FOCUS ON CLIENTS NOT ON ADMIN​

Are you swamped with work?

Struggling to juggle all the demands of your business?

Busy for all the wrong reasons, busy with the things that don’t generate revenue?

Introducing flexible Virtual Executive Assistant services – handling your regular business tasks to dramatically increase your productivity.

Discover how our virtual assistant services can increase productivity for small businesses

Core PA Services provide Virtual Executive Assistants with the skills and experience to match your specific requirements, allowing you to focus 100% on your clients and business growth.​

Whether it’s one Virtual Assistant, or a small team, we provide the expertise and flexibility to meet your changing needs.

Proactive, Professional
Virtual Support

From email management, diary management and Minute taking through to last minute, complex travel arrangements, we can get the job done quickly and efficiently. We are always thinking of ways to help our clients over and above the initial remit and will act proactively to head off any potential challenges or bottle necks.

Virtual Assistance When You Need It

Core PA Services offer flexible, high-level virtual assistant services for small businesses, without the commitment of permanent staff. Tasks can be project based, weekly, monthly or on an ad-hoc basis.

You can leave it to us to get the work done.

Lighten Your
Workload

Whether you’re running your own business, are an entrepreneur or a non-executive director, as your Virtual Executive Assistant, we provide versatile and efficient support, ticking off those admin tasks from your to-do list.

Don't be surprised if...

… you’re meeting someone for the first time, we may suggest that we do a bit of research, so you are prepared.

… you ask us to set up a process, we may suggest that we also provide a step-by-step guide, so you have a record of how to do it if we’re not around.

… you ask us to book flights, we may check whether you need a visa, if you have two clear pages in your passport for the visa and if your passport is valid for six months from date of travel.

It’s our job to help you look good in front of your client and feel prepared at all times!

Tame Your Admin and
Increase Productivity

Hire a Virtual Assistant and focus on what you’re good at… delivering products and services to your clients!

Claim your
free e-Book

“The Small Business Owners Guide
To Streamlining Their Admin“

A step-by-step guide to creating more time for your key business activities.

Simple, Powerful, Admin Support

There’s nothing wrong doing your own admin. After all, it’s one way to really know what’s happening in your business. However, if you want your business to grow, you can’t do it all on your own.

With Core PA Services, you can delegate the recurring business and admin tasks which take up most of your time. Delivering our Virtual Executive Assistant services are an experienced team who have the skills to provide a wide range of services, allowing you to focus clearly on your business without distractions.

Do It Yourself

Spend more time on admin, less on driving sales

Use time in evenings and weekends ‘catching up’

Missed deadlines and opportunities

Struggle to juggle all the demands of your business

Do It With
Core PA Services

Increased focus on client needs
More time to develop products and services
Streamlined admin processes
Flexibility to match the ebb and flow of your business

Learn about our standard services by clicking on the links below. There is also a link to an extensive list of Virtual Assistant FAQs, which have been asked by many clients.

Of course every client has different requirements, and we cannot list every single task we handle.

If you have any questions about requirements you have that are not listed, do not hesitate to contact us. Let’s arrange a call and discuss your needs, specific to your business.

About Us

The Team

Rosemary

Rosemary

My name is Rosemary Wooding and for over 25 years I have been an Executive Assistant in a variety of industries. These range from working for the Group Managing Director of a FTSE250 financial institution in London, supporting an entrepreneur with hospitality and property interests on the South Coast, and latterly working with the Group Finance Director at a global real estate company in London.

We set up Core PA Services because we saw a growing need for Virtual Executive Assistant services from small businesses, entrepreneurs and non-executive directors to find a flexible, cost effective way to manage their admin (without having to do it themselves).

I am very much a traditional PA by training and bring this level of experience and professionalism to every client.

Allen

Allen

I’m Allen Wooding and have over 30 years’ experience in sales account management and business development across several industries throughout the UK.

Transferring this to our Virtual Assistant business, rather than being task driven, we support our clients in the wider sense of the word, using initiative and working collaboratively, allowing our clients to focus on getting on with growing their business.

Alex

43 yr old married mum of 1. I am a career EA, with 15 yrs PLC experience. It simply made sense to set up my own business, helping Entrepreneurs and SME owners to realign their own priorities, acting as a barrier, and taking over some of the day-to-day monotony that might drown them!

I’ve been working with Rosemary since August ’21 and I love it! It’s a fast-moving role, and no two weeks have been the same. It’s been a hugely enjoyable journey, and I am learning so much, long may it continue!

Grace

Grace

After more than a year as a General Virtual Assistant, I transitioned into freelance web design and development. This involved intensive learning of web programming languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python and a functional programming language – Elixir.

I started writing pure HTML and CSS in 2020 to develop a website for a new online training academy. Prior to that, I developed websites for Blue Flag SA and Hampshire Family Escapes, two serviced accommodation businesses in the South of England.

When Rosemary and Allen decided to use WordPress in, I helped in the development of the new look for their website – Core PA Services. This was the tipping point when I decided to focus on developing WordPress websites as a service for new businesses.

 

Kimmy

I have always found peace and enjoyment through organization and want to help businesses become more efficient and supported with their administration needs. 

Over the past 5 years I have gained experience across several industries in Office and Project related work. My main skills lie in traditional PA services including customer management as well as Project Administration with the knowledge of how high-level projects work, but I am also experienced in Events Coordination and Proofreading / Transcription. 

I speak fluent Spanish and have a basic level of French and Russian, and through my history with languages I have learnt excellent customer service skills. 

Rachael

Although I have extensive experience as a general VA, my core strengths are in branding, communications, marketing and creative services such as copywriting and content creation etc.

I’m from the UK but spent 8 years living and working in Paris where I learned to speak French and discovered a thirst for travelling and exploring different cultures.

Awards and Affiliations

South England Prestige Award Winner Logo

We are honoured to be named winner of the 2021/22 ‘Virtual Assistant Service of the Year’ by South England Prestige Awards who said, “The judges were impressed with your personal nature, consistency of reviews and community feel.”

We’re growing and supporting more small businesses than ever before, so this is great recognition. A heartfelt thanks to our wonderful clients, without whose trust in us we wouldn’t have a business!

South England Prestige Award Winner Logo
StartUp Awards South West 2022 Finalist B2B Services StartUp

The StartUp Awards are a National Series, which received 2,500 applications, and we’re a finalist for the South West England region.

StartUp Awards South West 2022 Finalist B2B Services StartUp

About Us

Rosemary - Core PA Managing Director

My name is Rosemary Wooding and for over 25 years I have been an Executive Assistant in a variety of industries, ranging from working for the Group Managing Director of a FTSE250 financial institution in London, to supporting an entrepreneur with hospitality and property interests on the South Coast, to latterly working with the Group Finance Director at a global real estate company in London.

We set up Core PA Services, because we saw a growing need for Virtual Assistant services from small businesses, entrepreneurs and non-executive directors to find a flexible, cost effective way to manage their admin (without having to do it themselves).

I am very much a traditional PA by training and bring this level of experience and professionalism to every client.

Allen

I’m Allen Wooding and have over 30 years’ experience in sales account management and business development across several industries throughout the UK.

Transferring this to our VA business, rather than being task driven, we support our clients in the wider sense of the word, using initiative and working collaboratively, allowing our clients to focus on getting on with growing their business.

Testimonials

“Rosemary and her team deliver results. If you are lucky enough to be accepted as a client you can expect your productivity to increase dramatically. It did for me. Highly recommended.”

Gareth Davies

Innovation Process Expert

“Rosemary has worked with us for several months now and has made an almost immediate impact on how we run the business. She’s helped us to set up, create and manage processes in a highly organised way, she’s super-reliable, trustworthy and great at just getting stuff done. Beyond the remit of her day to day tasks she’s identified a few areas for growth potential and is not afraid to make suggestions if she thinks there’s a more effective way of doing something, which is very refreshing. Most of all though, she fits in well with the culture at 438…even though she’s never met any of the team in person! If you have a backlog of things you need to get off your To Do list, or recurring tasks that take you away from you core area of expertise, I highly recommend you talk to Rosemary.”

Andy Brennan

Managing Director 438 London

“Rosemary is a delight to work with and has very quickly demonstrated her full capabilities and experience as a professional Virtual Executive Assistant. She is not simply someone who just does the tasks you ask her to do, but is always on the front foot, taking the initiative and making valid suggestions. She is adept at seeing what needs to be done and doing it and is confident in taking ownership of her decisions. Rosemary’s attention to detail and flexibility are exactly what I need and the fact she is never flustered adds to the sense of calm control she exudes, allowing me to focus wholly on my activities.”

Prof. Paul Cadman

“Rosemary is by far the best VA that I have worked with. She took over from someone who had been my VA for the prior two years and I didn’t think could be beaten – how wrong I was!!

Rosemary’s support exceeds my expectations due to her ability to understand how I think, communicate and function as a Neurodivergent individual. She has a clear understanding of the areas in which I thrive and the areas that are disabling for me.

Added to all this Rosemary is easy to get along with, trustworthy, organised, competent, and brilliant at finding simplicity where I bring chaos.”

Bea Marshall

Founder of Yes Parenting

“I have worked on several projects with Rosemary over the past year, often in challenging circumstances. It is always refreshing to engage with somebody who acts with integrity, is proactive at finding a solution to complicated issues and who responds quickly to requests. I am also impressed at the way Rosemary reads everything no matter how boring picking up on the smallest detail which I find a great help. I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship. ”

Nick Roberts, ASyl

Owner at Nr Property Consultants

“Rosemary was my PA for over 5 years and supported me brilliantly in my role as Group Finance Director and Head of Business Services of Knight Frank LLP. She is very efficient and diligent and is dedicated to getting things done. What’s more she has a great sense of humour.”

John Diggins

Knight Frank LLP

“Rosemary is a highly efficient and helpful individual. She is trustworthy and discreet and very easy to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending her.”

Jens Tholstrup

Managing Director at Oxford Investment Opportunity Network Limited

“I have worked with Rosemary for 4.5 years and want to recommend her to LinkedIn users. She has always acted with discretion, integrity and loyalty. She is an excellent problem solver working effectively under pressure and always maintaining good working relationships with a wide circle of colleagues, customers and business partners.”

Mike Barley

Chair at Which? Financial Services Limited

In this section we’ve included some practices we use within our virtual executive assistant services, around some of the most common and time consuming admin tasks, e.g. email management, diary management, minute taking, arranging meetings and time management. We detail how you can be more efficient in each of these areas yourself.

If you would like to learn how a Virtual Assistant could help you in these areas, please download a copy of our e-book ‘The Small Business Owners Guide To Streamlining Their Business’ by clicking here.

If you have any questions about anything we discuss here, please get in touch.

Pricing Plans

When it comes to hiring a virtual assistant, we believe the cost should be simple to understand and transparent. And so we offer the following three pricing plans:

Pay As You Go

£35

PER HOUR

Monthly Retainer

Based on agreed hours per month

Projects

Agreed on case-by-case basis

£35

PER HOUR

Based on agreed hours per month

Agreed on
case-by-case basis

Answering the question

"How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Virtual Assistant?"

This video covers:

  • The main factors that affect what you will pay to hire a Virtual Assistant
  • Virtual Assistant rates currently in the UK marketplace
  • Along with the three options available from Core PA Services.

Or, read our blog

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Virtual Assistant.

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If you have any questions or comments about hiring a Virtual Executive Assistant, please do not hesitate to contact us. As well as answering your questions, we are always happy to arrange a call to discuss your requirements, specific to your business, in more detail.

Email: help@core-pa.co.uk

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