Why Virtual Tiger?
Ive been lucky enough to have the most amazing work experiences in my career to date! On leaving school, I wanted to be with wildlife, I studied to become a veterinary nurse and advanced to working in wildlife parks. The best part of it to date was hand rearing a bengal tiger called Alonso, 2 Leopard and 2 Puma cubs after being rescued. When my children came along, I had to stop playing with bigs cats and decided to get myself into the office. I started working in the wildlife park's Administration and Marketing department working in Spanish and English with hotels and tour operators, also keeping databases updated and weekly reporting to management. I loved what I did, but it just didn't fit with my busy family life.
I have been working as a virtual assistant for around 15 years part time as well as other positions such as Sales and Marketing. In Spain, helping friends and then by recommendation, helping expats with paperwork such as residencias and registration at the town hall. I have also worked with lots of startups, which has given me a huge amount of experience in the relevant paperwork, software, such as CRM and accounting, setting up email, organising computers and telecoms to get the business up and running, then reporting and management of operations. I have assisted with start ups as far afield as Costa Rica and The Philippines, in different industries including Retail, Real Estate Development, Charities and the distribution of water based disinfection and insect control products.
I've travelled a lot with work and for pleasure, this has given me a huge amount of experience in booking trips for business, short breaks and holidays, allowing me to source the best quality travel arrangements, while sticking to a budget.
I love event planning, whether its a local fundraiser, a birthday party or launch parties for new products and services. I have most recently been involved in the planning of a world title boxing event and music events in Birmingham. I am also working on the set up and opening of a great new venue in Solihull
I have been privileged to work with some great companies managing office and financial operations for events, holiday and legal companies.
So thats me . . . . the virtual as I can work from anywhere and the tiger from my love of big cats.