The world’s oldest household staff agency…
In 1845, Sarah Massey, having been left destitute with two children on the death of her husband, received a proposal from a Miss Williamson that as a gift she should take over the business she ran in King Street, Derby supplying local situations with the servants they required.
Thus Mrs Massey’s Agency was born.
In 1875, the second Mrs Sarah Massey took over. She made a great success of it “so that throughout the country Mrs Massey’s became a household word and she became an authority on matters pertaining to Domestic Service”.