Following the completion of my degree in Business Studies in 1994, I have amassed over 20 years’ experience in Business’ both large and small. But I have also continued to learn and develop new skills in many different areas.
I describe myself as an experienced pragmatic, solutions focused individual. Natural at managing and coordinating, with a positive, friendly approach. I thrive on a challenge, working under pressure and always delivers results. I can often find areas for continuous improvement, simplification and efficiency. I am grateful to say that I am highly regarded by clients, employers, and colleagues.
Now is the time for me to take the plunge and begin working for myself – like many of you!
I can bring my skills to assist you in running your business and meeting your objectives!
Designing your CV
Typing up your dissertation or project, or assignment
Creation and formatting of documents, newsletters, and presentations
Database administration including bespoke systems, but also Sage, Kashflow, Access etc.
Ensuring forms and documented processes are up to date, and fit for purpose, as well as meeting any legal, regulatory or required standard.
Facilities management, and Health and Safety requirements such as building maintenance, kitchen hygiene, vehicle maintenance schedules, fire drills etc.
Review of processes and systems and provide reports on improvements required and solution options.
Keeping a track of customer invoices and supplier receipts, all logged and filed ready for the annual account returns
Client invoicing / receipts / certificates
Getting those invoices out accurately and efficiently to ensure speedy payment and improving your cashflow, along with ensuring customers receive any certificates (Gas safety check) or guarantees or instructions that you may provide.
Taking customer payments on your behalf – quickly and efficiently via bacs or card payment. No messing about going to the bank with cheques – or if customers do wish to pay by cheque or cash, I can bank that for you, whilst you are busy doing what you do best.
Credit Control / Cashflow management (chasing payments)
Following up on invoices and getting those all-important payments in asap. Keeping your Credit rating up and your cashflow healthy.
Keeping track of your insurances: premises, vehicle, public liability etc. Ensuring you are registered and certified with the correct regulatory authority or affiliated with the right Organisations.
Supplies Ordering and Delivery Management
On those big jobs – tell me what you need, and I can have it delivered just when required and be the point of contact with your suppliers for all your materials.
First point of contact for Customers – whilst you are busy doing what you do best, we will answer the phone, keep a check on email or website enquires and ensure that contact is made with the potential customer.
Arrange appointments for quotations or prepare quotes ready for issue based on your pricing schedule or business plan.
Keeping the Customer informed, so that they know what to expect and when to expect you. Key to keeping your customers happy and getting that all-important repeat business
Booking that all-important appointment to capture the business and ensure that you have a full properly managed diary.
Scheduling effectively to take consideration of your holidays, weekends etc, and the size of job and how long it may take – scheduling could be done well in advance providing you with an effective business forecasting tool.
Repeat business (regular maintenance and servicing)
Keeping check of those regular appointments i.e. Annual Boiler Servicing, MOT etc reminding your customers when it is due and getting them booked in, before they go elsewhere.
Facebook – the most popular way to find a tradesman these days
Websites – keeping it up to date, and promoting special offers etc.
Advertising – ensuring your services are seen and heard about in all the right places, for the best impact for your business.
“Lisa is both professional, thorough, reliable and takes accountability. She is highly recommended” Frank Cooper, Steria
“Whilst always firm in her management approach, Lisa treats her colleagues with respect and professionalism, is very clear in communicating what she will do, and very thorough and reliable in delivering it. As such, whilst I am not an ‘internal customer’ of Lisa’s I imagine those that are get a genuinely excellent service. This extends to external customers, to whom Lisa shows equal respect and openness, whilst being clear about Steria’s requirements.” Matt Neate, Bid Executive, Steria Ltd
“Lisa demonstrates a structured, professional approach to every aspect of the projects that she undertakes. This approach is evident to both customers and Steria employees alike. She has a genuine interest in customer needs but always keeps Steria’s best interests at the forefront.” Terry Barnden, Sales Consultant, Steria Ltd
“Lisa exhibits exemplary attention to detail and a tenacious attitude towards providing solutions to problems, always taking accountability for her decisions and actions. Typically, the solutions that she provides are in the best interests (primarily) of Getronics but also generate a high level of customer satisfaction – win/win”. Colin Pell, Client, Barclays
"Lisa is excellent in “customer-facing” situations and it not fazed by having to take a stern approach to ensure that plans are being adhered to. She always discusses options with her colleagues before making decisions and is ready and willing to adapt to new, viable ideas." Geoff Smith, Account Manager, Getronics UK