Our story of
success

We are the UK’s leading etiquette and protocol institute offering training sessions and courses, seminars and presentations across the world.

Highly Accredited

We are accredited as a Provider of Training Excellence, offers Institute of Leadership and Management approved training, and is a member of Leading Protocol & Etiquette Schools of the World.

Industry leader
Having celebrated 20 years in 2021, The English Manner is the UK’s most-established etiquette and training institute and is well-known for providing confidence-enhancing training for life.
Variety of training
We offer an extensive range of services including; in-person and online training, video tutorials and private tutoring. We also work with private and corporate clients for a range of needs.
We have more than
20 years’ experience

The English Manner is the UK’s leading etiquette and protocol institute. 

We offer training sessions and courses, seminars and presentations across the world, working with royal and diplomatic households, leading corporations and businesses, schools, universities and individual clients.

We work with brands and organisations to provide detailed and tailored protocol advice ahead of events, marketing activations and launches giving them reassurance that key stakeholders from many different countries, faiths and backgrounds are treated with respect and charm at all stages.

The English Manner was founded in 2001 by Alexandra Messervy, formerly of the Royal Household of Her Majesty The Queen.  Alexandra worked in the Master of the Household’s department and helped plan many high-profile royal events, including state visits, overseas tours, weddings and christenings.  She later went on to consult for the Lucie Clayton College (established 1928) whose finishing school has now been subsumed into The English Manner.

The UK’s most established etiquette and protocol training institute 

Our accredited etiquette and protocol training and consultancy services are extensive, bringing contemporary, cross-cultural relevance to traditional values.

The English Manner’s individual and group training sessions are carefully designed to develop and add value to clients as they approach a range of social and professional situations.

Our pool of highly knowledgeable, expert tutors will assist.

We have more than 20 years’ experience

The English Manner is the UK’s leading etiquette and protocol institute. 

We offer training sessions and courses, seminars and presentations across the world, working with royal and diplomatic households, leading corporations and businesses, schools, universities and individual clients.

We work with brands and organisations to provide detailed and tailored protocol advice ahead of events, marketing activations and launches giving them reassurance that key stakeholders from many different countries, faiths and backgrounds are treated with respect and charm at all stages.

The English Manner was founded in 2001 by Alexandra Messervy, formerly of the Royal Household of Her Majesty The Queen.  Alexandra worked in the Master of the Household’s department and helped plan many high-profile royal events, including state visits, overseas tours, weddings and christenings.  She later went on to consult for the Lucie Clayton College (established 1928) whose finishing school has now been subsumed into The English Manner.

The UK’s most established etiquette and protocol training institute

Our accredited etiquette and protocol training and consultancy services are extensive, bringing contemporary, cross-cultural relevance to traditional values.

The English Manner’s individual and group training sessions are carefully designed to develop and add value to clients as they approach a range of social and professional situations.

Our pool of highly knowledgeable, expert tutors assist.

A message from our Founder
Alexandra Messervy
In 1984, having completed my education I found myself in my first real career employment; in the Royal Household of Her Majesty The Queen. Here, surrounded by treasures, serving officers and diplomats, I reinforced knowledge I didn’t even know I had; how to measure place settings at table, how to send an invitation to a Duke, how to curtsey when Her Majesty passed in the corridor, and how and when to wear an honour conferred upon me by a visiting Head of State.
When I left the Royal Household I was frequently asked to sit on charitable committees and asked for advice: who to invite, how to run an event, where to seat guests at official functions…

The English Manner is accredited as a Provider of Training Excellence, offers Institute of Leadership and Management approved training, and is a member of Leading Protocol & Etiquette Schools of the World.

 

We have more than 20 years’ experience

The English Manner is the UK’s leading etiquette and protocol institute. 

We offer training sessions and courses, seminars and presentations across the world, working with royal and diplomatic households, leading corporations and businesses, schools, universities and individual clients.

We work with brands and organisations to provide detailed and tailored protocol advice ahead of events, marketing activations and launches giving them reassurance that key stakeholders from many different countries, faiths and backgrounds are treated with respect and charm at all stages.

The English Manner was founded in 2001 by Alexandra Messervy, formerly of the Royal Household of Her Majesty The Queen.  Alexandra worked in the Master of the Household’s department and helped plan many high-profile royal events, including state visits, overseas tours, weddings and christenings.  She later went on to consult for the Lucie Clayton College (established 1928) whose finishing school has now been subsumed into The English Manner.

The UK’s most-established etiquette and protocol institute

Our accredited etiquette and protocol training and consultancy services are extensive, brining contemporary, cross-cultural relevance to traditional values.

The English Manner’s individual and group training sessions are carefully designed to develop and add value to clients as they approach a range of social and professional situations.

Our pool of highly knowledgeable, expert tutors assist.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER
Alexandra Messervy

In 1984, having completed my education I found myself in my first real career employment; in the Royal Household of Her Majesty The Queen.

Here, surrounded by treasures, serving officers and diplomats, I reinforced knowledge I didn’t even know I had; how to measure place settings at table, how to send an invitation to a Duke, how to curtsey when Her Majesty passed in the corridor, and how and when to wear an honour conferred upon me by a visiting Head of State.

When I left the Royal Household I was frequently asked to sit on charitable committees and asked for advice: who to invite, how to run an event, where to seat guests at official functions…