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The English Manner is the UK’s leading etiquette, protocol and household management consultancy, offering training sessions and courses, seminars and presentations across the world, working alongside royal and diplomatic households, leading corporations and businesses, schools, universities and individual clients.

Alexandra Messervy FRSA, formerly of the Royal Household of Her Majesty The Queen, founded The English Manner in 2001. Alexandra worked in the Master of the Household’s department and helped plan many high-profile Royal events, including state visits, overseas tours, weddings and christenings. She later went on to consult for the Lucie Clayton College, whose finishing school has now been subsumed into The English Manner.

Our etiquette and protocol courses and household management training is extensive, bringing contemporary relevance to a world of traditional values. The English Manner’s individual and group training sessions are carefully designed to develop confidence in clients as they approach a range of social and professional situations. Whether it be for a deputy-CEO wishing to add unparalleled social skills to gain a competitive edge and a sought-after promotion in the workplace, a corporate partner aiming to up their game when it comes to cross-cultural entertaining, or an individual wishing to increase their confidence, knowledge and skills in social settings, our pool of highly knowledgeable, expert tutors will assist.

We work alongside several of the world’s largest and most notable private households, estates, yachts and aircraft, providing tailored training solutions and systems on a bespoke basis. We offer retained services to a confidential private client list, with each one of them noting our attention to detail and professionalism. Some of our corporate and professional service clients are listed below.

The English Manner clients

As an extension to our etiquette and household services, The English Manner also offers unique cultural learning programmes and tours throughout the UK and Europe. Groups of discerning individuals are able to access the inaccessible, experiencing the rich heritage, culture and social history Britain and Europe has to offer. Accompanied by experts, all such tours and visits can be designed to reflect personal interests.

The English Manner has developed an international presence, offering courses and opportunities to clients all over the world seeking training in the highest of global standards. This growing market has allowed us to establish academies in Mumbai, Lagos and Tehran, with representative offices in China and the USA. Our programmes are currently offered under licence in Australia and Uzbekistan.

As well as being the Managing Director of The English Manner, Jimmy Beale, under the banner of The English Education, offers bespoke and impartial advice to clients seeking to send their children to UK independent schools. Jimmy retired from his role as Headmaster in 2013 in order to pursue a career in business and he and his network of consultant tutors work closely with parents and guardians to ensure the right school is chosen for every child.