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Concierge Services and Lifestyle Management are THE rapidly growing areas in the domestic and corporate sectors of customized help.

Busy professionals value their time. It therefore makes sense that to spend a lot of that valuable time doing mundane things such as collecting the dry cleaning is inefficient.

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Harassed executives all have professional Personal Assistants to organize their lives and schedule - we’ve all heard the cliche of the harrassed company director getting his PA to buy his wifes birthday, anniversary and Christmas presents. Concierge and Lifestyle management services take the place of that competent secretary, with her ‘little black book’ of contacts.

But overworked P.A’s too can find these services useful. Why? It’s a simple financial equation. Hourly rate of pay multiplied by time taken to complete a task, such as picking up a prescription for the boss - compared to paying someone else to do it whose hourly fee is less.

For busy professionals who value their free time these new services can be well worth it. If you only have one free day in a week do you really want to spend a major part of it grocery shopping, doing the laundry or any of the other 1001 jobs that are required to keep on top of things?

 

Busy executives generally have professional Personal Assistants to organize their lives and schedule - we’ve all heard the cliche of the harrassed company director getting his PA to buy his wifes birthday, anniversary and Christmas presents. Concierge and Lifestyle management services take the place of that competent secretary, with her ‘little black book’ of contacts.

But overworked P.A’s too can find these services useful. Why? It’s a simple financial equation. Hourly rate of pay multiplied by time taken to complete a task, such as picking up a prescription for the boss - compared to paying someone else to do it whose hourly fee is less.

For busy professionals who value their free time these new services can be well worth it. If you only have one free day in a week do you really want to spend a major part of it grocery shopping, doing the laundry or any of the other 1001 jobs that are required to keep on top of things?

The concierge departments in major hotels are regarded by most as the Mr Fixits of the hotel world. These people know everyone, have access to special deals, know the top restaurants’ Head Waiters personally ( and so can get around the ‘fully booked’ issue) and more.

Tales of seemingly impossible requests for guests achieved in an improbable amount of time abound and the top concierge services that are now available to both individuals and corporations have similar stories to tell - from sourcing bullet-proof cars to arranging for shops to open out of hours - money is the only issue and, lets face it, for wealthy professionals money is not necessarily an issue at all.

Most of the lifestyle clubs require an annual fee combined with one-off fees depending on the various requests. There’s no doubt that the more often one uses the service the better value it becomes.  Many of these concierge services are city based but some have offices nationwide.

Joining a Lifestyle management service can be an economical alternative to (or adjunct to) having a salaried ‘Man Friday’.

Check our what Quintessentially (one of the world’s most well known concierge membership companies) do for their well-heeled clients....

 
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Need someone else to:

  • Organise your daily life?
  • Pick up the kids/prescription/laundry?
  • Arrange travel or part-time staff?

Maybe you should look into concierge services.

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