Virtual Assistant South Manchester
My name is Catherine Mckinnon and I run Pink Spaghetti South Manchester. We are here to support all kinds of small business owners with a wide range of tasks, whenever you need us. We take on the tasks that drain your time, so you can focus your time and energy on the parts of your small business that you love most.
I live in Didsbury and am passionate about supporting small businesses across South Manchester, including Chorlton, Trafford, Gatley and beyond. As a small business owner myself, I understand the challenges you may face and as your virtual assistant, I can help you to succeed. I pride myself on being approachable, listening to my clients, and being pro-active along the way.
I have been running my own small business for over 6 years now, after many years of experience in corporate work, including several varying managerial positions.
I previously worked within a textile business, which started as a manufacturer and evolved into an importer during my time with them. My roles included managing various manufacturing departments, quality assurance, customer services, warehousing, operations and production, as well as technical control.
I have experience in various management roles as well as dealing with all aspects of running a business. I understand the areas a business needs to make everything work, including planning, accounting, marketing and customer service. I am highly organised and efficient and love helping my clients grow their businesses.
As a virtual assistant, I free up business owners to focus on what they do best and my assistant does the same for me! Having a trusted team member allows me to dedicate more of my time to my clients, and spend less time on administrative tasks. Social media is very important for any small business, but the mechanics of scheduling posts across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram can be a time-consuming job!
I am always happy to chat with small businesses about how we can help them.
With a background in financial services and administration, Angie is methodical and very organised. She prides herself on accuracy and attention to detail but also has a flair for writing content. We make a great team and when I delegate a task to Angie, I am confident she will do a great job.
Why a virtual assistant?
As a business owner do you ever wish you could do more than one thing at once or find there are simply not enough hours in the day? You need to spend time on your customers but the invoices are piling up and you still haven’t updated your social media, even though it’s been at the top of your To-Do List for months!
That’s where a virtual assistant comes in. We help you get through the tasks that need to be done but you simply don’t have the time - or inclination – to do them. Entrepreneurs use their talents to offer a product or service they are passionate about, but may lack the skills their small business needs in administration, marketing or bookkeeping.
Outsourcing tasks to Pink Spaghetti South Manchester, as your virtual personal assistant, is a cost-effective way to utilise our skills and experience whenever you need it. Unlike hiring an employee, there’s no holiday pay, sick pay, tax or National Insurance to worry about and you only pay for the time actually spent working productively – coffee breaks not included! With our open and honest pricing, there are no surprise bills and we can work to your budget. You can use us on an ad-hoc basis with an hourly rate or a retainer agreement (from just 4 hours a month) if you prefer more stability.
Why Pink Spaghetti?
As part of the Pink Spaghetti franchise, I have an amazing team in my corner. I can call upon a wealth of experience from all my colleagues in the network whenever needed. Sometimes that might be an extra pair of hands for a large project, a word of advice or simply to cover for holidays and sickness. I have the resources of this friendly team to help – which means all my clients do too!
Outsourcing to a Pink Spaghetti virtual assistant allows you to get the help your business needs without the hassle or expense of hiring an employee. We’re an approachable group of small business owners who love to become part of your team for as much or as little as you need us!
A range of Virtual PA Services
If you need help with any task, all you have to do is ask! We deal with a wide variety of administrative and marketing tasks for small business owners, such as social media management, newsletters, inbox management, branding, diary management and much, much more! Our book keeping services include everything from organising piles of receipts to raising invoices and reconciliation. If you have a task that seems slightly obscure then why not ask us? We have completed a whole range of strange tasks in our time!
If you’ve got something sat on your to-do list, give us a call and let’s see how we could help!
Case Studies Here is how some of our customers use us.
When a small business is starting out and don’t want to employ, outsourcing is the perfect option - but 18 months into supporting them we are now part of the team. Tasks include managing inboxes, diaries and appointment systems, dealing with enquires and client communications and ensuring invoices are paid.
When someone sets up a small business to deliver a service, their talents often lie in the provision of that service, rather than in business, marketing or administration. We support them with the tasks that they don’t have the time, skills or desire to do. This includes managing inboxes, dealing with enquires and client communications, and writing website content. We also assist with bookkeeping (invoicing and reconciliation) and help with business growth.
We have been working with this Manchester based firm for 2 years and their clients include a number of well-known household brands. We help them to manage their marketing campaigns, deal with warehouse and product despatch and create regular marketing newsletters for their contact base. We help to collect the feedback and analyse the results of each campaign,
Family Event Company
This client arranges multiple large scale family events each year and we love seeing all their hard work and planning come together! There’s so much to do behind the scenes, so we manage all their social media for them, including writing and scheduling daily content to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, running Facebook advertising campaigns and providing customer services. The workload of this client varies depending on the proximity of the next event so the flexibility of using a virtual assistant comes in very handy!
What our Customers Say
“Catherine provides a professional, friendly service for The Gut Health Clinic. Our clients have commented on how thoughtful and polite she is, making booking in with our clinic a pleasurable and easy experience. The admin work she does behind the scenes is always fantastic, I don't know what we'd do without her. I highly recommend her services."
Jo Gut Health Clinic
"Catherine is a great help, her team are very experienced and work hard to achieve our business goals. Catherine and her team have given us the freedom to focus on other areas of our business. Pink Spaghetti are affordable and bring value to our business. Catherine has become a trusted member of our team. A1. Happy to recommend."
Jack, Weed Warriors, Didsbury
“Highly recommend Catherine, she is very easy to deal with and gives a really quick excellent service.”
“Catherine is really easy to work with - flexible, communicates effectively and really understanding when you are stressed out!!”
Areas Served By Our South Manchester Office
Based in Manchester, this office serves areas across South Manchester, including:
Didsbury | Chorlton | Withington | Heald Green | Gatley | Northenden | Urmston | Trafford | Stretford
Customer Service Support
Small Business Administration
Social Media Management
Virtual Assistant Services
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