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UK’s leading Butler Academy

UK’s leading Butler Academy

Why train your domestic staff, housekeepers, butlers or yourself with  The UK’s leading Butler Academy?

The school is considered the most one over the past 10 years. Individuals who are interested in sending their staff to improve their knowledge in the domestic industry and to become butlers will learn the latest tools and tips of the butler trade. That is why we have clients who continuously contact us, inquiring about our graduates. We aim to provide our students with everything they need to be successful and the best domestic staff around.

Service is of utmost importance at the UK’s leading Butler Academy

What separates Sara Vestin Rahmani’s Bespoke Bureau and its UK’s leading Butler Academy?

We have gone one step further and invested time as well as thousands of pounds and more, to provide the UK’s leading Butler Academy.  We, here at the Bespoke Bureau British Butler Academy in the UK we hold ourselves to a higher standard, which is why our franchised programme has become so famous. All of our programs are super popular and our courses get booked up fast. Sara Vestin Rahmani and her famous Bespoke Bureau Butler Academy are always seeking to improve standards of excellence. We are the only Butler training academy in the world recommended by the British Butler association. Not only do we ensure that we are giving our students a quality education, but we provide them with the security that if we fail on this promise, they have an option of re-course with us. They can have an assessed course or just a practical/hands on butler course, residential or live out.

Sara Vestin Rahmani-Bespoke Bureau Director and founder of the UK’s leading Butler Academy

Dubbed The First Lady of Service, Sara Vestin Rahmani has an outstanding reputation across the globe. Her brain children: The Bespoke Bureau & The British Butler Academy as well as numerous other businesses, including Peekaboo Nanny Aupair Agency & AcademyCupcakes Nanny Agency are all thriving. All Sara’s companies are considered not only 5 star, but a 6 star companies. She is a perfectionist and makes sure that everything her staff and fleet of trainers conduct is done so with perfection. She runs a tight ship and makes sure that everything we do is to our clients satisfaction.  Her success and prestige in the world’s media has gained her an unrivalled clientèle owning as much as  5% of the world’s net wealth.

See our press section for much more info on Sara Vestin Rahmani

UK’s leading Butler Academy is also a Franchise

Due to popular demand in the middle East, China, The USA, Russia and so on, we are a Butler Franchise and operate globally. You can read more about the Butler Franchise here

You can reach the UK’s leading Butler Academy on +442032900142 or info@bespokebureau.com

 

Silver service courses in London

Silver service courses in London

Bespoke Bureau is proud to introduce to you: The Bespoke British Butler’s Silver service courses in London

We will come to your house or you can come to us. We also make specific courses for you 5 star Hotel setting. We train existing hotel staff,  Front of House, reception staff & Housekeepers and Butlers to become the best of the best in Silver service.

Silver service course in London

Trainee Butler practises waiting on head butler trainer

Why pick one of our silver service courses in London?

The British Butler Academy is an award winning and exclusive Butler & Hotel Management school. We offer our clients the most exclusive training in the world and will ensure that your 5 Star Hotel staff will deliver a 10 Star service to match your Hotel’s great reputation. Our Silver service courses in London and overseas are super popular and get booked well in advance so make sure you get in touch early.

The British Butler Academy and our silver service courses

The British Butler Academy training modules run from 1 day up to 1 month depending on your time, schedule and budget. Our butler & silver service training programmes that can be adapted to suit each individual property’s requirements is designed to train domestic butlers and live-in butlers for hotel and private homes to achieve the highest level of professional hospitality.

Silver service courses in London-the curriculum

Each training subject is broken down into the smallest detail so that butler trainees understand and feel confident once they have achieved the highest standard. There is a mass amount of detail to be learned and so to ensure the trainee fully understands and is confident and competent in each subject, many of the subjects are taught using role play and practical hands-on tuition by experienced instructors. An important element of the silver service courses in London training is to show how each department and individual member of staff affect the satisfaction, or otherwise, of every guest.

Who trains with us?

  •  5 Star hotels and resorts turn to us for staff training, consultancy and recruitment.
  •  Butlers, Housekeepers/Maids and Service minded people such as waiters and stewards/stewardesses
  • Anyone in the service industry who wishes to excel into one of the best in the world

Who are we and why us?

Director and Founder: Sara Vestin Rahmani

Sara Vestin Rahmani-outside her offices in London

Sara Vestin Rahmani-outside her offices in London

Sara has a second to none reputation within the World’s Elite entrepreneurial and business community. Originally from Sweden, Sara came to work professionally in the UK in 1998 and quickly excelled in her executive career. In 2003 she started her first business and her success has boomed since then. Her services are very much sought after and Sara has won numerous business awards over the years. Sara sits on various executive committees as well as being chairperson for several children charities over the world. Sara also owns a number of successful businesses in the United Kingdom, all in the 5 Star service industries, including internationally reputable nanny/au pair agency & Nanny Academy Peek-a-boo Childcare and Cupcakes Nanny Agency. Her silver service courses in London are one of the most sought after ever.

Contact Us:

Book one of our silver service courses in London today with the British Butler Academy

Main phone: +44 (0) 2032900142

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Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry-The rich are getting richer

After daily media and press for the past 2 years,  our owner and uber smart founder, Sara Vestin Rahmani (who enjoys writing in her part time, has put together a little piece for the general public to read, hopefully enjoy and to also to get an Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry.

This piece also answers questions we have had at Bespoke Bureau about Old Style Butlers vs Modern Butlers

“The modern day butler is a far cry from Downton Abbey’s impeccably mannered Mr Carson. In that era, the butler had to embody the virtues demanded of the head of a household, as well as polishing silver, decanting the wine, and ensuring the rest of the staff were performing their duties, looking immaculate and following the protocols of their rank. I am struggling  to find any parallels between Carson’s role and that of a modern Butler that the Agency trains and places with wealthy people.

Top qualities in a Butler

In my opinion, the two most desirable qualities in a good butler are loyalty and discretion. Loyalty, but also the ability to ignore his pretensions (and there are many), and discretion as a confidant who can also stay socially aloof. However, nobody can do the job without having service at heart.

Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry-Why is the English Butler forever so popular?

It is no surprise to me that it is English butlers who are most in demand, and that our clients at the Bespoke Bureau are are mainly from The Middle East, China and Russia. For the new super-rich, an English butler is a status symbol. The English are seen as refined, dignified, deferential, reserved, formal when needed, and able to adapt to any given situation without giving way to emotion or anxiety. They are also there to bring sophistication and old-world charm to the halls of their otherwise ostentatious homes; a touch of class alongside the gold taps and garish chandeliers. The also will not be overwhelmed when they get an insight to the Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

Sara Vestin Rahmani-Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

Sara Vestin Rahmani-Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

I believe the true test of an intelligent modern butler is not how much he knows how to do, but how he behaves when he doesn’t know.

The role of the Butler

Constantly by the master’s side, the Butler is privy to things that even his inner circle do not know. This can be infuriating to others and there are always political waters to navigate. But with knowledge comes power, and with power comes responsibility. As the relationship grows, the Butler gets to observe his master’s quirks, his weaknesses and his vices, some of which are not always palatable. Once the Butler has  earned his boss’ trust, the lines between master and servant begin to blur. A butler will never expect to be treated equally (nor would he want to be), but the hope is that one day the master/boss will come to rely upon having the Butler by his side. This is the unspoken understanding, that one day the balance of power will shift, and the butler will know more about what his master wants than the master himself. Classic Jeeves and Wooster stuff.

Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry, what is expected of a modern day butler?

As a modern-day butler you are expected to be well versed in etiquette, and conduct yourself with a suitable demeanour; on the other hand you must also adapt to your master’s culture and all the contradictions this brings with it. A Butler is always on call, and should never say no unless he can be certain that no is the only answer. The modern day butler must be able to navigate the trials and tribulations of the modern world with efficiency and style and, in whichever way he can, make life a little bit easier for his master. In that respect The Butler’s job probably hasn’t changed much since the 19th-century, other than the fact that he carries two BlackBerrys instead of tails.

Sara Vestin Rahmani-Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

Bespoke Bureau luxurry business cards-Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

How the Bespoke Bureau Agency works?

Need designer lighting for your jet? Fancy a dressage horse for your daughter? Have staffing issues in your 60,000-square-foot house? Well OF COURSE you do darling. We are here to help. A growing army of industry experts stands ready to bear any burden for the ultrarich. That is the true insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

Follow the famous Bespoke Bureau at work with their High Net worth clients on twitter @bespokebureau

Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry-The rich are getting richer

The gap between the rich and the poor has been growing wider for some time, but the really rich have now achieved escape velocity. They have far more money than ever before—and a mind-boggling number of decisions to make about spending it. The “ultrarich”—loosely defined as those with investable assets of more than £30 million—often lead tremendously complicated lives. There are approximately 30,000 such people based in the US and  at least 100,000 elsewhere in the world, according to extensive surveys we have done at the London based Bespoke Bureau. They are the aristocracy of a new Gilded Age—and providing services to them has turned into a gold rush.

Problems amongst the uber wealthy

Becoming wealthy in the first place might seem like the hard part, but once a person has money, other real challenges present themselves: What kind of rich person does one want to be? Is a sprawling mansion or a slender townhouse preferable? Should one build a game park or an English garden? And then there is the matter of figuring out who should look after all these things. To hear the caretakers of the ultrarich describe it, the wealthiest among us are like dinghies adrift on the open sea—lost in their money and the endless options that come with it. (You could call it “Overwhelmed Billionaire Syndrome.”) Fortunately, the free market will provide: an army of experts has sprung up to help them navigate their lives.

Concierge service insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

Sara Vestin Rahmani at one of her mansions for the training

Sara Vestin Rahmani at one of her mansions for the training

One of the Bespoke Bureau experts is Monica, a former recruitment consultant for the company who wanted to step up her game and start working more closely with the people that had relied on her services for the company before. She helps the wealthiest people make their lives easier. and transformed her role into a “lifestyle consultant,” and she hasn’t looked back.

Some of the Agency’s customers have problems that the merely upper-middle class could hardly conceive of. She has helped parents look into buying a £40,000 dressage horse for their daughter to ride while away at college, sorted through museum-quality art collections forgotten in storage, and found an expert to negotiate aircraft leases. One family considered hiring her to find public- relations specialists who could help with crisis management—basically, to keep them out of the news and off the Forbes 400 list. (Getting on the list may be a triumph in some circles, but in others it’s even better to stay off.) And a young hedge-fund manager asked the agency if they could find someone to identify the best parties in London, New York and Beijing each week—and to make sure he was invited.

Business for concierge firms like Bespoke isn’t likely to slow down anytime soon. A look at the wealthiest UK residents reveals that those at the very pinnacle—the top 0.1 percent—have done so well in recent years that everyone else is eating their (gold) dust.  The average net worth of those on the Forbes 400 list has mushroomed in the last twenty years, rising from $390 million to $2.8 billion, and the number of U.S. billionaires has increased over that same time from thirteen to 374.

What about jealousy amongst the commoners?

In the meantime, the  UK’s less fortunate have seen their share of the country’s wealth drop—but there’s nothing like shopping to ease the pain! Lubricated with cheap credit and the social acceptability of carrying huge amounts of personal debt,  Britons at all income levels pile into the luxury marketplace alongside those who can actually afford to shop there. And so the truly wealthy have had to get more creative about spending money in order to distinguish themselves from the shopgirls waiting on them, who are likely to be carrying the same Hermès handbag (or at least a convincing knockoff). One way to set themselves apart is by pouring resources into experience and “lifestyle.”

Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry-One must have a yacht

The staff we place with the Billionaires

All manner of professionals see a future in whispering into billionaires’ ears. (It would be a decidedly “soft” science, but one can imagine “helicopter-fleet management” becoming a university degree.) Like any subculture, this piece of the service sector comes with its own assumptions and its own delusions. Its practitioners are as slick and on-message as a group of Wharton-trained management consultants. Plenty of self-aggrandizing jargon gets thrown around: terms like ultra-high net worth are mixed in with Jack Welch–style business talk; rich people are principals, and even the most minute aspects of their lives require management in order to be optimized. This work requires subtlety, even amateur psychoanalysis; those providing the services are selling trust to people with unlimited resources, coaxing them into articulating their dissatisfactions and then doing something about them (which usually means spending boatloads of money). Sometimes pie charts are involved.

Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry-Positives and Negatives

The job isn’t all champagne and roses. You have to be selective, take it from someone who knows. I handle the finances for 44 ultrarich families. “I’m not just taking any multibillionaire off the street. These people are typically control freaks—extremely focused, sometimes extremely difficult. You don’t become a billionaire by just sitting passively by.”

The wealthier the client is, the more options there are for in-sourcing advice on how to spend creatively. I tout my company,  Bespoke Bureau , as “The Private Bank for Everything Except Money,” and my staff come armed with a Rolodex that would make a village yenta proud:  2000 names in 250 subcategories, including “designers of lighting for Gulfstream aircraft” and “specialists in seventeenth-century hand colored maps.” Once all those advisers are hired, they need to be managed, transforming the wealthy person into a corporation in miniature.

Sara Vestin Rahmani-Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

Sara Vestin Rahmani-Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry

Sara Vestin Rahmani-My own opinion

My sense that the ultrarich are sometimes almost helpless when confronted with the challenges of everyday life. Our job is effectively a combination of sales and public service. Around the next corner, for example, an opportunistic decorator might be lurking, hoping to bilk an unsuspecting billionaire on overpriced housewares. (Recall the former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlow­ski’s explanation of the wildly extravagant shower curtain found in his apartment after he was indicted: “I understand why a $6,000 shower curtain seems indefensible,” he told The New York Times. “But I didn’t even know about it. I just wasn’t even aware of it.”)

The wealthiest people are very vulnerable to being taken advantage of and we care about our clients, we protect them, we look after them and they trust us. New money doesn’t know what things cost, because they’ve never bought a Mercedes Maybach or a £10 million home before. And old money also has difficulties, because they’re shielded from these things. They don’t shop, generally. They have people shopping for them.

Insight to the Billionaire Service Industry- the demand of these people

A The ultrarich often have a “fix me, get me surgery right away” attitude, and will pay handsomely to have it accommodated. We have one family that kept a group of doctors on retainer for years, paying some of them more than £100,000 annually to be available at a moment’s notice. But the arrangement became difficult to maintain: the best doctors resisted being tied to a small group of patients, and some questioned whether the practice was ethical.

As this story illustrates, finding the market price is one of the trickier aspects of serving the ultrarich. There’s no transparency about what the fees should be. How much do you charge someone to curate their wine collection? You can’t comparison shop for that.

If you’re not the type of person who’s planning an anniversary party in the south of France for fifty friends, where you’re going to fly them over, we’re probably not going to be able to help you. It’s not that we can’t help you; but you’ll find that our fees are prohibitive for what you want done.”

Thanks for reading!

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Bespoke Bureau
Blackwell House
Guildhall Yard
Near Bank
City of London
EC2V 5AE
England

Main phone: +44 (0) 2032900142
Main email: sara@bespokebureau.com

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British Manners training courses

British Manners training courses

Come to our finishing school to get your perfect British accent and learn about the British Manners and etiquette so you too can join the British Elite. Our British Manners training courses is known worldwide to be the best of them all.

British Manners training courses

Our teachers at the Finishing school

Our world renowned accent coach and our coaches in British mannerism and etiquette are ready to get you developed into the refined person that is just waiting to come alive from inside you. The teachers we have on our British Manners training courses are not just experts in their fields of work but also very good at transferring their unique knowledge onto students from all across the world.

What do our British Manners training courses involve?

British Manners training courses-Sara Vestin Rahmani

British Manners training courses-Sara Vestin Rahmani leads the way

  • The ‘British’ Way – training for the voice and accent. For high end service professional and all other professionals wishing to work on their vocal presentation and accent
  • VIP Etiquette and Professionalism-1 day course. Develop your etiquette skills and professionalism needed for any high end service or professional approach. Use these skills to gain promotions in work and have a greater confidence in interviews and networking.Join us for our intensive British Manners training courses in London and learn all the skills you need to become part of the Elite.More info on course dates and costs of the British Manners training courses

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Difference Modern and Traditional Butler

Difference modern and Traditional Butler

by Sara Vestin Rahmani

Difference modern and Traditional Butler

Difference between a modern Butler and Traditional Butler

Sara Vestin Rahmani of the famous Bespoke Bureau gives us her input on the Modern Butler VS the Old Style Traditional Butler and how things have changed over the years in the world of butlering. Here she explains the difference modern and Traditional Butler.

“The modern day butler is a far cry from Downton Abbey’s impeccably mannered Mr Carson. In that era, the butler had to embody the virtues demanded of the head of a household, as well as polishing silver, decanting the wine, and ensuring the rest of the staff were performing their duties. He needed to look perfect and follow protocol. I am struggling  to find many parallels between Carson’s role and that of a modern Butler.

Difference modern and Traditional Butler – qualities

In my opinion, the two most desirable qualities in a good butler are loyalty and discretion. Loyalty, but also the ability to ignore his pretensions (and there are many) and discretion.

Difference between a modern Butler and Traditional Butler

At your service

It is no surprise to me that it is English butlers who are most in demand, and that their clients are mainly from China and Russia. For the new super-rich, an English butler is a status symbol to line up alongside the Swiss banker, French chef, German car manufacturer, and Italian lover. The English are seen as refined, dignified, deferential, reserved, formal when needed. They are able to adapt to any given situation without giving way to emotion or anxiety. They are also there to bring sophistication and old-world charm to the halls of their otherwise ostentatious homes; a touch of class alongside the gold taps and garish chandeliers.

I believe the true test of an intelligent modern butler is not how much he knows how to do, but how he behaves when he doesn’t know.

Difference modern and Traditional Butler – the essence

Constantly by the master’s side, the Butler is privy to things that even his inner circle do not know. This can be infuriating to others and there are always political waters to navigate. But with knowledge comes power, and with power comes responsibility. As the relationship grows, the Butler gets to observe his master’s quirks, his weaknesses and his vices. Some of which are not always palatable. Once the Butler has earned his boss’ trust, the lines between master and servant begin to blur. A butler will never expect to be treated equally (nor would he want to). He hope is that one day the master/boss will come to rely upon having the Butler by his side. This is the unspoken understanding, that one day the balance of power will shift, and the butler will know more about what his master wants than the master himself. Classic Jeeves and Wooster stuff.

Difference modern and Traditional Butler – the modern version

As a modern-day butler you are expected to be well versed in etiquette, and conduct yourself with a suitable demeanour. On the other hand, you must also adapt to your master’s culture and all the contradictions this brings with it. A Butler is always on call, and should never say no unless he can be certain that no is the only answer. The modern day butler must be able to navigate the trials and tribulations of the modern world with efficiency and style and, in whichever way he can, make life a little bit easier for his master. In that respect The Butler’s job probably hasn’t changed much since the 19th-century, other than the fact that he carries two BlackBerrys instead of tails.”

Thank you for reading my blurb on The Difference modern and Traditional Butler

Sara Vestin Rahmani being served by her butler

Sara Vestin Rahmani being served by her butler

Sara Vestin Rahmani

Bespoke Bureau

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Bank | London | EC2V 5AE

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Train to be a Butler with The British Butler Academy

Train to be a Butler with The British Butler Academy

Well this BBC article being the most read on the BBC yesterday speaks for itself:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24049107.

Train to be a Butler

Train to be a Butler – Join the elite today

Please keep reading this blog by our lovely owner Sara Vestin Rahmani. Sara is dubbed “The first lady of service”and her clientèle of the V VIPs in the world that she has built up over the years is unrivalled.

Why we are seen as the world leaders for those wishing to train to be a butler

What separates our British Butler Academy from the competition is that we teach traditional butlering with a modern twist. In order to show our commitment to you, we have invested alot of time and money in:

  • stately homes.
  • great office staff (most have been with us for years on end).
  • training premises.
  • quality control.
  • trainers.
  • know how.
  • accreditation.
  • Beautiful head quarters.

Your satisfaction is key

We are seen as the best of the best for those who wish to train to be a butler. Although students and clients alike are satisfied with us, we are always striving to up our game and become better every day. For more than 10 years we have been improving the quality of domestic workers. We have also been working to get 5 star hotels up to amazingly high standards.

Train to be a butler and get a job with us

Clients constantly ask us about our graduates. We are sure to place most successful butler students quickly. Sometimes our students even get job whilst on the course. You will make a good return on your investment if you decide to study with us. We act as a recruitment agency as well as a butler training academy so you stand a good shot with us to excel in this fascinating career fast.

Train to be a butler with one of our Franchises

Train to be a butler

Train to be a butler with us

We, here at the British  Butler Academy  hold ourselves to a higher standard than everyone else. This is the reason why we felt confident to spread the Franchise worldwide. This is also one of the reasons why our franchised programme has become so famous. You can now train to be a butler in most corners of the world with us. Contact the office on info@bespokebureau.com to find your ideal venue.

10 reasons to train to be a butler with The British Butler Academy

  1. We are the only Butler training academy in the world recommended by the British Butler association.
  2. We conduct our training in real life premises. Stately homes and similar.
  3. We ensure students a quality education.
  4. We promise everyone an option to do a free re-course with us if they fail.
  5. We do assessed courses.
  6. We do individual courses.
  7. Our courses are 30% theoretical and 70% hands on. This has proved an excellent way for students to learn.
  8. We aim to provide our students with everything they need to be successful.
  9. You will most likely get a pay rise.
  10. You will make friends for a life time.

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    Our students have fun on the course

My vision as the owner of the company

All of our programs are super popular and our courses get booked up fast. That has always been the case. For this we are eternally grateful. However, we feel a strong sense of responsibility to deliver the best that is on offer to you. Bespoke Bureau & The Butler Academy are always seeking to improve standards of excellence. For us it is of utmost importance that you are happy and that you will recommend us to your friends. We would not be here if it was not for our satisfied students and clients. Thank you for helping us going from strength to strength.
The future is bright and we look forward to welcome you to The British Butler Academy where you can train to be a butler.

Contact us to book or for more info on how to train to be a butler

Give us a ring on +442032900142. You can also email us on info@bespokebureau.com to discuss options. Our website is: www.bespokebureau.com

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Kind regards, Sara Vestin Rahmani and Team

The British Butler Academy, Bespoke Bureau, Peek-a-boo and Cupcakes

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Bank | London | EC2V 5AE, UK
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What can you expect @bespokebureau.com

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Butler service training Bespoke Bureau

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