Before setting up red desk in 2008 I worked in a variety of roles mainly in creative industries. I spent three years as Production Assistant on the Millennium Show at The Dome and then moved on to working for AMV.BBDO advertising agency, co-ordinating several advertising accounts and large scale international conferences.
These fast paced environments were a very good learning ground for gathering the skills required to be a Virtual Assistant and I thrive on being able to effectively help my clients at busy times and being able to turn my hand to whatever needs doing.
The best thing about being a VA is the varied nature of the work, I’m learning new technologies and ways of working every day, so it never gets dull.
In my former life before becoming a Virtual Assistant and freelance PA, I worked within the financial services industry. I spent over 10 years in Office Management and Executive Assistant roles supporting teams of between 25 and 50 people. The wide variety of duties I covered in my roles and skills I gained from running various committees at Thomson Reuters has more than prepared me for the world of the Virtual Assistant.
I love networking, meeting new people and the wide client base that I work with. I enjoy working onsite one day and then remotely on Social Media the next. Joining BNI (Business Network International) to network with similar-minded professionals has been one of the highlights for me so far.
Prior to becoming a Virtual Assistant I worked as a freelance assistant in the film industry. Working in production taught me to think on my feet and use my initiative. I’ve gained varied experience from working in the accounts department to working one on one with producers and directors.
I enjoy working with people in different industries and broadening my horizons.