GLR Spotlight is an interview series featuring Matchmakers, Dating Coaches & Relationship Experts
Global Love Report – September 15, 2021
Interviewed by Pamela Stephanie
GLR Spotlight was created to feature some of our industry peers as a way for our community to get to know one another – Learn from what has worked successfully, as well as gain different perspectives and insights into various business strategies. We hope to continuously grow as an industry together by sharing these best practices with everyone!
About Lara Besbrode
Lara Besbrode is the owner of The Matchmaker UK, an agency she set up during the pandemic. She continues to build her presence in the all communities across the nation, including a soon-to-launch podcast dedicated to love and relationships called The Matchmaker UK with Lara Besbrode available on all streaming channels.
Lara has recently been featured as the Guest Celebrity Matchmaker on The Real Housewives of Cheshire TV show, she features as the regular dating expert on national Talk Radio and has been featured on the BBC.
Global Love Report (GLR): Hello Lara! Could you tell us a little bit about your company?
Lara Besbrode (LB): The company’s brand name is The Matchmaker UK and the name of the parent company is Real Love Limited.
The Matchmaker UK offers an exclusive, discreet and confidential introduction and dating service specializing in elite matchmaking based in the United Kingdom.
I have a team that has rapidly grown to boast an impressive roster of professionals. They include a team of UK-based ambassadors located in London and Manchester, an expert profile, copywriter and a solid network of UK and international matchmakers.
GLR: What are your niches?
LB: My primary niche is Jewish, secondary—all others, and third is gay men.
GLR: What was your career prior to joining the Matchmaking industry?
LB: I worked in PR and digital marketing for 30 years.
GLR: What made you decide to become a Matchmaker?
LB: After my divorce in 2019, I decided to channel my post-divorce energy into rebuilding my life by researching, launching and establishing my matchmaking business catering to the UK community.
GLR: What was your favorite part of the online Matchmaker Certification Course?
LB: Finalizing my business plan as I launched my business in 2020 and had not had a minute to complete it, and the course was confirming that I was running my business in keeping with all knowledge expertise and advice given via MMI.
GLR: Thank you for your time, Lara!