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Our Story

Irving Scott was started by a mother and son team.

We noticed that domestic staffing agencies were not providing the bespoke service and attention to detail that was needed. We decided to setup Irving Scott as a boutique domestic staffing agency that as The Sunday Times put it was “…as good at psychology as staff”… We do this by listening to your needs carefully and skilfully putting forward only the best candidates.

We have close relationships with our candidates and principals

This allows us to get a well-rounded understanding of candidates suitability beyond their skills, from a personality point of view which is key when placing in private residences. Many times we get asked why we do not put forward more options but we believe in quality over quantity. One of the many benefits of coming to a household staffing agency should be the time saving element, and sifting through a stack of irrelevant CVs should not have to be on your to do list.

We make sure that our candidates have the necessary experience within households and hotels to thrive within your sacred spaces and make your life easier, they will also have had a thorough background check so you can rest assured that they can be trusted within your household. Additionally Irving Scott is very serious about our clients confidentiality and as such our candidates and ourselves are happy to sign non-disclosure agreements.

We keep our ears to the ground to find our staff through a variety of sources; exclusive networking events, long established trusted partners, referrals and actively headhunting this means that we currently have an extremely healthy database of very high-calibre candidates for domestic positions. This means we are in a strong position to put forward candidates who tick all the boxes within a very short period of time.

We suggest you take a look at our testimonials and press coverage.


Paloma Irving: Managing Director & Private Staff Consultant
Uniquely qualified in the domain of domestic staffing, Paloma Irving has progressed from her beginnings in the Savoy Group, and a Knightsbridge-based staffing company, to startup-company Kids Fun Ideas, a Madrid-based initiative centred on bringing English to children through innovative and playful means. This fostered her keen interest in assisting motivated families partner with the right professionals for their unique arrangement. After selling the business, which had catered to members of the Spanish Royal Family, she returned to London. In the past 5 years, she has pooled her knowledge from growing up in a privately staffed home to assisting busy families, to create Irving Scott, which continues to expand and epitomise excellence within the sphere of domestic staffing.
Paloma is also fluent in French and Spanish.
+44 (0) 7801448604
Adam Winogrodzki Irving: Director & Private Staff Consultant
Adam is a dedicated private staffing specialist – having had the benefit of Paloma’s tutelage and expertise. His business training was at UCL, where he shortly departed to help launch Irving Scott. His ambition, and the company’s, is to help London’s best and brightest families access any staff they require. He has fluency in English and Spanish.
Please contact Adam for all press enquiries.
+44 (0) 7791655774

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