Constantine Group

Holder of a Royal Warrant from HM The Queen, Constantine Ltd specialises in the co-ordination, packing and shipping of Fine Art and exhibitions, for national museums and public art galleries throughout the world and for private collectors. The company employs 120 people and has a turnover of £18 million.

With offices in London and Glasgow, Constantine Ltd has been involved in the co-ordination and shipping of some of the best known exhibitions to take place in the UK, including:

 

Gallery Exhibition Opening
Tate Modern Georgia O’Keefe July 2016
Victoria and Albert Botticelli Re-imagined September 2015
British Museum Defining Beauty – The Body in Ancient Art March 2015
The National Portrait Gallery

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

John Singer Sargent February 2015
The National Gallery

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rembrandt: The Final Years October 2014
National Maritime Museum Turner and the Sea November 2013
National Galleries of Scotland Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands August 2013
Royal Academy

Guggenheim, Bilbao

Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Davud Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture January 2012

Constantine Ltd also provides collection management services, specialist art storage facilities and international re-location services.

How we assisted Constantine Limited +

This business used to be a collection of freight forwarding operations, of which fine art shipping was a small part. The management team, supported by Constantine Group, realised there was little opportunity to become a market leader as a diversified operation but great potential to become No. 1 in the UK and in the top 5 worldwide in the co-ordination and shipping of art for museums and leading collectors.

The management team set about re-focussing the business (in the process re-branding it to Constantine Limited) and recruiting and training staff in all areas, so that the company could guarantee the highest standards of service to its customers. Constantine Group supported this by encouraging the company to invest in its staff, and by acquiring and investing in state-of-the-art, museum-quality storage facilities and trucks in London and Glasgow.

In 2011, Constantine Limited was awarded a Royal Warrant for Fine Art Packing, handling, transportation and storage services to Her Majesty The Queen, a mark of recognition for Constantine’s art handling services at Buckingham, Kensington and Holyrood Palaces and Windsor Castle.

Constantine Group’s support and investment has accelerated in recent years. In 2014, Constantine Limited opened a new highly-specified storage facility with 163 private rooms for use by private collectors and museums. This facility is the facility exclusively recommended by Christie’s among others. Constantine Limited also offers a state-of-the-art collections management system, which offers collectors the ability to manage and interrogate their collection remotely.

This investment in people and resources by Constantine Group in partnership with the management team has propelled Constantine Ltd to the forefront of exhibition co-ordinators and shippers worldwide.

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We are very proud of our heritage but equally ambitious for our future

Kathie Child-Villiers, Non-executive Director

A DISTINCTIVE APPROACH…

Constantine Group currently has investments in four sectors: logistics, manufacturing, property and renewable energy.

Based in the UK, the company’s activities are worldwide, with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.

We are an expanding business, constantly looking for new opportunities to invest in sectors where we can add value and can see potential for growth.