Marlow based Shelley Hall started her Virtual Assistant business to help local business owners achieve a ‘better work-life balance’.
Posted on 4th December 2023 at 10:30
A Marlow businesswoman has started a new Virtual Assistant venture to help local business owners achieve a ‘better work-life balance’.
Shelley Hall launched her Alchemy Virtual Assistance (VA) Franchise Hub earlier this year. She's on a mission to provide remote admin and PA support to the rising number of entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs in Marlow, Maidenhead and beyond...
The former global buyer and mother of one has taken a brave leap to switch from her fast-paced corporate career, where she worked for Debenhams, Adidas and Warner Brothers, and instead focus on supporting independent retailers, sole traders and small service-based businesses with tasks everyday administration tasks.
“I have worked in the UK and abroad for some of the world’s most well-known brands,” says Shelley. “But now I am back living in my hometown of Marlow with my young family, and I have realised that helping local business owners to grow their business is definitely where my passion is..."
Shelley has spearheaded major projects during her 20-year career, including the retail product development for a brand new theme park in Abu Dhabi and managing the merchandise and licensing programme for Warner Brothers experiences worldwide!
“I am very used to juggling multiple jobs all at once, and small business owners are often managing what feels like millions of tasks too - invoicing, emails, bookkeeping, reporting and analytics, social media and lots more. I can take care of all these things on their behalf, so that they have more time back for important business development and things they enjoy doing."
“There is a real demand for remote admin given the number of entrepreneurs and small business owners we have in the area, and a real community feel in the town which is what I love. I can’t wait to start working with more people locally.”
We're immensely proud to be supporting Shelley as latest member of the growing Alchemy VA Franchise Family. Shelley is already making a huge impact on both her growing client base and local community.
If you're not sure how Shelley's expertise can benefit your small business, please don't hesitate to get in touch for a (virtual or in person) coffee to explore the options and potential impact of working with a professional, dedicated Alchemy Virtual Assistant.
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About Alchemy VA...
Alchemy Virtual Assistance (VA) was founded by Suzy Sanders from a home office in Northamptonshire in 2016, to provide remote administration services, practical marketing and flexible PA support to sole traders, entrepreneurs and business owners.
Suzy’s background is as an executive assistant for a Chief HR Officer within a Global Recruitment and her husband Paul – who joined the business full-time in August 2018 – has a career history which includes debt management, credit control, call centre leadership and training.
Alchemy Virtual Assistance (VA) launched a unique Virtual Assistant franchise model in December 2019 which enables aspiring virtual assistants to replicate and build their own VA businesses under the Alchemy brand.
Suzy was named a finalist in the UK VA Awards - Midlands region – in 2018 & 2019. Alchemy Virtual Assistance was Northamptonshire Life Magazine’s B2B of the Year in 2018 and in 2019 Suzy was nominated for the We Are The City – Rising Star Award for Entrepreneurship. Suzy also scooped runner-up in two categories – ‘Businesswoman’ and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ – at the 2019 SME Northamptonshire Business Awards, and Alchemy VA was named as a finalist for the Innovation Award at the Northamptonshire Business Awards 2019.
In 2020 Suzy was nominated for the ‘VA Star Award’ which is designed to recognise professional Virtual Assistants that ‘give back’ to the Virtual Assistant industry by being recognised by their peers. Suzy is also a finalist for ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ in the Northamptonshire SME Awards 2020 and a regional finalist for ‘Family Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
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