Hi, I’m Lady Janey and I’m a Customer Service Blogger and Mystery Shopper who is passionate about championing the very best of companies and challenging the very worst.
As a unique Customer Service Blogger and Guest Author for Which? Conversation, I tackle a range of consumer issues whilst championing the best of companies and challenging the worst to promote the highest standards of Customer Service in the UK today. The exclusive Saturday Spotlight directory of excellence showcases only the VERY BEST of Cotswolds companies and features interviews with fabulous people behind excellent customer experiences and the NEW ‘Breakfast With ……’ series covers interviews with some of the biggest players in Business & Customer Service today. Mystery Shop Monday sees me out and about finding out exactly which companies provide good service and which definitely don’t and My Reviews cover the very best places to eat, drink, visit and stay.
As a trusted, independent Mystery Shopper, I offer a unique consultancy service. Please contact me via my Mystery Shopping page to find out more about the bespoke packages available and to book your free no obligation telephone call to discuss your company’s specific requirements. My NEW book 30 Reasons to Hire a Mystery Shopper is also now available on Amazon.
On the 14th June 2017, just before 1am, a fire broke out in the kitchen of a 4th floor flat at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block in North Kensington. 72 people died, countless others were injured and all of the residents lost their homes. Unbelievably, it’s two years...read more
If it’s not good enough, then it’s just not good enough. This week’s fabulous breakfast guest is a fellow consumer champion who has become my firm new ally in the quest to challenge poor Customer Service! Please welcome Grumpygit himself, Consumer Champion Scott...read more
The sun is shining, the birds are tweeting and with the delicious Spring by Chez Mal Prix- Fixe Menu available at Malmaison Cheltenham, spring has most definitely sprung. Have you tried it yet? His Lordship doesn’t venture out much so when he does, it has to be...read more
Supporting independent retailers is very much at the heart of everything I do on the blog and in my world of Mystery Shopping, smaller companies frequently offer the very best of customer experiences leaving the larger ones who should know better firmly in the shade....read more
It’s a real shame nowadays that it’s hard to know who we can trust and who we can’t. Our years of house building have absolutely destroyed my confidence in the ability of someone to do a job well or a product to do what it says on the tin. I’ve lost count of the...read more
With not only the best of settings in the stunning grounds of Gloucester Cathedral but also a sparkling evening showcasing the very best local businesses, events and individuals, the second annual SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards on Thursday evening marked a...read more
If you don’t listen to customers, you can’t help them, understand them, provide what they need and you most definitely cannot resolve any problems they have with your product or service. It defies belief that I even have to write this post but it seems that the...read more
Did you know there was a Blow Dry Bar in John Lewis & Partners in Cheltenham? No, neither did I until recently but I’m so excited to have discovered it! If you want that ‘just stepped out of the salon’ look then you definitely don’t need to ‘look’ any further. There...read more
Welcome to the next exciting interview in my new Customer Service series. I wanted to kick things off with decisions about what we’re actually having for breakfast but today’s all inspiring guest had other ideas. Please welcome Greg Jackson, Founder & CEO of Octopus...read more
Personal Styling and Makeover at John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham with lunch at Huffkins: A Lady Janey Review
Have you heard about the new experiences at John Lewis & Partners, one of which being the Complete Style and Beauty package? Keen to find out more, I headed over to the Cheltenham store to try out some of the experiences for myself and was pleased to be welcomed into...read more
Welcome to the latest exciting interview where I’m out and about interviewing, and having breakfast with, some of the biggest players in the world of Customer Service today. Today’s guest is the Director of Customer Services at one of the companies that over the years...read more
Primarily my Customer Service mission was started because I was so exasperated by falling standards in the UK and even though I’ve discovered a lot of lovely companies along the way, the same old shameful companies are still out there, making the same old shameful...read more
Amazing! Maybe this is the word I should have used for 2019? You’ll understand why as you read this post. However ‘inspired’ is most definitely still a theme, which looks set to continue. In this NEW series I’m out and about having breakfast with some of the biggest...read more
Gin & Tea, what an intriguing combination! As soon as I heard about the opening of the new Memsahib Gin & Tea Bar in Cheltenham, I couldn’t wait to find out more. And wow oh wow! A visit to this Gin & Tea Bar is far more than just the chance to try a wide selection of...read more
It beggars belief that I am having to write this post but as we start to see temperatures soaring once more that it seems like some people still do not know how to look after their dogs in hot weather. I come across a lot of stupidity in the world of Customer Service...read more
Last week a report featured in Metro reported that Nando’s and Wetherspoons in Preston had scooped awards, which were aimed at championing local businesses in the area. Many residents were very unhappy at the results, as although the establishments are clearly...read more
It was a fun filled return to the electric 80s and within minutes, we were up on our feet, ‘walking on sunshine’ and singing along to ‘I just can’t get enough.’ With a standing ovation like no other, Club Tropicana is the ultimate holiday musical which will have you...read more
Inspired. That was my word for this year and after attending The Breeze Local Heroes Awards on Thursday night at the stunning venue Manor By The Lake, I most definitely am. The awards ceremony was a red carpet, glittering awards ceremony where the brightest lights of...read more
A lot of people don’t complain. In fact, according to internet research, 96% of customers, who have been unhappy with the customer service they have received, don’t complain. They just walk away. That doesn’t help anyone as the company they were dealing with remains...read more
Let the sun shine everyone, let the sun shine! ‘Rebellious, daring and defiant, scandalous, risqué and outrageous.’ The 50th anniversary production of the ‘ground breaking’ Hair The Musical is just about to hit the stage at The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham in style and...read more