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Hi, if you know me from this website – the free resource for domestic staff – I would appreciate your help. The owner of a London Domestic staff agency contacted me by phone yesterday threatening me with legal action. Why? Because I had listed her company’s website on my International Directory of domestic staff agencies [...]

15 Reasons Silk Plants Can Be a Butler’s Best Friend

Butlers have enough things to do. Plants that don’t need to be regularly replaced or watered represent one less task. Silk flowers and plants can be easily selected to match the decor of any room. Todays’ artificial plants look very real. If visitors figure out they aren’t real, however, they are invariably impressed by the [...]

The “Ghost” and The Dinner Party

Butlering at your employer’s dinner party is certainly more demanding (and yet more exciting!) than the usual slew of duties that you’re charged to look after.  As guests arrive, you may be called upon to take coats, help serve beverages and hors d’ouevres, to clear plates and stemware and to perform any number of other [...]

Concierge Services – For a Managed Life

Concierge Services – For a Managed Life

Harassed executives all have professional Personal Assistants to organize their lives and schedule – we’ve all heard the cliche of the busy company director getting his P.A. to buy his wife’s birthday, anniversary and Christmas presents. Concierge and Lifestyle management services take the place of that competent secretary, with her little black book of contacts [...]

First Day at Work – Do’s and Don’ts

First Day at Work – Do’s and Don’ts

So it’s your first day in the new job – here are a few tips to help you to set off on the right foot. Remember that the impact you make in the first few days will have a lasting effect on the way you are perceived by your employer and other staff.