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Becoming a modern-day butler

Gone are the days of gloved hands carrying silver trays – the modern-day butler looks a little different these days. With an extended range of responsibilities, numerous benefits and an ever-growing knowledge base, it is now a very varied role requiring a wide range of skills. As a result, the paths to becoming a household

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Resource Review: TRAVO

Travel planning is such an essential part of any PA or EA’s arsenal. For some, this means international flights, transfers and visas; for others, it’s domestic trains and private cars. Whatever the requirement, TRAVO aims to simplify the process, ensuring that your executive travels efficiently and quickly. The travel planning start-up, based in LA, was

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Brown + Hudson’s insider travel planning tips for private PAs

Tiger Private recently welcomed Phillippe Brown, founder of luxury travel provider Brown + Hudson, to share his insights into the world of luxury travel. Over champagne and canapes at the Royal Institution, he shared the top eight destinations of 2018 and three top travel trends that could act as inspiration for private PAs planning their

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The qualities every butler should possess

When hiring a butler, it’s not enough to look at their professional skills and knowledge – their personality must also be considered. Butlers in London and elsewhere are required to have a diverse set of soft skills that distinguish them from other house attendant roles. The team at Tiger Private is a specialist butler recruitment

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In Review: Hutong

The basics Level 33, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY +44 020 3011 1257 hutong.co.uk A snapshot Located well above London’s skyline on Level 33 of the Shard, Hutong delivers refined Northern Chinese flavours in a sophisticated and luxurious space. With jaw-dropping views as the backdrop, it’s a dramatic way to enjoy

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The benefits of private seasonal employment

Seasonal employment is a fantastic option for those looking to build a flexible lifestyle, providing a chance to earn extra income and increase your career knowledge without committing to a full-time role. In the private sector, seasonal jobs can range from three months in a ski chalet as a stewardess, to six months working on

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How to conduct staff appraisals in private households

In private households, formal processes such as staff appraisals can often be neglected. However, as the private staffing industry becomes increasingly structured, with extensive experience and training required, initiatives such as performance reviews should be considered by chiefs of staff and house managers. For senior private PAs, house managers or chiefs of staff, it’s not

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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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