TESTIMONIALS

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Alison has worked with The PA Portal as an Associate for over a year now. In that time she has proven herself time and time again. She is trustworthy, conscientious and throws herself into the tasks allocated.

She has supported me with client work and also with my own business tasks. Her technical knowledge is outstanding and she is a natural problem solver. It's such a relief to know that I have Alison on-board, supporting from the wings. Thank you Alison!
I couldn't recommend Alison enough. She's been writing my newsletters for 6 months now, and each month has consistently resulted in more subscribers and engagement than the last.

Alison is super organised and highly motivated meaning it didn't take her long to get to grips with what I need and start producing high quality content. She effectively communicates what she needs from me and sets deadlines, keeping me accountable too. I couldn't sing her praises enough. If you've ever toyed with the idea of having a VA, give her a call. You'll be wondering how you ever managed without her.
Alison has been a pleasure to work with and one of those people in life that always has a cheery smile – even though most of the time we worked remotely by phone or email. Never once would I have known if she’d had a bad day herself, such is the joy of her demeanour. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Alison to take on and she seemed to thrive on the extensive variety of the work I gave her. Never afraid to turn her hand to any task, she also willing took on the training and learning of new systems, whether internal or external without hesitation and gave comprehensive handovers to her co-VA at the end of each week’s ‘shift’. I truly wish Alison the very best for the future and would recommend her to anyone seeking the ever more rare qualities of polite manners, positive energy, hard-work and diligence.
Alison took on a task I hate and I was very pleased to easily out source. I gave her a written brief to request some specific quotes for services. 

Alison used her own initiative and brilliance to collect market information, including from abroad, to give me exactly what I needed with no further input from me. I could then focus on other activities in my business I am more specialised in as food safety expert. 

Alison is impressively efficient, polite and professional and I would recommend her highly for a multitude of tasks. She has entrepreneurial qualities herself and a positive attitude to finding solutions promptly
Alison joined the ESO at a time of great change and her wealth of education/management experience meant that she was able to introduce new systems to help the team cope with an ever increasing workload.

I personally welcomed her as a line manager who always consulted and communicated well with her team. Always smiling and seemingly unfazed by potentially stressful busy periods, her positive attitude made for a calmer working environment. I would highly recommend Alison; she brings fun, compassion and professionalism into challenging situations.
Alison has good strategic appreciation and vision; coupled with a real flare for compliance. She was a well-respected manager and colleague at UCA who maintained professionalism and integrity at all times.

Alison genuinely cares about people and has an aptitude for coaching and mentoring. She brought out the best in her team by developing their skills and showed great leadership and service delivery to students and colleagues
Alison’s enthusiasm and proactive nature, alongside her high level of communication and customer service skills means she is always a pleasure to work with. She has great attention to detail, a professional and open approach, fantastic organisation skills, allowing her to consistently deliver outstanding events for the University.
Alison has great leadership skills and manages to steer her team along a sturdy and positive path. She manages to combine professionalism alongside genuine concern for her colleagues and their career progression - something not always apparent in leadership. I would highly recommend Alison; she brings fun, compassion and professionalism into challenging situations.
Alison has proven invaluable in terms of guidance, support and professional counsel. Alison has guided me through the complexities of University regulations and helped trouble-shoot difficult situations with patience, good humour, clarity, and sensitivity.
Alison is a dedicated professional who offers a high level of commitment and enthusiasm to the job. She is a "people person", able to interact on any level with varying stakeholders. Alison has a high attention to detail, and an eye to develop herself and other staff around her.
Alison worked with me at Southampton Solent University where she was very highly regarded. Her role as a Course Administrator was a multifaceted and diverse position that demanded exacting attention to detail, excellent time management and organisational skills. It was a role in which Alison excelled, not only in operational terms but her cheerful disposition and personal skills meant she was a delight to work with.
Alison was also happy to help with any query that I might have, no matter how obscure. She was a pleasure to work with, both in my role as AQO and Senior Lecturer.