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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.


* Excellent level of communication

* Highly organised

* Good numeracy skills

* Personable, friendly and approachable

* Willingness to learn

* Proactive, determined and hard-working


* 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


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



Work experience

Jan 2007Present

Business Support Director

The Away PA
Nov 2005Dec 2006

PA to Managing Director, Facilties Services

Carillion Group
Apr 2005Nov 2005

PA to Director of Development

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Maternity cover only

Apr 2004Apr 2005

PA to Global Account Director

IBM United Kingdom

Fixed term assignment

Jul 2002Mar 2004

Exec.Admin Assistant to Director of Operations, BCS EMEA

IBM United Kingdom

Fixed term assignment

Jun 2001Jun 2002

Exec.PA to Vice President, Communications, EMEA

IBM United Kingdom

Fixed term assignment

Jun 1998Jun 2001

Exec PA to Vice President, Business Innovation Services, EMEA

IBM United Kingdom

Fixed term assignment

Feb 1997May 1998

PA to Senior Director

DSC Communications
Sep 1994Mar 1996

CSR (Inside Sales), Polyurethanes Desk

Dow Chemical Company
Feb 1992Aug 1994

Telemarketing & Technical Adviser, Construction Products

Dow Chemical Company
Mar 1990Mar 1991

Expatriate Administrator

Dow Chemical Company


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.


Microsoft Office Specialist