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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)

When I decided to become a Virtual Assistant 2 years ago there wasn’t a lot of information out there on what to do or how to start. The idea of leaving a comfortable and secure job role was daunting and to leave that for the new and predominately unknown world of virtual personal assistance…(Read More)

Here at the Designated Group we are on our clients’ journeys with them, so we get excited when they get excited! Victoria Tryon is excited… and very busy, creating extraordinary bespoke jewellery for a discerning clientele. We caught up with Victoria to talk about her motivations and inspirations, get some sage advice, and consider the…(Read More)

Dare to dream, says Hilary Stoddart, Designated PA’s client development manager and former office-based senior PA…   If you’re considering taking the leap from office-based employment to the world of flexible, home based, virtual work and feel (understandably) daunted, Hilary’s story is sure to reassure and motivate you! It was…(Read More)

Nikki De Marchi, swimwear designer

Here at the Designated Group we consider ourselves privileged to work with some fantastic clients. Nikki De Marchi is one such client – a talented businesswoman who, with the help of her Designated PA Alannah, is making waves in the luxury swimwear market. We caught up with Nikki to get an insight into her inspirations,…(Read More)

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)

The Christmas Juggle

The Christmas Juggle

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When I first became a Virtual PA, my work life balance instantly took a turn for the better. Working from home in a #flexibleworking role meant that I could easily juggle the kids around my workload without any need for childcare. I sailed through June half term on Granny time, garden play and maybe the…(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)

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