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, 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. I was a member of BNI (Business Network International) for 18 months and networked with similar-minded professionals which has proved fruitful to the business.
With over 10 years’ experience as a PA, my background stems from Media and Film Production.
I now enjoy supporting clients as a virtual and personal assistant, using my communication skills to have a clear understanding on how we can work well together.
I offer a variety of PA services including financial administration, WordPress content management, personal organisation, travel and Visa assistance. I particularly enjoy collaborating with the other Red Desk VAs and working on our clients’ Pinterest and Houzz accounts.
My background is quite varied, from utilising my editorial skills in the academic publishing world of the late 1990s to more recently providing administrative and communications support in the IT, education and charity sectors. These different roles have equipped me with the skills to easily pick up new systems, deal with a wide variety of people and situations, and become highly accurate in my work.
I am looking forward to working further with the Red Desk team and assisting clients with their VA needs.