Martin Higgins grew up in the Middle of England and had an extensive education in Hospitality and Hotel Management. After realising his vocation lay in private service, he took a position within The Royal Household.
He trained at Buckingham Palace as a footman and underbutler – a prestigious start to his career in the private service industry. He worked throughout Europe for an elite clientele, followed by almost ten years for a prominent New York family. He returned to London to co-create Green Baize Door, one of the World’s leading domestic Staff agencies as well operating Private Chefs Incorporated, London.
In 2006, he turned his efforts to run and manage the various households Worldwide of a HNW family.
Through his professionalism, reliability, diplomacy and his extensive experience in all fields of private service, Martin’s clients have trusted him to interview, hire, train and supervise staff, manage the estate’s administration as well as manage on a ‘hands-on’ basis, the daily running of multiple residences.
He has worked alongside top International designers including, Mark Hampton, Peter Marino and Michael Smith Inc to assist in the smooth opening and set up of some of the World’s foremost residential properties.
Now, based in London, he has turned those talents to the creation of House Martin of London in handling all aspects of effective household organisation.
Combining his years of experience with his empathetic and compassionate nature, Martin can work easily with both employers and staff alike to discuss areas that require help; and thus work effectively and joyfully with staff to train and bring them up to scratch. He knows the importance of harmony in a household and how strong organisation and communication is vital to the smooth running of any home.
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