Dewnan Lifestyle Management
Dewnan Lifestyle Management specialise in sourcing Private Household Staff for clients in the South West. Dewnan strives to provide staff of high calibre to match your household needs and standards. Finding the right staff for you and your family can be a daunting process, let us do the searching and relevant checks for you and help you come to the best solution.
Dewnan Lifestyle Management also offers Professional and Personal Concierge services for visitors to the South West. We can cover all aspects of your visit, concentrating on the finer details. This support reduces the time spent on organising, managing, and sustaining an already busy or complex lifestyle. Let us concentrate on all the behind the scenes planning, allowing you to make the most of your visit.
Our Concierge services can assist you, your family, business or client in the following areas:
- Personal or Business Travel arrangements
- Holiday Planning and Support
- Luxury Vehicle or Property finding services
- Chauffeur Hire
- Private Airports – Plane and Helicopter transfers and bookings
- Yacht Charter
- Sporting Pursuits – shooting, golfing, sailing
- Luxury Spa breaks and Yoga retreats
- Private Event Planning and Management
Any other aspects of planning …Just ask!
Our main area of operation is the South West encompassing Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. Reaching as far as the Isles of Scilly, Jersey, and Guernsey, yet we are available to assist clients across the UK and abroad. We can offer staff on a permanent, contract and one-off basis, depending on your needs.
Our Private Staff services are listed below. We can offer staff on a permanent, contract and one-off basis, depending on your needs. Simply contact one of our team today to see how we can meet your requirements.
Oversee’s the running of the house, including managing the household staff and maintenance projects. Manages household bills and all administrative duties ie. booking appointments and running errands.
Typically, is responsible for cleaning, washing, ironing, food shopping and cooking, etc. However, the role of a housekeeper can vary from house hold to house hold and so the role of a house keeper can be tailored to your needs.
A Butler can be a key member of staff in large private residences, they can offer a personalised level of service for your house hold, taking charge of your dining room, wine cellar and pantry and the reception of visitors.
Maintenance staff/Caretaker/Handyman take on the responsibilities of all maintenance work of the household, taking care of any repairs both inside and out, managing less complex repairs and maintenance on electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.
Responsible for weeding, planting, pruning and watering as well as the general maintenance and appearance of the grounds, gardens and buildings. Striving to create a pleasant environment that is safe and secure for both the garden owners and visitors.
The household cleaner is responsible for cleaning areas of the household stipulated by the client. Their duties include dusting, sweeping, hoovering, mopping etc. Whether it’s a light clean or deep clean, the role can be adjusted to whatever your needs are.
Private chefs can be hired for one off occasions or holiday durations and can create meals and menu’s around your individual tastes, ensuring that you have the best quality of your favourite dishes. Some households require cooks, this can be a live in or live out position, depending on your needs, their responsibilities include meal planning (taking into consideration any dietary requirements), food shopping and the preparation and cooking of meals.
Domestic couples can be a very valued addition to the household, working very hard to ensure the smooth running of a household. The couple can take on many different duties including housekeeping, cleaning, cooking, chilcare, driving and maintenance to name a few.
Nannies and childcare staff are an essential part of many households. Their duties include the supervision and monitoring of the safety of children in their care. Preparing meals and organising mealtimes and snacks for children, bathing and dressing, the upkeep of the children’s rooms and play areas and belongings, interacting with children with the use of arts and craft, music, signing and reading stories. There can be many responsibilities that a nanny can have, we can help tailor responsibilities to your and your child’s needs.
The responsibilities of a chauffeur are typically straight forward. They are responsible for driving a client, their family, friends and associates as required. The will also be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the vehicles. If required, we can also supply security drivers if this is more suited to your needs.
Many households desire and require some form of home security. This can come in the form of a single security operator within your residence, a team of operators, or a security patrol ensure the safety of your property. Responsibilities include securing premises and personnel (if required) by patrolling property, monitoring surveillance equipment (if installed) and access points, permitting entry. This service is essential for many households but can be extended to second homes and holiday homes also.
Private Event Staff
If you are planning a private event within your own home or property we can help with supplying waiters and waitresses, chefs and security. We can also assist with the planning management for many different events whether it is milestone birthdays, engagements, graduations, weddings and anniversaries.