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Personal PAs are in demand more than ever before.   These super Personal Assistants are expected to manage their employer’s personal diary, help organise family events and provide all-round amazing support. So what’s it like working for a celebrity, high net worth individual or being at the beck and call of a household…(Read More)


We chat to Jennie Taylor, a VA from Surrey, who took the plunge and set up independently building up her very own client base.  Jennie proves that there is a real need from local individuals and small businesses for part-time PA support on a flexible, non-committal basis.  Hiring a VA could be the…(Read More)


We shine the spotlight and celebrate the differences amongst some of the members of the Designated team, who all work to collaborate with client across all industries.  They all live in different locations across the UK and demonstrate different strengths and skill sets but are all united in sharing one passion, flexible working as Virtual…(Read More)

Can PAs work together

2 is better than 1! They say 2 is better than 1 and we can vouch for that, but can 2 PA’s work together?  Several of our clients have more than one virtual personal assistant operating on their team.   They can offer different services depending on their specialist skills, so the answer is most…(Read More)

Virtual PA Skills

Your business is growing and you’ve decided you need some support, but what skills should you look for in a Virtual Personal Assistant? Top 5 Virtual PA Skills   Solid PA experience Being a Virtual PA isn’t that different from being an office-based PA. So make sure your new support has plenty…(Read More)

how to delegate

How to delegate


How to delegate when you find it hard to let go! Letting someone in to your business world can be daunting. You know you need help, but where do you start? Effectively delegating is a real skill that is critical in expanding a business, but understanding where to start and what to hand over can…(Read More)

What can I delegate

Maximise your potential – Why and what should I delegate? One of the primary blockers that prevents entrepreneurs and business owners moving forward with growing their businesses is that they are multi-tasking to a huge degree, taking a “Jack of all trades” approach, which means that they are ultimately spread to thinly. They can be…(Read More)

Top Tips

This is the 5th and final blog in our series on how to make the transition from PA to VA.  As experienced VA’s successfully managing clients, we wanted to share our strategies on how to stay on top of everything.  In this final blog we have put together our favourite tips using our collective…(Read More)

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