The Nod - Testimonials

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Ben Smith
Group Operations Manager at Middleton Advisors

I worked with Gilly at Middleton Advisors for 3 years. In that time! learnt so many new skills and gained valuable knowledge from her. She truly is a joy to work with and has a great sense of humour. Her organisational skills and attention to detail are second to none, always thinking ahead and always completes her work to the highest standard. I would highly recommend Gilly to anyone considering using her services.



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Samina Azam
EA at Microsoft | Founder Oculus Creative Learning | Lecturer at THE LIFESTYLE INSTITUTE  | Life Coach | Host | International Speaker

Gilly and I are committee members with the BBO PA Network. Gilly is one of those people you automatically gravitate towards. She has such a warm, infectious and kindness to her. So when the opportunity presented itself to hire a Virtual Assistant I couldn't think of anyone better to support me with my venture. I have been working with Gilly since March this year and her support has been invaluable. She is totally aligned with my vision and passion, my go to confidant and wizard. I know I can rely on Gilly wholeheartedly and that's the most precious commodity. Gilly has simply given me piece of mind.

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Jayne Allen
Virtual Assistant at Everyday VA

I attended The PA Show 2021 where Gilly was a speaker in the VA Theatre.Her presentation was incredibly brave, motivational and inspiring, I felt privileged to hear the story that she shared that day. Her style was down to earth and captured my attention from the start. Her talk was both entertaining and moving providing a good perspective for both personal and professional life. After her talk I was able to share some time with Gilly which was greatly appreciated.I hope she continues to provide such inspiring and passionate speeches.



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Mark Crampton, Prime Property Advisor, Southern Home Counties - Middleton Advisors

Gilly worked with me at Middleton Advisors for 5 years as an Executive Assistant. At all times she was attentive, hard working, diligent and thoughtful. She had a solutions based approach and was precise and thorough. I have no hesitation in recommending Gilly to anyone who is considering working with her.

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Caroline Norton, Associate Pet Sitter

'Going the extra mile' is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Gilly. I have known her personally and professionally for over 30 years, and her attention to detail and organisational skills make her a fabulous asset to any organisation or individual seeking her services. She is the epitome of discretion, incredibly resourceful and great fun too! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her.

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Joanna Hall, Executive Assistant - Ecolab

I am truly honoured to have met Gilly and only last week attended her session at The PA Show 2021 at London Excel. What a great, natural speaker. So heartfelt and inspirational.A wealth of experience in her field.A very strong and inspiring lady with such a warm personality.Gilly is will certainly be someone I will continue to work and network with. A true gem.

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Gemma Thomas
Country Homes Property Advisor - Thomas Rose

Gilly is an experienced and highly efficient EA. She is always one step ahead, pre-empting what is needed. She is an absolute joy to work with and on top of it all has a great sense of humour. She comes strongly recommended!

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Jenny Cookman
River Cruise Specialist

Excellent podcast Gilly, you’re a natural.  Letting go of the ‘what ifs’ and embracing ‘if not now…when?...’ very powerful.

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Sarah Howson
BBO PA Network Founder | Independent Specialist EA & PA Recruiter - Strategic PA

 YOU are a huge inspiration to me and to so many others.  More than you know.  Thank you for being you!

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Owner of Noah & Millie

Having recently discovered Gilly and her pet sitting business, I was so pleased and relieved when she was able to step in at the last minute to find someone to stay with my 2 little dogs for 10 days whilst we were away.

She visited the house with Tor who was going to be looking after the dogs (and the house), and took time to get to know the dogs and put my mind at rest that they would be in safe hands.

The whole process was very smooth and easy and Tor kept in touch with us whilst we were away to check in and send photos of Noah & Millie living their best life being pampered.

When we came back and Tor visited the next day to check everything was ok, I could tell by the way the dogs greeted her that they were super happy to see her (maybe a little too happy!).

House and dogs were well taken care of in a professional yet personal way and I hope to take more holidays now I know the dogs will be well looked after!

Thank you Gilly & Tor! X


Owner of Bailey, Poppy & Willow

I’m so thrilled we’ve found someone who ‘gets’ our dogs! I have 3 rescues all with different anxieties and needs but amazing personalities. As soon as Gilly walked in it was obvious she knew how to handle dogs - she got straight down to their level to introduce herself. They are complete lapdogs so she had her hands full but every time she sent updates all 3 of them looked happy and content. I had a bad experience previously so it’s just such a relief to know my babies are being well looked after when I’m away - it means I can focus on enjoying myself!


As an owner of a rescue dog, we knew that Cody couldn’t stay at the kennels while we are away as it would add to her anxiety.
Cody immediately took to Gilly & Caroline when she met them for the first time. We could see that they had a bond straightaway and this reassured us that Cody will be in good hands. Gilly is very professional, she put our mind at ease that Cody will be well looked after and she also had an understanding of Cody’s needs. We received daily updates from Caroline and we could see that Cody is happy. Our flight was delayed when coming back home and Caroline went the extra mile to stay in our home until we landed to ensure that Cody is not alone. When we got back home, we had one happy and relaxed dog. 
We were very happy with Gillly’s services that we can’t recommend her enough!

Owner of Cody