EXPERT PANEL

The London Finishing Academy courses feature unique modules presented by an elite panel of guest speakers who are experts in their fields. Your opportunity to learn from such experts will ensure an unrivalled experience not found anywhere else.
Lord Kershaw

OUR PATRON - EDWARD JOHN THE LORD KERSHAW OF PRESTWICH

Module

The History of a Peer of the Realm

Lord kershaw is one of a few remaining hereditary peers. He has held a place in the House of Lords since he was 26, a young age to take a…

Isobel

The Hon. Isobel Kershaw

Image and Social Etiquette Coach
Modules

Image Excellence
Fine Dining
Afternoon Tea
Poise Posture and Demeanour
Social Etiquette

Isobel has 30 years experience in the fashion Industry, working with luxury brands in London and Spain. With a degree in fashion and…

London Finishing Academy

rula komodromos

Luxury Wedding and Events Planner
Module

Entertaining with Confidence

Rula has been planning weddings and luxury events for over 3 decades. She is a specialist in producing exceptional experiences that are completely bespoke…

Barry

COLONEL(RETIRED)
BARRY JENKINS

Modules

Walking Tour of Royal London
Afternoon Tea

Colonel Barry Jenkins retired from the British Army having served 35 years. He commanded soldiers from the United States of America…

Ken security

KEN WHARFE MVO

Royal Commentator and Royal Security Expert
Module

Self protection

Ken Wharfe was born in Canterbury, Kent and joined the Metropolitan Police Service as a special cadet at the age of 17. He attained the…

Paula

PAULA PRYKE OBE

World Renowned Florist
Module

The Art of Florals

With nothing more than the love of flowers and an ambition to have her own business, Paula established a flower shop in Islington in 1988. From…

Errol Douglas

ERROL DOUGLAS MBE

Hair Stylist
Modules

Personal Grooming
Hair Styling Etiquette

Hairstylist Errol Douglas, a favourite with clients and industry peers alike, is globally recognised as an ultimate artisan within the hairdressing…
Vivienne

VIVIENNE HAXBY

Art Historian
Modules

History of Art
Guided Tour Of Somerley House
The Queens Jewellery Collection

Born in Yorkshire and brought up on a farm in Hampshire, Vivienne has since lived in London for over 25 years.  A graduate of Durham…

ROBIN KERMODE

Voice Coach and Public Speaker
Modules

Public Speaking
The Art of Confident Communication

Robin Kermode is a best-selling author, popular keynote speaker and respected media commentator. He is the leading body language expert…
Elizabeth

ELIZABETH SOLARU

Luxury Business Expert and Cake Creator
Modules

The History of Cake and The Art of
Cake Making
Business and social Media Etiquette

Elizabeth Solaru is the multi award winning founder of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Recognised as one of the best wedding cake companies in…
James Field

JAMES FIELD

International Etiquette Coach
Modules

Social Etiquette
Royal Protocol

James is a leading and renowned social etiquette trainer and commentator with a significant understanding of luxury service…
Jenny Collier

JENNY COLLIER

Calligrapher
Module

The Art or Penmanship

Jenny Collier has worked for over a decade with London Scribes, Royal Warrant Holders and providers of Calligraphy to HRH The…
Andrew

ANDREW WRIGHT

International Scenting Specialist
Module

The Art of Scenting

Andrew Wright is a renowned within the industry for his love and passion for the creative arts…

Palma

PALMA MICHEL

Mindfulness Coach
Module

Mindfulness and Inner Confidence

Palma Michel works at the intersection of high performance and peak wellbeing. She is a sought-after mindfulness teacher…
Sergio

SERGIO GIACOMELLI

Choreographer and Movement Director
Modules

The Art of Dance
How to Dance The Waltz

Sergio is a choreographer, movement director, actor and Voiceover artist who has appeared in London’s West End and all over Europe on…
Jane Bradley

JANE BRADLEY

Celebrity Make-Up Artist
Modules

Personal Grooming
Makeup Excellence

Jane Bradley embarked on her career in make-up over 25 years ago and is now one of the UK’s most sought after make-up artists…
Rosie Minikin, The Money Jam

ROSIE MINIKIN

Money Coach
Module

The Art of Money Management

Rosie started in her twenties in fairly typical fashion. She got a graduate job, moved to London and navigated London life with a few ups and downs…