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Gwen Backhouse, Curlew Secretarial Solutions, Cumbria, UK,  Virtual Assistant
Name: Gwen Backhouse
Hourly Rate from: 21.00
Currency: GBP UK pounds sterling


NVQ 2 Business Administration RSA Level 3 Word Processing RSA Level 3 Text Processing RSA Level 3 Audio Typing RSA Level 2 Legal Text Processing RSA Level 2 Medical Audio Typing RSA Level 1 Web Design Maths GCSE B English Language and Literature B/B A-Levels B’s and above BSc Environmental Science (Hons)

Audio Transcription, Audio Typing, Copy Typing, Correspondence, Data Entry, Database Maintaining, Desk / Internet Research, Digital Transcription, Mail Merge, Mailshots, Manuscript Services, Medical Secretary, Minutes, Personal Assistant, Presentations / Slides, Proof Reading, Social Media, Spreadsheet Updates, Transcription Services, Word Processing

First Language:
Other Languages:
Spoken / Interpreter:

Basic: French, Spanish

Industry Experience:
Administrative / Support Services, Business Services, Environment, Research

Additional details:
Gwen has an office in the town centre of Brampton Cumbria. She began her Virtual Assistant business, Curlew Secretarial Solutions in February 2014.

Gwen has over nineteen years of experience in the secretarial and PA sector. Five of those years were spent working as an Audio Typist and Receptionist at a busy inner-city doctor's surgery, so she is familiar with medical administration, and the confidentiality issues that go hand-in-hand with that position.

She spent many years working as Personal Assistant at an Occupational Health Company, dealing with all aspects of a busy office as well as running the Managing Directors diary and planning events, seminars and conferences. She also volunteers as a secretary for Alston Moor Food Bank and her local Scout Troop.

Gwen also has a background in Environmental Science and provides a Virtual Assistant service to university lecturers, renewable energy companies, students and other businesses in that field.

Curlew Secretarial Solutions has grown rapidly and works with a wide range of clients from sole traders to large companies. All services are tailored specifically to each client, as all have very different ways of working and different requirements.

In February 2018 Gwen was awarded UK Outstanding VA 2018, having previously been awarded VA of the Year England 2016, VA of the Year North West 2016 and Best Newcomer VA 2015. Gwen is now a member of the Judging Panel for the UK VA Awards

Gwen says, "I am truly passionate about being a VA, I have always enjoyed working in the administrative sector and having built a successful business around that has been truly rewarding."

"I can highly recommend Curlew Secretarial Solutions – Virtual Assistant Service, the prompt, efficient service, coupled with a genuine desire to support your business, rather than simply provide a service, is a real asset to anyone needing ad-hoc or regular assistance." - A satisfied client of Curlew Secretarial Solutions.

Gwen can also type at 80 wpm.
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Contact Details:
Business Name: Curlew Secretarial Solutions
Location: Cumbria, UK
Website: www.curlewsecretarial.co.uk
E-mail: info@curlewsecretarial.co.uk
Phone: 441434400466
Local Time (Guide Only):
15:58 (24 hour clock)

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