Edward Marquis – The Founder
Edward is the Founder and Director of the company and is based in the south of France. Edward has inspected every property that is featured in France and Italy, and looks after the management of the properties in the south of France.
Edward was born in Edinburgh and spent his early years in Scotland. He graduated in Russian and History from London University and went on to do a post graduate course in Book and Magazine production, and Business Management at the London College of Printing. His first appointment was as Export Manager for India for Penguin Books and he later moved on to become Asia sales manager, and set up the Penguin Books office in Hong Kong. During his 5 years at Penguin Edward visited most bookshops and universities between Istanbul and Tokyo.
The allure of travel got into his blood. He started his career in travel in conference, trade fair and event management, later moving into retail and leisure travel. He was one of the pioneers of the luxury villa rental market, initially contracting some of the first villas with pools in Tuscany over 30 years ago. He has worked for luxury villa rental companies in the USA, in the UK and in France, and has been involved in the luxury villa and concierge business in St Tropez for over 25 years.
Edward is a keen photographer and has taken many of the villa shots on this website. He is an ardent cricket follower, is an MCC member and has played at Lord’s himself. When he is not looking after clients, or inspecting new villas and destinations, he is probably at his happiest in one of the stands at Lord’s or having grilled fish and a bottle of local Rosé wine at one of St Tropez’s famous beach bars.
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