Virtual Assistant Shrewsbury
I am Carina Parkinson and I am the owner of Pink Spaghetti Shrewsbury. As a Virtual Assistant, I am able to help businesses from anywhere with all their back office support needs.
I live in Oswestry in Shropshire and have a long history working as a PA in different businesses. This has given me invaluable experience to work with entrepreneurs who are just starting out or looking to grow their business and need help with the administrative processes that come with it. I consider myself to be approachable, professional but above all, willing to go the extra mile for people to ensure they get the best service from me.
I have worked in many industries in my 20 years in administration including as a PA to Board directors, publishing for medical journals, travel agent and for a professor at University of Oxford. I also have an academic background with an English degree and teaching qualification which means I am able to offer expertise from this such as proofreading, research and writing.
I enjoy helping people get organised as this is not something all business owners are equipped to do because they are doing something they are passionate in within their business. I like helping to untangle their problems and give them more freedom to do what they do best.
Why a virtual assistant?
I always remind people that everyone is good at something and for most, admin is no that thing! By using the services of a dedicated virtual personal assistant, the business owner can hand over the tasks they don’t like to do, don’t know how to do or don’t want to do so they free up their time doing the more creative side of their business.
By being flexible, a virtual assistant can cover all the admin jobs- big or small- and not tie down entrepreneurs to contracts or minimum jobs. It is a pick up put down service which people find useful especially in times of uncertainty. It allows businesses to see how much work they might have and are usually surprised at how quickly a VA can get their tasks sorted. If they want to be on a retainer so that their hours each month are guaranteed, this is also an excellent option that we can offer.
It’s an honest and reliable service that we offer and will always communicate with the client about what costs are occurring so there are no nasty surprises!
Why Pink Spaghetti?
As a franchise, Pink Spaghetti offers not just one VA but a whole network- that’s over 50 VAs with a variety of experiences! It means that the person you ask to help you out will be able to call upon the help of other franchisees, thereby lessening the pressure on you. And that wealth of experience means we can yes to practically anything we are asked to do even if we haven’t done it before! Clients can be confident they are getting someone who is in the know.
We also always have someone to cover holidays or sickness so that the effect on the client goes unnoticed. We all work to the same high standards are trusted implicitly to uphold the values of the franchise.
A range of Virtual PA Services
Each business is unique and that is the same of their administration. By offering a range of services, we can help any business. The tasks range from setting up new systems, social media management, branding and marketing, and just general organisation which could involve diaries or emails. Helping businesses through the mire of admin is what we do and ensures that clients can get to the end of their to do lists.
Case Studies Here is how some of our customers use us.
I have worked with this Shropshire based client moving him and his team to a new timesheet system. This is to ease the administrative burden of relying on inaccurate data entered onto Google documents and instead create a streamlined process in which all employees can enter data in the same way. The business owner can invoice and pay wages in less time than before. My responsibility has been to ask the right questions and iron out any issues before the rollout.
CEO- authoring a book
A CEO approached me to help research and write a book that he wanted to have published. Using my own experience, I was able to find effective research to back up his ideas and stories but also provide thinking points to take into consideration to help expand the readership of the book. I worked with his team to ensure the right tone and voice was being kept throughout so that edits could be kept to a minimum.
Martial Arts company
I helped a company respond to potential leads that had replied to a Facebook advert. I was responsible for contacting each lead and booking them onto a free class. I worked closely with the business owner to understand their processes and the spreadsheets being used so that information was gathered accurately. I always made sure I was available for customers so that they had a seamless process from enquiry through to arriving for their session.
I used my more traditional PA skills to help a HR consultant with transcribing audio files recorded from meetings between employers and employees facing redundancy. These had a short turnaround time so I worked tirelessly to get these completed. Due to the nature of the files, I had to maintain privacy of the individuals concerned. As a GDPR compliant VA, it is imperative that any client information is kept confidential and maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
What our Customers Say
“Carina did a fantastic job writing for us as we began to develop our first book called Creating Ripples. She really helped my team and me with the structure of each chapter including weaving in my personal stories, the planning of each chapter and indeed the research and implementation of them. And she worked hard to get it finished by our chosen deadline. Carina comes highly recommended from myself.”
Areas Served By Our Shrewsbury Office
Based in Pant, this office serves areas across North Shropshire and North Powys as well as some surrounding areas including:
Shrewsbury | Wem | Church Stretton | Oswestry | Chirk | Ellesmere | Welshpool | Lake Vyrnwy | Bishops Castle
Customer Service Support
Small Business Administration
Social Media Management
Virtual Assistant Services
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