Lovely to meet you
Gilly Mulford FInstAM
Your Household PA was founded in 2020 whilst I was working full time as a Senior Executive Assistant.
With a wealth of experience, spanning over three decades, I have supported at C-Suite Level across multiple business sectors. My work helps to find my clients more time in each day, relieving some of the stress that comes from overwhelming workloads, and saving them time and money by improving efficiency.
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management and a committee member of the Strategic PA Network, a networking group for the professional assistant community, where Executive, Personal and Virtual Assistants are able to come together to learn, support one another and share their experiences and expertise. I am also an Ambassador for Business Buzz Abingdon, an informal, drop-in, networking group for local businesses.
My career began as a Director's Assistant and soon progressed to a Sales Executive, with an international company, before having my son and then returning to work as a PA. In 2008 my son became seriously ill and I was unable to continue working for a short period of time.
In the following years I founded a catering company, worked in local government, private education, forensic science and property.
In 2018 I lost my son and it made me sit up and take notice of how precious time is and what is important to me. It was from this life changing event that Your Household PA was born.
I have a passion to give you back precious time so you too can enjoy the things you love; whether that be growing your business or spending more time with loved ones. The business has organically developed into offering Pet and House Sitting Services to enable clients to make the most of their time. In fact, it has grown so much that I founded a second business, Tails of Pawfection, giving this branch of the company it's own identity.
Sharing my life's experiences and coping strategies has also become extremely important to me. It has seen my Public Speaking develop from online events to speaking at the National PA Show, being a Podcast guest on Your Excellency's EA & PA Chataway, a guest speaker on Penny For Your Thoughts and interviewed for Conversation & Afternoon Tea - Oculus Creative Learning.
I was also invited to speak at the Annual Executive And Personal Assistant Business Conference in Prague, opening the conference as a Keynote Speaker.
With a motto of "never a problem, only a solution" I am always searching for the positives in any situation.
Tanya has over 20 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant in Global Corporates which she left behind a couple of years ago to become a Virtual Assistant.
She loves to organise and is a self-confessed to-do list addict!
Researching and booking travel are what Tanya enjoys the most, along with organising events. but she provides her clients with the all-round admin support they require.
When not at work, Tanya is mum to a football crazy 10 year old son which has clearly rubbed off on her as she now plays for a ladies team too!
Claire became a Virtual Assistant in response to the growing number of independent consultants and niche consultancies, where remote working and outsourcing are increasingly the norm.
Her background is as a PA and Practice Secretary to a Partner, and Practice Head in a Management Consultancy firm. Prior to this, she “temped” in a variety of blue-chip organisations and worked as an Editor in a Publisher of children’s illustrated information books.
Claire has undertaken professional training to become a Virtual Assistant and continues to invest in training to update and expand her skills on an ongoing basis.
She offers secretarial, administrative, marketing and project management support together with specialist offerings in French: written and spoken, editing and proof-reading.
Sharon has over 30 years of experience working in Secretarial & Business Administration, HR and HR Information Services, working within companies of all sizes, from small, family independent traders to global multinationals and it’s fair to say, she certainly knows her “onions” when it comes to all things admin.
She loves working with online applications, websites and anything “techie” will always bring a big smile to her face. Her go to favourites include:
WordPress, Canva, MailerLite, Calendly, SmarterQueue, Asana, Buffer, Loom, Trello, Eventbrite, Dropbox and We Transfer… to name just a few of the many she has experience working with.
Alongside those stuffy, business qualifications, Sharon is also a Mum to three boys and although they are grown and have flown the nest, bringing them up and managing a busy household certainly comes with its own unique set of skills!
Working with Sharon will mean you receive a high quality, confidential and personalised service that is unique and tailored to your business. But business doesn’t mean boring…Sharon has a great sense of humour and enjoys working with likeminded people.
Sharon loves chocolate, Sci-Fi and Chinese food. She is “Mumma” to a gorgeous rescue cat, Daisy and her new “doggie sister” Honey. They are both a very important part of her family and business life and I’m sure you will hear her talking about her “team”.
Sophie is a great fit for the team as she shares our passion for helping make your life a little less stressful. She will deal with some of those boring tasks you never got round to doing or maybe it is just the jobs you've been avoiding. Life is about balance and creating more time... FREEDOM.
Sophie can offer support with things such as • Social Media Content • Email Support • Travel Arrangements • Diary Management • General Admin duties
Having previously worked in a fast-paced environment as a Teaching Assistant, she was left her feeling burnt out. Although she loved the organisational side and helping & supporting others, she no longer enjoyed the pressured environment.
Getting support means we can half the pressure we face, even if it's just those small tasks that seem nothing, but those small tasks soon build up until they become a mammoth job that you are now avoiding. Sophie will wave her magic wand and take them all in hand.
I love to support & help others and have always been considered a likeable character who has an easy-going friendly personality, and will go that extra mile to help others. That is why I decided to set up as a Virtual Assistant. I get to work with clients, who need support and help with their business as well as building amazing connection. My particular field is with conscious coaches, holistic health & natural wellbeing businesses.
With over 20 years experience as a PA, EA and Office Manager, Erica developed a growing desire to further her reach and support a wider variety of clients.
Being a Virtual Assistant means she can work for clients that are not only local to her in Surrey, bit nationally and internationally.
Erica excels at multi-tasking; event social media and time management. She is professional, discreet and personable and able to develop good working relationships making her an asset to any one who works with her. She works exceptionally well under pressure and enjoys problem solving. In addition as a volunteer for Surrey Police, she is also DBS checked and vetted.
In 2021 Erica qualified as a Mental Health First aider so is able to offer additional support to clients.
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