The eXcellence Group hosted a luxury network event of British excellence and wealth at McLaren London, 100 Knightsbridge last month.

The event brought together the very best British and International luxury brands, combined with the opportunity to invest in the latest successful innovative tech, media and luxury startups. The guests were a mix of ultra high net worth, angel investors, capital investment firms, family offices and successful entrepreneurs looking to invest in new technologies and future forming business ideas.

For this exclusive evening the eXcellence Group teamed up with McLaren London supercars providing the perfect way to fuse business with pleasure in a unique environment. Guests were greeted at the red carpet with glasses of Nyetimber English sparkling wine, Silent pool Gin and Tonic and delicious canapés, while the McLaren super cars were ogled, discussed and admired. There were three perfect specimens to admire: the 650S Spider, the 570S and the 650S Sprint (an extraordinary track car), all stunningly beautiful in their own right, much conversation was taken up with trying to decide which to place at the top of one's Christmas list! The McLaren London showroom was packed out with guests eager to meet the luxury brands and see the handpicked selection of startups present their already successful companies seeking further investment to place their businesses at the forefront of their markets.

Luxury brands were shared, such as Edge Retreats Luxury Villas, who have a curated collection of exceptional villas across the world's most coveted destinations, along with a global concierge service to tailor your trip with exclusive experiences. Luke McCormick, founder and CEO, presented a visually stunning selection of the most unique and exquisite villas around the world available for rent through their state of the art online portal.

Robert Loomes Watches were showcased; Loomes & Co are extraordinary British watchmakers who manufacture beautiful English Watches. Each Robert Loomes watch is made to order and requires hundreds of hours of skilled finishing, decoration and assembly. Robert continues 350 years of family British watchmaking dating back to Thomas Loomes in 1650 who then ran the world's largest firm of clock and watchmakers. Each watch is entirely made in England and represents the ultimate in British craftsmanship.

XCOR Space Expeditions were also in attendance, with a model of their futuristic Lynx spacecraft, and their video shown later in the evening which featured Sir Bob Geldof who has signed up to go into space and can't wait for the "f**k off adventure of it", which caused great excitement. XCOR are offering the opportunity to go into space and become an official astronaut and see the world from space as so few have seen it before, a life changing experience.

Luxury prizes were donated by McLaren London to test drive one of their latest supercars and Edge Retreats offered a superb luxury holiday in the Maldives to the lucky winner. Lovely goody bags were snapped up by the guests with gifts from Love eXcellence such as Aroma Holiday scented candles and Moroccan Natural beauty products, and some treats from the sponsors: Edge Retreats, Robert Loomes, XCOR, Silent pool Distillers and Nyetimber Sparkling English wine. Copies of International eXcellence Magazine were also distributed at the event to the high net worth guests who read about the latest launch of the McLaren 570S in Portugal and other luxury news and travel.

Yves de Contades, founder of the eXcellence Group, a luxury marketing and wealth network company, welcomed guests and introduced the speakers. The startups were looking for between £100,000 and £3.5 million to elevate their business to the next stage. Handpicked tech and media startups already showing successful turnover made a speedy pitch to the elite guests for further investment: Wearable Technologies, Jamville, Toy Soldier Pictures, Playmob, Sylect, Spectre / KickAR, MovieSta and Fruitful Finance all made engaging presentations covering a wealth of businesses. Bang & Olufsen displayed their latest screen technology allowing the startups to display their ground breaking business ideas in style.

Jude Ower, founder and CEO of Playmob, was recently recognised in the New Year's Honours list and received an MBE for services to entrepreneurship.

The event was covered by Forbes Magazine and you can read their article here:

The eXcellence Group were delighted that all the leading wealth firms and capital investment companies attended, making this a fantastic wealth network for discovering new investments, great luxury brands and innovative new ideas. The evening was hailed as a great success by all concerned and the next event is being planned for early spring. The eXcellence Group are currently looking for new and successful startups seeking first or further investment.