PRESS RELEASE: July 2020
Dorset, we’ve got you covered!
The leading freelance PA business, The Passionate PA, welcomed a new face to the team in July which means they now have coverage across the whole county, and beyond.
Emily Fuller (nee Gollop) has been involved in business since she was old enough to walk as her family ran the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. She is now a qualified and experienced Human Resources professional having spent 10 years with SMEs and global engineering companies, honing her skills in people management and business strategy.
She joins The Passionate PA as a franchisee covering Weymouth and West Dorset, fulfilling her own ambition to be a business owner but adopting the company’s very clear mission; to assist ambitious business leaders and entrepreneurs in their pursuit for business success. Working in partnership with clients, each Passionate PA offers a unique and valuable set of skills to help create the momentum and results their clients desire. Services range from Business Admin and Organisation to Event Planning and Project Management, right through to Marketing and Business Development activities… there is no end to the skills and commercial experience offered by the team at The Passionate PA!
Emily brings an added layer of knowledge with 10 years spent in the cut and thrust of growing HR departments. She has a passion for doing things exceptionally well, and bringing people together to achieve incredible things. She loves nothing more than helping ambitious businesses creating a full ‘Employee Lifecycle’, helping the owners/directors create structure for their people through selection, recruitment and retention.
Emily’s career highlights include completing her masters in HR Management with Bournemouth University and becoming a Chartered Member of the CIPD. She has led and managed various change programmes and been involved in takeovers. During her time at Atlas Elektronik, Emily developed a Leadership Programme to future proof the company and create a consistent, authentic and effective leadership style for current and future senior managers.
It was also at Atlas Elektronik that Emily was recognised during the 2017 Dorset Business Awards for the company’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Apprenticeships Award’ and ‘Young Chamber Award’ – Emily was fundamental in both these wins.
Emily says: “I thrive on making a difference to people and the businesses I work within. The business world as we know it has changed hugely throughout the recent pandemic so businesses are having to adapt in order to survive. I believe that a number of those changes are opportunities for me too, now I am a freelance PA. With my skills, experience and knowledge I can help businesses not just survive but thrive. I’m not simply an overhead to clients; I will add real value when I’m working with them, and when I’m not with them, there’s no cost to them at all. I don’t have to be a long-term, permanent commitment.”
Flexibility is key to the success in entrepreneurial businesses.
Emily is joining a growing team of Passionate PAs, the most recognisable faces in Dorset are business owners Debbie Frith (Poole & North Dorset), Claire Bartlett (Ringwood & New Forest) and Jenni Bowman (Bournemouth & Christchurch). Each of them provides freelance PA services on a one-to-one basis, as well as to teams, delivering cost-effective solutions to help their clients grow. Dorset based clients include Shrinkwrap Machinery, Aspire Jobs, Hamworthy Heating, Dorset Business Angels, Chris Croft Training, Peer 2 Peer Boards, Alan & Thomas Insurance, Motivational Maps, Experience UX, Just Shutters Franchises and Vinyl Solutions.
Kate Chastey, franchisor of The Passionate PA still also works directly with Poole-based Blue Sky Financial Planning. Director Gary Neild awarded Emily with the Young Chamber Award at the 2017 Dorset Business Awards and at the time, recognised her dedication, enthusiasm and professional approach.
Gary says: “Kate has provided an extensive skillset and an ability to understand and support the future of my business. I would not have achieved some of the things I have in the last five years without her by my side. The team she is creating is nothing short of inspirational and I know Emily will offer clients just as much as the other Passionate PAs do. They are an unrivalled resource if you want to grow and prosper – and fun to work with too!”
Emily is now looking to build her business across Weymouth and West Dorset. If you would like to find out more, visit www.thepassionatepa.co.uk or call Emily directly on 07387 989 692.
You can read all about Emily’s skills and experience by clicking here!
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