join the (QSL) club
Posted: 19 March 2018
Inspired by: LIBRARY in Covent Garden, founded by QLS co-owner Ronald NdoroBrainchild of entrepreneurs Ronald Ndoro and Rahim Rawjee, QSL (Quince Street Lofts) Members' Club was conceived as a way to bring African visionaries together in a place that would move their endeavours forward. The intimate and exclusive club will offer a plethora of lifestyle and business-related amenities – everything you’d need to close a deal, brainstorm a new concept, recharge before a trip or celebrate a success, round the clock.
Who?Ronald Ndoro is a London-based businessman. Founder of LIBRARY private members' club in Covent Garden and The Needle App (an event management and networking tool), he was perfectly poised to create a space that brought together people and ideas. His business partner and cofounder Rahim Rawjee is the creative force behind men’s fashion brand Row-G, and an entrepreneur with a finger on the pulse of the high-end lifestyle market.
LIBRARY private members' club, Covent Garden
What?The club is a hub for networking and fostering strategic partnerships. ‘QSL is no ordinary members' club. It is an environment for agents of change to congregate and conceptualise forward-thinking initiatives,’ explains Ndoro. Exciting vision aside, the offering is exemplary – an exclusive setting with a set of facilities that appear to leave no box unticked. When business beckons, there are meeting rooms, workspaces, a boardroom and a screening room, in addition to the conference facilities. And when work segues into socialising, there are numerous bars (champagne, whisky, rooftop) and dining spaces to cover all occasions and weather. Michelin-starred chef Daniel Galmiche will head up the kitchen at the launch in June. To meet your leisure needs are 32 luxurious bedrooms (think of it as a home from home), a plunge pool, cinema, spa and gym – even tailoring services are part of the package. And if you can think of anything that they haven’t already, just contact the 24-hour reception and concierge.
Why?With their extensive experience in the lifestyle and entrepreneurial arenas, both men wanted to create a unique space for like-minded individuals to be able to come together and share ideas.
‘The African continent is brimming with potential and, at QSL, we want to use this great vision to help rise Africa to her full potential by connecting great African minds.’ – Ronald Ndoro.
How?Initially 200 carefully selected candidates will be invited to join the club with an exclusive membership of R10 000 per year. These founder members will be the foundation on which the club’s membership is built, and will be encouraged (and incentivised with a lifetime membership) to extend the invitation to their own networks of friends, business partners and colleagues. The membership also includes an online membership portal with access to worldwide benefits and access to other international clubs. For more information and to apply for membership visit qsl-sa.com.