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Six calligraphy courses to try this Spring

With the computer encroaching on everyday tasks bit by bit, the handwritten note is becoming a rare art. However, in private households, being able to compose a beautifully written thank you note, name settings, card or invitation is of great value to a potential employer. In fact, one of the UK’s leading etiquette experts, William

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Podcast: How to become a private PA

One of the most popular questions we receive from PAs and executive assistants is ‘how do I become a private PA?‘ With a reputation for being a glamourous career with the potential for overseas travel, we can see why! However, the reality is very different. Working as a private household PA can be far less appealing

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How a temp can help your household this Christmas

Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, with jingling bells and a certain red-nosed reindeer, but it can also be the busiest. Between organising gifts, hosting parties and wishing family and friends a fantastic 2019, there is lots to do and think about. Why not take the stress out of the festive

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Bespoke buying: unique gifts for your principal this Christmas

With December 25 fast approaching, now is the time to think about your principal’s Christmas gifting. If they have put you in charge of sourcing gifts for their dearly beloved, it can be hard to know exactly what to buy – and where to buy from. To make your December as stress-free as possible, we’ve

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Webinar: Hiring in a Private Household

When it comes to hiring in a private household, it can be difficult to know what you need to consider – between the legalities of pay, pension and tax and the best practice when it comes to contracts, knowing what’s right and wrong can be harder than first thought. Head of Tiger Private, Laura Glendenning,

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How temporary staff could help your Principal

Domestic temporary, contract and seasonal staff can offer benefits beyond leave cover or busier periods – there are plenty of situations where having an extra pair of hands can prove helpful. With an established temporary division, Tiger Private has an ever-growing database of temporary and seasonal chefs, chauffeurs, housekeepers, live-in couples, nannies and other private

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In review: Gazelle, Mayfair

The basics 48 Albemarle Street Mayfair, London W1S 4DH 0207 629 0236 gazelle-mayfair.com A snapshot Cocktail connoisseurs may be familiar with the name Tony Conigliaro. The world-class bartender, known for his involvement in the likes of 69 Colebrooke Row and Untitled, has been called the ‘Heston Blumenthal of drinking’, delivering concoctions worthy of a Michelin

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A day in the life of a private PA

Becoming a private PA can be a fantastic career choice, with plenty of opportunity for professional development and one-of-a-kind experiences! However, do you know what this type of PA job actually involves? We spoke to one of our fantastic candidates, Sylvie1 to find out what a typical day looks like supporting a busy chairman. 7.30am: I’m

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How to write a private CV

A CV is the most important document you can produce in the hunt for a job, especially in the private support sector. It is a principal’s first impression of you and your experience, so has to be the very best representation of your skillset. However, with limited time to impress – research shows that a

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So you want to become a UHNW nanny?

From Fran Fine to Maria Von Trapp and Mary Poppins, the nanny has become an iconic figure within popular culture. However, these days, being a nanny to the world’s wealthy is about much more than breaking into song and solving problems through lateral thinking – it’s a lucrative career that requires a comprehensive set of

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