Your business VA

Your Cheshire based Virtual Assistant / Charity Freelancer – tackling your time-stealing tasks, enabling you to achieve more!

Are you a charity founder, CEO or do you work in the charity sector?

Are you a charity / fundraising freelancer or do you have a passion for giving back and making a difference with your business?

Are you overwhelmed and looking for additional support for you or your team to help or manage administration, tasks and projects?

Then CONGRATULATIONS – you are in the right place!  You need a wing-woman and someone who speaks your language!

Hi!  I’m Nicky Armstrong, Your business VA, a freelance Virtual Assistant specialising in charity support.  I help small charities and businesses by tackling their time-consuming administration, tasks and projects – so they can concentrate on the bigger picture!

Do you want to grow your charity or business?  Do you want to increase your productivity?  Do you want to reduce your stress levels?  Do you want to reach your goals quicker? Do you want specialist support?  Do you want to spend more time with your loved ones who may have forgotten what you look like?  Perhaps I can assist…

With a love of the charity sector and experience in fundraising, events and general administration management, I can happily take some of the strain and you will know that your charity or business is in a safe pair of hands.

Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes!  Are you ready to delegate your time-stealing tasks?  Are you ready to find out more?…
 
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“Fantastic service from Nicky!  Nicky kept us updated as we went along so we knew what she was working on and where she was heading.  Despite our broad brief, she has pulled everything together for the charity – including things we wouldn’t have thought of.  Thank you so much!” Ruth Williams – Smile Group

How can I help you?

Business Administration

• Processes & Procedures • Business Documents • Office Decluttering & Reorganisation • Creating Canva documents • Form & Survey Creating • Internet Research • Social Media Scheduling • Minute Taking • CRM/Data Entry & Cleansing • Travel & Accommodation Research • Bespoke Training (Trello/Canva)

Event Planning

• Venue and Supplier Sourcing • Eventbrite Management • Budget Tracking • Accommodation Sourcing • Risk Assessment Templates • Scheduling • Communicating with Guests/Delegates • Social Media • On-the-Day Support • Attendee Feedback

Charity Fundraising Support

• Processes & Procedures • Research • Exploring Charity Partnerships (Corporate & Community) • Grant Applications • Campaign & Fundraising Guidance • Fundraising Pack Creation • Templates & Form Creating • Budgeting • Volunteer Engagement • Event Templates (Budgets/Management plans/Checklists) • Event Management

FAQs

We are usually self employed professionals who carry out administration tasks whilst being located remotely or working on site locally.  All VA’s have different backgrounds, skill sets and niches (mine being a love of supporting small charities!).  VA’s are usually hired by businesses and charities when they need additional support.  Some like to outsource as they don’t have guaranteed hours for an employee, only need help at certain times of the month/year or don’t want the overheads an employee brings with them.

I work remotely (or on site locally to Sandbach, Cheshire), on a self employed basis, so you don’t have to worry about all the hidden costs associated with an employee: office space, furniture, IT equipment, stationery, software, training, NI, tax, holiday pay, sick pay, pension contributions, team dynamics, whether they’re too hot or too cold – the list is a long one!
The right Virtual Assistant is an extension of yourself as well as your business. By taking on Your business VA, you’re investing in an experienced, efficient professional (that’s me!) and I can help you grow your business – all without the hassle of an employed staff member.

Are you struggling to juggle everything?  The juggle struggle is real!  If you’re feeling pushed from pillar to post, if you can’t focus on your supporters, clients or customers, if you’re drowning in administration, if you’re dropping too many balls, if your family and friends have forgotten what you look like, if you want to grow your charity or business but you haven’t got the time – then the time is now to reach out for help!

It may seem like a luxury, it may seem like an expense you can do without – but just think of how much more you can do with that time you’ve just freed up!  You can reach those goals you’ve dreamed of!  Outsourcing before you break – that is the key.

Many clients haven’t used a service like this before.  When you have your free no obligation Discovery Call with me, I will ask a range of questions designed to enable me to learn about you, your business needs and where I am best placed to help you.  I want to make sure I’m an extension of you and your charity or business and I want to make sure you succeed! Equally, you can get to know me too and ask any questions you may have.

 

I’m based in Sandbach, Cheshire (UK) and provide local on site support as well as virtual services for businesses locally, across the UK and even globally.

 

We can use a combination of email, phone, video call, Trello boards or if you’re local and have the time, we can also meet face to face!

 

Once we’ve agreed to work together, I will send you an Agreement detailing our working relationship, along with details of agreed services via a Schedule of Works.  These will be sent for e:signature (cutting down on the pesky paperwork!).

Absolutely!  Client confidentiality is taken very seriously.  I am registered with the ICO, our agreement offers you protection and I am also happy to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement if required.

Testimonials

Nicky approaches challenges with positivity and her ‘can do’ attitude will always seek solutions as opposed to problems. Her meticulous eye for detail brings order, structure, user friendly processes and results, whilst exceeding expectations all the while; she ultimately ‘gets the job done!

Lynsey Marshall – Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

Nicky is so on it, so attuned and can translate that understanding into meaningful, relevant action for your organisation.  We love working with her!

Nicky is extremely conscientious with an eye for detail and is super organised.  She’s incredibly reliable and is always on the ball.  She’s an extremely safe pair of hands and a very responsible person who I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Natalie Nuttall – Smile Group

Nicky was a pleasure to work with. She is calm and clear headed, always delivering her work and reports on time. She is skilled with all aspects of Admin IT. I recommend her to provide any support you may require.

Julie Osbourne – Loma Systems

I met Nicky at a local networking group and am so delighted that I did.  I was looking for some support in my business to free me from some tasks I felt were taking me away from what I’m best at.  That’s exactly what Nicky has done.  Within a very short space of time, Nicky has helped me from organising travel to recommending brilliant tools for my business.  What I especially liked is the time she spent with me initially, disovering what I did and what she needed before agreeing to work with me.

Helen Dunnett – HD Consulting