Want to impress a Chinese billionaire? Go to Tesco or bag a swan, says Tracy Kellett as a Chinese client gives BDI’s Managing Director a rude cultural awakening.
Chinese clients arriving. A new thing for me, I’m usually found hanging around Knightsbridge with an emergency headscarf and carefully ending my sentences with “inshalla”… Culturally, this is going to be interesting.
Property wise, I have had a brief that consists of finding them an “up-scale” apartment or house close to the son’s new boarding school.
The entourage consists of Billionaire lady client, who I shall call Mrs Chang, and her older sister, who I am instructed to refer to as Aunty. Aunty will be living in this property as the son’s guardian. Aunty has never been to the UK and will be deposited here when the rest of the entourage leaves in a week; they don’t find this odd.