Elaine Braid – Managing Director

Elaine has 15 years experience  working within the luxury and private staff market. She has  worked in private homes in France, Spain, Australia, USA and the UK before starting Poppy Lane in 2011.

Nick Denton  - Recruitment Director

Nick joined the Poppy Lane team in 2016 after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music with a First Class Honours Degree.  He went on to work in the TV and Film industry before joining the team.  Nick has two cats called Winnie and Flump and is a regular at Barry’s Boot Camp.


Florence Mosshart   – Recruitment Director

Florence has a passion for the private staff market and has worked in the industry since 2014.  She is the right hand to the managing director and also manages our marketing. She has a special interest  in fully staffed houses, butler placements and silver service.

Julie Weir  - Recruitment Development Manager

Julie brings over 20 years of private staff and recruitment experience to Poppy Lane Placements. Having managed  London’s biggest nanny agency from 2001 – 2014  before joining the team in 2018 she brings her expert experience assisting our team part-time.