About Us

I am Paula Edwards, founder of Advance Virtual Assistants, and we are here to make your life easier.

• Do you procrastinate over jobs you hate to do?

• Do find you lack the skills to do a particular aspect of your business and it therefore takes you much longer than is necessary?

• Would your time be better spent focusing on growing your business and not on the smaller operational tasks?

Then we can help you

CEO & Founder

If you would like to know more about me…..

I feel very fortunate to have grown up in one of the most beautiful places in the UK, the North Devon coast (I am biased, I know).
Since then I have moved around, within the UK and outside, to include Germany and Australia, which has been both exciting and extremely interesting.

I started my working career holding various administrative roles, from book keeping to office management.

Since then have undertaken roles in a wide variety of industries within the public, private and voluntary sectors in healthcare, dental, charities and shipbroking. I have been fortunate to have worked in both  small family run businesses and larger corporate environments.

The majority of my career has been in the healthcare sector, managing GP & dental practices, out of hours and mental health services. This has involved managing all aspects of business from accounts; service level agreements; budgets and funding applications to human resources and customer service. Latterly, I held an administrative position in a London based shipbroking company which involved many roles, including; project management; introducing systems; compliance; human resources and research.

In 2017 I decided to take the plunge to become self-employed and put my wealth of administrative and business management experience to good use. Hence the inception of Advance Virtual Assistants. We support busy small business owners, to ensure they deliver the best service possible to their clients, on an ad-hoc or regular basis.

We can take care of the daily tasks that you don’t enjoy doing, allowing you to focus on your core business.

Paula came to me on recommendation from a highly reliable and respected colleague and she has proven invaluable. As a very busy remote worker with a portfolio of clients it is essential that I have a good admin provider and Paula is exactly that. She is reliable, polite, creative, and responsive. She is quick to learn and uses her initiative which is vital for the way that I manage my work and clients. She always hits deadlines and is honest and trustworthy. Indeed when I recently set up another company with a colleague she was the obvious choice to help with the set up and management of the admin and bookkeeping tasks. I have no hesitation recommending her and her business, Advance Virtual Assistants. Elizabeth Carter

Director, ECHO Unlimited

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