Don't just take our word for it.
This is what a small selection of our clients say...
“Why would my business need Virtual Assistant support? From my first meeting with Alchemy VA, it took me a year to finally work with them - if only I had done it earlier!
Sarah and the team have transformed my business, taking on lots of different tasks and taking a lot of pressure off myself. From writing reports, liaising with my clients, project managing key projects to even helping secure a grant for my business and one of my clients.
I’ve been amazed by how quickly they were able to learn about my business and the broad range of tasks they can provide support with. This has saved me so much time and allowed me to be able to focus on other areas of the business.
Not only have they been brilliant for my business, but they are also brilliant to work with as well. Lots of positive energy radiates through to my clients. I’ve really seen the benefits of working with the team and would recommend them without hesitation.”
“I thought I was organised, but as my business has grown things started getting out of control and I needed help. I realised there was so much stuff taking up my time that someone else could help with, but the thought of handing this over scared me. I’ve been self employed for 10 years and doing it all myself as I find it hard to trust other people’s standards. Then I met Suzy, she is amazing!
Alchemy have really got to know me and understand the specific needs of my business rather than making me fit with what they do, this is exactly what I needed.
I trust the team with my work 100% and feel so much better having them on board supporting me with my work.
Highly recommend. “
"Northamptonshire ACRE is a small charity that works exclusively with rural communities across the county. We have a board of trustees who meet on a quarterly basis to review the progress of the charity and look at its future development. The charity also runs a wedding event trading arm that requires the directors to meet quarterly as well. Previously most of the minutes of the various meetings had to be done by me, the Chief Executive, because of the sensitive nature of much of the discussion or our Events Co-ordinator. This often made it difficult for us to be fully involved in the discussions as we would be trying to discuss agenda items, answer questions and record all the comments and actions. It would be difficult to fully engage in the meetings at times. It would also take quite a lot of work to get the draft minutes typed up and distributed to the trustees and directors.
The trustees agreed with me that we needed an external minute taker but stressed they had to be reliable and very discreet. In the closed trustee only meetings we often discuss very sensitive information relating to the charity and its employees, therefore it is vital that any outside person we involved can guarantee full confidentiality. Alchemy Virtual Assistance has been able to provide that discretion to guarantee peace of mind for the trustees.
Our Virtual Assistant has been attending the various board meetings since last August in the capacity of external minute taker. It has been such a huge help having her at the meetings, recording all the events and allowing me and the Co-ordinator to take part fully in the discussions. She always arrives early, helps to prepare the room and any papers that might be needed and greets the various trustees or directors, making them feel welcome.
Once the meetings are over, our Virtual Assistant will clarify any queries she has before she leaves and often stays back chatting to the trustees and staff. She always has the draft minutes sent to me within a few days, whereas it could often take me weeks before I could get round to them. This means I can get them to the trustees while the meeting content is still clear in their minds.
The charity, Trustees and I cannot thank Suzy (and Alchemy Virtual Assistance) enough for all their help, support and confidentiality."
“Thanks to Alchemy Virtual Assistance for all the wonderful work you did designing my testimonials and book reviews into proper designs.
They've come in handy for getting business.”
“I can’t believe that I struggled along so long without Sarah’s help! It was incredible how much of my time she could free up and just generally make my life easier.
She is professional, friendly and happy to help. I really can’t recommend her enough!."
"I had the pleasure of working with Sarah whilst we set up and delivered a merchandiising function for North, Central and East Europe for LS & Co.
I hired Sarah to work alongside me to deliver various projects from budgeting, reporting, right through assorment and range planning.
Not only is Sarah super organised and ridulously efficient she is lovely to work with and a really good fit to any organisation."
“Some days running a business is really hard. I may be very motivated to paint, but quite often the business bit gets in the way. It’s the bit I’m learning, the rather big important bit that will make a success of me.
You take on board the torrent of ‘to do’s’ I splurge out to you. You patiently make notes, and then quickly start actioning the list. Before I realise you have already created emails and documents for my 2 main outstanding issues ready for my approval and sending.
You are calm, methodical and caring.
You are not phased by wobbling towers of paper, important scribbles on ripped scraps of paper or sorting emails. You use your own creative flare to help me update and brainstorm the cogs of my business. You help me take a step back and take a fresh look. You question things and help me to say no to things. Above all, I trust you and I shall continue to highly recommend your business to others.
Every business, in my opinion, should have an Alchemy Virtual Assistant.”
"Alchemy VA are an absolute delight to work with.
If you want someone who will come in and treat your business as if it were their own then I strongly recommend you sit down and have a chat with the team.
Alchemy VA will add value to your business and will be a pleasure to work with."
"Eloise deals with any request efficiently and professionally. The work her Virtual Assistant team produce is excellent and they are a joy to work with!"
"We had just built our own studio to train judo athletes, but when COVID hit we had to close our club and review all our plans.
Sarah has helped us get our processes in check, but more than that, she has helped us secure £3,000 of funding to launch a new online fitness programme for over 50's and people with health conditions.
This was a totally new business idea, and we couldn’t have done it without her organisational skills, connections and expertise.
Sarah is now and essential part of our small business – she helps make Neil Adams Effective Fighting run more smoothly. I had no idea a Virtual Assistant could have such a positive impact.”
"I was recently referred to Eloise with a view to her providing me with some Virtual Assistant support.
I was very much in need of help with an awful lot of paperwork that needing sorting out and putting in order for submission to my Solicitor.
Eloise took away the pressure and stress that I was feeling in relation to this matter. My Solicitor even commented:
" I sorted through the paperwork, of what I needed and it was a pleasure to do as they were so organised. Thank you."
I know that this sort of work was a little away from the norm for Eloise but she did not hesitate to offer her services to help. She was understanding, accommodating and a pleasure to meet with.
I would have no hesitation in passing on a recommendation or using her services again as
she saved me a fortune in solicitor’s time!"
"I have been working with Gemma McMillan for the past 4 months now. As a solo entrepreneur trying to do all of the things all of the time, I was starting to think, how am I going to really get my business off the ground.
I decided to take the plunge and find a VA to help me get my message out there and to support me in completing tasks so that I can work on creating valuable content for my clients.
It is definitely one of the best investments I have made.
Gemma has really taken the time to get to know my business, she is incredibly creative and has used that creativity to help me to become more visible on different social media platforms whilst still maintaining the integrity of my brand.
She is always adaptable and willing to help and do what she can even in short notice.
Gemma has made really helpful suggestions and has helped me to collect information in an extremely organised and succinct way. If you have been thinking, I wish I had someone to help me grow my business, then I highly recommend contacting Alchemy Virtual Assistance – you do not need to do it alone.
I am deeply grateful for having Gemma support me in my business. I literally feel lighter in my body and mind knowing that I can rely on someone who gets what I am trying to achieve.
Thank you so much Gemma!"
"Alchemy have helped no end in helping our business not only fill in the gaps, but add so much value in our day to day processes as well as longer term planning.
Very intuitive and really take the time to understand you and your business - highly recommended!"
"I met Suzy when we collaborated on a client project – me providing PR support through Pilkington Communications and Alchemy VA providing admin and social media services.
I was instantly impressed by the Alchemy team's ability to overcome challenges to bring ideas and solutions to the table as we began to form a working group with a range of professionals.
It was important for the success of the project that processes and communication methods were made simple for all involved, and the efficiency and responsiveness of the Alchemy VA team definitely contributed to that.
The Alchemy VA team are an absolute pleasure to work with, and their conscientious, friendly and flexible approach is what really makes this virtual assistant company stand out from the crowd.
We have since had other opportunities to work together too, and every occasion is a thoroughly enjoyable experience which always results in business success for the client."
"I worked with Sarah for a number of years and highly recommend her Virtual Assistance service.
Fantastic bubbly personality. She is conscientius and hard working. Great communication and attention to detial.
All fantastic qualities for her new Alchemy Virtual Assistance venture."
"Always a pleasure spending time with Paul and Suzy from Alchemy Virtual Assistance.
Professional and efficient, they take the time to understand the needs of your business and quikly provide support you need.
Friendly and no-nonsense, I have no hesitation in reccomending them highly."
"Sarah has a way of making you fell calm even when you feel everything is a mess.
She is the perfect mixture of profesionalism, friendly and funny. I would reccomend Sarah in a heartbeat."
"Alchemy VA operates in a world that is deluged three things. Social Media Managers, Profit Coaches and Virtual Assistants.
They are all unregulated, anyone can do it and it’s a tough world to operate in because the behaviours of one person can create the enduring reputation of a large group of peers.
If the reputation of all Virtual Assistants was based upon the behaviours of Suzy and the wider team at Alchemy, then those Virtual Assistants would be fortunate indeed. Their attention to detail, their desire for perfection, their affinity with their clients, their commitment to confidentiality, the community they have built and their passion for their business to be the benchmark for all other Virtual Assistants comes across in everything they do.
This isn’t any Virtual Assistant business, this is Alchemy Virtual Assistance. You just can’t ask for more."
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the Holiday Cover you have provided.
Working on your own or in a family business it’s always difficult to take that much needed rest and holiday time with your family. So, to handover all responsibility to someone else is a tough ask and requires complete trust.
What I found when I tasked you with looking after things for two weeks this year and again very recently was the utmost professionalism and reassurance every step of the way from my initial brief all the way to your in-depth and excellent reports on my return.
Overall an excellent service and I am now looking to hire you for even more tasks within my business as it continues to grow. I have no hesitation at all in giving Alchemy Virtual Assistance my highest recommendation."
"I am writing to say thank you for the ongoing support Alchemy Virtual Assistance are providing us with. As you were aware, we were completely outsourcing our telephone appointment service but we were not entirely happy with the lack of control or quality of the calls made on our behalf.
Having seen the excellent work you do for a friend, we felt that you would be ideal to take ownership of booking our appointment slots - we have not been disappointed.
Not only is your success rate better than our previous provider but your confidence and telephone manner means that you have blended into our business seamlessly.
I have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and colleagues."
"Having worked with the Alchemy VA team for just a short while, they have made a huge difference to our team's workload... and therefore the company's productivity as a whole.
From the first intro meeting, their hugely broad range of skills really wowed us, and their professionalism and enthusiasm have made the Alchemy VA team a delight to work with!"
"I don't know what I did before I had Eloise. She has managed my diary for a few months now and she is fabulous.
I can completely rely on her to be the first port of call for my business, which frees me up to do the stuff I love and not the stuff I loathe... ie. creating Zoom invitations!
She has been very supportive and I am scared to recommend her to others in case she has less time for me!
Thank you Eloise for everything!"
"Gemma McMillan's Virtual Assistant support has been fantastic to our charity, The Lewis Foundation. We have been really impressed with how quickly Gemma has understood the needs of our charity by producing content every week that inspires and informs our supporters, to ensure they are kept up to date with what is happening.
Gemma is great to work with, eager to help and a person you can bounce ideas off. At a time when our time commitments are stretched, to have Gemma on hand to take the pressure off has been amazing.
We love working with Gemma and thank you for ongoing support to help us make a difference to adults going through cancer treatment.”
“Sarah recently covered my business for me when I was away for a family holiday,
Sarah had no previous experience of working as a locksmith however she was able to pick it up quickly, she handled the incoming calls professionally and confidently and was able to coordinate my team of engineers to attend to the customers in an efficient and timely manner.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Sarah to small business owners."
“I am very lucky to have found Alchemy Virtual Assistance when I did. My business was growing in a particular direction, meaning I couldn't keep pace with tasks related to digital imagery and business admin.
I spoke to eight different VA's, but chose Alchemy as they really understood what I do.
The team have a great way with people, their warmth shines through. Tasks have been completed on time to a high standard, feedback is also taken on board to make sure the task is exactly how you would like it to be.
I enjoy working with Alchemy VA and have seen the business benefits in terms of people commenting on my branding and identity.
I would highly recommend Alchemy Virtual Assistance for your business and/or personal VA requirements.”
"I realised that my team at Kilby Fox Accountants we’re struggling for time to manage our social media as consistently and as regularly as I wanted.
As a result, it was a no brainer to engage the team at Alchemy Virtual Assistance to support us with this.
Working with Sarah and Ottalei, and the wider Alchemy team is brilliant.
Such a great bunch of people and so good at what they do. I highly recommend."
"I wanted to write you a testimonial as a thank you for the fantastic work Alchemy VA have been doing with helping to keep me organised and on top of my paperwork, which is a job I severely struggle with.
As is often the case I end up working all hours on site and so the admin side of my business gets left until a to-do list builds up to an impossible task to keep on top of.
In the few months that you have been helping me I have found your flexible and hard-working attitude admirable, as being as dis-organised as I am I know I can’t be the easiest of clients to work for!
You have already implemented several different procedures to help make things more streamlined for me and completed many of the jobs that needed doing in a fraction of the time it would have taken me to do.
As such, I would not hesitate in recommending Alchemy Virtual Assistance to anyone in need of a little extra help as I have no doubt that their fantastic service would be of great benefit to anyone’s business."
“I worked with Alchemy Virtual Assistance to produce and print some marketing literature for my resturant.
I am extremely pleased with the final result and the speedy turnaround time. I can highly recommend them if your looking to get things done and dusted.”
"Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into my business, I would love for any future clients to know just what it is you do for me, as they are missing out!
Since May 2017, Alchemy Virtual Assistance have been creating my newsletters, copy writing for product listings and more recently researching and writing my blog subjects. The attention to detail is second to none, research is very thorough and your creative writing skills sell products! You even make me want to purchase my own products!
I have some extremely boring and repetitive tasks to do which Alchemy Virtual Assistance also took on with gusto, it’s just so lovely to be able to tick off those boxes that have sat unticked for months, all in such a short space of time.
I will email and text requests and you always have an answer back to me in good time. These are just a few of the things you do and I know I have not tapped into half of your skills.
I look forward to working with Alchemy Virtual Assistance for a long time to come."
"I would like to take the time to thank you for your help recently, the way that you handled the work I needed you to do for me was professional and concise.
The manner in which you helped suggesting a simple plan to move forward on the project was a welcome break from the traditional using ten words when one would do!
I would have no hesitation in recomending the Virtual Assistant team at Alchemy VA to any of my business associates for any admin challenges they may have."
“I think Sarah was shocked when I said I was going to need her help for 10 hours per week – Well I definitely did!
As the Commercial Director of my company I needed help with a wide variety of work. From tracking my emails and managing my schedule, to reviewing opportunities and putting together proposals including project planning materials. As well as producing business assets to support initiatives and awareness within the business.
And, my word has she and her team delivered!
Sarah and her team have been able to contend with complex situations with the least amount of direction and the rapidity Sarah has been able to understand these, put into context, apply and take action was, is and remains; extraordinary.
Whilst Sarah has an abundance of skills, I have been particularly taken (almost to a point of fascination) by her Excel “Wizardry!” I’m no slouch on Excel, but the skillset’s that Sarah possesses, to quickly put together relevant and meaningful information in a format that is easily understood is rare. These skills have been used to great advantage and have made a material impact in my business.
Beyond such Administrative skills, Sarah has been able to attend client video meetings and calls with me and indeed on my behalf. Followed through professionally with the progression of actions and delivery of work which, I would have otherwise had to complete.
That is not all. Sarah is a great consultant too, with whom it is possible to seek opinion, stress test and analyse situations, which again is very helpful.
I look forward to my ongoing work with Sarah and her team. I have found not only fantastic colleagues, but new friends too!”
"I’m thrilled with the work Eloise is doing for Sunkissed. I’m amazed at how fast she works, how she uses her initiative, and how organised she is.
What a star! I feel like I’ve got a wing-man finally!!
Honestly, Eloise is taking a huge weight off my shoulders and I thought I would feed back how much I’m appreciating and enjoying working with her.”
"Working with Alchemy Virtual Assistance has been a wonderful experience in every way imaginable.
The team are warm, calm and always totally professional.
Having Alchemy VA on my team allows me the time to do my best work, and that is invaluable."
“Alchemy Virtual Assistance has literally transformed the way I run my (small) business, and consequently my life. They brings calm to the chaos.
Over the short time we have been working together, their VA support has enabled me to feel calmer and more in control; and consequently able to concentrate on the creative side of my business which I was previously starting to neglect; leaving my Virtual Assistant to handle the logistics.
I have grown to trust and lean on Alchemy more and more as our relationship has developed over time, and now I couldn’t be without them!”