"Sam has excellent organisational and planning skills and is very experienced in event planning. She is also a very competent in the area of providing managerial and secretarial support and her knowledge of the Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and Powerpoint enable her to fulfil the full range of office support work. She has the ability to work to tight timescales and always meets her deadlines."
Martin Dale - November 18, 2012
"Sam took over as Project Coordinator and made an immediate impression by her grasp of detail, her organised business-like approach to delivery and her engaging personality. Working in a complex multi-partner environment, she achieved results through her professional people focus, great time management and excellent systems abilities."
Jim Palmer - Just People Associates and Human Resources Consultant
"Sam led the employee advice and support centre and delivered a first class service. She was always happy to help and create and develop innovative solutions for the business during a very sensitive rationalisation programme. She was professional with the Trade Unions and provided regular detailed service reports to the senior management team. She also supported career and job fairs and engaged with key stakeholders internally to ensure mitigation opportunities were easily accessible to employees. I highly recommend Sam."
Jane Spencer FCIPD MBA - HR Manager at BAE Systems
"Sam led outplacement support and provided professional, dedicated and conscientious support to the redundancy programme she was supporting."
Ivan Shearer - HR Director at BAE Systems
"Sam is a fantastic organiser and a great Executive PA. During the two and a half years we worked together, Sam was Personal Assistant to my boss and was one of the most effective but also approachable Exec PAs I've ever worked with. While she is excellent at the fundamentals of that role; organising, effective diary management and gate-keeping on behalf of her manager, Sam also understands that the role requires strong collaborative relationships with her manager's direct reports. She was always prepared to muck in and help support us in undertaking our roles too, and as a result Sam was a key member of our management team. She'll be great in her new role and what's more, she's fun to work with as well."
Ian Evans - Head of Commercial Licensing at Royal Mail
"Sam is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude is infectious, whilst Sam's superb organisation skills, commitment and sheer hard work ensure you always get the things you need done on time. Sam is loyal, fun to work with and someone you can really trust."
Jennie Longden - Director - Data Advance
"I worked with Sam when she was employed by the Address Management Unit of Royal Mail. Our company works closely with Royal Mail, and Sam was always helpful, reliable and efficient. I always knew that if I placed a call with Sam, it would be sorted. I wish her well in her new career, and I have no doubt that she has the skills, energy and enthusiasm to be successful."
Dr P G Allies - Founder Director of Allies Computing Ltd
"I had the pleasure of working with Sam for just over a year. During that time her exceptional efficiency and dedication allowed both me and my team to do a better job. She combines hard graft and flexibility with a sense of fun and would be an asset to anyone."
Miranda Dodd - Head of Business Unit, Royal Mail
"Sam's organisational skills are a real credit to her, she has supported some of the most senior people within a prestige blue chip company. Providing a wide variety of service support both work related and personal. Her interpersonal skills are exceptional ,she is highly professional but balances this with a cheery disposition. She would be a real asset to your company."
Sharon Nelson - Head of large Business Operation, Royal Mail
"Sam is really well organised and very efficient in everything that she does. She is a very pleasant person to work with and gives confidence that when she takes on something that it will be done well and on time."
Iain McKay - Gazetteer Business Manager at Improvement Service
"Sam is an extremely well organised person who provided secretarial support to a diverse team of individuals both within the organisation I work for and externally to a Board of senior managers established through the regulator Postcomm. Sam is very competent, forward thinking individual, dedicated to providing a top quality service."
Scott Childes - Data Supply Manager, Royal Mail
"It has been a real pleasure working with Sam over the past few years. Sam has delivered some fantastic work under extreme pressures, including work of a very confidential nature. She has the ability to remain positive whatever the circumstance and maintains the drive to help the organisation succeed. Her ability and ease at networking with other people and organisations appears second nature to Sam and this has proven to be a tremendous asset and benefit to the company. I am constantly being provided with outstanding feedback on Sam's approach, understanding and compassion to her work and is such an extraordinary talent."
Dave Giblin - Independent Business Leader
"Sam is a thoroughly capable, reliable and professional person to have supporting you in any organisation - be it directly or in "a virtual" capacity. Her rich experience means she blends "the desire to get the job done" with a pleasing, understanding and personable style. I wholly recommend Sam."
Michael Franks - Partnership Director
"Every interaction I have had with Sam indicates to me that she is a highly professional individual, committed to working hard to ensure the best for her clients and for her business. I wish her every success."
Jane Burniston - Management Consultant
"Sam is a superb organiser, flexible and customer focused. She has great interpersonal skills, is very approachable and has a knack of making things fall into place in a calm and professional way. Sam is well liked by her colleagues and is someone to go to when a job needs doing well. She was an asset to the company and I am sure she will be successful in the future."
John Booth - Head of large Business Operation Royal Mail
"Sam worked for me as my PA and Office Administrator for 5 years and throughout that time was always an integral member of my team. Sam has a flexible 'can do' attitude and great appetite for work plus she is a very organised individual who cares passionately about getting things right. As a virtual PA in her new career I am sure she will provide other businesses and other individuals with the same quality of support that she did for me."
Steve Rooney - Head of Address Management Unit Royal Mail
"It is with great pleasure that I share my experiences of working with Sam. Besides being a joy to work with, Sam is one of the most generous people you will meet who is never afraid to take on a challenging task. She is independent, well organised, self directed and creative with fabulous communication skills and flair. Sam will tackle anything with dedication and a smile and I highly recommend her - she is great!"
Claire Burton - Customer Experience Commercial Interface Leader