Summer has arrived and if anywhere genuinely suits summer, it’s the City. All those beautiful buildings sparkle and shine and the leaves on the trees set them off nicely, but it’s not just the way it all looks. The people are different too. Everyone somehow seems to be in a better mood; cheerful and polite. The City Concierge is always cheerful and polite – it goes with the job, but it really brightens up the day when everyone else is too.
Summer is also good for business. The football season is over and suddenly all the focus is on the familiar summer sporting events – special emphasis every summer on debenture corporate hospitality at Wimbledon. I am keeping very busy at the moment, finding the best seats. There is also a tremendous increase in demand for hotel accommodation. We have amazing 60-70%discounts to offer clients, which makes our services even more attractive. More commercial visitors bring their wives/husbands at this time of the year. This means they stay longer, book more sight-seeing tours with me and very often hire cars and travel around to other parts of the country. I am arranging plenty of personal shoppers for wives and partners, who don’t know their way around, and want to exploit the shopping opportunity to the max.
The one area where I am really seeing an increase is interpreters. There have always been huge numbers of foreign visitors coming to London on business and most of them speak English – to an extent! It seems that it has finally dawned on them that they may be losing chalks in business meetings if they fail to catch every word or to understand English expressions (like “losing chalks”, for example).
Meanwhile, I’m doing a roaring trade in attractive summer weight bespoke suits at amazing prices.
So, have a good summer and if there’s anything you need, visit the website –
www.city-concierge.co.uk – or just call me on 07973 282123.