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10 of the most unusual PA tasks

Today (April 25) is National Administrative Professionals Day, an international celebration of the work  personal assistants, executive assistants, team and admin assistants, receptionists, secretaries and many more do on a daily basis. As a recruitment consultancy dedicated to matching outstanding business support professionals with employers of choice across London, the UK and globally, we know

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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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Brown + Hudson’s top three travel tips

Travel planning is an incredibly common responsibility of many PAs and EAs. Between flights, visas, accommodation and transfers, there’s plenty to consider, and plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong! As the founder of luxury travel company Brown + Hudson, Philippe Brown knows all there is to know about organising complex travel itineraries. Having

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A guide to private household salaries

With no established benchmarking process, determining the appropriate salary for private household staff can be harder than first thought. As with any role, salaries are dependent on experience, qualifications, location and job responsibilities, and so can range widely. However, understanding the current market can provide insight into the industry standard and guide you in the

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Networking and small talk with William Hanson

Earlier this year, Tiger Private hosted William Hanson, one of the leading experts in etiquette, at an intimate event for Tiger’s candidates. During the night, he covered a range of topics, including the difference between manners, etiquette and protocol; the perfect handshake; how to meet and greet, and small talk. He left each attendee with

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Meeting and greeting with William Hanson

Earlier this year, Tiger Private hosted William Hanson, one of the leading experts in etiquette, at an intimate event for Tiger’s candidates. During the night, he covered a range of topics, including the difference between manners, etiquette and protocol; the perfect handshake; how to meet and greet, and small talk. He left each attendee with a wealth of

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The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift guide for your principal

In the UK, February represents more than just the last month of winter. It is also the month of love, with Valentine’s Day falling on February 14. With a week to go, now is the time to make sure your principals are sorted for the big day. We’ve ventured across London, searching high and low

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Long weekend escapes for the Easter weekend

Private PAs, have you been put in charge of organising your principal’s Easter escape? We’ve taken the guesswork out of booking, scouring the globe for five of the world’s most luxurious long weekends. The Mark Hotel, New York City This heritage hotel has been re-imagined as a 21st century masterpiece, combining old-world comfort and innovative

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So you want to be a lifestyle manager?

Private service can often be considered a quite traditional industry, evoking images of gloved butlers in Downton Abbey-esque homes and headset-toting private PAs carrying clipboards. However, the 21st century has seen the diversification of the personal assistant position, with roles specialising to cater for changing lifestyles. Just one of these is the lifestyle manager –

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2018 salary review

In 2017, the team at Tiger interviewed and registered 7010 candidates. Along the way, we collected data, crunched the numbers and popped everything into a PDF, eventually creating our 2018 Salary Review. The review aims to present a comprehensive picture of the support staff employees, explaining average salaries by industry and role and diving deep

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