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A Virtual Assistant Service Specialising in Transcription, Notetaking and General Administration for HR Consultants & HR Professionals, Start Ups and SMEs

Welcome to
The Contemporary PA

Who Are We?

We are a UK Virtual PA service offering administration assistance and business support, specialising in audio and video transcription, notetaking and general administration. 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. 

“Having The Contemporary PA available to support me with in-person note taking and audio transcriptions has been invaluable. Their involvement enables me to give 100% attention to the person I’m meeting with, and results in effective time management for the overall investigation, as I’m not having to type everything up. A cost efficiency I can also pass onto my clients. Gemma and Jodie take pride in their work. Their background understanding of HR processes and the importance of not only capturing what has been said but also contextual factors and procedural elements results in statements that are always detailed, accurate and provided with minimal delay. Their friendly and professional approach when attending meetings ‘in-person’ has also helped place nervous or upset interviewees at ease. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

Debbie Morris | Managing Director at The HR Detectives Ltd

Our Story

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 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 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.

Since launching in 2017, The Contemporary PA has assisted businesses of all shapes and sizes from sole traders to established companies, and even have some celebrity influencers on their books. Gemma has also gone on to win the Wessex FM Local Business Awards; Entrepreneur or the Year 2019.

The Contemporary PA now supports HR professionals with transcription, notetaking as well as general administration for businesses of any size.


Our ad-hoc and flexible approach makes us truly accessible at all stages throughout your business’s life.


“The Contemporary PA team have a competitive edge when it comes to HR notetaking, we have worked with the team for a number of years and cannot recommend them enough. They are a trusted group of professionals who are also a pleasure to work with! Thanks for all of your hard work for ViewHR.”


Gemma Murphy | Founder + Solicitor at ViewHR Limited.

Our Services

audio and video transcription



General administration

Get in Touch

07707 796 879

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