When it comes to stationery, there is not much that Michael doesn’t know! But then again, it’s in his blood: he’s lived and breathed the industry since, well…he took his first breath. Michael’s parents owned and ran the prestigious Aubrey Harris Ltd – the holder of three Royal Warrants - and when the family business was acquired by the then owners of Smythson of Bond Street, two of its Warrants were transferred to Smythson, along with Michael himself. A 12-year stint saw Michael managing the Royal Household account before being headhunted in 1996 by luxury stationer, The Wren Press, where he first met Anthony and where he was awarded two Royal Warrants in his own right. In 2011 Michael and Anthony opened the UK arm of Europe’s oldest luxury stationery brand, Prantl, a favourite of the glitterati and cognescent, before setting up their own, unique, online stationery brand: Pemberly Fox. In the fierce heat of the printing and stationery industry Michael is a cool head on calm shoulders. Whatever your bespoke stationery needs, he will deliver them in a completely unflappable manner.
Anthony comes from a family immersed in the stationery industry, although he didn’t enter the family business straight away. Hospitality was Anthony’s original career choice and this saw him managing a variety of establishments across the globe from Geneva to Sydney. It gave him valuable insight and experience of the wedding, hotel and catering industries, to name just a few. However, the siren call of The Wren Press was too much to resist and in 2007 Anthony joined the family firm, before joining up with Michael in 2011 to set up Prantl in the UK. Anthony loves a challenge and realised quickly that the world of e-commerce and stationery were a natural fit. Pemberly Fox is his brainchild and with its inception he made it his mission to create a brand that embraces the wonders of new technology to take stationery into the future, without sacrificing the know-how and skills of the past.
Konstantin von Berg
With a diplomat for a father, Konstantin led a peripatetic life during his formative years, with bases including London, Tripoli and East Berlin. Having been educated in Germany and England alike, the rigidity of studying for a law degree in Germany didn’t satisfy his creative side and he dropped out to enjoy a six month stint in Paris at an art gallery, which led to the start of a lifelong love and appreciation of art and design. An architecture degree followed and subsequent work in Berlin. But Konstantin's anarchic creative streak was never far from the surface and soon the strictures of building lines were proving too stringent. An online T-Shirt printing business saw Konstantin meet up with an old school friend, and he soon joined the team at Prantl, to head up their photography and online design. Now, armed with his trusty Nikon, he has earned his name as he becomes Pemberly Fox’s photography and image guru.
Clemens has an entrepreneurial background dating back to 2000, when he joined one of Europe's leading internet start-ups ciao.com as Finance Director. After starting his career in investment banking in 1998, he quickly shifted into the rapidly developing digital world. Following his time at ciao.com, Clemens joined an investment team and raised funding to acquire the heritage luxury goods brand Prantl, which he turned around re-establishing retail and wholesale distribution as well as managing the development of multiple new eCommerce platforms from start to finish. Clemens is a business and eCommerce strategy professional and has helped bring Pemberly Fox to life and will continue to support the brand on it path to growth.