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Katie’s Story

For ten years, Katie had been managing her successful holiday lodge letting business. The business was sold in 2022. What to do next? 

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Helping you recruit

Bay Tree VA has grown up alongside some great businesses that have used our services in different ways.

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Bay Tree VA joins membership organisation network MemberWise

Bay Tree VA is delighted to become a Recognised Supplier for MemberWise offering an operations and management resource to its 3,000+ member associations across the UK.

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Keeping your best talent in 2024 – creative ways to show you care

The so called Great Resignation that followed the pandemic tipped the balance in favour of the employee and in 2024 employers are having to work hard to make their companies worth working for, enticing and retaining top-tier talent

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Let’s Talk Fractional

Fractional working refers to a contracted arrangement where individuals work as committed members of the team but for a fraction of the standard full-time hours.

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‘Holding the Fort’ – How Bay Tree VA supports membership organisation EES

The European Evaluation Society (EES) is a membership organisation with up to 900 members and an elected Board of Directors.

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Celebrating 15 years

Bay Tree VA is celebrating its 15th anniversary by supporting a national charity that provides assistance dogs to children and adults with challenging medical conditions.

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Swiss & Camplings Laundries and Bay Tree VA

This case study demonstrates how a Bay Tree VA can support a busy Managing Director. Thank you to Richard Turvill for sharing his experience.

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How Bay Tree VA came to the rescue of a drowning business owner

When Mark first spoke to Bay Tree, his situation was very similar to many other business owners who have managed to successfully grow their business, develop a young team, maintain a healthy client base nationally and manage their own workload.

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Bay Tree VA and 42 Technology

In the four years that our Bay Tree VA has worked with us, the value of the flexibility and adaptability has been a huge asset to both me personally as CEO and the rest of the team.

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Full Circle – Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022 with Jane Cattermole

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Digital waste – What can we do?

Whilst we would all like to think we have a good grasp of MS Teams for meetings since lockdown, most of us have failed to embrace the other features of Teams that further improve communication both internally and externally.

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Getting the most from Microsoft 365

“We immediately think of Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel and assume that everyone in the organisation is familiar with at least the basics, but businesses are missing a trick…

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Virtual assistance, trust and timing

Ideally Bay Tree get involved before a state of over trading or burn out begins to seriously undermine the reputation or growth of the business.

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Delegation, Delegation, Delegation

January always seems a difficult month to start a new plan. The days are short, the weather dull, Christmas has dented the bank balance and so our positivity can be really low. Rather than make hard and fast resolutions from 1 January, one approach more likely to succeed is to resolve to prepare to work less hours from say, 1 March. Use these cold and dreary days to make the changes necessary to make it possible.

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Preparing for COP26

October 31st is just around the corner. Whilst many of us will enjoy a spooky, scary Halloween experience for fun, some real frighteners are likely to come from COP26 – the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, which will be hosted by the UK in Glasgow from 31st October to 12th November. The […]

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How the Bay Tree VA team set the standard for managing online events

Bay Tree VA set the standard managing online conferences and events.

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Get off to a flying start with Bay Tree VA

The pandemic will have forced the brakes on projects and growth for some. Equally, it will have provided new venture opportunities for others and has certainly accelerated the growth of start-up businesses, particularly in the tech sector. The typical entrepreneur starts a business based on their own competencies – essentially what they know, and getting […]

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In the beginning, with a Bay Tree VA

One of the questions we are frequently asked is just how working with a virtual assistant gets started, ‘where to begin’. Typically, a new client with Bay Tree will be quite uncertain about the very first steps in the relationship and how they will get the maximum benefit from their new assistant. We are used […]

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The Tipping Point for People Managers

HR and Office Managers have reached a tipping point

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