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Private PA candidates offered advice on etiquette and protocol

The UK’s leading etiquette expert, William Hanson, gave valuable insights to managing private households at a recent event hosted by Tiger Private, a specialist recruitment agency for high net worth individuals and family offices.

William delivered an evening of insightful examples and top tips, equipping the audience with the necessary skills to navigate their way through the complexities of top drawer etiquette in the UK and abroad.

Topics included the importance of a handshake and the correct way of entering and leaving a room, alongside other useful subjects relevant to the candidates in interviews, networking and their roles assisting private individuals.

Explaining the value of etiquette in private office, William said: “First impressions are so important - we are judged within the first few seconds of meeting someone. We want to achieve confidence without arrogance in order to network, and to present your employer or the family you work for correctly.”

Laura Glendenning, Head of Tiger’s Private Division, said: “William provided an evening of humour, intrigue and education in equal measure. We are very grateful that he shared his invaluable experience and feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to be mentored by a world-renowned etiquette expert. I am sure that our candidates took away a great deal from the evening and will be able to apply that learning in their own work.”

Among the guests was Tiger candidate, Danielle Wilson, who commented: “William was very approachable, relatable, knowledgeable and provided many good examples, I could have listened all night!”

Another audience member, Florence Steadman, added: “William was funny, engaging and addressed very relevant issues.”

William is widely regarded as the UK’s freshest and most trusted authority on etiquette and protocol. His youth, coupled with his old-fashioned values, gives him credence to adjudicate on modern manners. His work sees him teach not only in the UK but widely overseas.

Tiger Private is a division of Tiger Recruitment, which specialises exclusively in the placement of outstanding private staff in households and family offices. Unlike many agencies in London, Tiger Private consultants have first-hand previous experience supporting private individuals, giving the team a superior understanding of the sector.

The event took place on January 24 at The Collective HQ in Bedford Square, London and was attended by over 35 of Tiger Private’s candidates who work across a range of positions in private households such as PAs, butlers and house managers.

For more information on Tiger Recruitment visit www.tiger-recruitment.co.uk or call 020 7917 1801.