Anton Bilton is an international property entrepreneur and consciousness researcher. He has built a reputation an innovative and progressive businessman.
His first venture was a residential property development business in London which grew quickly to include the development of retail warehousing, supermarkets, offices, retirement homes, and resorts. These early business interests combined to create The Raven Group.
In 2004, Anton co-founded Raven Mount plc which listed on London’s AIM and which subsequently acquired The Raven Group of which Anton Bilton was the controlling majority shareholder. A year later, Anton co-founded Raven Russia Ltd (now The Raven Property Group Ltd) to build and acquire an investment portfolio of Grade ‘A’ logistic warehouses in Russia, with a simultaneous £153m admission to AIM. Anton is Executive Deputy Chairman of The Raven Property Group Ltd. Raven Mount itself was subsequently acquired by Raven Russia Ltd in 2009. Raven Russia (www.ravenrussia.com) became The Raven Property Group Ltd in 2018 and currently has an investment portfolio of circa 1.8 million square metres of Class “A” warehouses in Moscow, St Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and Novosibirsk and 49,000 square metres of commercial office space in St Petersburg. The company’s property portfolio was valued at $1.593bn as at 31 December 2017. The Raven Property Group operates out of offices in Guernsey, Moscow and Cyprus.
Other property ventures include Sabina Estates Ltd, a residential development company focused on large scale villa development on Ibiza, of which he is Non-Executive Chairman, and Lakes by Yoo, an 850-acre development in the Cotswolds.
In September 2015, The Tyringham Initiative hosted twenty of the world’s leading academic luminaries noted for exploring the mysterious compound dimethyltryptamine (DMT), at Anton’s home Tyringham Hall. DMT Dialogues – Encounters with the Spirit Molecule, is a new publication documenting the exchange of ideas at that symposium. It includes presentations and discussions on DMT entities, the pineal gland, the possibility of DMT as a chemical messenger from an extra-terrestrial civilization, the Amazonian shamanic perspective on Invisible Entities, morphic resonance, and the science behind hallucinations. Presenters and contributors included Rupert Sheldrake, Rick Strassman, Dennis McKenna, Graham Hancock, Jeremy Narby, Erik Davis, Ede Frecska, Luis Eduardo Luna, Peter Meyer, Jill Purce, David Luke, and Amanda Fielding among many others. The book includes an introduction entitled: Exploring Entheogenic Entity Encounters written by Anton.
Through his personal charity: The Bilton Charitable Foundation, Anton supported the establishment of The Bilton High School in Hlabekisa Community, Mpumalang, South Africa near the Mozambique border. The school provides much needed High School education for 400 young people some of whom previously had to walk up to 14km every day to get to and from school.
He also supports various North Korean focused charities, specifically www.libertyinnorthkorea.org and he has assisted in the rescue of over 140 people defecting from North Korea.
He is also a co-founder of Standing Voice (www.standingvoice.org), an international non-governmental organisation based in Tanzania, which aims to tackle the social exclusion of people with albinism in Tanzania and wider East Africa and deliver Health, Education, Advocacy and Community Programmes.
Anton is a patron of the Arts and has made substantial donations both to The Tate and to the Sir John Soane Museum.