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BOODLE HATFIELD’S MUSICAL SOIREE IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR 1722 CLUB

Professor Vanessa LATARCHE  Martin James BARTLETT On a recent October evening, guests at law firm Boodle Hatfield’s Bankside office had the honour and privilege to meet the formidable Martin James Bartlett, the Winner of the 2014 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, now aged 22.. Elegantly bespectacled and with foppish hair, this “Enfant Terrible of the Keyboard” appeared on the stage at an event to celebrate Boodle Hatfield’s anniversary of the launch of their 1722 Club, playing three of Rachmaninoff’s Preludes with enthralling passion. Guest contributor Patrick Couderc writes: Though it is suspected that Martin is more of a Prokofiev devo...

IN THE HEART OF MAYFAIR & ST JAMES’S WITH LOYD GROSSMAN

IMG_2597 The inimitable Loyd Grossman was the guest speaker at this year’s Mayfair & St James’s Association annual lunch held recently in the magnificent restaurant of The Ritz Club London. Starting out in journalism, Loyd went on to become a well-known television presenter whose knowledge of and fascination with food led him to create his own brand in 1995, which became Britain’s most successful new premium food brand. His lifelong interest in history, the arts and heritage (in June 2015 he was appointed CBE for services to Heritage and is currently Chairman of the Royal Parks) shone through in his address, and he entertained us with many amusing anecdotes and observations of life in Mayfair and St James’s. ...

MAYFAIR ART WEEKEND – A FIRM FIXTURE IN THE LONDON SUMMER ART SCENE

MAW The fifth edition of Mayfair Art Weekend on 29th June to 1st July this year coincided with the landmark 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy and presented an opportunity to celebrate Mayfair and St James’s as one of the world’s most historic and thriving art quarters. The event kicked off on Thursday with an exclusive Gallery Safari for sponsors and their guests who were treated to an evening of art exploration starting at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, then on to tour the exhibitions at David Zwirner, Richard Saltoun Gallery and Stair Sainty Gallery. Dinner followed the Safari at Beck at Brown’s Hotel where each table was hosted by an artist. Over the weekend visitors enjoyed an e...

DELAYS IN THE HIRING PROCESS = (EXPENSIVE) MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

time-1339975_1920 Hudson Walker International is privileged to have shaped the growth and success of some of the world’s most prestigious premium and luxury brands by securing for them exceptionally talented individuals. Many of those individuals are themselves business leaders and influencers. In the course of any search assignment we get to know each other rather well and one particular topic has started to come up time and time again – why does it take so long for potential employers to make hiring decisions? Such delays dramatically diminish the candidate’s excitement and interest – indeed their opinion of the company - to the extent that sometimes they simply take themselves out of the running...