My name is Karen Broughton and I want to give you a little background about my journey so far and explain my passion behind KB Virtual Services which I launched in August 2015.
I have been employed and self employed in various roles in over 35 years of working. My experience is in many areas, including admin, procurement, insurance, sales and training; gaining the majority of my knowledge from working in the head office of a well known major retailer for over 21 years.
I am married, a mother to two daughters and have lived in London and Essex all my life. We now live in Burnham on Crouch where I run my business from my home office.
The previous five years of being self employed, prior to launching KB Virtual Services, I was running my own franchise branch of a Nanny Agency and then working with an Insurance Broker. During this time I began networking and meeting other business owners in and around Essex. This helped to develop my idea of setting up my own business and offering my various office skills to individuals and small businesses as a Virtual Admin Assistant.
I enjoy helping others to free up their time so they can work on their businesses instead of getting stuck in their admin. I love to learn new skills and packages so I can take control of certain tasks for my clients, so they don’t have to worry.
Feedback & Reviews
This is why I do what I do.
“Karen worked for Hill and Abbott Solicitors for a few weeks when we needed help with office support and credit control. She was efficient and very productive; I cannot rate her highly enough. Should we be short staffed again or have project work, I would not hesitate to call on Karen. She is very personable and fitted in very well with the rest of the accounts team.”
Managing Director, Hill & Abbott
“I’ve used Karen of KB Virtual Services a couple of times, for time-sensitive projects, and have found the whole process smooth, effective and efficient. On both occasions, Karen was quickly able to grasp the tasks required, give me an indication of the cost and timescale, and complete both projects within the price and time discussed.
I have had absolutely no hesitation in recommending her services in the past, and would certainly use her again.”
Managing Director, IT Positive
“Karen has completed some admin work for me in the past. She was accurate, timely and generally great to work with. She did exactly the work that I needed at a very busy time, that saved me time and money.
I would definitely recommend her and look forward to using her services again. Thank you Karen.”
Chartered Certified Accountant, BB Harrison Ltd
What can I do for you?
It doesn’t matter if it’s a project, a one-off piece of work or routine task, I can get it done so you don’t have to.
I’m a natural born organiser. Don’t stand still too long or I might tidy you away!
Okay, I’m not quite as bad as that but I do like to help organise. Have you got lots of business cards you don’t know what to do with? Let me put them on your CRM. Do you struggle to find an electronic file when you need it? Let me organise your file structure and give it a system so you always know where to find things.
My goal is to be your business partner, not just a subordinate.
Having worked in a variety of settings across dozens of businesses I’ve learned to anticipate your needs. My goal is to be your right-hand woman so you always have someone you can trust in your corner and know that things will get done without you constantly having to chase.
Let me be your gatekeeper so you’re not bothered by unnecessary interruptions.
Having someone between you and the general public is smart. When you hire me I’ll be acting like your very own personal assistant. Having an assistant makes you look successful. It also means I can fend things off like cold-calls, schedule your meetings and manage your diary.
Whether you’re thinking about getting a Virtual Assistant or perhaps looking for an apprentice or your own member of staff. Give me a call and I’d be happy to help you explore your options.