Buckingham Palace

The Queen

The Queen Akin to the rest of the United Kingdom – and indeed the world – we at Pembury Partners were deeply saddened to learn of The Queen’s passing. We therefore thought it might be appropriate to suspend our usual blogging activities and instead prepare a small tribute. Queen Elizabeth II – or to give…

Job Focus: Household Manager

Job Focus: Household Manager A large and perfectly appointed home is undoubtedly a wonderful thing to own, it’s where you’re able to spend time with your family and entertain friends. However, the responsibilities of keeping the house as you envision, administering to the reams of paperwork it generates and managing the staff you’ve hired to…

Chief of Staff

Job Focus: Chief of Staff

Job Focus: Chief of Staff There are a multitude of different roles within a household, from head housekeepers to nannies, nutritionists, chefs, chauffeurs, PAs and physiotherapists. A large or diverse team of household staff requires a leader, without whom structure, order and efficiency would be compromised. This is the Chief of Staff (often acronymised to…

Chauffeurs

Job Focus: Chauffeurs

Job Focus: Chauffeurs Whatever your views on the electrification of the motor industry and the efforts of worthy environmentalists, people love to drive. For many, there are few experiences to rival the sensations of driving a decent car on a really good road, music playing, top down, sun shining. Enjoyable though one might find this…

private chef

Job Focus: Private Chefs

Job Focus: Private Chefs There’s been a rise in the demand for private chefs post-Covid. A global shortage of corporate chefs affected the hospitality industry as a whole, and it is still in recovery. Many chefs are pursuing careers within the private sector as opposed to corporate hospitality as there’s generally a better work-life balance…