Month: April 2020

Recruitment during Covid-19

As the world continues to change daily in relation to Covid-19 we wanted to reassure you how business is changing in the recruitment industry.  The UK government guidelines are now for social limiting, including meetings and gatherings, and socializing with people outside of your family.  This has had as I’m sure you can imagine a huge knock-on effect with recruitment. 

Although our candidates who are looking for work, are very happy to interview with you over video calls, it would be inappropriate for us to allow meetings to occur.

Therefore, in light of recent UK government guidelines, and to ensure the health and well being of all our candidates and clients, we are going to be putting a hold on recruitment.  


In the meantime, if you have any questions at all, we can be reached via email – although we will be working reduced hours so please do bear with us if you can’t reach us straight away.

We will be pursuing recruitment in full force once the government advises us it is safe to do so, and we would love to help you with a new job.  In the meantime, please stay safe and we look forward to hearing from you in the hopefully not too distant future.

Planning an event during the Coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has caused the events, hospitality, and leisure industries into turmoil. Many brides are wondering if their big day will go ahead as planned in 2020. If you are in the midst of rescheduling your wedding or event, then it may be time to hire an event planner.

Yesterday news broke that Princess Beatrice who was due to marry in May 2020 has officially ‘cancelled’ her wedding due to the coronavirus. But instead of ‘cancelling’ an event whether it is a wedding or a major celebration, there is the option to postpone instead.

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Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi

There are benefits of postponing rather than cancelling an event as there are less financial implications. Most vendors will transfer the date of your event and will still use your existing deposit. This will eradicate the need to charge a second fee.

Remember that you have to be proactive with rescheduling any event. Competition will be high for any dates that are available once the restrictions on large gatherings have been lifted.

Hiring an event planner

Planning an event on a large scale can be incredibly stressful and this could be the perfect time to hire an event planner to help to reduce some of the anxiety and burden. Hiring help will allow you to refocus on the celebration, rather than crisis management.

Event planners will have an endless list of contacts that they can draw upon if your original vendor or supplier is no longer available. If you are planning a destination wedding or event, the event planner can also assist with travel management for your guests.

Choose a less popular day of the week

Some brides deliberately planned a long engagement so that they could have a wedding specifically with the 2020 date. If you are intent on getting married this year, then you could possibly choose a less popular day of the week to get married, rather than moving your event until 2021.

If you are rescheduling your event to a different season than what you had planned, you may need to rethink your original colour scheme, décor or catering to suit the season.

Invitations

If you haven’t printed your invitations or stationary, then perhaps this could be postponed. It is vital that all vendors have confirmed they are available for your new proposed date. And don’t forget to make sure the date suits key members of the bridal party! If your invitations or ‘save the dates’ have been sent, use this time to call attendees on the guest list to explain the situation. Then you can always follow up with a revised invitation or letter in the post.

Don’t forget that the events industry wants to assist you in making your big day everything that you have dreamed of.

If you are looking to hire a private event planner, then we would love to assist you. Please contact us and a member of our events team will be in touch.

Roast Lamb recipes perfect for Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is traditionally a time where we gather family and friends and enjoy a sumptuous feast. And for many, Easter Sunday is synonymous with roast lamb, so we wanted to share some exquisite recipes from top chefs to give you some inspiration this bank holiday.

Lamb loin with parmesan risotto

Unlike a traditional roast, this lamb loin is served on a bed of creamy Parmesan risotto. Wilted spinach, roast shallots, wild mushrooms and olives accompanies this roasted lamb loin perfectly.

Slow-roasted lamb, smoked aubergines, and grilled Swiss chard

This stunning slow-roasted lamb shoulder is infused with juniper berries, bay leaves and red wine. And it is paired with aubergine puree, swiss chard, a light anchovy crumb and a drizzle of homemade garlic oil.

Kentish loin of lamb

This lamb dish is the most simple of the recipes so it is ideal for those who perhaps aren’t used to cooking or comfortable in the kitchen. It is served with potatoes, spring onions, peas and broad beans and is an elegant way to roast lamb this Easter weekend.

Please contact us if you are looking to plan an event in the future that requires a private chef and or hospitality staff. We have a team of experienced private chefs and cooks that can help you create the perfect event. Whether it is an intimate dinner, or a larger event, we can assist you with recruiting private domestic staff across London, Surrey and the UK.