Quick Q and A to help you get to know me.
How long have you been working as a PA? I’ve been a PA for 15 years now.
Best bit about work? I love the variety of my job. I love taking the stress away and seeing people more on top of their workload.
What qualities does a good PA need? Patience, the ability to stay calm and collected, be very organised, unflappable and know how to get things done.
Nicest thing a client has said? ‘You are my office angel – I don’t know how I’d cope without you.’
What’s the strangest thing a client has asked you to do? Most unusual thing is finding out Formula 1 results for a client who couldn’t get the news while he was on holiday!
What are the biggest problems facing small businesses? Red tape – all that admin and paperwork. Being pulled in all directions, having to cope with a variety of tasks and dealing with multiple roles.
Who do you enjoy working with most? I love working with energetic, passionate people.
Favourite place in the world? Somewhere peaceful, sun shining, stunning views, no one else around. Top of a mountain, maybe, away from the hustle and bustle, but saying that I love the excitement and buzz of city life too.
What would you do with an extra 3 hours a day? Surprisingly I am not pushed for time in my life – so with 3 extra hours I would spoil myself rotten, be with friends and family. This is what I want my clients to achieve. So many are working 6 and 7 days a week. I want them to put the work/life balance back in their life.
Describe yourself in 3 words. Professional, dedicated, fun.