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Queen Bee and Chocolate Collective make the sweetest team   Recently updated !

Is there anything sweeter than finding a brilliant client fit? As soon as we met chocolatier Louise Attenborough at a networking event, we knew what a great team we could be. Our original brief was to help Louise set up Facebook, subsequently writing and scheduling posts to support her delicious Belgian Chocolate Workshops and chocolate-themed […]

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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 […]


The Apps that will rescue September

Ah September, full of organisational hopes and dreams. It is in fact one of my favourite months.  The joys of ‘new pencil case’ mentality still very much part and parcel of this time of year. But 2 weeks into the new term, do you find yourself struggling to get into the swing of a routine? […]


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 […]


Queen Bee and Love Bridal tie the knot

We caught their attention through a chance encounter on Instagram, but in truth, Queen Bee had had their eye on Love Bridal Boutique for a while. The award-winning bridalwear shop on Oxford Road in Altrincham is every bride’s dream, bringing together luxurious gowns, cutting edge style and bags of warmth and passion from the owner, […]

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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 […]


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 […]

NW VA of the Year 2016 - With award

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.


New Year's Resolutions

16 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant in 2016

If getting more organised and creating more time for yourself appears on your New Year business resolutions, then outsourcing to a support professional is one way to ensure you actually stick to them.  Need convincing?  Here’s our lowdown of 16 brilliant reasons why 2016 should be the year you learn to delegate: It’s often cheaper […]