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‘Posh Gumtree’ offers exclusive classified listings

A new website dubbed the ‘posh Gumtree’ is offering classified listings to Britain’s elite.

Only 8,000 handpicked members have so far been allowed to join the Radio H-P network, which is modelled on the popular classified adverts website.

The exclusive service allows members to let out their lavish holiday homes, find a trusted nanny or even find a new home for their beloved pet.

The tech start-up was created by former Cavalry officer and truffle entrepreneur Nigel Hadden-Paton, 64, recently dubbed ‘Fulham’s answer to Mark Zuckerberg’ by Tatler

The tech start-up was created by former Cavalry officer and truffle entrepreneur Nigel Hadden-Paton, 64, recently dubbed ‘Fulham’s answer to Mark Zuckerberg’ by Tatler. 

A close friend of the Duchess of York, he is also the managing director of English Mentors, which helps wealthy families get their children into top British schools.

Unsurprisingly, becoming a member is no mean feat.

Applicants must first be approved by an existing member before being invited by Hadden-Paton himself, who will take into account their background and education.

Only 8,000 handpicked members have so far been allowed to join the Radio H-P service, which is modelled on the popular classified adverts website. Pictured: The login page for the website

Only 8,000 handpicked members have so far been allowed to join the Radio H-P service, which is modelled on the popular classified adverts website. Pictured: The login page for the website

Once they have been approved, they will receive up to 10 emails a day. 

Hadden-Paton was inspired to create the service five years ago after approaching friends working in the City to help his son Harry, now an actor, to find a job. 

‘People would ask me if I knew somewhere people could get jobs from,’ he told The Times.

‘It started with 350 mates in my contacts book, and moved from finding kids internships to something else. 

‘People asked if I knew anyone who has got second-hand boats, or a car, or a villa in Majorca.’ 

Success stories include a couple looking for a new family for their au pair and another renting out their sailing boat. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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