Virtual Assistant Loughton
I am Abbie Akinfenwa and I run Pink Spaghetti Loughton & Surrounds. I have an awesome team of virtual assistants who love what they do, We love to help other small businesses breathe and focus on what is important to them.
We love helping businesses with their marketing, research and all those things that can take up time. We are whizzes at a number of other things too so don’t hesitate to ask.
In this virtual world we have not forgotten our local businesses and love to meet up once the various rules allow. We are approachable, affordable and go the extra mile to help our clients.
I have been in the business for nearly five years and draw on a background of a successful IT career of over two decades. This has given me the confidence and skills that my clients can benefit from.
I am pragmatic, very organised, used to working to deadlines and very quickly become to go-to person for my clients. I am adept at finding innovative solutions to everyday business challenges giving my clients that sense of peace knowing that things have been dealt with. The backing of my team and the franchise group means there is rarely a challenge that cannot be met.
My Team My team really adds to my expertise and my ability to help my clients. They support me in growing my business and are consummate professionals at dealing with a wide range of systems and tools used by small business owners. We are always happy to have a no obligation chat, to see if we are the right fit for your business and look forward to helping as many clients as we can!
Francesca has over a decades experience providing PA support to high profile industry professionals across the public and private sectors. She is resourceful, organised and ensures deadlines are met to the highest standard. Joining Pink Spaghetti has allowed Francesca to embrace her creative side by providing social media support to our clients, keeping in mind their individual business branding and professional image.
Yemi has over 15 years administrative experience supporting the education, voluntary and construction industries. Yemi’s passion is to support others to achieve their best and maximise their output by being organised, efficient and one step ahead.
Why a virtual assistant?
Why would you use a virtual assistant?
A virtual assistant does not just cover the traditional diary management and minute taking tasks, we are more of a virtual personal assistant, a clone of you as the business owner, getting through the tasks you don’t want to do, don’t have the time or the inclination to do. We are used to working with people who are amazing entrepreneurs, but by outsourcing and delegating their tasks, the time it frees up allows them to focus on what they are great at.
Using a virtual assistant is a cost-effective way of adding resource into your business. No holiday or sick pay, no tax, NI or pension costs, you don't pay for coffee breaks or office chat, and we are already trained in the things you need done.
We have some clients who use us for a particular task on a regular basis like bookkeeping, paying supplier, social media management and engagement.
We have some clients we help on a more strategic basis to design marketing campaigns, streamline workflow that sort of thing.
We have a variety of payment options; you can do “pick up, put down” hourly rate or a retainer. The choice is yours and will depend on what you need doing.
Our clients come from all sorts of industry; we have coaches, financial advisers, psychologists we do not discriminate!
Why Pink Spaghetti?
Pink Spaghetti is a franchise, and this means I have all these great people to call on. So, if I don't know the answer to something, there is always someone to ask to help. They are such a lovely bunch of friendly people and they can help if large projects come in, or cover through holidays and sickness. This means, for you, resource is always there even when I am not.
In the five years I have been running this business, I am yet to come across something we cannot handle. The franchise is full of approachable, efficient people who are always able to help. This means as a client you do not need to worry about having enough resource or holidays etc
A range of Virtual PA Services
The tasks we carry out are as varied as our customers! These are some examples; setting up and managing social media accounts, bookkeeping and research. Helping set up new systems and also choosing them. Setting up and managing your sales funnel as well as the typical email and diary management. We can also be sounding boards for your ideas and help you streamline your business as much as possible.
Case Studies Here is how some of our customers use us.
We have worked with this virtual based coaching client for the last 2 years managing their sales funnel and enquiries. We ensure all enquiries are responded to in a timely manner, sales calls booked, contracts and invoices sent as appropriate. We streamline their client interaction and ensure all information is collated for each digital event.
We have worked with this crafts business for the last 2 years ensuring their teams and suppliers are paid on time. We liaise with their accountants and ensure invoices are recorded correctly and make the payments from their bank account. We also organise and attend their quarterly board meeting and make sure minutes are taken and actioned appropriately.
We have worked with this HR consultant for the last 4 years on a variety of tasks. Making changes to their web pages, doing monthly newsletters, formatting documents and contracts, contacting potential clients.
We have worked with this client for the last 4 years. We manage her social media accounts, send out regular newsletters and make changes to her website when needed. Managing social media for s financial adviser is tricky as you need to ensure the relevant guidelines are followed.
What our Customers Say
"I highly recommend Abbie for her outstanding service in managing my administrative duties and social media. Her advice tips are great. She understood very quickly what I was looking for to help promote my business and cracked on very quickly I can't thank you enough for your hard work and relieving me of this pressure."
"Abbie is my girl Friday. She is so skilled and nothing is too much trouble. For all those tasks you don't know how to do whether it's social media, administration or other tasks that would take you forever to do she's a great go to person."
"I’m a recovering control freak so it’s no small feat that I’m able to completely trust Abbie with the critical running of my business (and me!) Abbie has the patience to listen and translate the mass of information and ‘to dos’ in my head into a workable strategy. She anticipates what I need and sorts it. When I’ve needed specific expertise she knows someone with the right skills and talents to fit the bill. I know the struggle of in finding someone who has the right calibration of professional authenticity, organisation skills and is also personable and easy to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending Abbie as the go-to person to add value and bring joy to your life by saving you time and stress."
"I have known Abbie for a number of years now and given what I knew about her skills and abilities it is no surprise that her company Pink Spaghetti is gaining significant recognition. Abbie is the consummate professional offering a wonderful mixture of great listening and communication skills, empathy and understanding underpinned by a laser-like professionalism and knowledge about her area of expertise. I come away from meetings with Abbie feeling lighter and relieved because I know that she will take the 'stuff' away and make sense of it. Flyers for events, Spreadsheets, Project Plans, Client Communication, nothing is beyond her willingness to undertake. As a client, you also get regular helpful tips and pointers to help your business via social media and mailshots. Extremely highly recommended."
Areas Served By Our Loughton Office
Based in Loughton this office serves areas across Essex, including:
Loughton | Buckhurst Hill | Chingford | Woodford | South Woodford | Chigwell | Enfield
Customer Service Support
Small Business Administration
Social Media Management
Virtual Assistant Services
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