Andrew joined the RedBook team a few years ago, in a Non-Exec capacity, and more recently as Chairman.
Andrew has spent nearly 40 years, founding, buying and managing businesses in the service industry. Now, in his later years, he enjoys working with some of the most exciting “best in class” brands in the UK in a similar Non-Exec and Chairman capacity. Andrew’s vast experience is well placed to guide the business in its exciting next phase.
He lives predominantly in Somerset with his patient wife, too many children and grandchildren.
Tom recently joined the RedBook team 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 ten 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.
Barak is an RIBA Chartered Architect who brings 12 years of diverse experience of interior- and building-design to RedBook. He worked as an architect at Foster+Partners in London and Madrid, before moving to a leading interior-design studio and then progressing to a highly regarded developer of luxury property.
He brings with him a wealth of international experience across all design and construction stages, nurturing projects from inception to completion, having worked on high-end residential and hospitality projects in the UAE, USA, Mexico, Morocco, Italy, Spain and London. Barak has a special interest in sustainability and property development advice.
Emily has worked with RedBook since before its launch ten years ago. She is our Practices Director.
With an academic training in psychology, and a professional background advising companies on how best to engage with their social environment, she is ideally suited to assessing the suitability of creative practices and technical specialists for clients.
‘The success of a project involving a team of property specialists depends so much on the personal chemistry with their clients. So a crucial part of what we do is assess who is going to bring this magical ingredient to a project for our clients. It is almost like the work of a dating agency. It fascinates me and it is hugely rewarding to contribute to as part of our service.’
Emily has long experience of transforming her own properties, and currently divides her time between London and her family home in rural Wiltshire.
Toby joined RedBook agency in March 2021 as Property Director. He has accrued over 15 years experience working for 3 top London Estate agencies. Over the last 10 Years working at Savills Toby sat in both the Super Prime Residential development team and Prime Residential Team based in Chelsea.
Toby has worked on delivery of the most prestigious London developments and has an extensive knowledge on advising and delivering high end projects. Toby has travelled internationally with a number of landmark schemes and has an extensive Global contact list. He holds the record for the highest price per square foot achieved in Marylebone and prides himself on his extensive knowledge of all things Property. Strong relationships with clients and his proven track record underpin his work and he ensures they all receive unparalleled service.
Outside of the office, he is a keen sailor and can be found on the Solent whenever the opportunity arises, or walking his cocker spaniel, Moose.
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.
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.