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Butler Employment | UK | Trafalgar | Salary £3000pm

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One of our special clients in England seeks a mature Butler to perform Butler duties.  The ideal candidate must have, previous experience of large period properties, be energetic and enthusiastic about taking on an exciting and long term challenge. On a daily basis you will be required to manage and coordinate effectively ...

We are extremely proud of our Principal elevating the standards. Every Thursday Newton Cross (Butler Academy Principal and International Butler Trainer) joins Tracey Lange on Heart 104.9FM for “dos & don’t`s”, a first class radio program all about Etiquette, Modern Rules and lessons to live by.

Now a new collaboration with Huisgenoot (South Africa`s leading online and print publication) you can read all lessons on #HGWENK known as Maak so!  (meaning do this)

Please go online to http://www.huisgenoot.com/leefstyl/wenke/maak-so/maak-so-n-nuwe-etiketreeks-met-newton-cross-en-tracey-lange/

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We love sharing, here is a nice website for you to use and read through. Lots of tips!


Dear Butler Academy


Let me take this opportunity to thank you and Kasandra for the utmost professionalism that was shown during the training course held at Mosaic. Your enthusiasm and dedication goes a long way. I want to commend you for all your efforts and appreciate your attention to detail. You have set a precedent and the extra time and effort you put in were certainly worthwhile. It was a absolute pleasure to work with such talented and dedicated people!

Marcelino Henckert, General Manager

Butler Training

Surround yourself with positivity! It may seem obvious, but surrounding yourself with positivity is undoubtedly the best way to achieve your goals. Although true motivation comes largely from within, positive people and experiences do make you feel good about your decisions and ultimately will help encourage you to stay motivated. Share your goals with close friends, colleagues and managers and find positive ways to overcome challenges which could slow you down.


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“The more people in the mix, the more precautions need to be put in place,” This is an important topic on the Estate and Manor Magazine Website. Here are some tips: Keep a well-stocked First Aid Kit (we recommend first aid household training) , Understand an emergency procedure (design a protocol safety guide) , Children is first priority as we need to think and prepare with caution (child proofing) and off course safety in the Kitchen is always important  – clean as you go….


The term Grace in Butler vocabulary means routine! There are just no words to describe the robotics of this routine. Drawing the curtain, switching off the lights, setting the alarm, make the coffee, switch on the kettle, feed the dogs, water the plants, open the gates etc… So remember Morning Grace meaning Routine… No one asked you to do it, you took it onto yourself as a mandatory routine.


Salary is often loosely used to mean Net Salary. Net Salary is your take home pay and it is what you get after all statutory deductions have been made. Gross Salary is your basic salary + Additions. Basic Salary is fixed; it is an agreed amount paid regularly at a fixed date usually monthly.


An Executive Personal Assistant works directly with the principal on all aspects of running their business and personal calendars. They also liaise between household staff and office staff on behalf of the principal.

An Executive Personal Assistant may be required to manage some vendors (e.g. office supplies, florists, hair/makeup artist, etc…), run errands, personal shop, answer phones, and make appointments and travel plans for the principals.


Wearable devices are more than just a major trend in the hospitality industry, they are a standard. From smartwatches that unlock guest rooms to smart bands that act as tickets; this technology provides incredible insight into understanding guest patterns, behaviors and desires.


At SABA, we understand how difficult it can be to work and keep up a good study schedule. There are so many things each of us needs to do in a day and it’s easy to forget and run out of time. By making use of lists, it becomes an easy and convenient way to track your progress and cross items off your list when you have completed the task. Yes we know, filing is boring – but you probably have no idea how much time it saves in the long run.

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Resort Butler Training | The Slate Resort Phuket, Thailand

The South African Butler Academy recently completed onsite International Hotel Butler Training at the prestigious The Slate Resort in Phuket, Thailand. We conducted an intensive 5 day Hotel Butler Training program. We focused on immense skills and abundance of product knowledge.  Thank you to The Slate Resort in Phuket, Thailand. See ...

Queen Mary 2 Butler Training

Queen Mary 2 “A flagship without compare” receives Butler Training!

The South African Butler Academy provided onboard  Butler Training to the worlds most exclusive Ocean liner the Queen Mary 2, also the flagship of the entire fleet e.g. Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth.  The Queen Mary 2 is the largest Transatlantic Ocean Linear at sea, she is also the only ...

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