If you’re looking for support for your business, you’ve come to the right place!
If you run a growing business or want your business to grow, you may be finding that you are spending too much time doing tasks which you don’t have the time to do, don’t have the skills to do, or simply don’t want to do! Hiring a Virtual Assistant could be the answer. I am a self-employed business professional and can help you to get tasks off your to-do list, with a one-off project or support on a regular basis.
I have experience in arranging and facilitating a wide range of meetings, from 1:1s, seminars, training sessions, conferences, award ceremonies and Board meetings.
I can support you in the organisation of your event and/or support and facilitate the event on the day.
With over 18 years administrative experience, I can support you in your business.
Whether managing your diary, scheduling and appointments, helping with social media, research or preparing and issuing quotations and invoices or setting up a manageable office system.
"Cinnabar engaged Joanne’s services towards the beginning of this year in the capacity of a personal assistant. I have found Joanne to be a very well organised individual, who has great discipline and determination. Joanne is very focused and remains calm under pressure. Joanne’s conscientious and motivated attitude has proven invaluable to my business"
"We asked Joanne to help us with our business as we wanted to get a face book page set up. Joanne was so motivated, not only did she set up the page for us, she scheduled posts on for us and regularly monitored it, she has passion and enthusiasm for everything she does, so in our minds she went above and beyond what we asked for. We can call her any day or time and she will get back to us immediately and sort out any issues we have with all aspects of our business. Joanne has only recently set up her business but she has achieved so much and I believe can make a difference to peoples work in all areas".
Gordon Williams, Owner, Gordon's Gardening Services
"A huge thank you to Joanne Manville who spent an hour of her valuable time with me on Skype, sharing her excellent understanding of LinkedIn. I appreciated her 'guided walk' through my profile and have started making some of the suggested changes. My profile looks far more professional now".
"Since the moment I had my first meeting with Jo I felt I was in a really safe pair of hands. Her experience, strategic logic and incredible organisation has helped me to grow my 3 creative businesses enormously. She has an incredible talent for being able to quickly diagnose an issue and come up with a detailed plan of how to resolve them & has effortlessly put systems in place in my business which leave me free to do what I do best creatively. The best decision I ever made was to ask for her help"
Alice Schamroth, The Vintage Wedding Photographer
"A highly competent professional, committed to delivering high quality in everything she does. Personable, great interpersonal skills, high levels of emotional intelligence. Someone you can trust!"
Ken Wenman, Chief Executive, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
"Joanne has a rare ability to combine being highly effective and efficient whilst also building excellent relations with her team. She made fundamental improvements to the department, directly improving the bottom line within a year of joining whilst also improving long-term issues such as morale and retention by investing in training and development within the team. If I started my own company, she would be one of the first people I'd want to recruit".
“I was looking for a Virtual Assistant to help me with an initial project on Facebook, and I was very lucky to find Joanne on LinkedIn. I wasn't sure about using a Virtual Service but Joanne put me at my ease and I feel very confident in working with her. She was polite, professional and quick and most importantly she always keeps me in the loop of what is going on and when the work will be done. I shall definitely be working with Joanne in the future”
"I started working with Joanne as I was having difficulty delegating work, and I asked for her help with recording receipts for our accounts, updating our database and reviewing our website for errors. I found it extremely easy to work with Joanne and have already recommended her services to other business owners that I know"
Client, April 17
“Joanne has had a hugely positive influence on our business. As a consultancy that operates mainly internationally we’re constantly on the move, so having Joanne to keep projects on track, research information for us and prepare materials whilst we’re out of the office means that we can be more responsive to our client's requests as well as focusing on the strategic activities that add most value.”
"Many thanks Jo for all your help and support with updating my very out of date CV. Your advice has helped me immensely and I would happily recommend your services to any colleagues, friends or relatives."
"I recently used the services of Virtual Assistant, Joanne Manville during a period of unexpected staff absence, to complete some audio work with a quick turnaround. Joanne's work was excellent and I found her really easy to work with. I would recommend using a virtual assistant to give you the support you need at the times you need it and at a cost you can afford".
“I had been meaning to work on an email campaign to send to my clients for a birthday treat but had not got round to it. Joanne was easy to work with, and I am very pleased with the job”.
Claire Bareja, Owner, Topaz Nails & Beauty
"I engaged the services of Joanne Manville, Virtual Assistant to help me populate contract templates and create job descriptions for 7-8 staff. I found her extremely easy to work with, and she understood our needs perfectly. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to other small business owners"
Client, December 2016
“I can’t begin to thank you for the phenomenal job you have done with the literature. Stuck for weeks on the literature for my business you provided clarity and structure in 24/48 hours – it is so much more straight-forward and your ideas to re-arrange it work really well. Your work was easy to understand, constructive and complimentary. You proved your worth, understood my approach and attracted my potential business. I was afraid to ask for help as I felt I was handing over the reins, somewhat, to someone who doesn’t know me or care as much about my business as me but this was certainly not the case handing over to you.”
"Thank you for your quick and friendly service. As usual you have gone above and beyond completing the task ahead of time, no fuss and no inflated prices. You offer everything a small business looks for. I will definitely be using you again".
Michelle Westgarth-Graham, Happy Tokens