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Ben Elliot


Quintessentially Group

London, UK

Ben Elliot


Ben Elliot is the Co-Founder of Quintessentially, the luxury lifestyle group and 24-hour global concierge service in 2000. As the Founder and Chairman of the Quintessentially Foundation, it has raised in excess of £13m for charitable causes since 2008. Working alongside charities, its mission is to improve the education, health and welfare of disadvantaged people, predominantly in the UK. To date, the Quintessentially Foundation has helped 10,000 school children in Enfield and Croydon through Place2Be, added funding towards a new cancer centre in London through Maggie's and assisted vital projects in Syria through War Child.

He is also the Co-Founder of Hawthorn Advisors, which helps institutions and individuals to navigate complexity and risk, advising at the highest levels of the political and corporate worlds. In December 2018, Ben was appointed by Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, as the Government’s first Food Surplus and Waste Champion. In July 2019, Ben was appointed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party.

Ben is a Trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Chairman of the Philanthropy Board of the Royal Albert Hall and a Trustee of The Eranda Rothschild Foundation, a charitable trust founded by the Rothschild family which makes donations to registered charities in the fields of medical research, education and the arts. Ben is also a Non-Executive Director of YouGov and the Honorary Treasurer of the Centre for Policy Studies.

Ben was educated at Eton College, graduated with a BSc in Politics from the University of Bristol and is passionate about London, cricket and Dorset.

Ben Elliot’s Newsfeed

The Independent
Help the Hungry: UK food waste czar Ben Elliot warns coronavirus pandemic could leave millions...

...hungry. The Independent discusses Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party, Ben Elliot and his thoughts on UK food waste during the current global pandemic. The Food Surplus and Waste Champion discusses his recent letter written to all of the large retailers and supermarkets asking them to be "more flexible about best before dates and to work more closely with redistributors". Mr Elliot says “Only in a crisis do things actually change in society”.

UK government gives £1.15 million to tackle food waste

Businesses and not-for-profits in England will benefit from £1.15 million of funding to help them come up with creative new ways to tackle food waste by changing people’s behavior or transforming it into other materials...“The country’s first ever Food Waste Action Week will be taking place from Monday 11th May and I encourage and implore everyone to get stuck in, joining together and taking the fight to food waste,” Ben Elliot said when announcing the ‘Food Waste Action Week’.

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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

Executive Producer
London, UK
Fire in Babylon is a 2010 British documentary film about the record-breaking West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 1980s. Featuring stock footage and interviews with several former players and officials. The was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Documentary. It was the joint-winner of the UNESCO Award at the Jamaica Reggae Film Festival 2011.

Current Non-Executive Positions

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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.
Jan 2017 - Present
London, UK
The Victoria and Albert Museum, the world's leading museum of art & design, is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the Prime Minister.
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Chairman of the Philanthropy Board
2015 - Present
London, UK
The Royal Albert Hall is London's most iconic venue. A concert hall, registered charity and one of the UK's most treasured buildings.
2008 - Present
Leighton Buzzard, UK
The Eranda Rothschild Foundation is a charitable trust founded by the Rothschild family which has made donations totalling more than £74 million to a wide range of registered charities in the fields of medical research, education & the arts.
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Public Service

Jul 2019 - Present
London, UK
Appointed in July 2019 by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Conservative Party is one of the UK's main political parties which believes in a stronger, fairer country with real opportunity for all.
Food Surplus and Waste Champion
Dec 2018 - Present
London, UK
Appointed by Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Ben is the Government’s first Food Surplus and Waste Champion to set ambitious direction to help drive down unnecessary food waste in England.

Ben Elliot’s Education

Politics - BSC
1994 - 1997
1988 - 1993