About Us

The Exclusive Butler School was founded by John Pettman, Managing Director of Exclusive Household Staff, and himself an ex-Royal Butler who started his career at Buckingham Palace and progressed to The British Embassy in Paris.

John worked alongside two of our Butler Trainers to produce a programme tailored to creating the ultimate Private House Butler by providing true British Butler Training.

Our Head Butler Trainer, Mark Moynan, is a fully qualified Lecturer and the Exclusive Butler School is currently the only Butler School globally to be certified by a Training College, in our case Broadstairs College, part of the EKC Group, in the UK.

Following successful completion of your Butler Training, Exclusive Household Staff can assist you through the recruitment process in order to gain your first private household Butler role, or progression in your career, as appropriate.  Junior Butler salaries start at £20,000-£25,000 per annum and a Top Private Butler can earn in excess of £100,000 per annum.

The Exclusive Butler School also offer bespoke in-house training for Private Households, Royal Palaces, Motor Yachts, Hotels, Restaurants, and can travel worldwide to take on any bespoke assignments.

In addition, we provide Luxury Interior Yacht Training, giving you the practical experience and confidence as well as the expert knowledge to set you apart from others and give you a head start in the yachting/chalet industry.  

Following on from this training Viking Crew, our partner and the market leader in private motor yacht and cruise ship recruitment, will look after your next step.

Our Vision

The Exclusive Butler School is passionate about providing the very best training to the next generation of aspiring Butlers, as well as improving the skills of those currently working in the hospitality industry.

With this in mind and alongside our Partnership with Broadstairs College, part of the EKC Group, one Broadstairs College student per academic year will be selected to receive a fully-funded placement on our Exclusive Two-week Butler School course.

We aim to utilise the in-depth knowledge and expertise of our Butler trainers giving our Butler graduates every chance to progress to the highest level within the private household world.


Please note: Exclusive Butler School pride themselves on being exclusive, discretion being our number one priority.  We do not participate in any TV or Radio broadcasting, nor do we use third-party marketing companies.  All our marketing is managed in-house and should you choose us to provide training, your Private Estate, Motoryacht, Hotel, Restaurant etc will not be mentioned. 


Please click here to see what some of our Students have to say about our training.

In partnership and certified by

Broadstairs College