Continuing our salute and celebration of women in business, we teamed up with Selfridges and their personal shopping team to host 24 of our female Foundxrs for a champagne reception in their exclusive VIP personal shopping suite, followed by a 3-course lunch at Brasserie of Light with tables hosted by our very own Ruchi, Aarti Parmar, Amruti Choudhry and Katherine Pace.

 

DID YOU KNOW: In March 1910, Selfridges stood in solidarity with the suffragettes, pledging support to their movement by refusing to press charges following store window breakages on Oxford St. Selfridges later created in-store restaurants where women could dine unchaperoned.

 

 

Photographs by Glenn Foster for Foundxrs Club

To launch our ‘HERstory’ campaign 2024, we teamed up with Michelin Star chef, Atul Kochhar to open the celebration with a special exclusive curated breakfast at his Mayfair restaurant, Kanishka. With 40 of our female Foundxrs in attendance over breakfast, we had the pleasure of being joined by guest speaker, serial entrepreneur and investor Rupa G. Popat who was interviewed by Club member Nishi Shah, Foundxr of Happy Little Humans.

The campaign ‘HERstory’ was launched this month (MAR 24) in celebration of women in business. A campaign curated to highlight, engage, showcase and celebrate the entrepreneurial journey for our female Foundxrs. Partnering with brands and people who share the same thread of unity, sharing stories with one another to build a bond and collectively become stronger as one. Women supporting women. Foundxrs supporting Foundxrs.

 

 

Photographs by Glenn Foster for Foundxrs Club

London’s skyline on 1st Feb 2024 was a mixture of candy pinks and burnt orange as the sun set over the not so usual clear skies of our great city. Some may even say a perfect evening to enjoy the views from 14 floors up, so that’s exactly what we did.

We teamed up with our friends, developers REGAL London to host an evening of club members and people in property in the recently finished penthouse of their newest development THE HAYDON.

Located minutes from Aldgate station, this new development is modern city living at it’s best. Comprising of 87 luxury apartments, 24hr concierge, residents lobby, cinema room, gym and yoga studio, spa pool and the list on.

With a carefully curated guestlist of 26 club members, the room was filled with professionals in the world of property invited to share in the celebration and view the completion of the newest penthouse. What event is ever complete without music, food and drinks? If it’s music, why not bring a wonderful singer and his guitarist to perform an acoustic set of jazz and Motown classics (thank you Idriess and Sheldon). If it’s food, why not bring a beautiful grazing spread filled with savoury and sweet treats (thanks Kiran and Raj of The Grazing Girls). If it’s drinks you need, why not bring in a talented mixologist and bar team with a carefully curated cocktail list (thank you Ash, Cherag and Keeley of Sincere Bars).

 

 

A big thank you to Jacob and Emma from Regal London for allowing us to team up with you to host this wonderful evening.

Emma and Meghan from SEC Newgate, thank you for helping us pull everything together.

Our friends who made the evening a wonderful success, singer Idriess, guitarist Sheldon, the food team Kiran and Raj, the bar team Ash, Cherag and Keeley and our official photographer Glenn.

Lastly, our wonderful Club members, thank you for joining us and bringing your best energy as always.

 

If you’d like to see or find out more about Regal London’s new development, please click here - The HAYDON

 

Photographs by Glenn Foster for Foundxrs Club

At Foundxrs Club HQ, we’ve created a tradition of slowing down, stepping back and reflecting on our standout moments and wins of the year. This allows us to take stock of how much we’ve achieved and importantly takes us back to our WHY and what this journey is all about. Business and life are full of ups and down, but it’s important for us as individuals to learn from the loses and celebrate the wins.

 

As we look back at the last 12 months, here are some of our standout moments of 2023 . . .

 

 

1. In celebration of ‘International Women’s Day’ award winning journalist and TV personality Andrea McLean launches our ‘Audience with’ series for 2023.

See event review with Andrea

 

 

2. Along with our friends at Rolls-Royce, we launched CLUB X, a tier of the club designed for members operating larger businesses.

See launch of CLUB X with Rolls-Royce

 

 

3. Inspirational, visionary and iconic. Sonu Shivdasani OBE, Foundxr of Soneva and Six Senses took time out his 24 hours in London to join Club members for an intimate Q&A.

See event review with Sonu

 

 

4. 35 Club members collectively raised an astronomical £200k for Caudwell Youth; a charity spearheaded by John Caudwell, shaping young people’s futures.

See evening with Caudwell Youth

 

 

5. From partnering with the Chicago Bulls to setting sights of a $1bn valuation by 2029. Moses Rashid, Foundxr of the EDIT LDN shared his remarkable business journey with Club members.

See event review with Moses

 

 

6. Supporting over 50 members to upgrade their press images and profile shots through our signature shoot days.

 

 

7. Collaborating with artist Mr Controversial as he launched his new collection with his first independent solo show.

See event review with Mr Controversial

 

 

8. Phones 4U Foundxr, self-made billionaire and philanthropist spent an exclusive evening with the Club as part of our ‘Audience with’ series.

See event review with John

 

 

9. We’re super proud to have inspired more female Foundxrs to join our community, increasing our member ratio from a 70:30 split to a 60:40 split.

See review from one of our female led events

 

 

10. Michelin starred Chef Atul Kochhar, opens the doors of his restaurant Kanishka to host an exclusive breakfast event for our Day 1 members, who joined in 2020 and still remain with us.

See event review with Atul

 

 

11. Assisting in the growth of our members both professionally and personally through our masterclasses and business workshops.

See review of one of the workshops

 

 

12. Ending the year with a sparkle, bringing 100+ members together under the roof of the iconic Four Seasons Hotel, Park Lane to celebrate the year.

See End of Year Drinks review

 

 

13. One of the most important, valued and standout moments for us in Club has been the relationships the community has been able to facilitate. Meeting people who you may not have met before. Doing business with people you now call friends. Creating lasting bonds with people who simply make your soul smile. Learning from and spending time with people who help you grow. This has been the most valued part of what we have created, and we look forward to establishing more relationships in 2024.

In collaboration with MOON, a wellness platform for women, co-founded by our very own founding member Lucie Marchelot Shukla, we hosted a unique wellness experience for our female Foundxrs.

 

The relentless pace of today’s world often relegates personal well-being to the backseat. The experience gave members the opportunity to check out of their businesses, slow down and check into themselves.

 

On the day, members were taken on a journey of tantric yoga, sound healing, the benefits of ayurvedic eating and a sacred ceremony to release negative emotions and set intentions for the forthcoming year. The experience was immersive and recharging, giving members the opportunity to recalibrate and carve out some much needed ‘me time’.

 

To say the day was a huge success is an understatement, this is what some of the attending members had to say:

“This is one of the best Foundxrs events we’ve ever had, I’ve been to a few which were phenomenal, but this was my favourite.” – Amruti Choudhry

“It was nice to drop our phone, our shoes….. and be connected to one another.” – Geraldine Spurway

“Best ideas come when you relax.” – Ceylan Boyce

“When you switch off, you switch on, thank you for creating the space for us.” – Aarti Parmar

“It was educational, that was really important….” – Dil Judge

 

 

Credit: Photographs by Glenn Foster for Foundxrs Club

Over 100 members attended our festive end of year drinks, hosted in collaboration with London’s iconic Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane. The room was buzzing with energy and festive cheer as members soaked up one another’s company and celebrated another fantastic year of being part of the Foundxrs community. New members joined seasoned ones; laughter, magic and festive sparkle were all present in abundance as members indulged in a cocktail / mocktail or two. A great way to mark the end of 2023.

Thank you to all our attending members who made it such a memorable evening, you are at the heart and centre of the magic we have created.

 

 

Credit: Photographs by Glenn Foster for Foundxrs Club

After the success of last year’s inaugural Diwali event hosted by our friends at Investec, last week the success was topped by this year’s celebrations as Eileen Redmond-Macken and Anek Mhajan of Investec once again hosted an unforgettable evening at their offices in London. Joined by over 40 members of the Club and 100+ of their own guests, the evening played host to bringing good people together under the light of Diwali.

 

 

Photographs by Glenn Foster for INVESTEC x FOUNDXRS CLUB

The Gherkin. The Cheesegrater. The Walkie-Talkie. The City of London is home to a host of landmark buildings, and now, they have been joined by Principal Tower – a new luxury residential address making a statement within the London skyline. Here, we round-up the key things you need to know.

 

 

1. The design

Rising an impressive 175 metres, Principal Tower is one of London’s tallest residential buildings. It also happens to be the only residential project in London designed inside and out by globally renowned architects, Foster + Partners, the name behind some of the world’s most recognisable buildings, including 30 St Mary Axe in London, also known as the Gherkin, London City Hall and Beijing International Airport.

Architecture – with a façade of bronze stainless-steel cladding - takes inspiration from its location where the city’s rich local history and culture meets 21st century modernity. Inside, and in keeping with Foster + Partners’ minimalist aesthetic, apartments feature pale wood floors, white marble and delicate bronze detailing – designed to marry the quiet sophistication of the financial district with the creative, industrial aesthetic of nearby Shoreditch.

 

 

2. The views

London has some of the most iconic panoramas in the world, and Principal Tower is up there with the very best. Residents of the apartments enjoy far-reaching views across the capital, spanning East to West, and at every level, take in the cityscape and a host of the capital’s most impressive landmarks. Floor-to-ceiling glazing maximises the stunning views, as well as creating a feeling of space and light, and of course, mean residents always feel as if they’re in the heart of the city.

 

 

3. The amenities

Residents enjoy a suite of luxury hotel-style amenities, carefully crafted to maximise residents’ wellbeing and create the ideal environment for relaxation and rejuvenation, including an infinity pool, spa and sauna, whilst a state-of-the-art gym overlooks the buzzing piazza below. Perfect for entertaining, socialising or time with friends and family, Principal Tower also features a private cinema, residents’ lounge and mezzanine bar, all of which have been sumptuously designed for luxury and comfort.

A 24-hour concierge service, more akin to that of a five-star hotel experience, ensures the needs of every resident are met with ease and convenience. An underground car park is also available for private vehicle and bicycle storage, both accessed via two state-of-the-art car lifts for optimum security.

 

 

4. The location

The Square Mile is firmly back in style, for both business and pleasure. News that HSBC is relocating its HQ back to the City – amongst others - has shone a new spotlight on the neighbourhood and its evolution beyond its ‘business and finance-only’ reputation.

With its prime position where the City meets Shoreditch, Principal Tower is ideally placed to enjoy everything this desirable pocket of London has to offer – just a short walk from renowned eateries including Gavin La Chapelle and Sushi Samba, as well as must-visit hotels including The Hoxton, The Ned and Nobu.

For shopping, residents can head over to the nearby Royal Exchange, which features a plethora of luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Tiffany & Co., or, alternatively, venture over to historic Spitalfields Market.

 

 

5. The penthouse

The jewel in the crown of Principal Tower – and on the market for £9.9m – is a spectacular duplex penthouse set across the 48th and 49th floors of the building.

Spanning an expansive 2,850 sq. ft and wrapped in curved floor-to-ceiling glazing, it offers sky-high living at its very best. A rare scale of space in the heart of the capital, the penthouse really is a one-of-a-kind property, with uninterrupted panoramas across the skyline and a myriad of London’s best-loved landmarks.

A triple aspect living, dining room and kitchen is complete with generous outdoor private terrace, enjoying views from the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Olympic Park, across to Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater, out to Wembley stadium and beyond to the hills of Surrey and Kent.

An impressive bespoke staircase leads to the upper floor, home to three expansive bedrooms, all three with ensuite bathrooms finished in the finest Italian polished marble, and two with generous walk-in wardrobes.

 

Prices at Principal Tower start from £1,205,000, for more information please visit: www.principaltower.com.

When it comes to inspirational entrepreneurs, they don’t get much bigger than this! Recently we had the pleasure of hosting one of the UK’s most successful self-made British billionaires and philanthropist, Mr John Caudwell.

 

John grew up in Staffordshire with very little and taking his childhood lessons as motivation he navigated his way to launching, building and selling mobile phones business PHONES 4U in 2006 for £1.46 billion.

 

In February 2013, he became one of the first Britons to sign up for Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s ‘Giving Pledge’, which calls on billionaires to commit at least half their wealth to charity during their lifetime. Later, John increased his pledge from 50% to 70% as his commitment to the cause. John now dedicates most of his time to charitable causes including his own ‘Caudwell Children’ and ‘Caudwell Youth’.

 

A big thank you to John for joining us on the evening along with his right-hand-woman Jo-Ann, Head of Caudwell Youth, Karen, the team at 12 Hay Hill and of course all of our members who made it a fabulous evening.

 

 

 

Photographs by Glenn Foster for Foundxrs Club

An extremely warm September evening in London saw the showroom at Old Sessions House packed to the rafters with art collectors, creatives, investors, influencers and all in the world of ART as Foundxrs Club collaborated with contemporary artist Mr CONTROVERSIAL. The event was used to launch Mr C’s solo show simultaneously with his new collection merging the world of business with a little tongue and cheek.

 

Working closely together with Steve Humpherson, Foundxr of Cense Hospitality we partnered alongside Old Sessions House and Hama Rum to deliver an unforgettable evening.

 

 

Foundxrs Club X Mr Controversial X Cense

Photographs by Jai Shah for Foundxrs Club