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Welcome to SJ Secretarial Services

The premier choice for your business needs!

Welcome

Our expert team is dedicated to providing first-class virtual business support to help your business grow. 

 
Welcome to SJ Secretarial Services, right here in Northeast England!
 
I’ve gathered a team of fantastic virtual assistants, and together, we’ve curated a special client portfolio comprising savvy business professionals and high-net-worth individuals.
 
What’s our superpower?
We specialise in rolling out the red carpet of comprehensive support—administrative, financial, and operational. Oh, and we’ve got the badge of Xero certification, showcasing our knack for payroll, budget wizardry, invoicing, and more!
 
Ever wondered about Virtual Assistants or Online Business Managers?
Think of us as your remote squad of personal assistants and business support gurus, here to tackle all those behind-the-scenes tasks.
 
Let’s talk savings!
With businesses eyeing cost-effective solutions, outsourcing back-office responsibilities has become a game-changer. Curious about the numbers? We’ve got a resource that breaks down the savings of hiring a virtual assistant. Keep scrolling! 
 
Being part of the Society of Virtual Assistants is not just a membership; it’s a dedication to professionalism and quality in the world of virtual assistance.
 
Now, here’s the deal: Let’s team up and take your business to new heights!
 
It’s all about preventing burnout, promoting self-care, and working smarter, not harder.
 
We’re here to lighten your load—let’s make it happen!
 

BUSINESS OWNERS ARE BRILLIANT AT WHAT THEY DO, BUT DOING THE ADMIN ISN’T SOMETHING THEY DREAM OF WHEN STARTING UP!

Greetings, I’m Samantha

The owner of SJ Secretarial Services Limited

Picture this: in 2020, after a solid stint as an Operations Manager, I took the leap to start this venture. During that time, I was in the trenches, supporting and collaborating directly with the CEO of a successful energy consultancy firm.

Now, let’s talk about juggling acts! Besides rocking it as a Virtual Assistant, I was also the Director of Operations at a Construction and Insulation company. That means I’m knee-deep in managing interactions with suppliers, contractors, and clients.

My journey spans nearly two decades across various sectors—public and private. I’ve honed my skills in admin, secretarial work, and financial support, especially during my time in local authority roles.

What can I do, you ask? Well, it’s a bit of a mixed bag! From secretarial magic to ace project and client management, plus getting cosy with accountants for all things reconciliation and invoicing.

Why do I do what I do? Because delivering a first-class service is my jam.

Oh, and on the professional side of things, I’m fully insured and registered with the ICO. Need certificates? Just give me a shout!

Let’s team up and make your business journey a breeze! 

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FOR ANY BUSINESS OWNER LOOKING TO OPTIMISE THEIR TIME AND FOCUS ON GROWTH, GETTING A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT ON BOARD CAN BE A STRATEGIC MOVE!

Our Services

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TRADITIONAL PA / EA SUPPORT

Optimal business support contributes to heightened efficiency, professionalism, and overall effectiveness by managing and streamlining administrative responsibilities.

  • Diary management
  • Inbox support
  • Travel, accommodation and
  • Itinerary planning (Personal & Business)
  • Gate keeping
  • Call handling
  • Typing – transcription and copy typing
  • Presentation creation
  • File management (Google Drive, OneDrive, SharePoint)
  • Sourcing gifts
  • Minute taking
  • File and folder creation
  • Managing client profiles / files

Remember, this list is by no means exhaustive.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT


We specialise in providing comprehensive assistance with a wide range of finance-related administrative tasks, including but not limited to invoicing, expense management, and much more.

Here at SJ Secretarial Services, we proudly hold the distinction of being Xero Advisor and Payroll certified.

  • Sending invoices
  • Following up on quotes
  • Chasing payments
  • Monitoring outstanding invoices and keeping clients informed Reconciling accounts
  • Keeping receipts and invoices safe and ready for the accountant Managing and monitoring expenses
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DATA MANAGEMENT

Data management is crucial for any business as it forms the foundation for informed decision-making and operational excellence. In the digital age, businesses generate and collect vast amounts of data daily, and effective data management ensures that this information is organised, accurate, and easily accessible.

  • Spreadsheet creation / maintenance set up
  • Document / Template creation
  • PowerPoint / Canva presentation
  • Database (CRM) set up and management
  • Data entry
  • Creation of surveys and monitoring responses
  • PDF creation
  • Proofreading
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OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Operational management in a business refers to the systematic approach of overseeing and optimising various operational processes and activities to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the organisation

  • Management of client’s employees / other freelancers
  • Create systems and processes
  • Create process manuals
  • Management of client onboarding process
  • Management of end of client work
  • Project Management

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Pricing

At the heart of our pricing structure is a customer-centric approach.

We aim to build strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients by ensuring they have a positive and satisfying experience with us. This approach reflects our dedication to transparency, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness as we build partnerships based on trust and mutual benefit.

With us, clients are free to engage with our services as needed, allowing them to maintain control over their budget while receiving the support they require precisely when needed.

By choosing our services, you can be confident that you are getting the best value, flexibility, and support.

 

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PAY AS YOU GO!


This offers flexibility and cost-effectiveness to users or clients.

Our clients are billed only for the services or resources they actually use.

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NO RETAINER


Our commitment to our clients is to provide them peace of mind by not imposing any lock-ins with retainers.

Our clients do not pay for any dormant periods.

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TIME TRACKING


Time tracking software keeps records, tracks progress, and analyses time spent on tasks.

We strive to build long-lasting partnerships based on trust.

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PRICES


Start from £30.00 per hour.

We pay the costs of Tax, NI, Leave, Insurance, Software, Licences & more, allowing our clients to pay one flat rate.

Cost Comparison

It’s hard to quantify in your head the difference in costs overall between a virtual assistant and an employee.

When it’s set out in a table, the choice is stark. Looking at SJS Services, our average monthly client fee ranges from £300 to £800 – £1,000 per month for larger or very busy clients. Which sounds like a lot until you look at it over a year. £1000 a month spent with a virtual service would save you over £10,000 a year. Every year. Without the hassle of employing someone, no office politics, no paying for DOWN TIME & chats! And less stress…

Take a look at these figures – they may surprise you.

The figures included below are ONLY the necessary cost to the employer of wages.

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Book Now

Schedule Your Free Discovery Call!

 

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Our experienced virtual assistants are here to help you streamline your processes, manage your administrative tasks, and free up your time to focus on what you do best!

What to Expect from Your Discovery Call

  • A 30-minute one-on-one conversation with our head virtual assistant.
  • An opportunity to discuss your business needs and challenges.
  • A brief introduction to our services that can be tailored to your requirements.
  • Answers to any questions you may have about virtual assistant services.
  • Discuss the following steps if you decide to proceed with our services.

Don’t miss this chance to discover how a virtual assistant can significantly impact your productivity and success.

Book your free discovery call today and start your journey towards more efficient business management!

We’re looking forward to speaking with you and exploring the possibilities!