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Curlew Secretarial Solutions is a virtual assistant service based in North Cumbrian town of Brampton.  From our own fully equipped offices, we provide a professional and cost effective alternative to hiring your own secretary or administrative assistant.  By taking care of the day to day administration and secretarial tasks, we enable you to concentrate on the important aspects of your business and find more time to relax. As virtual assistants, much of our work is taken care of remotely via the internet, telephone, email, post or courier, but we can also meet local clients in person if you prefer.

We work with a wide range of clients from sole traders to large companies; no job is too big or too small, and we take care of anything from a one-off proofread to a regular contract.


Why are we different?

Getting to know you and your business

We are a multi UK Award winning business who like to get to know you and your business well, so we can understand the way you work.  We offer a consistent and professional service, just the way you like it.  As well as offering a wide range of services, and we also specialise in Environmental Science and transcription.  Plus, we offer a 15% discount for students (see Student Services for further information).  Find out more here.

Benefits of using a ‘Virtual Assistant’.

What can we do for you?

Do you ever find yourself sitting in front of a computer late at night or sacrificing your precious time off to catch up with the tedious day to day admin?  Imagine reclaiming those evenings and days off and taking the time to relax instead.   Using a Virtual Assistant can shave hours from your work week! Getting your time back is only one of the many benefits of using a virtual assistant, there are so many more advantages to outsourcing your administrative work ….. Find out  More


Find out more about usBlog


Have you checked out our blog yet?  Find out more about us, about the Virtual Assistant industry and what we get up to.  You can also find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram, so do check our pages out.  Links to our social media pages can be found at the top of the paage.  If you would like us to blog about a certain subject, then please do let us know in the comments below one of our blogs.  We are also always looking for guest blogs so do get in touch.

What is a Virtual Assistant?

Definition of a Virtual Assistant.

What is a Virtual Assistant


A Virtual Assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office. A Virtual Assistant usually works from their own fully equipped office, but they are able to access the necessary planning documents, such audio recordings, scanned notes and event specifications remotely. Virtual Assistants are usually freelance workers who  focus on the tasks that would normally be taken care of by a Secretary, PA or Administrator. With many ways to pay, this service can be used by anyone in need of a little extra help.

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@VAVelocity @nwvaconf It's been great to see you again. Safe travels 🙂

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@clockwork_soc Lovely to meet you too. It has been such a good Conference:)

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Great workshop with @PennyHaslam at the #NWVAConf19 Thanks Penny and great to see you 🙂 #SkillUp

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So lovely spending the evening with these fab ladies! Looking forward to tomorrow already 😉@nwvaconf

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#NWVAConf19 is a go! Can’t wait to #skillup and spend some time learning for my own business but also to help all m…

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