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  • Alchemy VA Celebrates Fifth Birthday

    • 14 Oct 2021

    "Many small businesses don’t make it to the five-year mark” Northamptonshire virtual assistant company celebrates fifth birthday

  • Virtual Assistant bucks the trend in first year of trading

    • 2 Aug 2021
    • Alchemy Virtual Assistance

    A Virtual Assistant has bucked the trend in her first year of trading by supporting more than double the number of clients than the industry average – despite starting during Covid.

  • Download the SecsintheCity 2021 Audience Insight Report today

    • 7 Jun 2021
    • Imogen Hartley

    Discover more about the business support profession and benchmark your earnings with SecsintheCity's 2021 Audience Insight Report. Download your copy today.

  • How to build your own personal brand with the PA Way founder Skevi Constantinou

    • 15 Apr 2021

    We recently caught up with Skevi Constantinou, founder of the PA Way, to ask her advice on how PAs and EAs can begin to build their own personal brand.

  • What is it like to job hunt with Joss Search & SecsintheCity?

    • 19 Mar 2021
    • Joss Search

    What's it like to use SecsintheCity and specialist recruitment consultancy Joss Search in your job hunt? Find out in this insightful interview with a recently placed candidate!

  • Self-Employed as a Virtual Assistant - Is It for Me?

    • 24 Feb 2021
    • Suzy Sanders of Alchemy VA

    In this guest post, Alchemy VA founder Suzy Sanders reveals what it really takes to become a self-employed Virtual Assistant.

  • New Alchemy VA franchise launches as demand for remote admin soars

    • 16 Feb 2021
    • Alchemy VA

    Midlands-based Gemma McMillan is pursuing her business dreams during lockdown as the demand for Virtual Assistant services continues to skyrocket.

  • The Big Ideas Shaping the Business Support Profession in 2021

    • 28 Jan 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    At the hopeful dawn of a new year, we reached out to trusted recruitment consultancy clients and industry experts to find out about the big ideas and trends set to shape the business support profession in 2021.

  • Going Virtual: An Interview with Alchemy VA’s Suzy Sanders

    • 26 Jan 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    In 2016, driven by desire for more fulfilment, flexibility and freedom, Suzy Sanders founded Alchemy VA. We caught up with Suzy to find out more about the challenges and benefits of starting a virtual assistance business.

  • How did the business support profession change in 2020?

    • 19 Jan 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    How has life changed for PAs, EAs and other business support professionals in the past year? Take part in SecsintheCity’s annual audience survey to have your say.

  • One businesswoman proves VA start-ups can still thrive despite COVID

    • 21 Dec 2020
    • Alchemy VA

    As the admin and business support services sector continues to rise, one Northamptonshire VA is proving that business support start-ups can still succeed in the changing landscape.

  • Life as a PA in 2020

    • 15 Oct 2020
    • Ethan Cumming

    We spoke with industry leading experts and members of the SecsintheCity community to find out about life as a PA in 2020 and what the future holds for the role.

  • Can office support professionals work from home?

    • 29 Sep 2020
    • Ethan Cumming

    We asked you to tell us about all the challenges and benefits of working from home during the pandemic. Here's what you had to say.

  • An Overview of Legal Practice for Legal Secretaries and PAs

    • 25 Aug 2020
    • Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs

    In this article, the Institute of Legal Secretaries & PAs provides an overview of some of the most popular legal practice areas among Personal Assistants and Secretaries.

  • 2019 Audience Insight Report

    Discover more about your profession with our 2019 Audience Insight Report

    • 14 Apr 2020

    Benchmark your salary and discover key stories and trends from the past year in the office support profession with our 2019 Audience Insight Report.

  • The Personal Assistant: A Profession Led by Women

    • 3 Mar 2020

    This Sunday is International Women's Day, and at SecsintheCity we are proud to be the leading job board for a profession led by women.

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    Check out the Oriel Partners Podcast

    • 7 Feb 2020
    • Oriel Partners

    Discover careers advice and industry insights for PAs and administrative professionals in the Oriel Partners podcast.

  • Events and Hospitality Jobs Up in the Countdown to Christmas

    • 20 Nov 2019

    Christmas is just around the corner, and events and hospitality companies are busier than ever. Could now be an ideal time to apply for your next role?

  • Could you be earning more in your current role?

    • 19 Nov 2019

    Our annual Salary Survey is now live! Want to be part of valuable industry research? Take our survey to benchmark your salary and contribute to our 2019 Salary Insight Report.

  • Legal Secretary jobs on the up

    • 31 Oct 2019

    If you're considering a career as a Legal Secretary or PA, now could be an ideal time to apply, with opportunities and demand steadily increasing.