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About Us

Staff of Distinction is the UK’s leading specialist Household Staffing agency. Established in 1996 by Sarajane Ambrose, whether you need a Housekeeper to ensure the smooth running of your home or an Estate Manager to streamline your property portfolio and oversee staff, our team of dedicated experts can facilitate all of your staffing needs.

A History of Distinction

Recognising a gap in the market for an exemplary recruitment agency where both clients and candidates received an unparalleled service to secure the highest-calibre of staff for clients and the most exclusive jobs for candidates, Sarajane founded Staff of Distinction. To this day, the agency works hard to fulfil the needs of both clients and candidates by ensuring that ethical practices remain consistently at the heart of what they do. To discuss your requirements, call and speak to one of Sarajane’s dedicated consultants now on 0207 795 6255.

Our Founder

At Staff of Distiction, I work closely with my team to find the right solution for the client.  While my consultants focus on their specific division and clients, if at the point of registering a client’s position, or even during the selection and interview process the consultant feels the client’s requirements are better served by one of her colleagues’ division, by working closely together, we will always find a solution. As a team, we will always recognise that our client’s and candidates needs come first.

Since founding my companies in 1996, and having become a mother, I understand too well how difficult it can be to fit everything in. That is why my strategy has always been to delegate to the professionals! Whether it is to hire that housekeeper extraordinaire or the detail-orientated personal assistant to help with the smooth running of my family life. Throughout the years, it has often been these members of staff that have provided the backbone to a successfully run home and an efficient working life.


SJ’s Team

There are three of us holding the reigns at Staff of Distinction alongside SJ, working closely together to ensure we have only the creme de la creme of candidates retained on our Register. With more than 50+ years’ combined knowledge and experience in placing Household Staff in private households, we are specialists in our field.
From the outset, we work hard to hand-select the right candidate for our clients in order to achieve a satisfying long-term placement for both parties.

Bridgette Maguire

Bridgette is a warm, bubbly South African who joined the team back in 2010! Having lived in the UK for the past 9 years, she recruits for all Single domestic staff throughout the UK and Overseas. Bridgette also assists with managing all staff within the team and finds herself in a rewarding role where no two days are the same. Bridgette loves meeting new people and during her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, taking spontaneous trips and spending time with her family as well as her miniature Yorkie called Bentley.

Alice Derrick

Alice began her recruitment career in 2016 before joining the Team in 2018. Now taking the reins of the Housekeeper Division placing both daily and live-in candidates and also placing our Couple Teams throughout London, the UK countryside and indeed overseas. Alice enjoys building strong relationships with her candidates by getting to know what they can offer and their wishes to then find them that fulfilling role where they can feel settled and committed. Alice has a keen interest in Home Interiors and has recently renovated her first property!

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