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2016 Review and a Beeline for 2017!

As we swarm over the finishing line of 2016 we’re ready for a rest and a glass of bubbles! But equally this Christmas break is a great time to let the dust settle, look back on some fantastic moments and clear your head ready to set out your goals for 2017. For Jane and I, […]

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Countdown to Christmas

  Forget the 12 days of Christmas, as a small business owner the countdown to Christmas needs to start much earlier.  Being organised, prepared and informed will ensure a smooth run up and give you the headspace to maximise the many sales opportunities that the season brings.   Over the next few weeks, we’ll be […]


Winners at the Manchester PA of the Year Awards 2016!!

Last night saw the return of the Manchester PA of the Year Awards and what an occasion it was.  Marked in the calendar of PA’s across Manchester and beyond, with hair and nail appointments just before, the evening seeks to recognise and celebrate the significant contributions of the support professional to businesses throughout the city. […]

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So what exactly is a VA?

This is the question we’ve been asked on more than one occasion. “I have to admit, I had to Google it” said a friend of ours when we announced our recent runner up position for North West VA of the Year. And chatting to other virtual assistants at the NorthWest VA Conference, we’re not the […]


Celebrating Women in Business with Variety, the Children’s Charity

The Variety Vixens – Fiona, Paula and Jo – who have voluntarily been organising fundraising events in Greater Manchester for Variety for over 4 years, contacted us about speaking on the subject of social media. We thought it would be a great opportunity to explore the topic of why, as busy professional women we should […]

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Why you should enter business awards

Hot on the heels of the North West VA Conference and coming runner up for the North West VA of the Year, we got chatting with our industry peers about why, as small business owners, we should be entering business awards. Myself and Jane’s marketing and advertising backgrounds means that entering awards was almost a […]


Brexit Vote

We give our business view on Brexit to the Manchester Evening News – “Small business owners ‘surprised’ with OUT vote but confident of new opportunities” Read the full article.


NW VA of the Year 2016 - With award

Getting Connected at the Northwest VA Conference 2016

We’ve spent the last couple of days at the Northwest VA Conference across in Warrington and what an incredible couple of days it was.  Hosted by Executive VPA and VA champion, Joanne Hawkins, the event pulls together some outstanding speakers to advise, inspire and motivate those in the business support profession. Catering for the virtual […]


Queen Bee PA Wins Vision 2020 Brief

West Didsbury-based PA and marketing specialists, Queen Bee, have been appointed by Borough Care, the largest care home provider in Stockport, to manage communications for its Vision 2020 project. Read more in the Manchester Evening News.