I want to tell you a story. My story.

As a child, when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always “a mummy”!  When I left school, I still had no real idea of what I wanted to do as a career or even what I was good at.  My parents insisted that I take a secretarial course as “something to fall back on”.  Well, I am delighted to say that I fell back and never got up!

I was lucky enough to travel to Australia for a year and worked in Sydney for an entertainment agency, travelling the country with bands and working as a PA to the director.  It was awesome and my love of travel (and bands) has been with me ever since.

When I returned home, I worked for the BBC as an administrator on a programme called Drugwatch with Esther Rantzen.  It was a great beginning to my career, as I also got to be a runner on the first Children in Need and met loads of really lovely people.  From there, I worked at some very large companies from Rank Xerox in the finance department, to British Airways as project co-ordinator for the Boeing 777 aircraft.

It was at this point, that I fulfilled my childhood dream and took a career break to have my 2 wonderful children.

As soon as they were at school, my VA story really began.  I had been away from the job market for some time and it was hard to find a job that allowed me to work school hours so I set up as a Virtual Assistant, allowing me to work remotely from anywhere I wished.  My clients over the years have ranged from a Marketing agency to a Caribbean property developer, and many small business owners such as Childminders, teachers and Consultants.

I love to learn and I read constantly.  I am creative and became a qualified Event and Wedding Manager in 2011.  I am now studying Bookkeeping and Music Copyright Law and to cap it all, I am walking a section of The Great Wall of China in October for the NSPCC!

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