Hi, I’m Lucy Baber and I am a Virtual Assistant! I live in Devon with my partner and two Siamese cats. I go to the gym regularly, love eating out (hence the gym visits!) and when I want to relax I enjoy watching films or reading a juicy crime thriller.
I’ve had an exciting career in small, local companies and international blue chip ones as well as in the public sector, so bring a depth and breadth of experience to my Virtual Assistant business, and I’d like to think that any business –large or small – can call on me for my Virtual Assistant service.
At the age of 17, I started work in admin at a company called Amazone, an agricultural machinery business in Pillaton, Cornwall, before moving on to work as Site Secretary at Costain Civil Engineering. Two years later I joined Penwell Ltd, a printers in Cornwall where I was an account handler liaising with various clients including Toshiba and Aiwa.
My experience here prepared for my next position as a PA to the Finance Director at The Wrigley Company Ltd where, amongst my numerous duties, I managed travel schedules, organised national conferences and briefing meetings with MPs. I also received an award for actively demonstrating team building behaviour. I had an exciting, challenging and rewarding seven years at one of the world’s most famous companies, and I gained immeasurable knowledge about the role of an executive assistant.
My next move was to the NHS as Executive Office Manager, providing support to the Chief Executive and Chairman at the largest hospital trust in the south west peninsula. It has been some of the most rewarding work I have done, but felt the time was right to branch out on my own and so I decided that providing a Virtual Assistant service was my perfect solution: I could draw on all my extensive professional experience to provide businesses of all sizes in any location, with a reliable support service.
Former employers and clients tell me that I am:
- Friendly and loyal
- Organised, dedicated and conscientious
- A good listener, discreet and calm under pressure
- Self-motivated, flexible and proactive
- A good communicator
Contact me now to find out how I can support you while you take care of growing your business.