Welcome to our family and philanthropy home page where you can find out about us and the work we do.

About us

About Us

We are the Kent family: (left to right) Simon, Laura, James (front), Richard, Nick, Lisa and Chris.

Our charitable trust is registered in the UK and supports a range of UK and international causes.  We can only provide financial support to officially registered charities.

Nick Kent

Nick’s first career was in management consulting, and in 2003 founded Alpha Financial Markets Consulting Plc.  Nick stopped commercial consulting in 2013 becoming Vice Chairman until 2020 and still continues his involvement as an advisor to the Board.

Nick’s new passion is the family vineyard in the south of France.

Domaine Saint Hilaire is a historic vineyard in the south of France (near Pézenas)  and is open to visitors Monday-Saturday.  Please do come and visit us and taste our award winning wines for free.  Click here for more information.

Our wines are available mainly in restaurants in the UK but also for delivery to the UK on our website here

Lisa Kent

After successful careers in management consulting and banking, Lisa is now primarily focused on philanthropic activities.

Lisa is the Chair of Homestart Surrey, Cook4care, the Chair of Governors of two special needs schools, Manor Mead and Walton-Leigh and an advisor to a number of other charities.  

Our Causes

Our Causes

We ideally like to invest in causes with the following characteristics:


We have worked on a range of projects giving each a mix of our time and financial resources as required.

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