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Deborah Chalcroft

FREELANCE PERSONAL ASSISTANT

ABOUT ME

I started my working life at the age of 16 as an Administrator in companies including Citroen and Cable & Wireless. This experience helped me to realise I would be well suited to a career as a Personal Assistant and in 2004 I moved into my first PA role at the largest software company in the world; Microsoft. There I gained invaluable Corporate PA experience however, after 3 and a half years I decided to look for a new challenge in a smaller environment where I could make more of an impact. This decision led to a 6-month maternity cover contract working with world renowned chef, Heston Blumenthal. Those 6 months turned into 12 years; providing support to Heston in every aspect of his business and private life, managing his extremely busy diary and travel schedule, and helping to organise all his TV, book, and brand partnership projects. In addition to working in the corporate world and hospitality industry, I have supported a HNWI in a private household.

Now I offer virtual or onsite support to individuals and businesses that do not want the overheads and legalities of employing a fulltime PA, or simply don’t have the workload for one.

 

When I’m not working, I enjoy travelling, learning Spanish and am an avid fan of Formula 1.

SERVICES & FEES

  • Online diary set-up and management

  • Meeting scheduling and appointment booking

  • Travel arrangements - flights, hotels, transfers, car hire, visas, Covid requirements

  • Small event coordination

  • Document production - presentations, reports, spreadsheets, correspondence, invoices and estimates, etc

  • Copy/audio typing

  • Proof reading

  • Minute taking

  • Inbox monitoring and organisation

  • Filing system set-up and maintenance

  • Data input

  • Office set-up/organisation

  • Research

  • Personal Concierge - restaurant reservations, ticket bookings, sourcing tradesmen, personal shopping, arranging dry cleaning and ironing, flowers and gifts, errand running

  • General administration

Hourly Rate

All services are charged on a 'pay as you go' basis so you only pay for the time you use*.

Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm - £30.00 per hour

*Minimum charge 1 hour.

GET IN TOUCH!

Tel: 07961 105458

Email: deborahchalcroft@hotmail.co.uk

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