Sidekicks Private

Sidekicks Private

Welcome to Sidekicks Private. We supply the most exceptional household and estate staff in London, with a focus on ex-military personnel with exemplary service backgrounds.

Whether you need a superb chauffeur with military attention to detail, Special Forces-trained bodyguards for you and your family or an ex British Air Force officer to fly your helicopter – we are the people to call.

Types of roles we specialise in

Chauffeurs, Drivers, Helicopter Pilots, Private Jet Pilots, Butlers, Household Managers, Estate Managers, Private Personal Assistants, Chiefs of Staff, Close Protection Team, Security Advisors, Bodyguards, Family Security Advisors, Nannies, Housekeepers.

Why use us?

We represent a large number of candidates whom other staffing agencies simply cannot access. Our network of individuals have worked in some of the most prestigious households, palaces, estates and businesses around the world.

Our attention to detail is acute, our contacts impeccable, and we operate with the utmost discretion.

How may we assist?

If you’d like to talk about your domestic staffing needs, please telephone Jessica Williams in confidence on 020 3709 5250, or email

Who we are

Our vision is simple: we aim to place our talent in their dream jobs and to deliver to our employers their dream talent. We pledge to consistently work to outperform expectations of what a recruitment business can be and to help our talent and employers create partnerships that prove to be even greater than the sum of their parts.

Victoria Onions

Head of Private Talent

A multilingual trained Private Chef, Victoria graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris in 2011 before graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2013 with a BA in French and Spanish.

In her capacity as Chef, Victoria has worked for both HNW individuals and families, as well as corporate entities, giving her a unique understanding of the priorities and demands of a private family household environment. Three subsequent years spent within Executive Search saw Victoria work within a variety of sectors and functions, from Fashion to HR, covering both national and international remits.

Victoria represents a broad range of candidates, many of whom are exclusive to Sidekicks. As a result of her experience within both private households and recruitment, Victoria has a rare perspective. Her deep understanding of the private household landscape has imparted her with the ability to source the perfect candidate whilst instinctively grasping the unique and individual needs of each employer she works with.
Direct Line: 020 7292 8744

Simon Treadgold

Non-Executive Director

Simon joined the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in 1983 after attending Marlborough College. He was Commissioned into the Welsh Guards and subsequently served in the Army for twenty years, leaving in the rank of Major.

During his time in the forces, Simon served in the UK, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, Belize, Brunei, US, Canada and Germany. Key appointments held during his service included Adjutant of New College, Sandhurst, Company Commander on operations for two separate occasions and a two-year spell working directly to the Head of UK Special Forces. He accumulated a wide range of experience in operations, staff and training appointments.

After leaving the military in 2003, Simon has very successfully broadened his remit, with time spent working as a Security Consultant, Business Development Manager, HR Manager and General Manager (UK). During an 18-month period as HR Manager he was responsible for the sourcing, recruitment and selection of over 250 consultants, including senior non-executive and management opportunities. Simon travelled extensively during this period to such locations as Iraq, Angola, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Egypt and Syria.
Direct Line: 020 7292 8740