6 Easy Tasks to outsource to a PA

Here in this infographic are 6 of the top easy tasks that clients outsource to our PAs.  Some maybe obvious but delegating this type of work can free up an enormous amount of valuable time for Business Owners and Managers.       Find out about hiring a PA through Designated PA, call 0207 952 […]Read More »

You've hired a PA - now what?

Jane BraithwaiteHow to get it right from the start So you’ve made the decision to hire a PA (Personal Assistant).  You’ve compared CV’s, checked out references, budgets and security.  You are confident your choice will be a good match for your business, but what next? That first introductory meeting or call shouldn’t necessarily be just a […]Read More »

Battle of the Virtual Assistants

Amazon Alexa vs Virtual Assistant The term Virtual Assistant (VA) is often bandied around, but it seems to mean different things to different people. I’ve worked as a VA for a few months now, and can vouch for my job being completely virtual – I work for 3 clients across the UK and we communicate […]Read More »

Client Spotlight: Sophie Wright

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your company? I am the Founder and Director of WrightCFO Ltd, a multiple award-winning consultancy providing outsourced part-time Finance Director services to SMEs. As well as being a business owner, I am also a Chartered Management Accountant and a Finance Director with over 16 years’ […]Read More »

DPA Recommends: jckWebDesign

Designated PA recommends jckWebDesign, a website builder and hosting business run by Jeremy Kirke, based in Twickenham. Websites for small businesses jckWebDesign build and host WordPress websites for small businesses, individuals and organisations. Most of their clients are in the SW London area but they also build and maintain sites for businesses further afield, such […]Read More »

Become a Virtual Assistant

You do what, for a living?  ‘I’m a Virtual Personal Assistant’.  Yes, that’s right it really ‘is’ a job, it’s not a made up!  When I tell people what I do for a living it often seems like a mythical job that most people can’t quite grasp the essence of…. I firmly believe that British […]Read More »

My Life as a PA for Peter Jones Foundation

One of the many brilliant things about working with Designated PA is the array of different people and companies you get to work with. No two days are the same. Plus working virtually offers no end of benefits.  I am able to happily balance my life as a mother with my working life. I can […]Read More »

Working in partnership with your Personal Assistant

Following on from last week’s blog How a PA can reduce your working hours, we now consider how you can successfully work in partnership with your PA. One of the most important hires you will ever make is your PA, but in a world where things move at lightning speed it’s truly difficult to find […]Read More »

Flexible Support As and When you Need It.

10 Reasons to Hire a Designated PA No 5 in the series looking at the Top 10 reasons to hire a Designated PA is all about YOU.  Your Designated PA only works the time that YOU and YOUR business actually requires. Agree in advance how to work with your Designated PA and therefore get 100% value […]Read More »

How a Personal Assistant can reduce your working hours

One of the biggest problems that business entrepreneurs face these days is that they are wearing ‘all the hats’; from admin to travel booking to invoicing to diary management, they do it ALL.  The ‘work hard, work long hours, never have a weekend off’ culture is openly encouraged and the integration of technology into business […]Read More »

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