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Designated PA LOVES F******* Working!

In celebration of Digital Mums storming new campaign to #CleanUpTheFWord (that’s FLEXIBLE by the way 😉) we asked some of our team for their own flexible work stories. Hannah Smith, PA Since having my children and returning to work, I had spent my life racing from one thing to the next and had a knot of […]Read More »

New Beginnings: The Dossier September 2017

New Beginnings, The Dossier September 2017 is out now… This month read about how Designated PA supports Sue Bailey of Gateway Workshops Ltd and how we have lifted a weight from her shoulders.   This month DPA Recommends Almost Essential and catch up on the latest events and articles on the DPA blog.  Read More »

Client Spotlight - Sue Bailey

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your company? My company Gateway Workshops has been running for 19 years. We offer over 50 massage and beauty training courses and qualifications across 20 venues in the UK and we have recently started offering online courses to our students. I started out as a […]Read More »

DPA Recommends - Almost Essential

Designated PA recommends Almost Essential a London based community of first class service providers.  The company was set up in April 2012, when it became clear that there was a gap in the London market for a selection of peerless, realistically priced services and products which have been tried and tested to satisfy discerning people. […]Read More »

Virtual Personal Assistants - The Buzz

So you’ve probably heard the buzz about Virtual Personal Assistants, and how they might just be the best thing since sliced bread for your business.  You understand that a Virtual PA is a personal assistant who works remotely (though face-to-face meetings can be arranged). They deal with a variety of tasks ranging from administration to bookkeeping to social media.  […]Read More »

Designated Team meeting at Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa

Designated PA’s team had the culinary privilege of hosting a team networking event at Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa Piccadilly, London.  Our team meeting took place in the afternoon at the Clubhouse.  The management team presented and updated everyone of Company news and marketing initiatives. Then we headed off around the corner to Barbecoa. With most of […]Read More »

Holiday cover for your business

Have a lovely holiday………? Whether you’re an office manager, or a business owner, balancing the necessity of your administrative teams holiday schedule with your business and client needs can be challenging. All holiday periods create a flood of requests for time off which need to be approved whilst ensuring that deadlines are not compromised and […]Read More »

You've hired a PA - now what?

How 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 also your choice will be a good match for your business, but what next? That first introductory meeting or call shouldn’t necessarily be just […]Read More »

Work Hard Play Harder: The Dossier July 2017

The Dossier July 2017 is out now…’Work Hard Play Harder!’. This month read about how Designated PA supports Sophie Wright of WrightCFO by doing the things she isn’t strong at, giving her time to concentrate on the things she is good at.  This month DPA Recommends Jeremy Kirke of JckWebDesign and catch up on the […]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 »

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