Virtual Assistant Weston-super-Mare
My name is Yasmin McGlashan and I run Pink Spaghetti PA Services Weston-super-Mare. I live in Weston-super-Mare and provide virtual assistant services to businesses across North Somerset, including Portishead, Clevedon and Bridgwater.
I am an expert in business efficiency and aim to provide business owners with support, clarity, and of course extra hours in the day. I love seeing the difference I can make; helping business owners with vital – but routine – tasks means that they are suddenly free to spend their time doing the things that they really want to do in their business: spending time with their clients, growing their business, or simply having more hours in their day.
A virtual assistant can help with any of those important, behind-the-scenes tasks that busy business owners don’t have the time, inclination or expertise to do themselves. Anything from general admin and data entry, to social media content writing, posting and monitoring, to marketing assistance. We’ve even helped our clients with tasks like recruitment and rebranding.
No matter the task, we can help.
With 15 years’ experience in the scientific publishing industry, I brought to my business a range of skills, from managing budgets and project planning, to chairing and minuting meetings and responding to issues as they arise.
I have an analytical mind and I enjoy working with people to find solutions to problems as well as finding better or more efficient ways of working. Working to deadlines and prioritising work to effectively get things done is a particular strength.
I have a good eye for detail and pride myself in producing work to a high standard, even when under pressure, and enjoy working with customers in accordance with their business ethos.
I am flexible, adaptable, calm, reliable and organised – all the qualities a VA needs!
I have a fantastic team behind me, who help me to deliver high-quality business support throughout Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset and the surrounding area. The whole team works extremely hard and genuinely cares about our clients. We are always more than happy to have a no-obligation chat to find out if our team is a good fit for your business and its needs.
Having spent 20 years in Sales and Administration, Alexis brings a wealth of invaluable, multi-industry experience to Pink Spaghetti, and is a key part of our team, providing essential back office administrative support to both clients and in-house services.
Alexis sets herself extremely high standards which is reflected in all her projects. Her talent for adapting her working method to suit individual client needs means tasks are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
Alexis is currently studying for her AAT qualification to expand her bookkeeping and financial accounting skills.
Katie is a Journalism graduate and loves to write! Whether you need a quick social media post, a newsletter or something more in depth – Katie is the one in our team to handle it.
Adaptable and organised, Katie is always keen to work out how to best fit her skills to your business to ensure that your marketing is completely tailored to the tone and message you want to be sending to your customers.
Having spent 8 years running a successful business, Katie understands how important marketing is to a small business and uniquely understands the pressures that a small business owner feels.
Maria has 20+ years of experience within Business and Administration covering; marketing, finance, human resources, social media, management and day to day administration tasks.
Her high attention to detail and broad range of knowledge enables her to support our customers in an array of varied administrative tasks, whilst adapting to the tailored needs of our customers.
Having spent 5 years running a successful business, Maria is not only passionate about small businesses but she understands how valuable your time is and how vital it is that you have someone working with you that you can rely on and trust to relieve the pressure that business owners can feel.
Why a virtual assistant?
Simply put, Virtual Assistants are self-employed experts. We are already trained in the tasks that you need doing but without the need for all those expenses a staff member can bring such as holiday pay or pensions, along with HR and payroll costs.
We work with a wide variety of business owners. From people who find their business has grown so fast they simply cannot manage the new volume of work to those that started their business to be a therapist, engineer or coach and don’t enjoy the administration, bookkeeping or social media that is part and parcel of running a successful business.
Our current client range includes nutritionists, hair salons, care companies and business coaches. We can work with any type of business, to provide just about any type of support.
We offer either a "pick up, put down" hourly rate, or retainer agreements from as little as 4 hours a month for something more long term and secure - 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 each franchisee is a business owner, so we understand the challenges – and frustrations – of being a small business owner.
There is power in numbers. Having network made up of over 50 people from diverse professional backgrounds, bringing a wide range of skills and areas of expertise means that between us, there is almost nothing we can’t do! If you want to know if we can do a particular task for you, then the answer is probably ‘yes’ – and if I can’t do it myself, there is almost certainly someone in the network who can.
And you will never need to worry about me being off sick, on holiday, or overwhelmed by the size of a project because the network backs up both you and me. You can relax, safe in the knowledge that the work will still get done on time and to the same high standard as if I were doing it myself.
A range of Virtual PA Services
No two clients ever have exactly the same requirements, so we are used to carrying out a huge range of tasks. This can include traditional personal assistant tasks such as diary management, minute-taking, small business administration and organisation. Some clients need help with their marketing and social media activities – including social media management, social media training, branding, and sending out email newsletters. Or it could be any of those other jobs on your list that you just haven’t got round to doing – anything from data entry to researching your competitors to building a new website.
We specialise in improving the efficiency of your business, and particularly enjoy working with clients to advise on and implement systems, processes and tech that best suit the client and their business.
Case Studies Here is how some of our customers use us.
We provide a range of marketing and admin services for this Weston-super-Mare based client. We undertook a refresh of their Facebook page and Google My Business pages, including updated branding. We created an Instagram account for the business, and we post regularly to all these accounts. We have designed a range of marketing material such as ‘recommend a friend’ vouchers, appointment cards and headed notepaper. More recently, we have created a brand new website for the client, giving their business and fresh new look and feel.
Home care company
This home care company covers North Somerset and was looking for admin support. For over a year now, the Pink Spaghetti team has worked with this client on data entry tasks, updating the client’s own system, and providing admin support for invoicing and payroll. We have also helped to create wording for award nominations, which we have then submitted on behalf of the client.
PR & communications company
We have become a valuable part of this client’s team – providing a range of admin services such as ordering items for team members, handling the booking of meeting rooms for staff training sessions, filling in monthly timesheets and management accounts and tech services such as setting up computers and other necessary technology for new staff members.
Family and relationship counsellor
We provide social media and marketing assistance for this client. We research, write, provide graphics for and schedule monthly posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We also write a monthly blog which we then post to the client’s website.
What our Customers Say
“Yasmin is full of ideas and very professional. Yasmin has helped me so much with all the behind the scenes stuff with my salon. I just can’t praise her enough for all the continued support. Highly recommended and glad Yasmin is working to help with my business.”
Karl Bright, Bright Hair, Weston-super-Mare
“Yasmin is a real pleasure to deal with and took a huge weight off my shoulders in my business. As business owners, we should be looking to work on the tasks that will develop and grow our businesses. The best way to free up time to do that, is to outsource the day to day administration, and Yasmin will be faster at it anyway!”
Steve Smith, Action Coach North Somerset
“We've been working with Yasmin of Pink Spaghetti for over a year now. Not only has she been a pleasure to work with, but she has turned our neglected social media presence into a real asset without me having to get involved too much. She is extremely organised, good at managing projects, understands the mechanics of digital marketing well and is also a good writer. We now have a bit of increased capacity to bring this in house, but I'd have no hesitation in working with Yasmin again in the future and have already recommended her to clients and associates..”
James Geldart, Director, Nuvola Ltd
“What an amazing service Yasmin offers. I am delighted to be at the stage in my business where there is too much work just for me! Yasmin is my trusted 2nd pair of hands. She is thorough, timely and trustworthy.
If you ask Yasmin to do something you can be assured that it will be done and to a high standard. If you need that 25th hour in your day - Yasmin is the VA to choose”
Jeni Crane, Yum Nutrition
“Finally I found what I was looking for with Yasmin’s LinkedIn training. The price was super affordable for what she offered. As it was a 121 training which I preferred we could make the training very interactive, and really take the time to walk through my profile as she went through her presentation. She allowed me to ask questions and we stopped as many times as I needed to to look at things in more detail, and allow me to figure it out all myself as well. I loved the presentation/training she offered, just what I needed: practical, detailed, specific, informative and super useful.”
Kinga Kovacs, Vidya Kinga Yoga
Areas Served By Our Weston-super-Mare Office
Based in Weston-super-Mare, this office serves areas across Somerset including:
Portishead | Clevedon | Nailsea | Backwell | Burnham-on-Sea | Highbridge | Glastonbury | Wells | Cheddar
Customer Service Support
Small Business Administration
Social Media Management
Virtual Assistant Services
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