Virtual Team Mate

You didn't start a company to do admin.
Grow your business by spending more time with current and future clients and let VTM do the rest.

About Me

My name is Annie Curtis and I would like to tell you a little about myself and what my team and I can do for you.

I've been working as a freelance personal assistant, or Virtual Assistant, since January 2011. I made the leap to running my own business for the same reason as you did: I could see a gap in the market for how it could be done better. Bringing in my skills from a variety of management roles, I've recruited a team of similar individuals with different talents in financial control, human resources, time management, book-keeping, personal and business administration, transcription and recruitment and we are now available to help you across those areas.

As an experienced team leader with experience running large teams and entire business units, I know what the perils of the job are. You find yourself struggling to meet your deadlines because of paperwork, or you can't see which activities are profitable because your books aren't up to date. You'll have something that's been sitting in your inbox for weeks that you know you've been putting off – that's what I'm here for

I've also got one of the best little black books in the business. I've found a chimney sweep in Cornwall, I’ve found a prop plant for a live performance with 24 hours' notice and I've organised a branded gift wrap for a client's client who didn't know where he was. In short: if you need it doing, I'll find a way to do it and take the hassle out of your hands.

Prop plant that I found

What is a virtual assistant?

A virtual assistant is a personal assistant who works remotely. That means you can have all the advantages of a PA without them taking up space in your office – or, more importantly, the associated costs.

Of course I can be there to work with you in person if required. The great thing about a VA is that you can use our services as much or as little as you need. Some of my clients choose to have a monthly contract with VTM but others need the flexibility to increase or decrease the amount we work for them in line with demand. This is particularly the case for start-ups and SMEs, growing businesses, companies in exhibition seasons or individuals with busy schedules. The point is that a VA is a service that is here to serve you.

The other benefit for you is that you have access to my team and my contacts. I have a number of qualified, contracted staffers working with me on your project or service, helping deliver my experience in 25 years of business management. Under my guidance, we can complete any of the following tasks with ease and efficiency, and to a very high standard:

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Office Administration

Organising printing, mail-outs, ordering supplies and stationery, post and archives: trust me, I've seen worse than yours.

Financial management, accounts and bookkeeping

From line-by-line bookkeeping to VAT returns, year end accounts and expenses management to cashflow documents, I'm even a FreeAgent Expert and am used to many other SME accounting packages. I'm a credit controller for several of my clients and know how important it is to keep a friendly relationship with clients' account departments when invoicing – even if they are well overdue!

Diary management, travel and bookings

Whether it's business or personal, I'll make sure there are no clashes and can provide tailored lists of what you need to do and when. I'll get you from A to B, in this country or around the world and, on top of that, I can make events, birthdays, dinner reservations and presents happen in no time at all and to your budge

Transcriptions and data entry

Many of our team are experienced secretaries, so we'll have your audio file, video or recorded call typed up professionally and quickly. The same goes for data input: we've been in Excel, Insightly and other CRMs more time than you've had hot dinners.

Event and exhibition planning

Booking exhibition stands to resourcing them, arranging for installation, hiring staff and caterers, ordering the goodies – or standing around waiting for that vital delivery so you can concentrate on your clients. I've done the lot, both in the UK and overseas. Just tell me what needs doing and it'll be sorted. (Don't ask me how many flights I've booked to Düsseldorf. Oh, and AirBNB and I are best friends.) This includes social events, such as birthdays, retirement parties and weddings!

Quick Quote

Get in touch and let's see how I can save you time, money and grey hairs. I'll reply to you within 24 hours.

Free up your time to do what really matters

If you'd like to find out more about what I can do to help you and your business, contact me using the form below, call me for a chat on +44 (0)7545 923 140. You can also contact me via @virtualteammate on Twitter.

Read what my clients say about me

We find Annie Curtis at Virtual Team Mate very professional in all of her dealings and with the work she produces for us at Fairhand Visiting Physiotherapists. Annie provides a prompt and efficient service and enjoys challenge and variety. She is very patient, friendly and, most impressively, can master a complicated brief with speed and accuracy. Whilst we are still only a small company, we receive lots of other approaches but we know that we will be staying, and being helped to grow, with Virtual Team Mate.

Frances Lamberth, Fairhand Visiting Physiotherapists

What to say? Annie got it bang on. Asked to bring my company's book-keeping up to date, she took the time to understand what I needed, explained the knock-on issues she could foresee, and quoted and delivered comprehensively. All this was done with humour, aplomb and a reasonable sense of urgency – and with fantastic attention to detail. I've worked with her ever since. Highly recommended.

James Matthews-Paul, Brixton Press

If ever there was a virtual assistant to pull out all the stops and deliver on time it is Annie Curtis. Within a few minutes, Annie had sorted out a solution for me and delivered on time within two days. Virtual assistants are sometimes the unsung heros of online business and the work they do can be crucial to a project. I'm delighted to recommend Annie.

Ken McGaffin, Founder,

Very efficient, well skilled in computer programs and able to work independently. First class office assistance. Multi skilled in various areas and very efficient but the one of the main things we like is that she cares about the quality of work she does for you.

Neil Versfeld, MD, King Cookware

Trusting someone with your financial dealings and everyday PA office management is no easy feat, especially when you have an SME business. It requires lots of trust and professionalism. Annie Curtis and Virtual Team Mate give me complete peace of mind – they are very reactive and I know I’m in capable hands.

Alexis Lipoff, 3WM Communications

Annie is a top quality office administrator who consistently goes beyond the call of duty to get the job done on time. We will definitely be working with her again on future projects.

Olutomi Adeyemi, MD, Alexander Brookes Associates

I'm delighted to recommend Annie. I have known and worked with her for many years and found her to be unfailingly reliable, capable, professional, hard-working and trustworthy. She is a superb communicator: friendly, persuasive, and effective. In summary, she is an invaluable colleague and, I may add, a great pleasure to work with.

John Arundel, Bitfield Consulting

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