Phone: 01434 400466

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CoronaVirus (Covid-19 Update)

Please rest assured that we are operating as normal during the Covid-19 outbreak.  All services are still available, so please do get in touch if you have any enquiries.

Curlew Secretarial Solutions – Virtual Assistant Cumbria


An award winning virtual assistant service based in Cumbria. From our own fully equipped office, we provide a professional and cost effective alternative to hiring your own PA or administrative assistant.  By taking care of your time consuming office tasks, we enable you to concentrate on the important aspects of your business and find more time to relax.  As a virtual assistant service, 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.  Call 01434 400466 or fill in our contact form for more information.

We work 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.

Borderlands VA Network

Support for Virtual Assistants

Gwen is a co-founder of Borderlands VA Network, an organisation set up to support virtual assistants to set up and grow their businesses, and offer support with local knowldge.

Offering advice, networking opportunities, training, CPD, resources, events and collaboration opporunities it is available to all.

Do check out our website, Facebook page and group where you can chat with other VA’s, find work opportunites, see our events as they are organised and stay on top of industry news and legal updates that affect the industry.

Visit Borderlands VA Network’s Website

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 ….. 

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Why are we different?

Getting to know you and your business

Virtual Assistant Cumbria

We like to get to know you and your business so we can understand the way you work; then we will carry your work out exactly the way you like it.
We offer an overnight transcription service so you can send us your audio file before you go to bed and when you wake in the morning it is ready and waiting for you.
We specialise in Environmental Science and provide a virtual assistant service to university lecturers, renewable energy companies, students and other businesses in that field. We are fully conversant with the jargon that goes hand-in-hand with the subject area.
We offer a 15% discount for students (see Student Services for further information)

What is a Virtual Assistant?

Definition of a Virtual Assistant.

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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.

Infographic - What is a Virtual Assistant?

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