Summary

Self employed since January 2007, providing business and administrative support to local businesses, primarily through remote assistance.  Typical services provided: desktop publishing, including powerpoint presentations, event management, project management, debt recovery, as well as the more traditional PA activities such as document transcription, letter drafting, spreadsheet design and input, diary management, travel arrangements and also, more personal, 'lifestyle management' services.

KEY SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

* Excellent level of communication

* Highly organised

* Good numeracy skills

* Personable, friendly and approachable

* Willingness to learn

* Proactive, determined and hard-working

SPECIALTIES

* Microsoft Office Specialist Certified - high degree of skill in Microsoft Office Suite of applications with the  ability to train others

* Delivery of creative, high quality business Powerpoint presentations

* Skilled in Desktop Publishing, including creation and development of templates designs for Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Interest

Keen interest in new technology, web tools and software

Cooking & entertaining - Have achieved Cordon Bleu Certificate & Raymond Blanc Certificate in Breadmaking

Embroidery, sewing and crafts

Reading: favourite authors include Joanna Trollope, Lynda La Plante, Mandasue Heller & George Orwell

Travel

Custom

Work History

Work History
Jan 2007 - Present

Business Support Director

The Away PA
Nov 2005 - Dec 2006

PA to Managing Director, Facilties Services

Carillion Group
Apr 2005 - Nov 2005

PA to Director of Development

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Maternity cover only

Apr 2004 - Apr 2005

PA to Global Account Director

IBM United Kingdom

Fixed term assignment

Jul 2002 - Mar 2004

Exec.Admin Assistant to Director of Operations, BCS EMEA

IBM United Kingdom

Fixed term assignment

Jun 2001 - Jun 2002

Exec.PA to Vice President, Communications, EMEA

IBM United Kingdom

Fixed term assignment

Jun 1998 - Jun 2001

Exec PA to Vice President, Business Innovation Services, EMEA

IBM United Kingdom

Fixed term assignment

Feb 1997 - May 1998

PA to Senior Director

DSC Communications
Sep 1994 - Mar 1996

CSR (Inside Sales), Polyurethanes Desk

Dow Chemical Company
Feb 1992 - Aug 1994

Telemarketing & Technical Adviser, Construction Products

Dow Chemical Company
Mar 1990 - Mar 1991

Expatriate Administrator

Dow Chemical Company

Skills

Skills

Desktop Publishing

Accomplished in template designs for Word, Excel and Powerpoint.  Accomplished in branding, logo design, powerpoint presentations, video presentations, brochure design, form creation, web page design, etc

Microsoft Office Specialist

Certified as expert in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word and Powerpoint with ability to train others.

Certifications

Certifications

Microsoft Office Specialist

Microsoft