The Secret To Business Survival
Welcome to The Contemporary PA
A Virtual Assistant Service founded in Dorset, with VAs across the uk
We are a UK Virtual PA service offering administration assistance and business support.
Working remotely, our fresh approach is key to meeting modern day business needs.
There comes a point in the majority of business owners' lives where they just can't do anymore and they need an extra pair of hands to step in and 'just do stuff', just not all of the time. That's where we come in. We offer assistance with simple every day repetitive tasks as well as those which are more time consuming and complicated to allow you a few extra hours in your day to focus on the stuff that creates you revenue or just possibly leave the office or workplace on time.
The flexibility that a Freelance PA provides is ideal for small businesses and start-ups needing a few hours, established companies needing assistance during busy periods or private clients looking for assistance to stay on top of life's demands.
Download our client pack to see read more about how it works and to see some of the services we offer or take a look at our services page.
For almost 10 years, Gemma had worked for a Law firm in Dorset, beginning her journey with them as an Office Junior, working her way up to Office Manager and doing everything in between.
After an opportunity arose in Birmingham, Gemma began working for a co-working space in the city centre, managing the front of house, keeping members happy and promoting the space using social media and other digital means. This opened her eyes to a a whole new way of working.
On her return to Dorset, she decided she wanted more. After seeing a gap in the Dorset market for small business support, she wanted to bring a bit of the city to the country and introduce the world of Virtual to the community, so she decided to launch as a Virtual Assistant. After only 6 months Gemma was at full capacity and couldn't take on any more clients.
In January 2019 she took the decision to launch a Licence (similar to a franchise) to help other individuals who wanted to set out as a self-employed Virtual Assistant do just that using The Contemporary PA branding, and the tried and tested model that Gemma used herself to grow her business. We are proud to say we are now a national brand.
Also, big believers in small businesses and how important they are for our communities, The Contemporary PA launched a networking event #TakeoverTuesday in Dorchester where start-ups and freelancers can work alongside each other one day a month and learn from one another, as let’s face it, being a solo-preneur can be lonely at times.
The Contemporary PA now supports small businesses and start-ups with administration and digital tasks, allowing them to spend their time on growing their businesses. Their ad-hoc and flexible approach makes them truly accessible for businesses at all stages throughout a business’s life.
Since launching in 2017, The Contemporary PA have assisted with businesses of all shapes and sizes from sole traders to established companies, and even have some well-known celebrities on their books. Gemma has also gone on to win the Wessex FM Local Business Awards; Entrepreneur or the Year 2019.