Quintessentially People are one of the world’s leading staffing agencies for private individuals, families and businesses.
Our staffing agency — with headquarters in London and offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Cannes and Palma — serves the needs of individuals, families and businesses around the globe.
Balancing the demands and scheduling requirements of home, work and family is a full-time job. Quintessentially People provides high-performing individuals with the discreet, professional and forward-thinking professionals they need to succeed.
Our roster of candidates includes exceptionally well-qualified private personal assistants, business assistants, executive assistants and lifestyle managers. A personal assistant from Quintessentially People will anticipate your requirements before you’re even aware there is a need.
Whether you need a part-time chauffeur, a housekeeper for your estate or an expert with experience managing multiple international homes, let the private household and estate staffing division of Quintessentially People be your guide. Our household candidates seamlessly manage a wide array of tasks, from the mundane to the complex. You’ll be delighted at the quality of the candidates we recruit for your role and find that we’ll only send the professionals who meet your precise requirements.
Whether you’d like to hire a full-time chef, or you need to hire a complete preparation and service team for your special event, you can expect world-class staffing from Quintessentially People. Our roster of trained professionals includes everyone from a Michelin-starred chef to the most talented graduates from Tante Marie. We can also source bar and waiting teams, sous chefs and other household or restaurant staff. Quintessentially People can help you make every meal more memorable than the last.
When your family expects nothing less than exceptionally high-quality childcare, contact Quintessentially People. We recruit and screen highly experienced, incredibly loving nannies and baby nurses for families around the world. Quintessentially People helps high-performing families source temporary maternity nurses, live-out and live-in childcare, and career nannies willing to travel internationally.
Don’t risk a security breach — hire protection through Quintessentially People instead. Hire permanent or temporary armed or non-armed bodyguards, event security, home security, guard dogs, counter surveillance services and armored transport, including on short notice. We also provide high-value asset protection.
Safe travel on a private luxury craft requires leadership with capable hands and trustworthy judgment. Quintessentially People is one of the few staffing agencies to place only fully MLC compliant crews on the world’s finest luxury yachts . You’ll also find experienced, highly trained aircraft crews available on a full-time, part-time and temporary basis.
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“After spending 9 months refurbishing our home, we decided that we needed a housekeeper, someone who could help us after moving back organising all the various tradesmen, builders, deliveries as well as keep the house tidy. Obviously we needed someone trustworthy and articulate. I assumed that the search would take some time. However after I contacted QP, I was quickly given the CVs of 4 candidates who were high calibre and had all the qualities that I was looking for. QP made the search process very easy and I am delighted with my new housekeeper - someone I would have never found without the help of QP.”
FROM A LONDON BASED HIGH NET WORTH CLIENT
"We have been suitably impressed with QP. They have assisted us source an executive level staff member for a very specialist role. Their service was excellent and candidate selection was spot on. They have also been flexible enough to adapt to our specific needs. I have no hesitation in using them again for future placements."
FROM THE CEO OF A PRIVATE FAMILY OFFICE
"Q People responded quickly to our urgent request for a Director and we are delighted with the candidate who has started already. No mean feat as she has relocated to London for us and this successful hire is thanks to Q People's diligence, careful handling of the candidate and total understanding of our needs. We have asked for another position to be filled yesterday and Q People have 3 good candidates already!"
FROM THE CEO OF QUINTESSENTIALLY EXHIBITIONS
“Quintessentially People is a significant step above any other agency. During a recent nanny search, we also worked with two other agencies. There was no comparison between the quality of candidates we saw from Quintessentially People and the other agencies. The customer service was also phenomenal. Carmen had a clear understanding of our needs from the first conversation, did a great job screening candidates and was always available to answer questions to guide us through the process. I highly recommend Quintessentially People!”
FROM THE CEO OF A FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRM IN NEW YORK
“I have dealt with Helen at Quintessentially People on numerous occasions. She has continually provided me with excellent advice, service and support. She is always professional, efficient, discreet and accommodating and nothing is too much trouble. She is extremely knowledgeable about a clients needs and only puts forward high calibre staff who fit the exact requirements. QP provide a far superior service to others in their field and handle the recruitment process with integrity and enthusiasm. I would not hesitate to recommend Quintessentially People to anyone trying to source staff.”
FROM THE REPRESENTATIVE OF A HIGH NET WORTH FAMILY
"I have used Quintessentially People for a number of roles over the past two years and their staff are always highly knowledgeable and approachable, offering an efficient and attentive service each and every time. All in all, I have been delighted with the services provided to me by Quintessentially People and would be happy to recommend them to any family."
FROM A HIGH NET WORTH FAMILY BASED BETWEEN LONDON AND BERKSHIRE