Pals launch pay as you go PA service

Karen Book & Katie Skinner.
Karen Book & Katie Skinner.
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A talented twosome are planning to use their many skills and years of experience to help out other local businesses by launching a dynamic PA company with a difference.

Karen Book and Katie Skinner spotted a gap in the market which they plan to fill.

Trading as Pink Spaghetti Preston and Surrounds, the pair will offer their time and experience by the hour to local small business owners, consultants, freelancers and home owners.

“Basically, it’s a pay as you go service,” Karen said.

“There’s an escalating number of micro-businesses across Chorley, Preston and the surrounding areas, many of which aren’t in a position to employ a full time or even part time assistant.”

“That is where we come in. We can take over the tasks that business owners don’t enjoy or struggle to find time for, from managing their social media to decluttering, bookkeeping and creating newsletters.

“Pink Spaghetti Preston and Surrounds exists to take away the leg-work and give owners more time to spend on what they see as core parts of their business and most importantly, where their own skill-set is more suited.”

Katie said: “We believe we are unique in that we offer small businesses as many hours of support as they need, without making them commit to a regular contract”.

Both Karen and Katie have enjoyed successful careers, spanning 20 years, with varied roles across the HR, customer service and sales industries.

With such experience, they say they are no strangers to multi-tasking and have proven track records of managing and analysing budgets, overseeing various projects, report preparation/collation, and assisting businesses with their online marketing strategies.

Karen said:“We understand how important it is to get to know your clients and their specific needs.

“Building successful working relationships is key in order to achieve a positive outcome and work toward their end goals and we cannot wait to get started.

“As busy family people themselves, they anticipate that many of their Pink Spaghetti clients will also be working parents, juggling businesses and domestic tasks throughout the day and so can help with tasks at home too from arranging cleaners to helping to plan parties and much, much