“Ann helped me by setting up my Mailchimp landing page and creating a subscribers list to embed into my new website. She completed the task swiftly and professionally, saving me time to concentrate on other tasks pre-launch. I have just had my first sign up, and absolutely thrilled!
I will no doubt be using Ann again in the future and can thoroughly recommend The PA Portal. Thanks so much Ann”
Sarah Mead – Founder – Bloom & Willow
“Ann is so professional, intelligent and focussed at what she does. I’ve been working with her as my VA for the last 3 months and I absolutely recommend her. Jobs that have been on my list for a long time get done so quickly and well, and I really enjoy her insights and friendly approach too.”
Helen Ball – Alexander Technique Teacher & Coach – AT Your Best Move
“I managed to mess up my Mailchimp automation for my ebook and needed to get it put back quickly. I put a shout out on our Fit For Business community and Ann was suggested. Ann worked out my problem that evening and now I can use the link again without an issue. Phew. Thank you Ann for your help and speed in resolving the issue. Very grateful.”
Alice Yeates – Nutritionist – Help me Healthy Nutrition
“I have worked alongside Ann running the fabulous Women In Business North Kent and Medway Group. She is part of the Core Group that makes decisions for us to move the group forward. Ann has the most perfect orderly mind, something essential for a VA. Ann knows how to organise everything that was asked for her, from essential paperwork, membership emails and follow up emails with confirmation and with phone calls. She is a lady of inspiration and our ladies of WiB love her. I cannot recommend her enough. If you have anything you need help with from social media, excel spreadsheets to organising your life, you got the right lady. She will or do for you anything and everything to help you and your business.
Thank you Ann you made my life so much easier for me since you became a member and feel honoured you are part of our group”
Grace Kelly – Chairperson – Women in Business, North Kent & Medway
“Once again Ann has done some great work for me. She is super efficient, really understands what is needed and is completely reliable. It is a pleasure to work with Ann and I highly recommend her..”
John McGillivray – Managing Director – Acqui-Tal Ltd
“I just want to say a big Thank you to Ann Read of The PA Portal for working on the copy and giving advice highlighting areas for me with my Etsy store making helpful suggestions in listings and organizing media links integration I highly recommend Ann to work with. She very professional but warm and friendly and knows her stuff would highly recommend Ann.”
Theresa Janday – Founder – Theresa Janday Artist & Designer
“Ann is a very switched on and to the point addition to any team with an ability to understand and take forward ideas and plans in a way that provides true value and a natural sense of expertise.”
Inderpal Matharu – Managing Director, RK Group of Companies
“I really can’t recommend Ann enough! I’m a small business owner and I was really struggling with my marketing and social media. Having struggled on for some time, I finally decided to get some help. Why didn’t I do this sooner!
Ann carried out a thorough audit on all my social media, website and other marketing activities and used a tool called Trello to compile all her findings/suggestions and actions I needed to complete.
Ann is very approachable and friendly and most importantly she listens. After our initial chat, she went away, gave it some thought and delivered exactly what I asked for!
The other great advantage of working with Ann is how flexible she is in terms of how she charges for her work. This has been huge for me during a time when business funds have been tight. It means I can work through all the suggestions she has made, in my own time, and pay for her assistance as when I can afford too.
Overall, I’m a very happy customer and excited to continue working with Ann in the future.”
Jen Wilson – Founder – Jen Wilson Fitness
“Spectrum Paintworx Ltd highly recommend the support & quality of work provided by Ann. The PA Portal carried out an upgrade of our business literature, a more structured database, e-commerce functions and supplied a fantastic video overview of our social media platforms all within budget & timescale. Updated regularly on cost implications & changes required. This has allowed Spectrum to hone specific areas & compete more effectively in an ever-changing business world. Many thanks for your help Ann.”
Paul Clark – Director – Spectrum PaintWorx Ltd
“Ann is a delight to work with and has assisted me recently with two large projects. Her attention to detail is brilliant and very quick to reply to emails.
Ann was a great help in creating customer feedback forms for me for an event, her advance word and excel knowledge is an advantage.
With a notebook always not far away and a natural-born problem solver which are the perfect skills for being a PA. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ann and her business to anyone seeking a PA and admin support.”
Sam Beadle, Wedding and Events Planner, Flutterbee Me Events
“Ann is fabulous with copy, she turned my own into something exciting to read because she was looking at it from a different perspective. What a relief!
Ann halved the work load and came to my rescue making the task more efficient and effective. Thank you Ann. Please don’t hesitate to bring her on board for your business.”
Jacqui Seager – CEO – Amvill Technologies Ltd
“In the short time that Ann has worked with me, she has managed to unravel an almighty mess that had built up. She has put strategy and focus into the business, allowing me to think much further ahead as I know she has my back.
She made sure that she got to know every element of SimplyHormones and especially about me, my quirks and idiosyncrasies.
Her suggestions to streamline the business have been well thought through and are being implemented. I have no hesitation in recommending Ann to anyone who is seeking a very efficient PA that goes the extra mile.”
Kathryn Colas – CEO – SimplyHormones
“I just want to say a big thank you to Ann Read of The PA Portal for the following services: creating my LinkedIn Business Page, creating a beautiful newsletter template, updating and reorganising my website and other advice and support in between!
I know my strengths and I know my weaknesses – I needed the support of a Virtual Assistant to move certain areas of my business forward and to free up my time to focus on other things.
Ann was calm, organised and very efficient – plus very patient when things took longer and were more challenging than expected!
5* to Ann! I highly recommend!”
Liz Goodfellow-Williams – Founder – The Wonder Women Network
“Ann’s invaluable LinkedIn coaching has, in just one hour, transformed how I use the platform and, crucially, how I regard it. Instead of seeing it as just another background distraction, I now appreciate its value as a tool to promote my company’s work. I am now looking forward to taking Ann’s excellent recommendations forward.”
Meroë Blackford – Co-Director – Daedalus Environmental
“I have found Ann to be very organised and patient. She has completed an absolutely mammoth task of reorganising two very cluttered email inboxes.
She has taken the time not only to declutter but completely reorganise them, making it much easier for me to manage going forward. She has also made helpful suggestions for the future.
I find Ann to be warm, personable, professional and a pleasure to work with. Thank you.”
Hannah Carr – Natural Health Coach – The Nourished Body
“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Ann at The PA Portal. She is an extremely organised and professional individual, who demonstrates incredible initiative and resilience. She has a great ability to think flexibly and outside of the box, to help businesses grow and succeed!
Ann has been an enormous support to me during my first year of running a business. She has been generous with both her time and her knowledge. Without her continued support, I know I wouldn’t be where I am today!”
Alison Quinn – Founder – Alison Quinn Virtual Assistant
“Can I recommend Ann & her Associate Michelle at The PA Portal? 100%.
Professionally they are first class – efficient, thorough, hard-working, knowledgeable and have a great can-do attitude. They are both friendly and encouraging of me and my business.
Initially, when the idea of a VA was suggested to me I didn’t think I had the need but The PA Portal have quickly become indispensable.”
De-Ann Parsons – Director – RND Estates Ltd
“Ann and I have been working together for a few months now. She is a breath of fresh air with her professional, delivery focused approach to each and every task she is assigned.
Able to work to a detailed brief and pick up the assumed tasks with an efficiency that is saving me time and headspace, for which I am very grateful.”
“I would recommend Ann wholeheartedly. She provides top quality, exceptional, first-class and thorough VA services.
The moment I first met Ann, I had a strong feeling that she would take my business to new heights and she has exceeded expectations.
Ann is most definitely the ‘go-to’ person if you want to grow your business.”
“I called on Ann at The PA Portal after she came personally recommended. We needed support with some documents that needed reformatting.
Ann was professional, timely and completed the work to a very high standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ann and The PA Portal.”
“Ann has proven to be a first-class VA of the highest calibre and has become a great addition to our business. Her ‘blue-chip’ director-level experience shows and she is highly capable – proving herself to be eminently able to take on almost any task under her own steam, figure out the best options / solutions and take appropriate actions. She has great interpersonal skills, having integrated effectively at all levels of the business and such is the confidence in her capability, she is now a front-line representation for our business with customers on handover.
Ann is indeed a rare top-flight find in a world of oft mediocrity”
“My working relationship with Ann started in September 2017. I got in contact because I wanted help with my monthly newsletter, Ann manages this for me and is prompt with distribution at the beginning of each month, she has helped me with other administrative tasks and I know I will continue to add to these through 2018 and beyond.
Ann is reliable, trustworthy and honest.”
“Ann worked as my Personal Assistant for 7 years. Although we worked remotely from each other, it always seemed she was right alongside me. She was extremely proactive, efficient and professional at all times. Her attention to detail was impeccable, and she worked tirelessly to see a project through to completion. She was always friendly, helpful, committed and extremely supportive. Ann always goes the extra mile and takes great pride in everything she does.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Ann in supporting any key business player, knowing that she would be an absolute asset in helping and supporting in driving a great business result.”