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In celebration of International Women’s Day today, we wanted to pay tribute to the phenomenal women who inspire us here at The Designated Group. Read on for some fantastic, and moving, personal stories! Jane Braithwaite – Managing Director “This year International Women’s Day feels like more of a celebration than ever before as more…(Read More)

A few nights ago I went to see the film The Darkest Hour, where Gary Oldman portrays Winston Churchill in the weeks leading up to the Second World War. His performance was truly awe-inspiring. As I left the cinema I found myself thinking more about the unsung heroes in the team around him. Particularly…(Read More)

Hire A Virtual PA

Why a Virtual PA is a perfect solution for small businesses When I speak to small business owners and explain what I do as a Virtual PA, I tend to spot a little glint in their eye that reads: “I need that too! I want to hire a Virtual PA! Please help me!” An endless…(Read More)

Sophie working 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)

Benefits of a Virtual Assistant

Have you thought how a Virtual Assistant could help grow your business? It takes a huge amount of time and energy to run a profitable business.  Just the day to day administration takes so much of our time… Answering emails, promoting & marketing the business, writing articles and blogs to optimize search engine placement, developing…(Read More)

How-To-Create-A-Simple-Media-Pack

A media pack is used as a direct sales tool to target your chosen market and also for PR purposes. It will include all aspects of your business and should be seen like a resume for your site. Unlike the traditional email, media packs create a more enjoyable viewing experience with sleek, sophisticated design. Simply…(Read More)

6-Reasons-Why-We-Hired-A-Virtual-PA

Time is precious for the entrepreneur and growing small business, yet we still crave a better life and work balance, freedom from daily repetitive tasks, peace of mind our overflowing to do lists will actually get done.  Let’s not even get started on THAT company blog, requiring at least 3 unique blog posts a…(Read More)

Forbes have recently published a rather cruel and shocking start up statistic. Apparently nearly 90% of start ups fail. So what can we learn from the remaining 10%? One thing is certain. The victors will know their product and customers inside out and have some sort of marketing strategy put into place. Also, they would…(Read More)

Top 5 secrets of successful remote teams

Did you know that home workers make up nearly 14% of UK workforce? That’s over 14 million that have abandoned the workplace, the highest recorded figure to date.  At least 35% of home workers are professionals or associate professionals, and this trend is growing every year. Whether it be a more balanced life style…(Read More)

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