Concierge And Lifestyle Management in London. CALM


Tamara has been a researcher for Tatler’s Schools Guide for the last four years. She is great at ‘getting under the skin’ of schools and seeing beyond the prospectuses and marketing speak to get a feel for what the schools are really like. She is incredibly well-connected and a valuable member of our team.

Alice Rose , Tatler Education Editor

I couldn’t be more delighted with Tamara’s project management skills and professionalism working on the full restoration and extension of my London property. Over the course of 9 months she went above and beyond the call of duty overseeing every detail, from property search, planning applications, managing architects and budgets to sourcing suppliers, builders, decorators, furniture and interiors. From the start she was full of ideas and enthusiasm. What really impressed me was her attention to detail, vision, responsiveness, constant updates and ability to remain on schedule and her strong focus on cost management. This also went all the way to the end of the project, I fully trusted her to get the job done whilst I was oversees, having visited the property only once for an hour and collaborated purely via email and Skype, I was bowled over with the result. Tamara and her team were an absolute delight to deal with and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to project manage redecorating or redesigning their home, and will be using her for any future London developments.

Alastair Walton, Australian Consul-General in Houston, Texas, USA

When Elephant Family put the word out in Scotland that we were looking for a project manager extraordinaire – capable of building a rock solid committee, raising thousands of pounds and organising stunning events on lemonade pockets – the cry that went up was Tamara Whitson! Those recommendations couldn’t have been more spot on – as a result of her tenacity, connections and hard work we achieved a record breaking auction result of £350,000, over 100 press clippings and new friends and supporters in all the right places. We couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Ruth Powys, Chief Executive, Elephant Family

I spend many weeks in the year in Scotland and Tamara Whitson organised my life with absolute precision. I never have to think about anything as everything has always been anticipated and dealt with. Also, without question she is the most delightful and charming person one could hope to meet, let alone organise one’s life. I wish the hell that she would move to London!

Mark Shand

Tamara and her team took all the strain out of the organisation of our Christmas drinks party. She put on a lovely show for us, attended to every detail and made the evening an all round success.

Angus Forsyth, Nexus Business Space

As a single man facing the daunting prospect of hosting a housewarming party for a large number of people, I turned to Tamara for help. It was immediately apparent that I could relax and get on with life safe in the knowledge that Tamara had everything in hand – her fun and friendly demeanor is backed up a meticulous and proactive approach to organisation – literally every detail, no matter how small, is thought about and issues are immediately confronted and dealt with. The evening was a huge success – undoubtedly that was down to Tamara and the team (including caterers, florists, even a DJ) that she assembled and directed with skill and efficiency. I would not hesitate to use Tamara again and can wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone who needs help either in planning an event or in organising any aspect of their life.

Simon Thomson, CEO Cairn Energy

Tamara organised a most successful fund raising dinner in Archers Hall, Edinburgh in aid of "The Gurkha Welfare Trust Scotand’ to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. As well as doing the arrangements for this important Dinner, which included the invitations, logistics, dealing with the caterers, she also attracted substantial sponsorship and auction prizes. I have no hesitation in recommending her for her efficiency and her initiative.

The Hon Gerald Maitland Carew

We had an enormously successful charity evening and it was a pleasure to work with Tamara at CALM in Scotland she ensured everything ran smoothly and efficiently in the lead up to the event and on the day of the dinner. I would thoroughly recommend using CALM for any type of event management

Sherriff Derrick McIntyre TD WS

Tamara Whitson has been an invaluable help to us in upgrading our Edinburgh West End flat and preparing it for marketing. She has sourced materials, contacted and liaised with tradesmen, kept within our budget, overseen any work required and ensured that it was completed on time. She has both flair and expertise and we are delighted with what she has achieved. She is capable, diligent and completely reliable. We have much pleasure in recommending both her and her company.

Professor and Mrs Angus Stuart

I have worked with Tamara in organising a number of events throughout Edinburgh in the last few years and have always been impressed by her attention to detail and ability to satisfy the toughest of demands around imminent deadlines. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her for anyone who needs help in organising a private party or charity event.

George Eadie, CR Smith