Behind every great CEO, director or leader is a great personal assistant. Though often working in the shadows, personal assistants are at the heart of most successful companies, making sure that everything runs smoothly, appointments are kept and decisions are made. Whilst PAs or secretaries traditionally held passive role in companies in the era of the typing pool, advanced technology has allowed assistants to seize more responsibility and offer more than just diary management.
Judy Willett, PA to Lord Harris of Peckham, chairman of Carpetright, was named PA of the year in the Executive PA Magazine Hays Awards 2012. She comments that, “It’s a career that can be moulded and shaped with hard work and commitment to your boss and the company you work for.” That’s why at AVirtual, we like to get to know our clients so that we can best match them with an assistant and help to nurture a dynamic working relationship that has scope to grow and develop.
We like to think of our personal assistants as highly trained life managers who can take care of your month old task list and make sure everything gets done quickly, efficiently and easily from updating frequent flier accounts, researching restaurants, buying gifts to booking flights, filing, bookkeeping and planning after school activities for the kids. They can even help with organising the family holiday – another time consuming task to cross of the list!
The more you communicate and trust your PA, the more responsibility you’ll find you can delegate, saving yourself time and stress. They can help you and your teams maximise their potential, offering advice where needed and most importantly, making sure everyone is kept happy and relaxed. The role can be as wide and varied as you like and if your personal assistant can’t help with a specific task, nine times out ten they can find someone who can, either from AVirtual’s list of fantastic partner companies or an expert individual we work with on a regular basis. What’s more our assistants are only there when you need, working on a part-time basis to meet your demands, saving you the costs of a full time employee who spends a large portion of the day taking tactical tea breaks. Oh and we offer all clients five hours of assistance completely free so that you can experience our PAs’ magic first hand. Where do you sign up? Right here.