"Marina was the ultimate PA. Suffice to say that, thanks to her, I have never been so organised or prepared as when I was fortunate enough to have her sorting me out! The fact that we weren't in the same location never caused a problem.
As well as always being positive and cheerful she made sure to always understand the 'why' of anything I needed of her, rather than just the 'what'. As a result, I rarely needed to ask her to do anything as she already had it covered. Discreet and professional, I can't overstate the value she brought day in, day out in her support of me. I have no hesitation in recommending her unconditionally."
Chris Norris, Retail Director, Al Futtaim Private Company
“Marina acted as my PA for almost five years. In that time she always performed to the very highest standard. It was reassuring to know that I could always count on things getting done on time to a very high standard just by asking. In addition to PA duties, she also offered sound counsel with particular regard to management issues. She is the best PA I have ever had.”
Jon Tobbell, Interim Commercial Director, Michelin Group
“Marina has an admirable ability to draft clear and accurate communications based on very little (or rushed, from me!) information about very specific, sometimes complicated topics and within very short periods of time. This has been really helpful in keeping our customers briefed. Marina is very reliable and will always deliver to a high standard.”
Anna Jarman, Director, Jarman Consulting Ltd
"I employed Marina to work as a Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of a Consultancy in Leeds, GMAP Ltd. Marina quickly became a key member of the team bringing a huge amount of organisation and skill in communicating with our many clients. She joined in a growth phase when the pressure was on, and she never failed to deliver.
Marina provided 1:1 support for the Managing Director who had a heavy travel schedule, so not only did she make sure that always went to plan, she was front line to all clients when the Managing Director was away.
Marina has excellent communication skills, is 100% reliable and genuinely cares about doing a good job. She has a brilliant sense of humour, is a happy upbeat person and wonderful to have around!"
Jill Cooper, Marketing Director, GSMA
"Marina is a safe pair of hands – we have been consistently impressed by her work ethic, customer focus and the high (very high) quality of her work and her interaction with us. Allocated tasks are completed on time and escalations happen when necessary. She also manages to be unfailingly cheerful, even when colleagues are less than speedy in helping review output. Extremely capable and hardworking and as a result very much appreciated."
Will Moss, Programme Director, NHS Connecting for Health
"Marina played an integral part in making some key events successful by designing and writing the communications and invitations to over 500 customers and to our internal account and service management teams. In the past these events have had a low attendance rate, but due to Marina pushing and co-ordinating the communications, we had the best attendance rate ever with great feedback.
Marina’s professional and conscientious approach along with her invaluable experience helped us out enormously."
Sue Latcham, Sector Service Lead, Vodafone
"Marina is methodical and systematic in her outlook and works well to demanding schedules in producing documents and materials to deadlines.
I’ve only ever seen Marina working under a very stressful situation once - at an event where it looked like some details in the marketing literature were wrong. Marina handled it brilliantly - demonstrating a cool and reasoned mind when under the spotlight, she came back with the evidence that the marketing information was correct. She’s a good all-rounder and a delight to work with."
Paul Cockerill, Business and Policy Manager, Maternity Transformation Programme, NHS England
"Marina has been a constant support throughout my working life. Always available to give me advice and guidance where others didn't understand what I was hoping to achieve. She is a lovely person to work with, always calm in a crisis, always supportive and always reliable. A real right hand to myself in the support of my one-woman business. You will be lucky if she comes on board with your business - if I hadn’t retired, she would still be working with me now!"
Paula Moss, Director, CompanyP Limited – Consultancy Services, Mentoring and Programme/Project Management
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