We are delighted to announce that we are partnering in the
launch of Kontentigo – a new private members
club for those who believe in the power of the creative arts to
enhance the human spirit. It promotes respect, inclusion and
trust: values that are welcome in our fractious times.
The simple aim is to bring people together, to take a break from
their often fast-paced and complex lives, to enjoy conversation and
friendship built around these important themes.
Regular cultural events will give members access to those who
shape the creative world in which we live: thinkers, artists,
musicians, chefs, writers and broadcasters.
Members will enjoy culturally immersive events, set to begin in
February 2020, to be staged on a monthly basis. These will
Dinners, often overseen by internationally
renowned chefs, focused on particular cultural themes.
Contributing speakers and performers, including from the worlds of
music, art, literature, journalism and broadcasting, will share
their insights and talents.
Travel, to culturally rich
destinations, accompanied by experts who will provide fascinating
Kontentigo’s founders are a group of like-minded professionals
from the worlds of hospitality, the creative arts, law and finance.
Chris Sheppardson, MD of EP Business in
Hospitality and Chess Partnership, businesses which work closely
with the hospitality industry to support successful growth and
development. Chris is known for leading industry-wide conversations
as a means of addressing key issues and challenges.
Lawrence Cartier, Consultant and International
Lawyer with Ince, and a specialist in the company/commercial
issues, with clients including major banks, corporations and high
net-worth individuals in various parts of the world including
Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa.
John Harris, Chairman and founder of the Good
Eating Company, one of London’s most successful food service
management companies, known for creating food experiences that
reflect and enhance the core values of client organisations.
Ramesh Vala OBE, Consultant
with Ince and its brand ambassador. Prior to joining the firm in
2014, he worked for a number of other leading law firms, including
as partner and head of property, where he gained extensive
experience in advising clients on property related matters.
Amir Panahi, experienced Chairperson who has
worked in a diverse range of sectors including bio food and
eco-tourism. Skilled in business planning and development, he helps
clients fulfil their potential by assisting with concession
acquisition, project viability, finance, risk, transaction and
Donald Sloan, Chairman and founder of the
Oxford Cultural Collective, an international cultural institute
that promotes a better understanding of food and drink in pursuit
of personal fulfilment, professional development and social