Gary Williams, the art of being a butler


Mr Gary Williams, the best butler of the world and founder of the British Butler Institute at London, visit  Los Cabos to give training to the butlers of JW Marriot Hotel and gave us an exclusive interview where we talk a little of his experience and track record of his interesting profession.

His formal training at the then world famous Ivor Spencer International School for Butler Administrators in Dulwich, London. The school was established in 1981 and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales invested Ivor Spencer the founder with the MBE at Buckingham Palace in 2002.

After successful completion of his formal training and top of his class Mr Gary Williams was appointed in his first butler position at The Ritz London as the Head butler where he was responsible for overseeing all the luxury suites, including The Royal Suite, and attending to the requests and requirements of the many VIP guests including Royalty, Prime Ministers, Heads of state, Movie Icons, Musicians and many more.

He was then head-hunted by a leading London recruitment company to be Major Domo (Head Butler) for one of England’s most prominent families, looking after Studley Royal House in North Yorkshire. Here he employed all his formal training skills to deliver according to his principals needs in a substantial country house environment which included the managing and training of a large house hold staff complement. After this position Mr Gary Williams worked for many discerning clients around the world, including members of Royal families, Russian and Chinese Oligarchs, principals of British and international industry, IT billionaires, famous musicians and artists, and many more as Head Butler. Mr Gary Williams then set up Quintessentially Butlers, part of the Quintessentially Group, the world’s leading global concierge company, this was after heading up a team of three executive concierge professional to look after a group of Russian Oligarchs and their families from an office in Mayfair London. Mr Gary Williams was also appointed Head Butler at the Brazilian Embassy in London. 

With this wealth of practical hands on work experience from across the luxury sector Mr Gary Williams was entrusted by The British Butler Institute to head up the training team as Principal with the responsibility of developing the brand with the vision to be the finest front of house training school in its field and expanding The British Butler Institute brand worldwide.

The British Butler Institute is the only Butler Institute in the world.



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