Testimonials

Kurina is a key member of my team (a busy tech agency) in a business manager role.  She is calm under pressure and super organised – effectively co-ordinating communications between my developer team and our clients.

She works across all areas of the business is continually integrating best practices to improve our results.

She is a great support to me personally and her sense of humour is a bonus!

Alison Rothwell

Founder, WP Fiddly Bits

Alison Rothwell

Founder, WP Fiddly Bits

Alison leads a team of website developers who create and host fab websites for small businesses.  

With a growing client-base, she needed an experienced pair of hands to manage the incoming work, acting as the intermediary between the clients and developers.

As with any project work, ensuring all work is delivered on time and to the client’s satisfaction, is key.  Since my arrival, we’ve migrated from logging work on a spreadsheet to a project management tool – now it’s the fun game of embedding it within the team.

As a creative, Alison is continually thrashing new business ideas/ventures about and needed a starter/finisher mindset to collate, co-ordinate and action her creativity.

Stand up Agent Knowles!!


Kate Lloyd

Founder, Fitzwalls

Kate, an experienced photographer, was in need of a replacement VA to take over her social media channels.

It didn’t take long for Kate to note the improvement in service since I came on board, which is always great to hear!

Shortly after working together, Kate branched out into the world of abstract photography and decided to rebrand. 

With the rebrand, came the launch of a new website, which required my meticulous eye to ensure all products were loaded and listed consistently.

We now have additional brands to take to market and look I forward to building both new and existing brands.

 

“I have been working with Kurina for a short time, but her approach is so efficient and positive that I have made significant progress with the business since she joined.

Not just a social media expert, she serves as a sounding board when I need a fresh pair of eyes, and keeps me on track with the targets we have set ourselves.

She is also a pleasure to work with.

I used to regard myself as fairly competent in using technology, but this too has been enhanced with her influence.

I can completely recommend her as a virtual assistant, my only reservation being that I need her time too and hope not too many other people seize her as she is a real gem.”

Kate Lloyd

Founder, Fitzwalls

“Kurina has been instrumental to our growth journey.

A reliable, super-capable pair of hands, Kurina has helped helped us run events, project manage various initiatives and has ensure we operate efficiently.

It’s a pleasure working with her and look forward to continuing to find ways to do so in the future.”

Lauren Stewart Invigorate

Lauren Stewart

Founder, Invigorate

Lauren Stewart

Founder, Invigorate

Lauren primarily engaged me to support Invigorate’s online events programme, which due to Covid slowed down.

As with all startups, the business continually evolves and I’m always on hand to evolve with the needs of the business.

With the title of Operations Manager, my role spanned the width of the business – from ensuring the efficiency of internal processes, QA’ing any development updates prior to going live, to maintaining the website.

After over a year of working together, Lauren had built a fantastic team, which meant my services no were no longer needed – the lifecycle of this VA was complete!

 

 

 

Franco de la Croix-Vaubois

Founder, Event Organisers Network (EON)

Franco, a highly successful Event Organiser in the South West needed to pivot his business as his events went from in-person to virtual.  

Over the previous few months, his workload had increased quite significantly and he needed support for an upcoming event, the Bristol Business Festival.  This was the first of it’s kind and we had to create, launch and deliver this in just 4 weeks.

With no processes in place, I quickly created templates for sponsorship and promotional use, promoted the event through newly created social channels and even made an appearance on the schedule as a presenter!

This was no mean feat even for any professional but it gave Franco the space he needed to create a great line-up of sponsors and presenters to wow the audience!!

“I needed someone that I could trust, understood events and was able to deliver work quickly, efficiently and professionally.

Kurina came recommended by 2 trusted colleagues of mine and she got stuck in, hitting the ground running, enabling me to deliver the festival to huge success.

Not being a big fan of process, copy writing or social media, Kurina took full charge of these 3 areas, freeing me up to drive the project, sales, partnerships and keep an eye on the BIG picture while Kurina and my team made things happen. 

I would highly recommend Kurina if you are planning large, complex events and the sooner you can involve her, the better all round. Fantastic work, great to work with and putting the hours needed to make it happen.

Kurina is a superstar.”

Client Testimonial

Franco de la Croix-Vaubois

Founder, Event Organisers Network (EON)

“Kurina provided critical support to our team as we were standing up a new sales process for a new product in a new industry.

Her experience was invaluable in ensuring that we got the set-up right and then her organisation and executional abilities were essential as our funnel grew.

I would highly recommend Kurina to any time-poor organisation in need of organisational and execution support.”

Client Testimonial

Scott Erwin

Founder and CEO, Hirehand

Scott Erwin

Founder and CEO, Hirehand

Like many in 2020, Scott needed to pivot his business in response to the ever-changing marketplace.

He needed support from someone with a customer-centric background to create and maintain their new sales process, as well as researching potential prospects.

In addition to this, I also used my eye for detail in proof-reading new sales collateral, as well as monitoring social media platforms. 

 

Rosie Wareham

Director, Baobab Digital

Rosie needed an extra pair of hands to support a client’s social media activity, so I took the reins to create and schedule engaging social media content to increase brand awareness and raise awareness.

This was due to be a one-off piece of work but I continued to support Rosie for several months.

“I’ve recently worked with Kurina and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a VA or Business Support.

She’s quick, efficient and professional, as well as  being so lovely to work with.”


Client Testimonial

Rosie Wareham

Director, Baobab Digital