The Graham Agency

The Graham Agency is the pre-eminent domestic recruitment agency which professional working men and women select for high calibre housekeepers, often with ancillary duties; cooks, nannies or carers, to assist in the running of their household.

With personal service, attention to the particular needs of clients, strict vetting and assessment of candidates as their ethos, increasingly professionals from all walks of life trust The Graham Agency to find the right candidate for their life-style.

Established in 1984, with offices in Mayfair and Highgate, London,  The Graham Agency supplies a range of domestic staff to clients primarily located in London and the Home Counties.

We hold high principles dear to our hearts and never forget that both clients and candidates have a choice and that, if we let them down, they will use that choice.  We aspire to be better at what we do and we always deliver.

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HMRC's latest webinars for employers

HMRC's next set of live webinars - on 18 and 26 February - are on the topic of  the National Living Wage,  From 1 April 2016 workers aged 25 and over will be legally entitled to a new minimum pay rate of £7.20 per hour, called the National Living Wage (NLW).

As an employer you’ll need to check which staff are eligible for the new rates and update your payroll in time.

You’ll most likely have lots of questions.

Join one of HMRC's free live webinars to help find the answers. Find out who’s affected, how NLW relates to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and more.

Your family life on social media

It wasn't many years ago that the term "social media" was a new one to many people, especially of a certain age!  These days, many aspects of life are shared across numerous social media websites,

A challenge for today is to ensure that your family details remain in the family.  To this end, a clause in the contract of employment of your domestic or household staff is essential.

The risks in employing illegal immigrants

As illegal immigration into the UK continues, a new risk is evolving for employers of domestic and household staff.

A BBC documentary recently showed footage of suspected illegal immigrants entering the country, filmed by a member of the public, and of other illegal immigrants being offered part-time work for cash.  We cannot stress strongly enough the risks of employing immigrants without proper documentation, and of paying anyone in cash.

The FREE Essential Guide to Employing Domestic Staff

The Essential Guide to Employing Domestic Staff, a free guide from The Graham Agency, is now available on our website.  It makes crucial reading for the millions of households that employ or are thinking of employing domestic staff.


Essential Guide to Employing Domestic StaffDownload your free copy of the The Essential Guide to Employing Domestic Staff (pdf).


There are some two million domestic workers in the UK according to 2013 statistics from The Work Foundation.  Housekeepers, nannies, carers and other domestic workers to literally millions of families are becoming essential helpers to cope with today’s busy life-styles.  But for many people employing someone is a new and potentially fraught experience. Our new guide - the first of its kind - walks you through the employment maze in clear, easy to understand, terms.

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