William Hanson - The UK's leading etiquette coach & expert
Etiquette Coach and Expert


Based in London, William Hanson is widely regarded as the UK’s freshest and most trusted authority on etiquette and protocol.

William Hanson

William is widely regarded as the UK’s freshest and most trusted authority on etiquette and civility. His youth, coupled with his old-fashioned values, gives him the credence to adjudicate on modern manners.

Based in central London, his work sees him teach not only in the UK but more often than not overseas, particularly active in America, China, India, Italy, Monaco, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

William provides first-class accredited training and is a trusted advisor to many private households, embassies and high commissions, businesses, cultural organisations and schools alike, and has worked for numerous dignitaries.

He continues to work with worldwide brands, advising on matters of civility, good taste and politesse. William’s attention to detail and no-nonsense approach is well noted and appreciated by his discerning clientele.

His private client list is strictly confidential; some of his corporate clients for his professional training include the below companies and organisations.

He is the author of the bestselling, irreverent and indispensable manual of modern-day social climbing, The Bluffer’s Guide to Etiquette and The Bluffer’s Guide to Entertaining. Read more.

A regular contributor to global media not only as an etiquette expert but also as an astute social commentator, William continues to be seen on outlets and programmes such as BBC News, ITV This Morning, Sky News and is to be heard regularly on numerous BBC radio stations - including his regular segment on BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon.

William also writes a light-hearted yet acerbic popular column for the MailOnline, the world's most read news website. Read more.

William was invited to give his expert commentary for the royal wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as well as the more recent royal weddings of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle, and Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank for a range of outlets including BBC News, BBC World, Daily Mail, GQ, ITV, and Vanity Fair.

In June 2017 William began working with The Ritz, London to offer expert etiquette programmes for guests looking to learn more about British etiquette.

In August 2017 he performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the well-received ‘The Etiquette Show: Much Ado Everything’, a light-hearted look at the history and quirks of English etiquette.

William understands that good manners and etiquette, which are based on common sense, should be universal. He strives to incorporate their proper use in a 21st century context, helping everyone to become more aware of, and sensitive to, the ways in which they conduct their lives.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and is an accredited coach with the CPD Standards Office.

William is Standard DBS Certified.


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