Let us find the right Private Domestic Staff for you

Whatever your requirements, we pride ourselves on offering you the widest range of domestic and corporate staff available, as well as a 25 year reputation, strategic office locations, international reach and an unrivalled database of candidates.

When it comes to Private Household and Estate staff, we provide the full range of traditional and flexible, modern roles for your primary home, second residence or international portfolio. If you require Childcare and Education professionals for your family, we will provide a reassuring service, matching you with experts who love working with children and who are perfect for your family and we are one of the few agencies that places pastoral staff in independent schools. Choose from traditional roles such as Nannies or Butlers or more flexible/hybrid roles, such as multi-skilled Couples to manage your estate or modern House Managers.

Our Catering and Hospitality teams (some of whom are qualified chefs themselves so know exactly what to look for!) can assist you with everything from live-in Private Chefs to Cooks for Shooting Parties, while our Corporate Staffing solutions help international brands with everything from Event Staff to PAs and Security. And when it comes to Ski and Yacht staff - we are known at all the resorts for the exceptional calibre of our people.

We provide permanent, temporary, live-in and live-out candidates and are confident that whatever your requirements we will be able to assist you. As well as the sheer range of solutions we offer, we also provide a highly personal service - getting to know you and each of our candidates. So, in addition to being fully DBS checked, experienced and having exemplary references, the candidates that we place with you are known to us and trusted by us.

Whatever your needs, simply contact us for an initial discussion or an informal chat. We look forward to working with you!

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