Phone: 01434 400466

“With 16 years of experience and an award winning service, Curlew Secretarial have earned a reputation as the best virtual assistant service in Cumbria.”



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Gwen Backhouse – Photograph by Andrew Collier

Based in Cumbria, Curlew Secretarial Solutions is an on-line ‘Virtual Assistant’ service helping you spend more time on the important things in your business and less on time-consuming administration tasks.

We are here because we enjoy administrative work and our aim is to leave you safe in the knowledge that your work is in good hands and will be carried out in a professional, friendly manner and with excellent customer service always at the centre of everything we do. Curlew Secretarial Solutions are committed to excellence, and we are constantly evolving as the needs of our client’s change.

Curlew Secretarial Solutions Managing Director,Gwen, has a wealth of experience in the Secretarial/ Administrative sector and has spent around 17 years working as a Secretary, Personal Assistant, Audio Typist and Receptionist.

5 of those 17 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.

Six years of Gwen’s work was spent working as a Personal Assistant at an Occupational Health Company, once again dealing with all aspects of a busy office as well as running the Managing Directors diary and planning events, seminars and conferences.

Gwen has a variety of RSA level qualifications and an NVQ 2 in Business Administration. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, so she is familiar with student dissertations, and theses. Gwen can also type at 75 wpm.