Virtual Assistant Newbury
I am Clare Farley, and I run Pink Spaghetti Newbury. As your Virtual Assistant, you can call me your pocket specialist in everything it takes to run a small business, allowing you as a business owner to do what you do best.
I live in Greenham, South of Newbury and I am passionate about supporting small businesses in the local area. I set up my business because it includes everything I LOVE to do that most business owners do not have the time or appetite to do.
I pride myself on being a great organiser, planner, listener and I know you will find me approachable.
Before running my own business, I came from the fast-paced digital publishing world, where I worked on digital content and branding. Working closely with some of the top magazine houses in the world.
My background is over 30 years in the hospitality industry which gave me the drive to help busy people and my proactive working ethos and my can-do manner shows this.
Having worked in some amazing hotels with VIP’s and VVIP’s I pride myself on being professional and approachable. This environment has also trained me to research incredibly well to understand the customer/client’s background.
My specialities are in Social media management, digital marketing, and graphic design. But I cover all aspects you would expect from a PA or EA.
Why 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 offer either a "pick up, put down" hourly rate, or retainer agreements from just 4 hours a month for something more stable - whichever suits your business. We pride ourselves in open and honest pricing, so you will never get a surprise bill, and we can work to your budget.
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.
At Pink Spaghetti we appreciate how much there is to do - we are small business owners too! We are a friendly, approachable and humble bunch and enjoy becoming part of your team for as much or as little time as you need us. Our clients enjoy outsourcing to us without the hassle of employing.
A range of Virtual PA Services
The tasks we carry out are as varied as our customers! They are typically administration, social media, organisation and marketing tasks and we can be seen with a pile of receipts, or setting up a CRM system. We get involved when a business owner has had something on a list for a while but never quite gets around to doing it.
Case Studies Here is how some of our customers use us.
Yoga 2 You
I have worked with Helen over the last year to manage her social media accounts. I ensure that her branding is across all her posts and that the momentum is constant- keeping the engagement of her clients and potential clients. Helen likes to write her own content- which we plan in advance and then I design the branded images to blend with it.
Hillview Windows Ltd
I have been working with them for the last year managing their social media. They required a Social Media VA who could set up a new social media account for their business from scratch and start to use their new logo in their branding. They do not have time to discuss the processes so as a VA I do what I do best and that is step into their shoes and complete the projects proactively from start to finish.
What our Customers Say
“I am a believer in doing what I do well myself and then getting an expert to help with the things I find more challenging. Pink Spaghetti Newbury have been amazing in setting up and helping me to manage my business social media - something about which I am a complete dinosaur! Clare took the time to learn about and understand my business and how I operate. She was and is knowledgeable, professional, imaginative, efficient and very personable too. She has made something that I previously have procrastinated over fun and enjoyable whilst benefitting and adding value to my business. I can't recommend her highly enough."
“Clare has designed my fitness business logo and website and I'm delighted with both. She has been prompt, professional, friendly and patient. It has allowed me to have more time doing what I love which is training people and I can't recommend having a virtual PA enough! If you have business tasks that stress you or you're struggling for time then Clare at Pink Spaghetti is your woman! My business is more visible and professional looking and I will be using Pink Spaghetti in the future."
Areas Served By Our Newbury Office
Based in Thatcham, this office serves areas across West Berkshire as well as some surrounding areas including:
Wantage | Abingdon | Lambourn
Customer Service Support
Small Business Administration
Social Media Management
Virtual Assistant Services
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