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How to write a to do list that actually works!

  We’ve blogged before about the importance of the to-do list in achieving better levels of organisation, but inspired by a recent meeting we had with a new client, we thought we’d look at how you actually create one.  Often regarded as a feat in itself, we’ve noted our tips to help make your list […]


Winners! North West VA of the Year 2017

“You’re live on speakerphone, please do not swear” These were Jo’s (Executive VPA) words to us as I answered my phone from a rather glitzy sunbed in the south of France. Enjoying a much-needed girl’s weekend away (yes, we may be business partners, but Helen and I are still best mates!), we were sadly unable […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

NW VA of the Year 2016 - With award

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.


Do’s and Don’ts for a successful Xmas do

  I know, I know, it’s only October and already everyone’s talking Christmas! But rather than being bah humbug about it all, you really need to invest the time and care into your planning. IT IS a big deal to your staff and, handled correctly, goes a long way to motivate and create a real […]

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Why outsourcing can make the little fish grow big!

  As freelance personal assistants we get to meet lots of business owners and we certainly don’t rule out working with businesses of all sizes. But when speaking with small businesses, especially sole traders, we often hear how, whilst they might be struggling with a mountain of admin and an overwhelming to-do-list, they don’t think […]