Debrett’s has been the recognised authority on etiquette, influence and achievement since John Debrett’s first edition of The Peerage in 1769, still in print almost 250 years later. Professional accomplishment is documented in our annual biographical career directory People of Today, while for the last three years the Debrett’s 500, published annually in The Sunday Times, has celebrated those most positively influencing the UK today. Members of these three groups make up the Debrett’s Network, many of whom attend our regular events, hosted in conjunction with our partners.
Debrett’s has also long been synonymous with the best of British etiquette and tradition through our range of popular publications, which include the Guide for the Modern Gentleman, Debrett’s Wedding Guide and Debrett’s Handbook. This expertise and authority informs our training academy, which offers coaching globally to corporate and private clients in social and interpersonal skills, building confidence and success in both social and professional arenas. Our weddings services provide personalised advice to brides- and grooms-to-be on all aspects of planning their wedding day, from setting a budget and choosing a venue, to managing difficult situations with diplomacy.
The same expertise, together with the strength of the Debrett’s brand, forms the basis of content licensing partnerships and bespoke editorial provision, working with companies which have included AirBnB, Mercedes, Samsung, the Royal Air Force and ABinBev.
Debrett’s leather diaries incorporate tips for travelling abroad, dress codes for formal events, and a guide to the traditional Season, while our leather notebooks contain themed editorial on subjects such as hosting and entertaining, dress codes and style, and weddings. All leather products and stationery are available to purchase wholesale and as bespoke and off-the-shelf corporate gifts.
To support our ongoing commitment to social mobility, the not-for-profit Debrett’s Foundation was launched in 2014 to provide young stars with training in professional and interpersonal skills and access to the Debrett’s Network, allowing them to secure internships, work experience and mentoring opportunities.