Laura Akano

Modern Etiquette lessons for Adults and Children

"Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot"

Clarence Thomas

Private Online Training Available

Private online training is available for Children, Teenagers and adults. Topics will be selected in consultation with the client's preference.

  • Investment for a one-hour Children's private tutorial is £90.00, additional hours will be charged at £80.00
  • Investment for a one-hour private tuition for a teenager is £90.00, additional hours will be charged at £80.00
  • Investment for a one-hour private tuition for an adult from £120.00.

Please contact us for group prices.

Etiquette Experts

Polished Manners has a growing reputation of teaching manners and etiquette with a modern edge. Classes are delivered in a practical and interactive way with lots of role play and an emphasis on it’s relevance in society today.

Training to suit you

If you desire a high level of expertise in etiquette coaching and training, Polished Manners are proud to say we offer just that. All across the UK, we create teaching programmes to suit our clients' needs. Our curriculum has been written and compiled with guidance from several experienced global etiquette experts.

We provide both group and individual training; contact our team today.

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Happy 28th birthday to my number one super lady.  You continue to be a source of strength and joy despite the health difficulties you have.  We are very proud of you and your achievements and the quiet strength and determination that enables you to continue to pursue your dreams.  Cheers to a year of abundant grace and favour.  #tolulope_akano #florenceakanophotography #birthdaygirl❤️ #gratitudematters #blessedgirl #blessedgratefulthankful
A reminder that we should be intentional with our words and actions.  Some lockdown restrictions in England are lifted today, for most people it brings joy, not so for others who might be anxious about going out and meeting people again. 

Self control and respect for others is a sign of strength and humility.  Emotions should not be allowed to overpower intelligence, particularly when dealing with challenging situations.  It is always better to respond than to react.

Please take your good manners with you wherever you go. Everyone deserves a level of respect regardless of their status or circumstances.
Have a pleasant week.
#kindnessquotes
#kindnessiseverything #kindnessisfree #kindnessiscontagious #kindnessismagic
My favourite quote from His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  He left a lasting legacy in the world. 
#princephilipdukeofedinburgh #princephillip #RoyalFamily #forthbridge #queenelizabeth #ripprincephilip
Easter brings us hope and love, let us remember it is not about a basket filled with eggs, it is about the empty tomb. 
A blessed and joyful Easter to all celebrating.
#easter2021 #eastersunday #eastergreetings
#easterblessing #christiansofinstagram #christianitytoday #christianfaith
Welcome to a new month, new blessings, new life, new goals, new challenges, new opportunities and new joy.  Here’s to a month that challenges are conquered, positive changes are made and goals achieved.
🌼  April fun facts, it is the only month spelt with the letter i. 
Daisies and sweet peas are the birth flowers of April. 
Diamond is the birth stone of April. 
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Wishing you all a month where you shine as bright as the Sun and you’re valued as precious as a Diamond. 
#april2021 #aprilfoolsday #aprilandaflower #newmonthquotes #newmonthnewgoals #polishedmannersuk
A playful Saturday outing when it was okay to be out. 
I hope you have a playful weekend doing fun things that bring you joy.💛
#weekendwalks #weekendthoughts #weekendthings #weekendwishes #weekendthings
Registration is now open for the next online 'Modern Manners for Kids' six weeks course.⁣
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Children aged six plus will improve their confidence and social skills whilst learning about polite communication, meeting new people, manners at home and when in public, good posture, table manners and positive self-esteem.  Included is a series of animation programmes that will help develop and sharpen their social and emotional skills.⁣
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This is a weekly course on Saturdays.⁣
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Time: 16.00-17.00pm BST ⁣
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Investment:£180.00, early registration discount available until 31st March.⁣
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Review sheets and course attendance certificates will be awarded to participants.⁣
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Register now, link in bio or visit www.polishedmanners.co.uk 
#etiquetteforkids #etiquetteforchildren #mannersforkids #onlineactivitiesforkids #socialskillsforkids
Etiquette and social skills training is an important addition to your #teenager's skillset.⁣
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Our next six weeks online course for teenagers starts on the 17th of April.⁣
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This course empowers teenagers to feel more confident in how they present themselves and how they communicate with others.⁣
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They will learn appropriate online manners and how to have a positive digital footprint. Through a series of animation, they  will learn about mindset and other skills that will help develop and sharpen their social and emotional skills.⁣
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This is a weekly course on Saturdays.⁣
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Time: 17.30-18.30pm BST ⁣
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Investment: £180.00, early registration discount available until 31st March⁣
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A student review from a recent course.
"The lessons have been more enjoyable than I thought they would be. They were entertaining and useful.  They were very good and interactive. 
I have learnt a lot of life skills and I look forward to applying them to my everyday life." (Isobelle).
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Register now, link in bio or visit www.polishedmanners.co.uk 
#etiquetteschool
#TEENAGERS #etiquetteclass #britishetiquette #parentsofteenagers
"Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up despite the struggles."⁣
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Happy mother's day to all those who play the role of a mother, caring, giving, supporting, encouraging, guiding and being just super awesome 👏👏👏 through their selfless acts. 
Thinking of all the mothers who are no longer with us.
#happymothersday♥️ #happymothersday2021
#motheringsunday #mumsinlondon #mumsofinstagram
Polite behaviour dictates that when meeting someone for the first time or when someone enters a room, you must stand up unless unable to. 
As a host or hostess, you should stand up to greet and welcome your guests.⁣
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Introductions and greetings should be made standing up. Proffering your hand whilst seated is considered impolite. Do smile, make eye contact, speak clearly and maintain good posture.⁣
#greetings #polite #handshake  #modernmanners #courtesy 
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Wisdom, "the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgements."⁣⁣
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Wisdom does not necessarily come with age, it comes with lessons learned from life experiences, knowledge acquired including mistakes, failures and successes. ⁣⁣
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A wise person has the ability to understand, support, sympathise or  empathise with others.⁣⁣
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Wisdom is acquired with time through self reflection and learning from past experiences.
#wednesdaywisdom✨ #wednesdaywordsofwisdom #thinkbeforeyouspeak #thinkbeforeyoushare #bewise
"To all the movers, the makers, hustlers, the shakers. To those who shout loud, who stand strong and when needed those who quietly move on.⁣
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To those who build empires, move mountains, push boundaries, raise babies, make memories and refuse to take no for an answer.⁣
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You are the ladies paving the way for a new generation who are ready to play.⁣
Stand tall and stand proud for all that you are, not what others say you should be, but the you that is here, standing now and amazing."
#internationalwomensday2021 #WomensDay #womensupportingeachother #womensupportingwomeninbusiness #equalityforwomen #choosetochallenge
As a leader, it is important to remember that- ⁣
"No one is too unimportant to be ignored. No one is so significant that others don't matter."⁣
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A leader that demonstrates civility at work treats colleagues as equals, is respectful and communicates with respect. Includes, supports, praises, shows appreciation and shares successes with their team.⁣
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They model good behaviour, they are fair and stand against uncivilized behaviour. They are open to their colleagues points of views and ideas by taking the time to listen.⁣
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Good leadership civility aids staff retention, increases trust, improves relationships with colleagues, increases productivity and most of all creates a happy and healthy working environment.⁣
#leadershiptools #leadershipskills #leadershipcourse #leadershipquotes #civilitymatters 

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It is always a delight when clients take the time to give course reviews.  Thank you so much, May. 
it was a pleasure to teach your daughter, especially as you provided her with all the support required.

Dates now available for our next online courses for children.  Send a direct message or email to <a href=laura@polishedmanners.co.uk #uaeparents #mannersclassesforkids #etiquetteschool #etiquettelessons #britishetiquette">
A happy place is subjective, it is somewhere you can go physically or in your mind to feel calm and positive. It is a place where you feel safe, joyful and secure. It is a place where you can be fully present.⁣
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My happy place is a sunny day in Orlando Florida, reading a book, knowing I can fully relax without a daily routine. 
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"When things get rough, go to your happy place. 
Think about it."
#happyplaces #happyplace #mindfulnesspractice #mindfulness #happythoughtseveryday