Crew & Concierge

Head Office is in Bristol

About us

Sara Duncan

Director - Crew & Concierge Ltd

20 years ago Sara decided on a career change that took her to numerous exotic locations and introduced her to a number of different people. She started in the yachting industry as a Stewardess – along her travels she earned a great reputation and made a home for herself in Palma, Mallorca.

Sara took some time out from yachting to pursue a business venture but found the sea beckoned to her so she returned to Palma to work on various boats, now as a Sous-Chef or Sole Chef – she also catered for various regattas around the Balearics.

In 2006, Sara started a family so took the opportunity to work onshore to find crew for some of the very yachts that she had worked on and gained so much experience. In April 2007 'Crew & Concierge' was born. Over the next four years the company grew until in 2011 Sara opened her first office. 2013 was an exciting and busy year for all at Crew & Concierge, in the April C&C became a UK based Company with Sara moving back to set up shop in England, enabling her to build relationships with local Maritime schools and select some of the great seamen that the UK provides.

Over ten years on Sara still remains as committed as ever and still enjoys bringing clients and crew together. Since her initial move, Sara has relocated to the beautiful City of Bath and has become established with some new team members celebrating 10 years of successful crew placement and client relationships.

Josh Macey

Recruitment Consultant - - Deck & Engineering

After spending most of his teenage life in South Africa Josh has become accustomed to working and dealing with people from across the globe and would like to put that experience to the test in the fast paced environment of yachting.

Since moving back from SA, Josh has worked in a variety of sales based customer roles such as in the motor and property trades and has developed an enthusiastic and personable approach when dealing with new clients and now candidates.

In his spare time, Josh is a very enthusiastic rugby player playing for  his local team, Corsham RFC, who recently won the Bath combination cup. Using determination in equal measure to listening to requirements he’s able to pair the right crew with the right boat.

Barley Duncan

Head Morale Coach

Barley joined the Crew and Concierge team 2 years ago and has had a solid career in chasing squirrels and pigeons, side eye stares and going fishing in the office bins for anything edible (or not). She loves to sit on her throne (the Yellow guest chair) overseeing targets (cuddles all day) and getting the girls back on track when they get distracted by her cuteness. Her favourite hobbies are sleeping, jumping onto laps, tummy rubs, pulling socks off feet and running away from the wind. But most of all she loves licking the face of any human and making sure everyone has enough Barley love to go around.

Hope Joy-Smith

Recruitment Consultant - Interior Department

Hope joined Crew and Concierge with a background of experience working in recruitment.

Starting out as an Apprentice for an in-house Recruitment team within an International law firm before moving on to
candidate recruitment within the Educational sector. She has now all the experience she needs to become a successful Recruitment Consultant.

In her personal life, she loves spending quality time with her family and comes from a sporty background; competing at a national gymnastics level from a young age.

Lizzie Keenan

Recruitment Consultant - Galley

After receiving a phone call from a friend who was working on yachts inviting Lizzie to join her on board as crew, she made the brave decision to leave her long term position of 5 years at a top post-production company in Soho, London. She just couldn't say no to the opportunity!

She spent two years working on a couple of great yachts, both of which were Med based and underwent refits and then Lizzie met her husband and they decided together that Palma was a fabulous place to set up home, start a business and grow their family. She remained within the industry working for a Yacht Provisioning company before moving into an Admin role within their families Yacht Painting business.

After 12 years and a difficult decision, Lizzie and her family moved back to Bristol, England. Still wanting to work and spend time with her family she put her administration skills to use, working for the NHS for the last 6 years. There has always been a strong link to yachting having a husband working in the industry along with many friends in Mallorca and England. So when the opportunity arose to work within the industry again she jumped at the chance. Lizzie is friendly, efficient, patient and loves people so she has the "perfect ingredients" along with industry knowledge to head up the Galley department. We are delighted to have her on the team.