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The Modern Butlers’ Journal, June 2021, Message from the Chairman

Steven FerryMessage from the Chairman

So much good news this month—we are happy to announce that the International Butlers Day launched three days ago on the 28th of May, turned out to be a great success. Equally momentous is the launch of the Alliance of Professional Butler Trainers with a core of a dozen schools and trainers and more requesting to join. This really is a new beginning of stability and professionalism for our profession.

As Mr. Charles MacPherson, one of the founding members points out, “The importance of any alliance is to promote and guide that group to strive to be the best they can be; that is just one of the reasons I am proud to be part of this Alliance of Professional Butler Trainers.»

Another member, Mr. Wayne Fitzharris is «proud to participate in the formation of The Alliance—bringing together the world’s best trainers has been quite an accomplishment. Although competitors, we are all uniquely different but share one common goal: To unite the butler training Industry under common training values and standards designed to enable our students to become the professional butlers of tomorrow.»

Additionally, the Institute is close to launching its new, online hospitality butler course and otherwise, amongst other gems in this edition, we have expanded the Creative Corner column to include other butlers who apply their creativity not just to their work, but also to the fine arts.

Best wishes for the month ahead.

The Institute is dedicated to raising service standards by broadly disseminating the mindset and superior service expertise of that time-honored, quintessential service provider, the British Butler, updated with modern people- skills, and adapted to the needs of modern employers and guests in staffed homes, luxury hotels, resorts, spas, retirement communities, jets, yachts & cruise ships around the world.