the outdoors to cycle, ski or paddle board.
An international authority on interior design, Liz has served as Editor-at-Large for House & Garden since 1997, following her initial formal training and experience in the fashion houses of Jaeger and Roland Klein.
With unparalleled knowledge of American and English country houses, Clive is the author of many esteemed books on architecture. Following a successful career as the long-standing editor of Country Life magazine, he is now a regular broadcaster and columnist for national newspapers.
Formerly director of the National Portrait Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum, Sir Roy has penned countless books including The Renaissance Gardens of England and Gardens through the Ages and continues to stand as one of the most respected authorities on landscape design.
Aidan started his career in the building industry over four decades ago, went on to become CEO of one of England’s most respected building firms, and continues to serve as Fellow of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, The Chartered Institute of Building and The Royal Society of Arts.
As an acclaimed authority on contemporary architecture and design, Dominic contributes to numerous publications worldwide, including The Telegraph, The Financial Times, Wallpaper and World of Interiors. His books include Mid-Century Modern Complete, The Iconic House and The Iconic Interior.
With a distinguished career spanning CEO of English Heritage and Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, Simon is a leading national authority on listed buildings and conservation architecture. He is the author of many acclaimed books including his most recent, The Building of England.
An environmental innovator, Pooran chaired the UK Government’s Advisory Committee on energy ratings in housing, and has led teams that have formulated sustainability strategies for £25 billion of real estate development internationally. He received a World Economic Forum award as European Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Pooran has also recently been appointed as a trustee of the Design Council, supporting them on the Design for Planet mission.
Sir Charles pioneered England’s re-wilding resurgence with the Wildland project on 3,500 acres of his Knepp Castle Estate in West Sussex, and has since become one of the world’s leading figures advising on facilitating large-scale ‘space for nature’ projects on several continents.