We know we have the skills, expertise and personnel to do a fantastic job for you. But that's easy to say. So, we let our clients do the talking...
"Jo came to us highly recommended and has exceeded even the glowing terms of her reference! Utterly reliable, punctual, organised and pro-active (an all too-rare attribute), Jo is good humoured and supportive in her service to us. We use her skills for staying on top of our email management, ensuring that our exec team can focus on working with our clients, rather than slaving away in Outlook. She does this with verve and consummate skill and has become a key part of our team, even though she works in another country!" - Andy Hayles, Managing Partner, CharcoalBlue
"I am working with Life PA, and they are great - friendly and professional. They are now getting me organised, which is no mean feat! Why would I use anyone else? The Life family are the people who deliver on promises every time." - Alan Stuart, Traditional Decorator
"Having worked for a long time with Didsbury Life already I had no hesitation to embark on approaching LifePA / WeAreLife to assist with my other work commitments. As ever, it was stress free and such a breeze! No need to tell anyone anything twice and they always just seem to 'get it'!
The world of Didsbury Life and beyond has made running an independent business a lot more hassle free." - Helen Bradley, Macleod Bradley
"Capital Relations is a small company with an agile approach to business. We maximise performance in our work by bringing together the right team, at the right time. In our Knowledge Exchange and Network projects we rely on accurate data, and excellent communication - both online and offline. The support of Life PA has ensured that the 'back end' of our service works seamlessly, and can be scaled up when required. Thismeans that I can focus my own energy and expertise delivering the strategy and detail most valued by our clients. I particularly enjoy working with Jo - who works efficiently and intuitively. After a single briefing, Jo understands just what we need, and is honest and detailed with her time sheet - an efficiency and saving which is passed on to our clients, making everyone happy!" - Coral Grainger, Capital Relations
"I would like to say a big thank you to Jo at Life PA.
Setting up a small business involves a multitude of small but important tasks, and the fact that someone like Jo is there to take on some of these is fantastic. I very much appreciate the fact that I don't need to worry about getting those things done, because in Jo's hands I know they will get done, on time, and to a very high standard. I wholeheartedly recommend the service at Life PA." - Jane Livesy, Pinky Minky Makes
"When I needed some assistance to run my company, Jo at LifePA came to the rescue. She went way beyond my expectations in her background research and understanding of what New Build Inspections does, and that means that when I ask her to do something she knows precisely what is needed. It's this ownership of the admin that leaves me in no doubt - using Life PA was one of the best business decisions I could have made.
Before, I would have to stop what I was doing to respond to emails or answer telephone enquires but now Jo takes care of all that for me, so that I can concentrate on doing my job.
The nature of my work means that I need assistance on a very ad-hoc basis; sometimes there's loads to do and other times there isn't. Using a full time assistant would be out of the question, but LifePA's service is very flexible and is exactly what I need." - Stephen Roberts, New Build Inspections
"The support Jo provided was invaluable in moving a very difficult project from “it would be nice if we had done that” to “done”! Jo’s willingness to learn about a novel subject area and quickly understand the requirements of the project was exemplary; attributes that are hard to find.
Jo was a pleasure to deal with and always willing to adapt as the project’s requirements changed. She instilled confidence in me in her abilities and this was exemplified in the excellent work she delivered. I can’t recommend Jo highly enough, if you want a hard working, committed, professional to provide support on any project, you need look no further." - Dr Tim Whitworth, University of Leeds
"As a freelance theatre consultant I have three main clients working in three cities on two continents. I live on the train/plane and juggle for a living.
I started working with Jo three months ago and now can't imagine working without her. She calmly looks after my email, diary, travel, hotels and even the occasional crazy request like 'can you send a bunch of flowers on a Saturday to a shipping company in Hong Kong to be on the desk by 9am Monday morning'.
Her efficiency, good humour and willingness to learn a completely new industry make her indispensable to me and I have no reservations in recommending her" - Paul Clay
"We all know there are never enough hours in the day to do everything that we would like to do. This is where Life PA come in. Jo has been putting together our monthly newsletters for a few months now and has done a great job. We're getting great feedback from them. Being able to use Life PA as an extra pair of hands as and when needed really helps scale down the ever growing 'to do' list. I would definitely recommend Life PA to others." - Sian Wild, The Flower Lounge
"Thank you Life PA for looking after Simple Netball last week! Peace of mind that everyone was taken care of = priceless" - Joanna Blaine, Simple Netball League- via Twitter
"Without Jo’s support, at Life PA, a high-profile project that I’ve just completed - and which turned out to be a stunning success - could well have been a disaster. Trying to manage the project from abroad, I needed a reliable, flexible and affordable back-up. Jo was all three. More than that she’s a joy to work with, organised, and not scared of giving it a go! I’ve already recommended DidsburyPA to others. Thanks Jo." - Brian McCaul, KT2.0 Services
The best thing about Life PA is how they quickly become a member of your team. Your cause is now just as important to them as it is to you - and that is so reassuring when you run your own small business. You're so used to doing everything yourself that handing even the smallest task over to someone else is a bit of a wrench. Life PA understand this and do everything so enthusiastically that you have complete confidence your business is in safe hands. I would definitely recommend this service to anyone who is finding there just aren't enough hours in the day anymore. - Jess Shaughnessy, ICity Media.
"Sometimes, when you have your own business there just aren’t enough hours in the day. When you are working to minimise overheads, employing more full time staff just isn’t an option. At Milly Mog we decided to take a leap of faith and employ the services of Life PA to carry out some projects we just didn’t have time to do ourselves. The service was invaluable. Having a flexible support function suited us perfectly and enabled us to clear a backload of niggling jobs that otherwise would still be waiting to be finished. A great service with fantastic enthusiastic staff and… the best thing… we only got invoiced for the hours it took to complete the work. We will definitely be using the services of Life PA; it’s like having extra staff but without the extra salary!" - Emma Matthews, Milly Mog
"I started my gardening business 'Pocket Allotments' in April this year. I have no experience in running my own business and didn't really know where to start in promoting my services. Everyone told me it was best to be a 'word of mouth' recommendation but I didnt know how to help that along and had little time to develop this myself. Luckily Jo at Life PA did know exactly how to do this! She helped launch my services on the social media front. Since I've had the support of Life PA I have been genuinely surprised by the number of contacts made and confirmed jobs. The part of the business I was dreading the most - i.e. promotion and marketing, has become the least stressful. Word of mouth is the way to go and Jo at DidsburyPA is a perfect example of how this works!" - Sarah Hamilton, Pocket Allotments
"OK, so WestFest is all part of the Didsbury Life, Life PA family. Who would have guessed?!
However, Jo, now the face of Life PA, offered her services last year, in the run up to WestFest 2010. It couldn't have been organised as efficiently without her communication skills.
Seeing that Jo could support and supplement what the Life infrastructure was doing informally, we decided to formalise it. And with Jo's input, Life PA was born. That's how much we rate the face of Life PA. - Helen Corr, WestFest.