Think of everyone as a VIP
Gordon Ramsay’s advice to Angela Hartnett
The best advice is from someone who knows you well
At Evelyn Partners, the clue to our approach and our success is in our name. We don’t see our clients as just another number, or another transaction – we see them as partners.
We’re strong believers that the best advice is from someone who knows you well. Getting to know our clients and building long-term, valued relationships with them is fundamental to how we work. Only by doing that can we offer them the kind of service they really value and need.
We asked four people who have achieved success after receiving good advice and what it meant to them. Here are their stories.
Think of everyone as a VIP
“I worked with Gordon Ramsay for over 17 years. Spending this much time together, we got to know each other really well. One piece of wisdom always stuck with me. Gordon would constantly say ‘Think of everyone as a VIP’. It’s not just about the last customer being as important as the first, it’s about treating everyone well, regardless of who they are or what they do, or where they come from. Which, when you think about it, is as important in life as it is in a Michelin Star restaurant, and proof that the best advice comes from someone who knows you well.”
Angela Hartnett - Restaurateur
In life, ‘us’ is more important than ‘I’
“I suppose it’s easy to let things go to your head when your name’s on 800 million bakery products sold each year and you’ve starred alongside the likes of George Clooney and Kermit the Frog. But I’ve always tried to keep my feet on the ground and follow a little bit of Northern advice my father gave me. ‘In life, ‘us’ is more important than 'I’, he’d say. It’s a reflection of our family values and a testament to the fact that the best advice comes from someone who knows you well.”
Jonathan Warburton - Chairman of Warburtons
Get up. Dust yourself off. Go again, son.
“Back in 2015 I set up the business banking app, Tide. Now, knockbacks are part and parcel of an entrepreneur’s life and something I learnt to deal with from an early age. ‘Get up, dust yourself off. Go again, son’ my father would always tell me when something didn’t go my way. It’s a lesson that still helps me overcome life’s hurdles and is testament to the fact that the best advice comes from someone who knows you well.”
George Bevis - Founder of Tide
Yes you can. Yes you can. Yes you can.
“I’d always been close to my grandfather ‘Dadu.’ He was a remarkable man, having risen through the ranks to become the first Admiral in India’s independent navy. He totally trusted in the power of self-belief. ‘Yes you can. Yes you can. Yes you can’ he’d say to me. Years later, when I was setting up the music app Shazam, these three words helped me to overcome the many obstacles that stood in our way. Which is why I think that the best advice comes from someone who knows you well.”
Dhiraj Mukherjee - Co-Founder of Shazam
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