Testimonials

Just a quick note to let you know how thrilled we have been with the Passionate PA’s delivery of our “Sweet Sixteen” Poole office opening party. I have received incredibly complimentary feedback from my fellow Directors at Mploy. The high attention to detail and hard work on the day ensured we were able to host our guests in a formal, yet relaxed and comfortable environment. The Passionate PA took our event on from the start to finish in the most professional manner with a few laughs along the way. The recommendations for the day’s events were excellent and enjoyed by our guests. On the day Debbie and Kate worked tirelessly to ensure the event ran smoothly and I can’t thank you both enough for this. Personally I found working with the team a real pleasure and I would recommend The Passionate PA services going forward. We even made the press!

Matt Swift, Mploy Staffing Solutions

I have worked with Kate for the last two years while serving on the IoD Dorset committee. Kate has provided excellent support as Branch Administrator. Kate’s enthusiasm is infectious and I have been really impressed by the initiative that she has shown in carrying out her role.

Warren Munson, Inspire Accountancy and Chairman of IoD Dorset

Kate has managed and produced great results on a number of projects ranging from website content writing and brief taking to project management. Fun to work with and produces excellent results.

Darren Mooney, The Global Group

Debbie, from our first meeting, made the whole process run like clockwork, taking the pressure from me right from the start. She was able to provide a detailed list of what the project will encompass and a breakdown of the costs. I was updated along the way with a detailed progress report. It was a real pleasure to work with Debbie and her team. The whole event was a great success and this was down to her fantastic communication and organisational skill. I would recommend Debbie to other Local Insurance Institutes or any company looking for exceptional event management services.

Allan Cruse FPFS Chartered MCSI, The Insurance Institute of Bournemouth (2016-17)

The Passionate PA is a fantastic resource for us at Dorset Business Angels - they manage our events. This involves everything from setting up the location, organisation with the hotel, online booking, invoicing, customer liaison and communication. Debbie has forensic attention to detail. She is never flustered and she is always polite and cheery. At the events we need to follow FCA guidelines and ensure we sign people in, which she helps us do, carefully. Very importantly I find it incredibly easy to make contact and find she always, without fail, returns call and emails if I ask for a call-back. Sounds a small matter? Well in this day and age, I would say this is the exception not the rule: thank you Debbie!

Peter Eales, Dorset Business Angels

Working with The Passionate PA has been fantastic – to have someone who can take an ‘ok’ article and turn it into a ‘great’ article has been invaluable. Kate researched the Virgin way of working including language and terminology, giving her a complete understanding of the feel of the magazine and how we wanted it to read.  Working with Kate has enabled us to produce a fun, informative and engaging document, which has been a hit with the staff and brought in lots of great feedback.

Emma Wyatt, Virgin Media

Having known Sarah really well, I am delighted to now be a client of Debbie's. She asks me lots of probing questions - making me think about things in a different way. Debbie has taken on board my monthly newsletter and helped to brand all of my marketing materials. I couldn’t be happier to recommend Debbie and The Passionate PA.

Helen Stacey, Aspire Jobs

Debbie has made a stunning contribution to our team during her time with us. Debbie is able to hit the ground running and has been able to sort out some long standing issues quickly and efficiently. Her marketing capabilities are particularly strong and has been able to progress our orgnisational communications very rapidly where larger marketing agencies have failed. I can't recommend Debbie highly enough - she is an absolute star act!

Ruth Gardiner, E-Health Ltd

The Passionate PA has been retained by IoD Dorset since May 2008 to co-ordinate and administer all of its business events and activities in the county. We have been delighted with the personal, efficient service and innovative ideas that first the founder Sarah Howells and now Kate Chastey have delivered for us. After Sarah sold the business the transition was seamless and Kate has impressed with how soon she got to grips with the IoD requirements and how quickly she developed strong relationships with Dorset team.

Simon Face, Regional Director South West Institute of Directors

The Passionate PA is a great little business! Dominique is friendly and helpful when dealing with existing clients and their website queries, or potential clients who are looking for advice and a meeting with me. She has been efficient in communicating between the team and clients and this has helped in speeding up the website compilation process.

Andy Larkin, Owner, WebPurity

Kate’s work is extremely reliable and of the highest standard. She can also calmly adapt her skills to specific industries where jargon or internal procedures might prove a barrier to other people. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Martin Edwards, Julia’s House

Everyone needs a Passionate PA. They more than paid for themselves in terms of finding me great hotel deals and other services. No problem is too tricky for the girls, they are super organised and conscientious and so quick that the charges seem minimal. I don’t know why anyone would employ their own PA when there are Passionate PAs in the world.

Janet Kipling, Cake Publicity

Debbie joined our team at Dorset County Hospital, in a very crucial stage of the project and managed to make a massive contribution within a very small period of time. She has amazing people skills and managed to improve drastically our communication with key stakeholders. I was also impressed with her organisational skills and attention to detail which really made a difference to our team. I strongly recommend Debbie and I would be delighted to work with her in future projects.

Ioannis Kotsiopoulos, Dorset County Hospital

Completely delighted with all the work Kate has done for us so far and really looking forward to working on new projects in the next few months. Kate keeps my social networking sites up to date and has delighted our clients and suppliers with a newsletter that is very professionally put together. I highly recommend Kate’s work.

Lesley Dixon, Milburn Finance

The Passionate PA has been supporting Interact MS for more than a year now. I can strongly recommend them if ever you need fast and efficient PA support for short or long term assignments.

Martin Hall, Interact MS

Dominique assisted us on a project involving our company database. It was a pleasure to work with Dominique as she was always very timely and an excellent communicator. We always knew how progress was going and when the project would be complete. Thoroughly recommended and I look forward to working with Dominique again in the future.

Lee Taylor, Marketing Manager, Coles Miller Solicitors

Kate is fantastic! As I was going away for a week I asked Kate to look after my emails and phone calls and she did a brilliant job. She set up a divert for my emails so that I didn’t come back to mountains of them and responded to all the relevant ones. I could also access them from abroad, if I had wanted to!! My phone calls were also diverted to Kate so I could be confident that I wouldn’t miss out on bookings and queries. Kate spent time with me understanding my business and how I work to ensure that the week went smoothly. The detailed report Kate presented to me on my return was comprehensive and easy to prioritise, she had even colour coded it so I knew who to deal with first! Having always dealt with my own admin it isn’t easy to hand it over to someone else but I am more than confident to recommend Kate to everyone. Kate is a friendly, bubbly person with so much enthusiasm and lots of ideas about making some of the admin processes easier. I have no concerns about handing over the reigns of my phone and emails to her next time I go away.

Sandra Attrill, Red Team Leader, House of Colour

Kate is friendly, enthusiastic and professional. She has the breadth of skills that you need as a PA, I will definitely be using The Passionate PA again.

Alan Adair, Extra Dimension

Kate has been an enormous help to me in getting my new Personal Training business off the ground and I honestly don’t know where I’d be without her assistance. She has constantly provided forward thinking ideas, direction, energy and support in numerous different ways, and her professional and qualified approach gives me the assurance that I really am headed in the right direction – whether it’s on the marketing, promotions, admin or organisation side of the business. I have full confidence in the Passionate PA helping me and my business grow into whatever I want it to, and I can’t imagine life without Kate’s incredible all-round help.

Steve Borg-Wheeler, Revolution Coaching UK

Kate is a fantastic organiser and hostess – always warm, always welcoming, always helpful to the Nth degree. I really like her and she does a great job currently with the Green Friday Club – I strongly recommend using her services.

James Sale, Motivational Maps

The Passionate PA is fantastic! They stepped up to the plate and took on an Event Manager role for me at an event where I couldn't attend personally. Incredibly efficient and well-organised, taking on the project with great style and dedication. I hope we can work together a great deal in the future.

Liz Rowden, Owner, Nutmeg Events

I have known Kate for a number of years and I have yet to meet anyone with her passion and drive. She is incredibly talented, professional and totally trustworthy. She is the person I reach for in a crisis as I know she will not fail. If I had to choose one word to sum up Kate, I would say it would be 'indispensable'.

Ursula Dunn, Director, Remo

I have worked closely with Kate in my role as a committee member of Dorset Branch of the IOD. Kate is the branch administrator and event arranger. She is better than brilliant - and she has not just been my right hand, but left hand, fore hand and back hand when I have been running some major events and programmes for the IOD. I have total trust in Kate and I know that when she says it will happen - it does happen - and with good grace and a smile!

Leslie Spiers, Director, Boardroom Dynamics

As anyone who has met Kate will agree - she's bright, bubbly, capable with a 'can do' attitude. She is a joy to spend time with and her energy and positivity to hard work is contagious. I will happily recommend Kate because I believe her to be a 'super woman'! Thank you, Kate, I hope we can work together again in the future.

Sally Mackness, Director, Float The Boat

The Passionate PA organised an event for us at our offices, which was a great hit with our clients. Everything went really well and I had no stress about the event - they had taken all of that away from me. Thank you so much.

Dorothy Brown, Senior Partner, The Frost Group

Dominique has been brilliant for Kandy Solutions. She has taken on a wide variety of tasks with efficiency and enthusiasm. I have full confidence in her work whatever she does. A pleasure to work with she sets the benchmark for freelance PAs.

Andrew Mogford, Director, Kandy Solutions

Dominique is a pleasure to work with. She is efficient, methodical and always willing to suggest improvements for my systems and action lists. She is worth every penny and I am sorry I hadn't engaged her sooner! Highly recommended.

Rupert Marlow, Director, Rupert Marlow Photography

Testimonials

  • Just a quick note to let you know how thrilled we have been with the Passionate PA’s delivery of our “Sweet Sixteen” Poole office opening party. I have received incredibly complimentary feedback from my fellow Directors at Mploy. The high attention to detail and hard work on the day ensured... read more »

    Matt Swift,
    Mploy Staffing Solutions

  • I have worked with Kate for the last two years while serving on the IoD Dorset committee. Kate has provided excellent support as Branch Administrator. Kate’s enthusiasm is infectious and I have been really impressed by the initiative that she has shown in carrying out... read more »

    Warren Munson,
    Inspire Accountancy and Chairman of IoD Dorset

  • Kate has managed and produced great results on a number of projects ranging from website content writing and brief taking to project management. Fun to work with and produces excellent results. read more »

    Darren Mooney,
    The Global Group

  • Debbie, from our first meeting, made the whole process run like clockwork, taking the pressure from me right from the start. She was able to provide a detailed list of what the project will encompass and a breakdown of the costs. I was updated along... read more »

    Allan Cruse FPFS Chartered MCSI,
    The Insurance Institute of Bournemouth (2016-17)

  • The Passionate PA is a fantastic resource for us at Dorset Business Angels - they manage our events. This involves everything from setting up the location, organisation with the hotel, online booking, invoicing, customer liaison and communication. Debbie has forensic attention to detail. She is... read more »

    Peter Eales,
    Dorset Business Angels

  • Working with The Passionate PA has been fantastic – to have someone who can take an ‘ok’ article and turn it into a ‘great’ article has been invaluable. Kate researched the Virgin way of working including language and terminology, giving her a complete understanding of the feel of... read more »

    Emma Wyatt,
    Virgin Media

  • Having known Sarah really well, I am delighted to now be a client of Debbie's. She asks me lots of probing questions - making me think about things in a different way. Debbie has taken on board my monthly newsletter and helped to brand all... read more »

    Helen Stacey,
    Aspire Jobs

  • Debbie has made a stunning contribution to our team during her time with us. Debbie is able to hit the ground running and has been able to sort out some long standing issues quickly and efficiently. Her marketing capabilities are particularly strong and has been... read more »

    Ruth Gardiner,
    E-Health Ltd

  • The Passionate PA has been retained by IoD Dorset since May 2008 to co-ordinate and administer all of its business events and activities in the county. We have been delighted with the personal, efficient service and innovative ideas that first the founder Sarah Howells and... read more »

    Simon Face,
    Regional Director South West Institute of Directors

  • The Passionate PA is a great little business! Dominique is friendly and helpful when dealing with existing clients and their website queries, or potential clients who are looking for advice and a meeting with me. She has been efficient in communicating between the team and... read more »

    Andy Larkin, Owner,
    WebPurity

  • Kate’s work is extremely reliable and of the highest standard. She can also calmly adapt her skills to specific industries where jargon or internal procedures might prove a barrier to other people. I have no hesitation in recommending her. read more »

    Martin Edwards,
    Julia’s House

  • Everyone needs a Passionate PA. They more than paid for themselves in terms of finding me great hotel deals and other services. No problem is too tricky for the girls, they are super organised and conscientious and so quick that the charges seem minimal. I... read more »

    Janet Kipling,
    Cake Publicity

  • Debbie joined our team at Dorset County Hospital, in a very crucial stage of the project and managed to make a massive contribution within a very small period of time. She has amazing people skills and managed to improve drastically our communication with key stakeholders.... read more »

    Ioannis Kotsiopoulos,
    Dorset County Hospital

  • Completely delighted with all the work Kate has done for us so far and really looking forward to working on new projects in the next few months. Kate keeps my social networking sites up to date and has delighted our clients and suppliers with a... read more »

    Lesley Dixon,
    Milburn Finance

  • The Passionate PA has been supporting Interact MS for more than a year now. I can strongly recommend them if ever you need fast and efficient PA support for short or long term assignments. read more »

    Martin Hall,
    Interact MS

  • Dominique assisted us on a project involving our company database. It was a pleasure to work with Dominique as she was always very timely and an excellent communicator. We always knew how progress was going and when the project would be complete. Thoroughly recommended and... read more »

    Lee Taylor, Marketing Manager,
    Coles Miller Solicitors

  • Kate is fantastic! As I was going away for a week I asked Kate to look after my emails and phone calls and she did a brilliant job. She set up a divert for my emails so that I didn’t come back to mountains of... read more »

    Sandra Attrill,
    Red Team Leader, House of Colour

  • Kate is friendly, enthusiastic and professional. She has the breadth of skills that you need as a PA, I will definitely be using The Passionate PA again. read more »

    Alan Adair,
    Extra Dimension

  • Kate has been an enormous help to me in getting my new Personal Training business off the ground and I honestly don’t know where I’d be without her assistance. She has constantly provided forward thinking ideas, direction, energy and support in numerous different ways, and... read more »

    Steve Borg-Wheeler,
    Revolution Coaching UK

  • Kate is a fantastic organiser and hostess – always warm, always welcoming, always helpful to the Nth degree. I really like her and she does a great job currently with the Green Friday Club – I strongly recommend using her services. read more »

    James Sale,
    Motivational Maps

  • The Passionate PA is fantastic! They stepped up to the plate and took on an Event Manager role for me at an event where I couldn't attend personally. Incredibly efficient and well-organised, taking on the project with great style and dedication. I hope we can... read more »

    Liz Rowden, Owner,
    Nutmeg Events

  • I have known Kate for a number of years and I have yet to meet anyone with her passion and drive. She is incredibly talented, professional and totally trustworthy. She is the person I reach for in a crisis as I know she will not... read more »

    Ursula Dunn, Director,
    Remo

  • I have worked closely with Kate in my role as a committee member of Dorset Branch of the IOD. Kate is the branch administrator and event arranger. She is better than brilliant - and she has not just been my right hand, but left hand,... read more »

    Leslie Spiers, Director,
    Boardroom Dynamics

  • As anyone who has met Kate will agree - she's bright, bubbly, capable with a 'can do' attitude. She is a joy to spend time with and her energy and positivity to hard work is contagious. I will happily recommend Kate because I believe her... read more »

    Sally Mackness, Director,
    Float The Boat

  • The Passionate PA organised an event for us at our offices, which was a great hit with our clients. Everything went really well and I had no stress about the event - they had taken all of that away from me. Thank you so... read more »

    Dorothy Brown, Senior Partner,
    The Frost Group

  • Dominique has been brilliant for Kandy Solutions. She has taken on a wide variety of tasks with efficiency and enthusiasm. I have full confidence in her work whatever she does. A pleasure to work with she sets the benchmark for freelance PAs. read more »

    Andrew Mogford, Director,
    Kandy Solutions

  • Dominique is a pleasure to work with. She is efficient, methodical and always willing to suggest improvements for my systems and action lists. She is worth every penny and I am sorry I hadn't engaged her sooner! Highly recommended. read more »

    Rupert Marlow, Director,
    Rupert Marlow Photography

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