Services I have used for my Business.

When running a business even I as a Virtual Business Consultant, I need to outsource services and enlist specialist help.

Here is a list of the services that I have used and why. Some of them may have affiliate links attached which means that I might get a small commission if you choose to sign up or enlist services from the provider.

It doesn’t cost you anything but that’s my benefit of sharing what I know with you all.

Some may have a discount code that has come directly from the company to me and to you so we both benefit.

I have split these into categories as below so if you are looking for something specific please click on the appropriate category to help you find it.

Bookkeeping & Finance

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Clare supports me with all things financial for my business. She introduced me to automation which has saved me SO much time ( Xero & HubDoc to name a few )

She is a Xero expert and can help you set up the software and give you a tutorial to get you started.

https://www.cembusiness.co.uk/services/bookkeeping.html

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Inder and Krena have supported me with filing my Company accounts for several years.

They have always been very professional in their approach and explained all the detail in order for me to understand annually how I am progressing.

Their advice and attention to detail know no bounds and I highly recommend their services.

https://www.hampdenca.com

Business Services

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I recently attended the CSR-A course to understand more about how getting a CSR Accreditation for a business can help growth in the future.

CSR ( Corporate Social Responsibility ) is now a buzzword acronym that everyone wants to understand and ensure they are adhering to. All businesses are now ensuring that everything they do has a positive impact on the rest of society and the planet, now and in the future. Every decision and choice they make will have a defined impact and CSR will be woven into the heart of every business, attracting like-minded employees, customers and suppliers.

My next step is to gain CSR Accreditation for my business and to spread the word as a CSR Enabler. If you want to know more then please do book a free 30-minute call with me.

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I met Sue Towner 3 years ago at Kingston Chamber of Commerce. As well as providing Business Advice from Your Listening Ear she also puts pen to paper and write wonderful poems. After listening to her quite a few times I encouraged her to write them down to capture the essence of suits abilities. She also wrote a poem for my Business which you can read here.

Give her any subject and she will write you a poem – Here is what she wrote about Auxilium

www.yourlisteningear.co.uk

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I met Vicki Moore the owner of It’s All About The Wrapper at the Linkedin Local Guildford Networking event and we had a 121 very soon afterward. I usually thank people with an Auxilium Consulting card and lilac highlighter and have now added a bar of chocolate to this. Recipients were delighted and I soon ran out and needed to order some more. It was an easy, prompt & professional service and the recipients were delighted. Other Businesses saw this delight from my Clients and soon got FOMO, so ordered some themselves and so the networking world goes round.

Thanks Vicki – great service and great chocolate too!

It’s All About The Wrapper

Catering & Events

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I first met Nikki when she was catering for a huge networking event. The array of scrumptious food was amazing and THE best breakfast food I had ever tasted.

In “Lockdown’ Nikki has managed to pivot her catering business and has wonderful new products e.g Letterbox Bites. To get the real understanding of how scrumptious they are you will need to buy some, but take a look at her website and you will see an array of biscuits, brownies and cakes not to mention workshops & tutoring and eventually the catering she can provide for those endless parties we will all have when “Lockdown”ends.

Nikki provided my Father’s wake food, my sister’s 60th Cream Tea party and I have purchased countless letterbox bites for presents to surprise my clients, colleagues & friends and have also bought and adored her Advent biscuits and await my Valentines bites any day soon.

Check her out! Her famous biscuits have been on Breakfast Television!

It’s Nikki’s Kitchen.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca Michael from Compliments Catering a few years ago at a Cookery Demonstration held by The Really Helpful Club. Rebecca cooked up a storm with various recipes from Mushroom Quiches to Pavlova, Lemon Drizzle cake, Banana and choc chip loaf and Carrot Cake with NO SUGAR!

Compliments Catering also provides a mouth-watering experience for any celebration, corporate events, Weddings and all fine dining.

Take a look and see for yourself how Rebecas assured and relaxed style of catering makes every occasion memorable and so mouth-watering you want more.

www.complimentscatering.co.uk/celebrations.

Charities

Love Kingston, formerly part of Kingston Voluntary Action, recently achieved independent charitable status, and the Kingston Charitable Foundation was established in February 2021.

Kingston Charitable Foundation will continue to build on the excellent reputation and heritage of Love Kingston. Love Kingston is the community engagement and development area of the new Kingston Charitable Foundation, which will continue to grow the charitable fund, in-order to provide grants to charities, both now and into the distant future.

https://www.lovekingston.org.uk/

 

 

Working together we can help to ensure every patient experiences outstanding care and the best possible outcome, by transforming our patient environments, acquiring cutting-edge equipment, supporting high-quality research and providing patient comforts that can make much such a difference.

What we’re fundraising for

As we look beyond COVID-19, we are committed to supporting a number of projects. For further information, please click on the links below:

   – Extending the Royal Eye Unit to create a dedicated medical retina unit

   – Developing a paediatric day care oncology suite

   – Creating tranquil spaces in our surgical and care of the elderly wards

   – Enhancing the paediatric service’s outdoor garden area

If you would like a more considered discussion on one or more of these projects, please call 020 8973 5040 and speak to Rob or Tracey.

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Coaching

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I have attended several Coaching Workshops run by Amanda in 2018 and 2019. As a result of this we have recently collaborated on two Workshops that we have been running together , ‘Be Desk Smart’ and ‘Be Time Smart’. Please do email me alex@auxiliumconsulting.co.uk for more information and dates for these workshops and I will be happy to send you some information and links to book your place. Amanda also has various workshops herself so do take a look.

https://businessmadesimpler.co.uk/

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I met Lauren when I was Networking locally and was struck by her easy manner, work ethic and coaching knowledge.

I have attended her Workshops and more recently a Mini Free Course and the CALM Marketing Retreat ,which were all so well thought out and delivered professionally and contained so much useful content.

In addition, I have downloaded Lauren’s Canva Vision Board templates recently and quickly and easily created a Vision Board that I am delighted with and shared with Lauren.

Thank you Lauren – I will be using all I have learnt to reach my goals in 2021 and beyond !

Lauren Jane – CALM Marketing

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I have attended several Coaching Workshops run by Rachel in 2018 and 2019 which covered “Your Vision of success’ and ‘Formulating packages” for your business to help you grow and thrive.

https://thrivebeyond.co.uk/

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I have known Amanda Johnson for several years and been part of her VA membership group during that time. When I transitioned my VA business into the Consultancy space earlier this year, Amanda was the obvious choice to support me on this journey.

The sessions we had together were ‘kick ass’, motivating, explorative, supportive and were focussed on pushing me from the starting block. They made me feel more confident about my service offerings and built on my knowledge and recent learnings so that I am now able to provide professional and tailored services to my clients that showcase my experience in the consultancy space.

Thank you Amanda, it was a pleasure working together, lots of fun and I look forward to my future with positive growth.

Take a look at her services  or give her a call 

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I met Karen networking and we immediately clicked, so when seeking some Coaching she was an obvious choice.

She is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited Transformational coach working with small business and career professionals.

I have had some sessions with Karen and she has taken me on a significant journey to transition into the Consultancy space with confidence. Reviewing where I started with her 3 months ago to where I am now, I have made significant progress and can step into my space with clarity and driven focus.

Having Coaching is one of the best things to get you back on track and move you from that momentary X roads with a clear vision ahead.

Karen Cuthbert Coaching

Sustainability

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Tropic Skincare

https://tropicskincare.com/

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Tropic Skincare

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http://paragongreencleaning.co.uk/

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Beautifully recycled products from cashmere jumpers, all handmade in Britain.

https://www.turtle-doves.co.uk/

 

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https://www.oddbox.co.uk/

 

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https://uk.whogivesacrap.org/

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Natural skincare, make-up, and beauty products that create a healthier, greener, and empowered world.

Take a look https://tropicskincare.com/

 

Fishbox

FishBox - Fresh fish deliveries

https://www.fishbox.co.uk/

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Milk & More

Milk & More - Doorstep Deliveries

https://www.milkandmore.co.uk/

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https://smolproducts.com/

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Copywriting

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I attended a workshop using her strategies about, ‘How to write more powerfully for your business’, and also ‘Communications calendar strategy and planning ‘ run by Jude in 2019

https://www.faultlesscopywriting.co.uk/training

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Lisa supported me with copy for local Advatorial in 2019. 

http://www.toomanylisas.com/

Ergonomics & Homeworking

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Tim Richards has many years experience in Furniture and promotional Merchandise Sales.
Front Foot Drive establishes long-term relationships with their clients and working with them means that you benefit from many years experience on a comprehensive range of furniture, & business supplies.
I have purchased my Office chair and am really please with the design and comfort. The selection process was aided by Tim all in budget and delivered promptly straight to my door with minimal assembly.

Front Foot Drive

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I often refer to this website for very useful information as they are the ergonomic experts. They provide a great deal of guidance from products to use, training, DSE assessments, events and seminars and downloadable advice sheets. I have qualified as a Display Screen Risk Assessor with Posturite in 2020 and now offer this as a service.

https://www.posturite.co.uk 

Fashion and Colours

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I attended a Colour Consultation Workshop with Anita, which included a personalised colour wallet to help me chose colours to wear confidently in business.

https://feronclarkstyle.com/personal-styling/

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https://www.houseofcolour.co.uk/find-a-stylist/profile/5524

GDPR

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Jo Brianti runs JLB Business Consulting and she provides solutions on how to get systemised using the right tools to be GDPR compliant.

She loves nothing more than data audits, checking your policies and looking at your cookies. She brings order to your GDPR world.

www.jlbbusinessconsulting.co.uk

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Annabel of KoffeeKlatch has provided me with legal documents and contracts for my business since 2017. She has immense legal knowledge and is an avid supporter of the VA industry, providing professional guidance and support in a straight forward, honest and amusing  ” ducks in a row” way

https://www.koffeeklatch.co.uk/

Please the following code to receive a 10% Discount at the Checkout !  AUX10

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Suzanne Dibble is the Small Business Legal Expert and the guru of GDPR ! She has provided me clear and concise in depth advice on GDPR and resources, ensuring my compliance since 2018 and going forwards with any legislative changes.

https://suzannedibble.com/

Graphic Design

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I met Helen networking recently and we had a 121 about her service offering so that I could recommend her to my clients. However, it wasn’t long before that phrase popped into my head ” do what you do best and outsource the rest’ and of course……I then quickly engaged Helen’s services to put together a ‘bank’ of Canva pages for all my Social Media posts which I could use interchangeably.

Sometimes we are so time poor that being creative quickly doesn’t happen. With Helen’s templates, this makes my life so much easier and I actually enjoy creating my posts and sharing them with you all. Take a look at my Instagram feed https://www.instagram.com/auxiliumadmin/

Great work and swift turnaround with a clear understanding of my requirements and expert eye for detail and creativity. Thank you so much Helen.

Helen.://hkgraphics.co.uk/

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Ped Millichamp offers a range of services to help businesses develop and strengthen their brand via many mediums. He created a banner for me to use at events and in my Zoom calls ! I will be chatting to him again and highly recommend his professional services in vibrant execution and final products.

https://www.wildmonkeycreations.com/

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Health & Wellness

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Scents have always been powerful reminders and had uplifting effects on me and I now want to share their powers with you all.
Flossie’s Oils educates, enlightens and inspires you about the power of oils but also about many other products.
 
I have been using essential oils for many years and last year I was introduced to doTerra. I use essential oils in my life on a daily basis either by inhaling, ingesting or applying topically, depending on what I am using. I always start my day in the office working from home diffusing my favourite oils to kick start my day.
 
Come and join me in this world and feel free to ask any questions to let me tell you about a specific oil you are curious about or want to know more about or any other product in the range.
 
www.mydoterra.com/flossies/#/
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I met Patricia a few years ago at a local online Networking group. We had a 121 and quickly we realised that we could collaborate on DSE risk assessments with her providing aftercare for my Clients with health and posture niggles.

https://www.holisticptstudio.co

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I have known Pam and Imogen Custers for many years and when they told me about Relatability I knew they had hit upon something that would help so many people.

I completed their course  – Coping with Covid – Create Calm and Build Resilience and found it so useful. The course is taught on a very easy-to-use platform, has great videos in every module, and information which you can digest at your own pace ( very important with this subject ). Pam’s voice is so soothing and gives you so much confidence.

If you are considering providing health and wellbeing advice for your staff or just want to use this yourself, I can highly recommend this valuable course and all their services.

www.relatability.co.uk

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I met Vidya at Zoco Networking and quickly realised what a very special lady she is. Vidya runs Vivid Outcomes and she provides therapeutic, coaching and mentoring services.
She helped me in a session with the grief that had resurfaced as the anniversary of my Father’s death approached. She took me on a journey that was so powerful and has given me some peace.
She also hosts a Podcast called “Choices” and she asked me to join her in talking about grief. You can listen to this podcast No 10, Sorry for your loss and appreciate her work and soothing voice.
Thank you Vidya , our session will be with me forever.
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I met Erica a few years ago at a local online Networking group.  Erica works from her treatment room in Kingston Upon Thames, which is easily accessible from Hampton Wick and Teddington. She also works as a mobile therapist working within a radius of approximately 5 miles.

I have recently finished a series of  6 session reflexology sessions that are highly recommended.

https://www.alittleholisticoasis.co.uk/

 

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I met Talya Stone and Aliya Jasrai at a local Networking event and at that time they were running their own Health and Wellbeing businesses. They soon collaborated and formed ‘Self Love Today’. I have attended their events and more recently their ‘Lockdown Power Hours’, which I highly recommend.

www.selflove.today

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I met Claire Willsher the founder of DR ME recently at a networking event and was inspired by a talk she gave about her business and the four pillars she uses = D – Diet  R – Resiliance M – Mindset and E – Exercise, which focus on the health of the whole body.
Claire is passionate about health and helping people address these 4 pillars and has a wealth of knowledge and always has a good book to recommend.
 
I went on to attend her 4 week “Get Control of your health” workshop which was insightful and has helped me focus on the positives, plan meals and exercise, drink more and take control.
 
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Justine Hales runs Body Confidence Wellness and she provides women with a safe and fun environment to exercise together.
I have attended many of her classes and really enjoyed them as they are full of energy and Justine is a great motivator.
The classes are currently held on Zoom but will be in person when allowed.
 
Justine is also a Kannaway Brand Ambassador.

HR & Training

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I met Martin Vodden from Croner at a local online Networking group. Croner was set up over 75 years ago and provides Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety services. We had a 121 meeting and realised that we had some synergy with our businesses and could support each other in these areas.

If you would like to know more about Croner and how they can help you, please email Martin Vodden with a referral “Auxilium” where he can offer you a 10% discount on services.

Please do email Martin Vodden at Croner martin.vodden@croner.co.uk or call him on his mobile  07866 030619

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I met Julie at Kingston Chamber and we are now firm friends. Julie has many years of experience in HR & Training and works with individuals and businesses to design and deliver bespoke, people-based HR solutions.

www.julieleachassociates.co.uk

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I attended the 6-Week CSR course as I wanted to understand more about social responsibility. It was such a well-run and professional course and I now feel knowledgeable about CSR.

Good Social Responsibility policies drive corporate change for the better and with well-defined objectives and measurable targets, you can gain a CSR Accreditation which will provide the foundation for steps towards running a more sustainable and ethical business. In the coming months, I will be working towards obtaining a CSR accreditation for Auxilium and ultimately supporting other small businesses to attain this themselves via various service offerings.

There will also be a new page on my website telling you more so watch this space for CSR information. In the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

CSR

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course that teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill-health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you

Mental Health First Aider

Insurance

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They provided me with Professional Liability, Cyber Liability and Public and Products Liability cover and have done so since 2017.

Please ask for Peter Smits and mention Alex Hughes – Auxilium Admin and he will be happy to provide you with a quote.

https://www.ashbourneinsurance.co.uk/

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IT & Cloud Services

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Tristan Martin was recommended to me by several people and after he completed an IT health check for my business, it was very clear he was the man, and TL Martin were the team, to support me for my IT and Office 365 needs.

The switch to him was seamless and very professional and he kept me updated at all times. Tristan makes sure he understands what your needs are and then personalises what services you need to make sure all areas are covered. Communication with all his team is via whats app and they respond straight away.

Thanks to all the TL Martin Team – you are providing a fantastic service and I have peace of mind that if anything goes wrong you will be there.

TL Martin Ltd 

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Annabel of KoffeeKlatch has provided me with legal documents and contracts for my business since 2017. She has immense legal knowledge and is an avid supporter of the VA industry, providing professional guidance and support in a straight forward, honest and amusing  ” ducks in a row” way

https://www.koffeeklatch.co.uk/

Please the following code to receive a 10% Discount at the Checkout !  AUX10

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 Suzanne Dibble is the Small Business Legal Expert and the guru of GDPR ! She has provided me clear and concise in depth advice on GDPR and resources, ensuring my compliance since 2018 and going forwards with any legislative changes.

https://suzannedibble.com/

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I met John Edward from Mandara Wills & Estate Planning several years ago at a Networking Group. I have listened to his talks on Wills and Lasting Power of Attorneys and quickly decided that not only did I need a review and rewrite of my Will, but that a Lasting POA would be a very sensible way of getting my Health & Welfare and Property and Financial Affairs in order.

Not only did John do them for me, he also completed them for my husband, brother and sister – a real family affair!

At all times John was professional, efficient, and thorough and explained every step of the process with exact precision and care. I would highly recommend John for these services and by the way, he does Mortgages too!

Magazines

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I met Louise at Flexpo and subscribed to her Homeworker online magazine and purchased the beautiful hardback copy too in 2019. Louise also supported my Time Smart workshop with a discount to my attendees for the subscription. I am looking forward to the next hardback copy.

https://www.thehomeworker.com/

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Salmon is a Magazine for an ethically informed Kingston and asks citizens of the borough to consider investing in our local community in a totally different way whether that means saving, spending or giving, we can do this locally.

The magazine ‘Salmon’ was named so because it is designed to give a voice to local business, local charities and local community groups because all of them are sensitive to their environment.

Read all about Salmon here or access the latest magazine here

Networking

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Fabulous Networking is a collaborative network that I have been part of for three years. There is a vast array of meetings to attend. It is a friendly group of people who you can call on for advice and give advice to which builds confidence and speaking skills and builds on the “know, like, trust’ ethos.

Come and join one of the meetings and see for yourself.

www.fabulousnetworking.co.uk

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I came across the Chamber a few years before I started my business and so when I finally set it up, they were my go-to place for advice and support. Having joined it quickly became a great source of networking and many people I have met are now firm friends.

They provide a variety of networking events which help you to connect with other business owners and become part of a very supportive community.

Take a look for yourself or I am always happy to chat about my experience and involvement.

www.kingstonchamber.co.uk

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ZoCo was born during the lockdown of 2020 and set up by Nick Blanchard, Head Honcho, and Networking master! So far, all meetings (and there are 12+ meetings a month currently) are over Zoom, hence the name ZoCo = Zoom & Coffee!

ZoCo brings a fresh approach to networking which is fun and professional where friendships are made in a collaborative, knowledge sharing and supportive environment.

If you are interested in attending, please get in contact as I can get you a code to attend your first meeting FREE.

www.zoconetworking.co.uk

I co-host the ZoCo Kingston in-person meetings starting September 2021 – If you would like to join us here is the link to book your place on the Eventbrite Page

Meetings are every 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 10 am – 12 pm and are held at the Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club

We look forward to welcoming you to our next meeting.

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I came across Peppercorn Networking run by David Harris in June 2020. I love speed networking and meeting new people, so what was not to love?

As David says; – ” Networking is about going out there, getting yourself known, and getting the business rather than advertising and waiting for the leads to come in. Don’t expect INSTANT success – it is all about building relationships. At the same time, do not be afraid to ASK for the business.”

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I met Sarah and Caroline several years ago when I set up my business and started Networking. I have attended several workshops and they are so professionally run and varied and cover all aspects of business life, health and well-being. The events and workshops are good fun and I have made some great connections and friendships.

You can Join their FREE, online community to share recommendations, discover expert advice and make great connections.  Their network inspires, informs and empowers you in every aspect of your life, supporting you in your career, your business, your health and your family.

Take a look at their website and directory or better still join their Directory and advertise your business for all to see.

www.thereallyhelpfulclub.co.uk

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I met Piyush Patel networking and quickly realised that the FSB was an important business network to be part of.

They offer a vast array of business services as well as networking events so why not try it for yourself.

You will have to be Piyushed first!

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For over 10 years Networking in Surrey (NiS) has provided a free resource helping local business people to optimise their networking activities.

Keith Grover has tirelessly updated us all on all the fantastic events in and around Surrey. It is free to join and add all your details so take a look and sign up 

Online Tech & Office Management Services

Online Tech & Office Management Services

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Sarah has built my new WordPress website which launched in 2020. She also manages and updates my site making it secure on an ongoing monthly basis. Sarah is a whizz at many software applications and is currently supporting me with Mailchimp and my landing pages and lists, to make sign up slick and efficient. Always a very professional, high-quality service, and I highly recommend her services.

https://banksbusinesssolutions.co.uk/

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I met Hana at the PA show a few years ago where she demonstrated the Office Management Portal (OMP) to me. Immediately I could see the power of how this could help EAs, PAs, VAs, and everyone who runs an Office. I signed up straight away and it has been an invaluable tool ever since.

Being a member of the Portal not only provides me with tips and advice, but it also has a useful directory of services and suppliers, a members forum to share information and network, a diary of useful events and training, a useful list of terms and acronyms, and is well thought out and easy to use.I believe the most powerful section is the Templates. How many times have you searched for a template or wasted time reinventing the wheel? Well, look no further as the OMP has hundreds of templates on just about everything you need from office plans and moves to events, HR, business continuity, health and safety, and much much more.

I have also attended so many useful webinars that Hana has conducted herself or invited guests to speak on a specialist subject. They have all been really informative, well attended, and professionally run and I have continued to learn so much about our amazing Industry. So, if you want to have useful tools in your kit bag, then look no further than the OMP you won’t look back.

If you are interested in signing up please use the discount code AUX25 which gives you 25% off at The Office Management Portal

Photography

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Annie provided me with Headshots in 2017 and updated them in 2019. From the start she put me at ease and it was such a fun experience, and the Headshot Photos on both occasions were amazing, especially the latest ones !

https://www.anniearmitage.com/headshots/

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I met Jo networking and have seen some of her stunning work. ‘She captures your unique story, naturally and authentically.’

She is an advocate of Women in business and loves nothing more than putting camera shy people at ease.

From Family, New-born and Business Photography there are so many reasons why Jo would make the photo shoot such a fun and memorable occasion.

www.jorobbensphotography.co.uk

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Paula provided me with ‘Business Brand Images’ in 2019 which I used across my new website and all social media and branding. Paula has a knack of really understanding the message that you want to convey and the resulting images accurately portray this for your business.

https://www.paulamasseyphotography.com/

Products I Use

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I have purchased and used various products from this company e.g. ‘Minimate’, a cardboard sleek laptop stand which comes in a portable case, and a ‘Moft’, a Laptop stand that sticks to the case of my laptop with flexible positions.

https://deskmate.co/

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Are you a note-taker like me and are forever finding a pad to write on?

Have you got a pile of notebooks and need to find some notes that you wrote a while ago?

I have recently invested in a Remarkable2 and what an amazing tool it is for storing all your notes in one place, in files and notebooks and also syncing to all of your devices.

So now you can replace all of your notebooks with just 1 and write on a surface that feels like paper!

This is a link that will get you a discount off your purchase

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Social Media

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I have attended Social Media Workshops run by Emma in 2019 & 2020. They are very useful and help bring your Social Media plans to life with structure, consistency, plans and results. If you book a course with Emma with my name as a reference we both get 10% off a future course.

https://www.digitalmother.co.uk/

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I have been using LinkedIn for a while but recently decided to focus more on this Social Media medium. I attended Jen Taylor’s LinkedIn Kickstarter Level 1, 2 & 3 courses to make sure that I was utilising all LinkedIn’s features and to ensure that my profile was fully optimised to get the best results.

After making Jen’s suggested changes to the profile including keywords, my connections increased, my direct messages with contacts increased, views of my profile shot up, post views increased by 60% and searches for me increased by 70%. I look forward to watching this increase even more as I get more adept a t using all the functions.

I did have a process with LinkedIn, but after this timely review attending this course I have a clearer content plan of how to utilise LinkedIn, with a positive focus on creating and effecting valued posts and engagement for my connections, reaching out, connecting, engaging and growing my audience.

My weekly sessions held me accountable, and Jen’s support ensured that I moved forwards each week with confidence. I am now using LinkedIn and building my network with my Ideal Clients in mind.

Even if you have used LinkedIn for a while Jen will gently guide and support you on your journey to LOVE LinkedIn, making it your go to medium that builds your informative network for you and your business – Thanks Jen.

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VA Services & Information

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I was a member of APVA from when I started my VA business and during that time was tirelessly supported by the team. I was an accredited member which meant all my business practices were checked and met the strict criteria. I attended many webinars and Elevate Conferences all of which provided me with expert content and opportunities to learn and grow in the VA industry.

I have now moved into Business Consultancy but the APVA was instrumental in my early years in my VA business. Thank you to all the team for their support.

Take a closer look at the wealth of information and memberships at APVA

 

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Shelley Fishel of Tomorrow’s VA has a wealth of experience in Microsoft Office. I met her in person 2 years ago at the PA Show in London. I also saw her in action in a fab workshop and knew she was the whizz that everyone had told me she was. I have since bought a lifetime access to her HUB and all the courses in there are a MUST if you are a VA on a mission. The courses will give you confidence in all the Office 365 components and will catapult you to dizzy heights !

https://coursedirectory.tomorrowsva.com/?affiliate=dQCKWa

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Amanda Johnson and VACT were a hugely valuable source of information and support during my first year in business. I would highly recommend getting in touch with her and getting involved in her membership community and joining in on her informative webinars and events. I have been inspired and challenged in this arena and I am now looking forward to where my business reaches in its 4th year. Thanks, Amanda – you are Awesome!​

I have also engaged Amanda’s Coaching services to help support me on my transformation journey from VA offering a vast array of business support services to a Virtual Business Manager where I am a business support partner helping with strategic projects to help a business grow and stop overwhelm for a business owner at an X roads.

https://www.vatrainingacademy.co.uk/ref/30/

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Sarah has built my new WordPress website which launched in 2020. She also manages and updates my site making it secure on an ongoing monthly basis. Sarah is a whizz at many software applications and is currently supporting me with Mailchimp and my landing pages and lists, to make sign up slick and efficient. Always a very professional, high-quality service, and I highly recommend her services.

https://banksbusinesssolutions.co.uk/

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SVA (Society of Virtual Assistants) was formed in 2005 by a group of 7 Scottish virtual assistants who wanted to improve the reputation of the industry – it quickly mushroomed into the largest organisation for UK based VAs with nearly 3,000 members. 

I joined the SVA a few years ago and have found the website very useful and have listened to Caroline Wylie at various webinars and conferences.

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I met Angie networking in 2020 and she has a wealth of business technology and software experience that she provides from her business Angie Brown PA

She also runs a Facebook group that provides bite-sized training on various platforms to help you learn lots of different and new things.

Website Design & SEO

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I met Liz Garrigan of TPG Design at a Kingston networking event. We had a 121 and Liz outlined all the services that they offered. This was very useful to me as I work with many CEO’s and Business Owners supporting them with strategic projects some of which are launching and revamping websites with effective SEO.

One of my Clients needed to move their current website onto a different platform and TPG were able to support in this process moving it from Wix to Shopify.

We all worked together to ensure that there was a smooth transfer of information and the service from TPG was friendly and professional from the start and I felt very confident that the new web site would match my Client’s expectations.

Networking with Liz has provided me with great contacts at TPG Design and I look forward to referring more of my clients to them and working with them myself!

https://www.tpg-design.com/ 

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Zoe has supported me with writing my copy and SEO for my new website launched in 2020.

https://zebrabusinesssolutions.co.uk/

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I met Silvia a few years ago at a Networking meeting and realised that she had a wealth of knowledge.

I have listened to her talk and attended a recent SEO course which was full of expert hints and tips and also contained an Audit of my website.

https://www.pinkseo.marketing/

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