My Special PA – 3 Years In Business and going strong
Here’s hoping you had a lovely Jubilee weekend. I couldn’t resist the cupcake picture – No more Union Jacks though I promise. I trust you haven’t found yourself too disorientated by landing right in the middle of your working week with a heck of a lot of recycling outside your front door. If you have – don’t worry it’ll soon be the weekend again.
My Special PA is celebrating 3 years in business this June. I can hardly believe it. The time has really flown by and despite all the challenges of starting, running and shaping a business from scratch, it’s been an extraordinary journey already.
We’ve always specialised in working with Creative Professionals because each PA has the specialist and relevant experience to offer them. Our aim is to liberate our clients from the administrative and commercial demands of business, allowing them to focus on the creative core of their work. We are committed to helping creatives succeed in doing what they love.
After 3 years in business, it feels great to see that this key proposition is still at the heart of everything we have done and continue to do for our clients.
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So What Have We Been Up To?
Esme has been busy working for new client/ business Best of Britannia (BOB) a brand new and highly targeted brand statement event that exclusively caters for British companies that design and/or manufacture in the UK. Esme has been working as sales director alongside the core BOB curation and event direction team.
The BOB audience is the discerning buyer – be they bespoke trade or opinion-forming consumer buyers. The target audience is global – to re-establish the days when the stamp Made in Britain really stood for something.
BOB will enjoy its launch with a public and trade celebration at The Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell in October this year. The carefully selected quality British lifestyle brands will have an invaluable opportunity to showcase in front of the very best of retailers with a large scale media presence and a high volume of influential public attendees. Find out more about BOB
Esme has also been working with Brighton based Photographer Mark Vessey over the last year. She’s been assisting and advising Mark both in mapping out his business strategy and as he gets busier, managing the ever increasing demands of his client and gallery liaison.
The balancing act between my creative work and running a ‘business’ has now found a greater harmony. This is due to crucial help from Esme Lynch. Her 100% support and efficiency has driven my planned projects and organisation forward. I feel reassured and supported by Esme’s experience and confident approach.
Mark Vessey’s fine art photographs have been exhibited in various galleries and key art fairs in London and in Brighton and his signature photograph Attitude (an enormous shot of the entire run of the eponymous magazine) was shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
More recently Mark’s work has been bought for display as part of the permanent collection by the St Pancras Hotel and will be displayed in the Royal Suite. The editions of Mark’s Vogue photograph (pictured below) are now very close to being completely sold out.
Mark’s photography – with its highly personal dimensions – has been equally praised and collected and he is fast developing an international reputation.
Featured images by kind permission of the artist. Find out more about Mark Vessey
Emma continues to work with artist Bella Pieroni helping take care of her creative business; client, gallery and supplier liaison. Bella has also recently asked Emma to become co-director for her gallery Pieroni Contemporary Art (PCA). This is great news all round. For Emma who has worked closely with PCA for 3 years it involves now taking on the majority of the responsibilities in the gallery’s management with all that entails. Whilst Bella has vital time freed up to work in her studio. Find out more about Bella Pieroni
Alongside her work for Bella and PCA, Emma is working with other artists and designers to help them further develop their commercial success. She is also working on ideas for new services, collaborations event projects to benefit a host of creatives from graduates through to established professionals.