William Hanson is a trusted authority on matters of etiquette, manners & good taste.
Since achieving the title of ‘Britain’s Youngest Etiquette Expert’ he has gone on to work within Royal households and other VIP households, coach diplomats, businessmen, schools & colleges and advise several multi-national brands such as Bentley, Champagne Bollinger, The National Lottery and Green & Black’s. William is a senior tutor for leading etiquette & private household management consultancy firm The English Manner, who were formerly the Lucie Clayton Finishing School.
William is an engaging speaker delivering humorous and informative talks to both a national and international audience having taken his expertise around the world to teach etiquette in countries such as China, India and Russia.
William is a columnist for MailOnline where he employs his candour and wit to write on the etiquette of modern society, from how to correctly write your emails to avoiding disastrous dinner dates. He is also frequently quoted in such publications as The Times, The Sun and Daily Telegraph. His first book is the best-selling ‘The Bluffer’s Guide to Etiquette’ which explores etiquette and decorum at all stages of our lives.
He is a popular guest on various radio and television programmes including BBC Radio 2’s ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’, BBC Breakfast, CNN, ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and ITV1’s ‘This Morning’. William was also the resident expert on the hit ITV daytime show ‘Let’s Do Lunch with Gino & Mel’.
He currently holds the title of the world’s first, and only (to date) Guinness World Record Breaking etiquette consultant after co-organising the record for World’s Longest Curtsey Relay in 5 Minutes in January 2012.
William sees that good manners are not just part of a bygone age but are in fact timeless and he strives to make them accessible and comprehensive to everyone.
William is represented by Sue Rider Management