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A Proper Butler Uniform

Butler uniform in the media and real life In the media you often see a butler dressed very conservatively and formally; usually consisting of a waistcoat, grey or grey striped trousers, a white shirt with a «Windsor» cut, and a black or grey tie. The point is to be formal …

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How Private staff help prepare the household for Christmas

Doing Christmas the UK way: how do multicultural household staff coordinate and incorporate traditions to lay on an authentic and professional British experience? Most international clients living in the UK use the Christmas break to travel and thus private staff are busy in the run up to the festive season planning flights, …

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Serving & Silver Service

Serving and silver Service is one of the main tasks of a Butler, in privacy for the principal, whether on a dinner-party or on a Royal gathering. Serving and silver service is the primary task for the professional Butler, and it is crucial to be a perfectionist. Cocktail receptions, Guest-lists, …

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Writing a Private Staffing Job Description

Many of the professions which inhabit the world of private staffing are extremely idiosyncratic in terms of the way specific duties are managed…there is always a professional, methodical way in which only a fully-trained individual would have knowledge of which enables to person to carry out duties effectively and to …

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10 Career Resolutions for 2016

Do you want to make some big career moves in 2016? Whether you want to land your dream job, earn a long-awaited promotion, or want to change careers entirely, here are 10 ways to step up your game and stand out from the rest in 2016. Ask for it. In …

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Understanding your Russian Principal

Understanding your Russian Principal. Coming from the west your first experience of working within a Russian household or for a Russian principal can be extremely confusing. It has been said to feel like a cold bucket of water has been thrown over you when you suddenly realise the cultural gulf …

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5 Ways To Make Your Principal Feel Like a Celebrity

Have you ever wondered how the assistants to celebrities keep their über-famous principals happy, calm, and on time considering that the word “no” is rarely in their vocabulary? If the answer is “yes,” allow me to pull back the curtain on a few trade secrets that will make your principal …

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