Virtual Assistant Stockport & Wilmslow
I am Rachel Hallam, and I run Pink Spaghetti Stockport & Wilmslow. I provide virtual assistant support to many small business owners. This allows you as a business owner to spend more time working on growing your business.
I live in Stockport, near Manchester and I am passionate about supporting small businesses in my local area. I set up my business because I enjoy doing the administration and marketing work everyone needs for their business. I pride myself on being friendly, approachable and listening to my clients and being pro-active along the way. My attention to detail and ability to manage deadlines is a key asset for any small business.
I have been in business for nearly 5 years. I brought with me a wealth of experience in senior marketing roles within consumer healthcare and retail. I have been fortunate enough to work in many areas of marketing including brand management, new product development, communications, promotions and advertising.
I have worked across several European markets and my brand experience includes work with Scholl Footcare, Carex, Imperial Leather and Honeywell.
I am highly organised, very used to and motivated by working to deadlines. I am an enthusiastic extra pair of hands for your business. I love a challenge and helping my clients to find creative solutions to business problems.
Why a virtual assistant?
A virtual assistant can become a great asset to your business. Quietly working away in the background getting those all-important tasks completed that normally end up at the bottom of your to-do-list. Overtime a virtual assistant can become integrated into your business and take on more of a personal assistant role. We work with a variety of entrepreneurs from small business owners to international speakers and authors, from marketing agencies, specialised trainers to health and beauty professionals. We are used to working with busy professionals who want to outsource and delegate tasks to free up their time to focus on what they are great at.
Using a virtual assistant can be a cost-effective way of adding resource to your business as and when you need it. No holiday or sick pay, no tax or national insurance or pension costs makes outsourcing an attractive option for small business owners. We only charge an hourly rate and do not have fixed monthly minimums we are as flexible as your business needs us to be. We pride ourselves in open and honest pricing and can work to set budgets advising you along the way how much time has been used.
Why Pink Spaghetti?
Pink Spaghetti is a franchise of virtual assistants. We are based all around the UK providing valuable support to small business owners. Although territory based, we work closely as a team and provide support across the whole franchise.
A committed and talented group of virtual assistants who between us have covered most areas of business in our past working lives. From HR to marketing, sales to IT we have a ton of experience.
We can support each other via sharing work, providing holiday cover or having an ‘expert’ online when we are tackling new jobs. This means the resource is always there even if I am not.
As small business owners ourselves we can appreciate the complexity of trying to do everything and this gives us real insight into how we can help small business owners.
A range of Virtual PA Services
The tasks we carry out are varied. On any given day we could be doing several different tasks. One of our main tasks is small business administration. This involves general admin which can help a small business owner manage their workload. Most requested admin is email and calendar management helping business owners keep on top of their day-to-day schedule and ensuring customer deadlines are met.
Receipts and invoice management is another key activity most small business owners do not enjoy or struggle to keep on top of. In our role as personal assistants, we are often sent a pile of receipts (sometimes going back 12 months!) we can photograph, file and set up an expense worksheet to keep on top of this. Making sure customer invoices are sent out monthly and updating accounting systems like Xero are a regular part of our work.
Social media management and marketing is key to keeping small businesses visible and in contact with current and new customers. We research, write and schedule social media across all the main platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. We also write email marketing campaigns and can help with all elements of brand planning.
Case Studies Here is how some of our customers use us.
International Speaker and Author
I have worked with this Manchester based client for over 3 years. I provide a mix of traditional virtual assistant work and marketing support. I look after emails, manage the calendar and book appointments – coordinating with clients all around the world. I deal with all levels of people in business from CEO’s and directors through to the marketing teams and administration support.
I have worked with this London based client for over 3 years. I provide ongoing administrative and bookkeeping support. Daily I manage emails and calendar appointments, monthly I provide bookkeeping support including sending out invoices and filing and reconciling expenses via Xero. I also make sure Xero is up to date and ready when the accountants need to complete VAT returns.
I have worked with this Marketing agency based in Stockport for over 2 years. I work as an integral part of the team providing a variety of marketing and administrative support. I work directly with clients and I help with marketing planning and brand development. I manage social media accounts, email marketing, website updates and many other admin activities daily.
I have worked with these Physiotherapists for over 3 years. I have helped plan and execute their marketing strategy across social media, email marketing and website content. I managed a new brand design as they merged with another practice and updated their social media to reflect the new design.
What our Customers Say
“Rachel has been an integral part of my business for over 2 years. I rely on her for anything that requires attention to detail, an immovable deadline or lots of moving parts. Rachel is trusted with confidential business information and with my clients. She can always find out how to do something new or complicated. And is a true team player."
Lucy Lomas Luma Marketing
“Rachel has been working with me for over 3 years. She has become a key part of my virtual team providing invaluable support with email and diary management, marketing, and website content."
Tom Cheesewright Book of the Future
"Rachel has been working with us for over 3 years. She provides invaluable support for our business helping with email marketing, social media and website content. Always at the end of the phone or email she is conscientious and her attention to detail is always spot on. Her level of professionalism and communication is second to none."
Colette Ingham Gatley and Heatons Physio Clinics
“Rachel is a valuable member of my virtual team and has used her many years marketing expertise to improve my social media consistency and content over the last 2 years. Her skills go beyond the simple tasks set and I am sure she will add value whatever you need."
Sarah Fox 500 Word Lawyer
Areas Served By Our Stockport & Wilmslow Office
Based in Stockport, this office serves areas across Cheshire, including:
Stockport | Heatons | Bramhall | Cheadle | Wilmslow | Handforth | Poynton | Hazel Grove | Denton | Bredbury | Marple
Customer Service Support
Small Business Administration
Social Media Management
Virtual Assistant Services
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