It’s always good to know when you’re doing something right! Here are a few comments from some of our happy customers.

“I recently took my first “proper” holiday since starting the business. Andrea covered the office phones and emails for me which gave me the confidence to go away, switch off and really enjoy my holiday. It was great knowing that everything was in safe hands. Andrea, thanks for dealing with everything calmly, competently and so professionally. You even used your networking skills to help me win some new clients! It’s wonderful to know that you’ve got my back when I need some help and I’d gladly recommend you to other small business owners.” Morag Readman, Owner at Bright & Beautiful East Lothian, www.brightandbeautifulhome.com/east-lothian

“Andrea has been working as my PA for 6 months and I have been impressed with her professionalism and efficiency. Her contribution has significantly reduced my personal administrative workload, ensured that my diary is managed effectively. She is very open to working in the modern virtual world and she has improved the efficiency of SOS through using a variety of online collaboration tools and systems. I look forward 2014 with Andrea’s support.” Paul Adderley, Managing Director, Business Sustainability, Facilitator at Sustainable Opportunity Solutions Limited,  www.sos4business.uk.com

“Andrea is a tremendous help. She can take on any administrative task and you can have the confidence that it is done professionally and accurately. She has been particularly helpful to me in revising databases.” Patricia Barclay, Owner, Bonaccord Ecosse Ltd, www.bonaccord.eu

“Andrea has participated in many of our Business Start Up Awareness seminars and has been a great inspiration to our new start up clients who have attended. She has generously given her time and shared her own start up journey with those about to embark on their own new venture.” Sally Clark, Events Co-ordinator at Business Gateway Lothian

“With a limited amount of input Andrea undertook the task of sourcing a short list of suitable contractors for us. From placing the advertising to hand picking the best individuals for us to interview she saved our business an incredible amount of time and stress. I would highly recommend her services.” Ross Knight, Head of Development at GetSquare www.getsquare.co.uk

“I employed Andrea at Distinctive Assistants, Virtual Personal Assistants when I was moving house to produce a database for my change of address and to design and mail a card for my personal contacts. From choosing the cards through to mailing them, I was absolutely delighted with Andrea’s efficiency and communication at each stage of the project. I can recommend Andrea for any PA task. She sure makes my life easier and more efficient!” Gail Walshe, Owner at Inspire for Impact www.inspireforimpact.com

“Andrea is life changing!” Eileen Maclean, Director of Insolvency Support Services, www.insolvencysupportservices.com

“I have been using the service of Andrea Webb of Distinctive Assistants for several months now. As a chartered accountant working from home, I find that a virtual personal assistant is exactly the kind of help I need to fill the administration gap. I do not wish to employ anyone in my home office or to commit to having an employee, yet I very much need help on a part-time basis. There is also the flexibility to go with however busy or quiet the weeks may be for me. Distinctive Assistants provides very professional communication with my clients and also handles the time-consuming job of preparing documents. I have grown to rely on their support and help and recommend their service to anyone working from a home office.” Christa Cameron, C A Cameron ACA, www.cacameron.co.uk

“Andrea is well organised, upbeat and really capable – a really effective VA. We worked with Andrea for our health retreats where she worked both virtually and on-site. It was fantastic to hand over the administration to someone so capable. I wouldn’t hesitate using her again.” Amanda Hamilton, Amanda Hamilton Ltd, www.amandahamilton.co.uk

“I have used Distinctive Assistants for just over a year to provide holiday cover. Every time I have needed their help, Andrea has been professional, efficient, value for money and reliable, not only to me but to all of my customers. Knowing that we have left Andrea in charge has helped us enjoy our holidays more as we know that we are not returning to the usual mountain of enquiries. Would I recommend Andrea? Without a doubt and I am planning to use her on a number of upcoming projects.” Jeanette Hamill, Hamill Decorating Services, www.hamilldecorating.com

“It’s a true pleasure to provide this recommendation for Andrea – what a find! Time always seemed to be against me as I juggled two businesses, home and family with little time left for me.”Andrea’s now a great support in helping me regain control over my time. Not only is she highly efficient and effective (with great business acumen), she’s also creative and proactive inputting great ideas. A real asset to my business and work/life balance, I can’t recommend her highly enough.” Jean Fenwick, Fenwick Consulting Ltd, www.fenwickconsulting.co.uk & Go People Ltd, www.gopeople.co.uk

 “Andrea is without doubt the most organised person I have ever met. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to people who, like me, realise there aren’t enough hours in the day to achieve all their objectives. She can help with administrative tasks, or is equally good at organising aspects of your personal life. What are you waiting for?!” Mairi MacDonald-Hendry, Arden Marketing & Design Ltd, www.ardendesign.co.uk

“Andrea and her services have helped my business with a great value for money service, delivered on time and with accuracy. She is a pleasure to work with and thinks of aspects of tasks that you may have overlooked. With a great eye for detail, I would highly recommend her and won’t hesitate to use her again.” Joanne Worrall, Twist Training Ltd, www.twist-training.com

“Andrea is a true professional! When I need an extra pair of hands, I can trust that she will always be available and will work to a very high standard. Andrea is also very creative and will come up with ways to make work processes more simple – saving both time and money. The next step is for me to make her truly virtual and turn Andrea into an iPhone app!” Sharmayne Weston

“Andrea has been my Virtual PA for three months now, providing an excellent, professional and invaluable service : holiday cover for work phone, diary management and e-mail response. She is also doing the unenviable but essential task of creating a usable database from all my business cards ‘rubber bands -> easy to use spreadsheets!’ I can highly recommend Andrea as a very Distinctive Assistant.” Anne Reid, Speaking Lives, www.tellyourstoryoncd.co.uk

“It is great have a person like Andrea to help me run my business – all the time consuming admin tasks can be handed over.” Lorraine Murray, Feel Good Therapies Ltd, www.ilovefgt.com

“Since working with Andrea in Spring this year I can honestly say my PR business has moved onto a new level! Admin has never been my forte, and Andrea has taken on a number of tasks for me with efficiency and aplomb. She hadn’t worked for a PR agency before, but she has tackled tasks such as preparing cuttings books and managing media lists with apparent ease. As a small home based business owner with children, I also love that Andrea is so flexible. She definitely goes the extra mile and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services.” Sarah Urquhart, Sarah Urquhart PR, www.sarahurquhartpr.co.uk

 “Andrea has been very good for my business, providing me with much needed assistance on business administration tasks. She is diligent and delivers to a very high standard. I have no hesitation in recommending her to other businesses.” Gayle Meikle, Frontier Communications Ltd, www.frontier-communications.com

“Andrea is a very conscientious person. She’s detail orientated which means she produces consistent, perfect results. She takes on the work I don’t want to do and can be relied on to sort it out quickly, efficiently and professionally.” David Calder, BITWeb.tv, www.bitweb.tv

“Distinctive Assistants offer an efficient and friendly service, providing reliable support that lifts the administrative burden when things gets too hectic’’ Theresa Casey, Theresa Casey Consultancy, www.theresacaseyconsultancy.co.uk

“Andrea at Distinctive Assistants has provided administrative services to my business allowing me to focus on my priorities – working with my clients! She comes highly recommended undertaking tasks professionally and timely, offering a very personable approach and peace of mind.” Emma Thomas, Impact Marketing Solutions, www.impactmarketing.co.uk


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