What makes a perfect VA? For me, as someone who trains and coaches high-performing VAs, I would say that the three most important factors are:
– A wealth of experience in your field coupled with true skills that can help your client drive their business forward
– A true commitment to understanding your clients’ businesses so that you can better support them
– An ability to care and build a relationship that extends far and beyond a list of tasks, but that is built on mutual respect, honesty and care.

Claire has all of the above (and more!) in bucket loads. I have been blown away by her invaluable support to my crazy and fast-growing business and look forward to our future partnership. Thank you for all you do Claire.

Charlotte Wibberley

Founder & CEO, VIP VA

Claire is the most professional and organised person that I know and she is great to work with. She is so much more than a PA as she makes sure that she totally understands the business and Directors that she works with so that she can contribute to the wider programmes and projects. Her contribution to the team is invaluable. She is extremely diligent in all aspects of her role. She is great to work with and a real asset to any business/organisation.

Catherine Douglas

Performance Director

Claire and Helen have done a great job on my one of my Twitter accounts, getting me from 0 to 200 followers in a fairly short time frame on a limited budget. They are also really easy to work with – friendly, efficient and good fun. Highly recommended.

Kathy Soulsby

Author, Virtually Painless

Claire is an outstanding EA and PA in every sense. She is a consummate professional, conscientious, hard working, discreet, proactive with her ideas, and a trusted confidante in every scenario. I worked with her for 9 years, and would not hesitate in recommending her skills and talents.


Managing Director

Claire’s skills around being able to prioritise, plan and deliver are second to none. She’s able to balance business need and strategy. Rarely without a smile on her face, Claire can deliver time and time again without skipping a beat. A remarkable multi-tasker.

Rachel Nash

Business Manager

Claire is a thoroughly organised colleague and has the ability to juggle multiple & logistical needs of her Director and the wider team. This can include supporting a multiple number of Directors up to Executive level. She communicates well using different and creative media, recognising different audience’s needs. Her contribution and work ethic goes far beyond the standard PA duties such as logistics/ diary management. Claire develops deeper insight and understanding of the business area she works within and can then relate better to colleagues and contribute to projects or initiatives more holistically.

Tess Martin

Programme Manager

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