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Putting your best foot forward

Is ‘dressing to impress’ still relevant for today’s working woman? What to wear is all part of the daily grind for most of us – unless your role requires uniform, you are responsible for looking the part in your working life. But what does that actually mean? What expectation is there on today’s woman to…

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We made the finals!

What a fantastic week! PA Business Support has been selected as a finalist for the Federation of Small Business (FSB) Hertfordshire Business Awards in the Young Business Person of the Year category. It’s good practice to regularly review your business but how often do we have time to really look at just how far we…

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Meet our VA: Helen

What were you doing before you became a VA for PABS? I was PA to the Sales Director at the UK’s largest travel company for many years, and then for the Business Development Director and co-founder of a publishing company. More recently I was a PA to the Executive Director of a wonderful charity which…

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Meet our VA: Georgie

What were you doing before you became a social media and digital communications specialist for PABS? Contracting as a digital communications advisor in Australia and New Zealand. Including running a year-long interactive anniversary celebration for an Australian University and more recently managing online communication for the New Zealand government’s Earthquake Commission, part of the Christchurch…

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Meet our VA: Mireille

What were you doing before you became a VA for PABS? I was a PA in precision fabrics for the screen-printing and the filtration industry, pharmaceutical, Private Equity firms and not-for-profit organisations. What have been your greatest achievements to date? Organising 3 day-meetings for 200 people in various European cities, sorting out expenses spanning the…

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Guest Blog: Virtual Marketing

Alison Page of ACP Marketing offers marketing support and creative management services to SME’s in Herts, Beds and Bucks who are either unable or unwilling to commit to a full-time marketing resource. Alison kindly offered to write a blog for us on virtual marketing and whether it’s really possible: Wikipedia defines marketing as ‘the process of communicating…

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PA Lifestyle Support

Would you believe we opened just under 18 months ago? How time has flown and business has progressed.  We are delighted to be where we are now.  We have a fantastic team and some wonderful clients. Most recently we’ve been working on the launch of our new lifestyle concierge service… PA Lifestyle Support. It focuses on supporting…

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What is a Virtual Assistant?

A Virtual Assistant (VA) supports you and your business on a remote basis by taking responsibility for your administration and working with you to achieve your goals. You still receive the same level of service as you would from an on-site Personal Assistant (PA) but without the need to provide office space and employing them. What…

ExecSec Summit 2012

Sophie is delighted to have been asked to be a speaker at the PA Life Magazine ExecSec Summit 2012 Conference on the 16th and 17th April in the beautiful Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire. It is a fantastic event that supports PAs, Office Managers, Administrators and Virtual Assistants with the challenges faced in today’s business environment. Sophie will be…