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Lottie Sharland15 Nov 2018
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Little Black Book

This is our exclusive guide to who to use, what to do and where to go in London. We’ve covered everything from arranging the office flowers to who to call organize a trip to the moon (tip - Blue Marble Private) and have personally vetted every business mentioned.

Working in executive support is all about knowing who to call and who to trust and we’re all for sharing that information to make a strong and connected network of support staff. This list is a work in progress and will be ever changing, if you have any feedback on anyone mentioned, or any great recomendations, please do let us know!


Blue Marble Private - Unique, extraordinary travel experiences curated for discerning private clients, family offices, c-site & management.

Nemo Travel - A new way to book your luxury holiday. Launched in September 2019, Nemo Travel are changing the way you book holidays, both for yourself and your boss. Through their unique itinerary builder on their website Nemo gives you the power to design your dream luxury holiday from your laptop, offering all the advice, recommendations and inspiration you’d expect from a private travel consultant, without the back and forth emails and constant phone calls. Nemo aims to empower and inspire their users whilst changing perceptions on the luxury travel industry.


AGQ – A concierge and luxury event planning service. AGQ have unrivalled cultural knowledge, global connections and a refined sense of taste, they’ll plan entire events as well as helping support staff seek out meaningful experiences, entertainment, and exclusive gifting opportunities for their employers. Their private members area at Henley Regatta this summer looks fab: https://www.findthehiddengarden.com/ . If you're interested in booking one of their packages for 2019 please email us first as we can offer an exclusive 10% discount.


Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design – Making magic happen with flowers.

PA Lifestyle Resources

Almost Essential – A cherry picked list of the very best services and shops in London. All have been handpicked by Michelle de Biolley and you can guarantee they will be diverse, reliable, professional, friendly and fairly-priced.

Recruitment Abroad

EST10 – Our partner agency in Sydney. EST10 is a boutique recruitment firm that specialises in Executive Assistants, administration and office support and are the people to turn to if you’re looking for work in Australia.

Health & Fitness

Bodhi Wellbeing Systematic Kinesiology - Kinesiology is a safe and natural form of complementary healthcare that gets to the root cause of issues in the body. Many different factors influence our health and wellbeing and often the root of the problem isn't where the symptoms, pain or discomfort lies. For example, IBS symptoms can be caused by stress and shoulder pain can originate from a digestive imbalance or food sensitivity. Kinesiologists therefore look at you systematically as a whole to understand the true root cause of your symptoms and start the healing process from the inside out. Antonia Beamish of Bodhi Wellbeing is a fully trained, systematic kinesiologist and one of the best we have found in London.

Core Collective - pay-as-you-go group workouts in beautiful studios in Kensington & Knightsbridge. Core Collective classes are some of the best we've ever tried, Lift and Row is a personal favourite!

Secret Spa - Our favourite mobile beauty specialists. Secret Spa are a little black book fail-safe, they’re reliable and easy to use, their service is exceptional, and we’re always really impressed with the results and standard of their treatments and therapists. In the office their mobile beauty treatments are perfect pre-work night out or for special occasions.

NALM Clinic - The Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine (NALM) Clinic was set up in 2018 by Clemmie Macpherson and provides private consultations and corporate wellness solutions. The private clinic specialises in digestive health, incorporating evidence-based nutritional science and lifestyle medicine, and a love of good food, to offer you the opportunity to improve your diet and lifestyle, and transform your digestive health. Clemmie also works with a wide range of companies providing corporate wellness solutions including talks, lunch and learns, express clinics and more, to help them achieve their wellness objectives. Clemmie is approachable and exceptionally knowledgeable and we highly recommend her nutritional advice.

Food & Drink

Le Brun de Neuville - Our favourite brand of champagne. Le Brun de Neuville offers a range of elegant and sophisticated champagnes, perfect for any party or special occasion. If you're interested in ordering any contact their UK ambassador Sally on sally.lebrundeneuville@gmail.com.

Business Networking

The Golden Network - We're excited to introduce you to our new partner, The Golden Network, a London community designed for like-minded professionals who like to network in a smarter way.

Created in 2014, The Golden Network is an exclusive members-only networking community that caters to social, career-driven London professionals by bringing together like-minded individuals or businesses around fun, entertaining and interesting networking events. We’re huge fans at Anderson Hoare and have attended many of their events in the past and through doing so gained a number of really useful contacts.

We’re delighted to offer Anderson Hoare Clients and Candidates a discount on TGN's paid membership. Anyone signing up to Lite or Pure Gold will receive 20% off their first 3 months of membership. Use the code ANDERSONHOARE when applying on the TGN website: The Golden Network Website


The Officials - a fantastic training resource for all levels of assistant, run by friend of Anderson Hoare, Lauren Bradley.

Extra Curricula

Deans Court, Dorset - Deans Court is a beautiful private home in Wimborne, Dorset. They have a wedding venue, 3 holiday properties - one which sleeps 14 and 2 which sleep 6, a cafe and a shop. The Gate House, the largest holiday property, is ideal for work away trips while the two smaller cottages are ideal for anyone looking for a weekend in the countryside.

Belmond British Pullman - The Belmond British Pullman has been recently restorted to it's former, world famous glory and now offers the most wonderful train rides across the English countryside. Take trips to stately homes, sporting events or just through beautiful scenery while enjoying the most delicious food and drink in stunningly decorated carriages. Whole carriages can be booked for work events or individual tickets can be purchased - a trip makes a perfect anniversary or special occasion gift.

Darwin & Wallice Restaurants - Darwin and Wallace run a collection of individual restaurants with bars across London. Each restaurant is unique and takes inspiraton from the local area, providing a beautiful enviroment in which to enjoy cocktails, snacks, supper and socialising. Most of their restaurants have beautiful private rooms and we have hosted work events here in the past and found the staff to be nothing but efficient, helpful and a pleasure to work with.

Business Networking Coaching

The Golden Network Coaching - Anyone mentioning Anderson Hoare and booking any TGN training course will receive a discount of 10% off the total cost. Please contact info@tgncoaching.co.uk to book an introductory free call or visit their website here: www.tgncoaching.co.uk.

After more than five years of running events, and growing interest among their members to develop the necessary skills to become effective networkers, the team at The Golden Network saw an opportunity to launch tailored networking and coaching workshops. This new service offers 1 on 1 and group workshops to help you become more visible and in control to create more career and business opportunities.

TGN Coaching helps individuals become more effective networkers and communicators. They cover many topics including:

  • Business networking and communication
  • Attending events and generating leads
  • LinkedIn and online presence
  • Presentation skills and public speaking
  • Personal and professional confidence

Visit their website at www.tgncoaching.co.uk

Visit their website at www.tgncoaching.co.uk