Peter Edelman
Georgetown University Law Center
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Ben Elliot

Quintessentially Group

London, UK


Quintessentially Group

Ben Elliot


Ben Elliot is the co-founder of Quintessentially, the luxury lifestyle group and concierge service. The Group operates in 60 cities globally and has 32 sister businesses. Ben is also the chairman of the Quintessentially Foundation which, since 2008, has raised over £4.5 million for various charities.

Ben holds a number of non-executive board positions and in 2014 was rated by GQ as one of the top 100 most connected men in Britain. He produced the award winning documentary Fire in Babylon.

Ben lives in London and is passionate about cycling, cricket and Dorset.

Ben Elliot’s Newsfeed

British supermarkets sign government pledge to halve food waste by 2030

The announcement comes after the government appointed philanthropist Ben Elliot as the UK’s first Food Surplus and Waste Champion, prompting him to launch the Step up to the Plate initiative last month, in which he called on nearly 300 organisations to pledge to cut food waste. “To those retailers yet to sign the pledge – why not? You have a responsibility to step up and do your bit. We will be highlighting those who participate and those who do not,” he said.

Exclusive: Councils could face food waste 'name and shame'

Food waste ‘tsar’ Ben Elliot will name and shame poor performing councils and businesses to try to change public attitudes to discarded food. Mr Elliot runs luxury services company Quintessentially but said he became involved in food waste after volunteering with a friend’s charity. He said: “The difficulty I see is budgets and I totally get that councils have problems there. The problem is that 70% of the 10.2m tonnes of food we throw away every year is from households, and food waste is not going down..."


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Ben Elliot’s Background

Dec 2000 - Present
Quintessentially Group provide Private Membership and Corporate Services designed so that everything is catered to their Members' preferred level of assistance and tailored to their personal requirements.

Other Business Interests

Board Director
Jul 2018 - Present
London, UK
Ben is committed to helping Triplerr deliver on its mission of transforming the global real estate transactions eco-system. They have developed a technology solution that enables estate agents to increase lead conversion rates by up to 3x, compared with normal internet leads. Triplerr's smart technology platform matches and connects property seekers & agents within minutes.
Non-Executive Director
Apr 2014 - Present
London, UK
Hawthorn Advisors was founded to help institutions and individuals to navigate complexity and risk, building a senior team of diverse backgrounds and common expertise in advising at the highest levels of the corporate and political worlds.
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Sep 2002 - Present
London, UK
Elephant Family exists to save the endangered Asian elephant from extinction in the wild, along with tigers, orang-utans and all the other animals who share their habitat. At present we are the only charity in the UK & Ireland who is solely dedicated to wild & captive Asian elephants.

Ben Elliot’s Education

Politics - BSC
1994 - 1997
1988 - 1993