What my clients say...
"A highly competent remotely based PA"
I had the pleasure of having Donna as my PA for 3 years. This was an unusual relationship and took Donna into a completely new experience as I was working from home based in Macclesfield and Donna was based permanently in Brixham! We usually only met face to face twice a year.
I was working part-time for AstraZeneca with undefined hours and retained based on achieving some key deliverables for the global business. This inevitably meant my demands on Donna had many peaks and troughs. Donna efficiently and accurately dealt with all my requirements whilst always maintaining a pleasant disposition.
Key activities that Donna performed included, but not limited to, arranging international travel to Brazil and Europe, creating technical reports (including “professionalizing” reports I had drafted), performing confidential communications, arranging UK meetings for me to host, etc. From my personal experience, I have no hesitation in recommending Donna as a highly competent remotely based PA.
Steve Jennings - former Commercial Director for AstraZeneca UK’s legacy liabilities and MD of AstraZeneca Finance Limited.
"Loyal, discrete, competent, organised and important to me"
Donna was my Personal Assistant from 2001 to 2013. My role for a multinational plc was one of a local senior manager combined with a global strategic director. Donna ran my diary completely, including meetings, travel, etc so that I had absolute confidence in it, knowing that she had identified the urgent, the important and thinking time for me. Donna had complete access to my email, helping me manage those demands. She often had confidential information and never compromised that confidentiality. Donna is loyal, discrete, competent, organised and important to me, she took time to understand what I was trying to achieve and how she could support those aims. I would employ her again.
Steve Rumford - Bursar, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford
"Steady and enthusiastic commitment"
I was delighted when Donna was appointed secretary to the Torbay Business Forum, a new role which reflected the growth and increased membership of the Forum. During my term as chairman, I greatly valued her steady and enthusiastic commitment, as well as her ability to get on well with a wide range of individuals. As secretary she was responsible for the preparation of agendas (in liaison with the chair) maintaining the Forum’s diary, attending meetings and preparing and circulating minutes, tasks which she undertook with unfailing good humour.
I have always found her to be highly organised and reliable, as well as careful and accurate, and I am more than happy to recommend her.