Smart Cookie Virtual Assistant
Virtual Assistant

Smart Cookie Virtual Assistant

I have a wealth of experience, having navigated the intricacies of business support since 1994. In 2021, I took my knowledge to new heights by launching a Virtual Assistant business, specialising in diverse industries but with a significant focus on engineering, building surveying, and architecture.

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My clientele is varied ranging from property owners with rental properties in Devon and Somerset to an architect running her own practice. I also support a consultant managing Cornwall Council’s schools building framework, a rugby club and a storage company. Acting as a bridge for businesses, I can liberate you from tasks that may not be your forte, allowing you to concentrate on what truly matters to both you and your customers.

Specialising in aiding sole traders and small teams without in-house admin, I actively engage in projects to alleviate the workload, providing you with more time and energy for the significant aspects of your life, whether it’s a short-term need or a longer-term requirement.

As an Approved Member of the Society of Virtual Assistants, I have been recognised as a finalist for Independent VA of the Year and Newcomer VA of the Year in 2022, a finalist for Devon Women in Business 2023 and a proud achievement as the Highly Commended winner of the Exeter Chamber Impact Awards in 2023.

Beyond business, I dedicate time to three voluntary roles, including the leadership of Unwined! Exeter Wine Appreciation Society. Additionally, I serve as an Ambassador for Jelly South West, fostering collaboration among digital nomads, freelancers, start-ups, and small business owners through informal co-working events. Hosting monthly co-working sessions in Exeter, I contribute to building a supportive business community.

As an Ambassador for Your Partnerships, I play a vital role in a networking group dedicated to cultivating business relationships and friendships. Hosting the Exeter Property, Investment, Construction, and Trade event for 12 months, I am not just a business support expert, but a community builder and advocate for collaborative success.

Sarah Cook
Sarah Cook


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