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Helen is an incredibly knowledgeable and talented virtual assistant. She addressed every step of the project clear, concise and with detail. Her business systems are highly effective in starting and monitoring the project. Best of all…. Helen was available throughout the entire project answering every question and query immediately…and that across the timezones and continents! Thank you to Helen, I am very happy with the project outcome…I will be working with her again!

Sigrid de Kaste


Helen has been a Godsend to my business. As a business owner my time is better employed in front of customers rather than getting bogged down in administration. That’s where Helen has fitted seamlessly into my business. But she’s proven not just to be great at helping on the admin side (newsletters, blogs etc) she’s been incredibly pro-active with ideas, recommendations and feedback on how things can be done better. The best decision I ever made in my business was to outsource some of it to Helen. I want to keep her all to myself…but…if you have to..seek her out…she’s fantastic.

Gary Gorman


I can’t recommend Helen highly enough, she has many great qualities, but the two things that stand out for me is that she is very easy to do business with and saves me a huge amount of time – I can’t ask for any more. If you hire Helen you will not be disappointed.

Richard Morgan – Remit Resources


I was recently stuck with several social media problems that cropped up all the same time on the same campaign for a client. I hit my twitter account and asked for help. Thanks to a recommendation I was directed toward Helen who spent the best part of an hour on the phone with me going through the issues on the different platforms I was using at the time. To say she cut through the smoke and mirrors to get to the heart of the problems in double quick time would be a major understatement. Helen clearly knows her field at an expert level. She very quickly identified the issues and sorted them out, putting me and my campaign on the right track. I have no problem at all in suggesting that anyone wanting advice on how to maximise social media should speak with Helen – especially if they want it to work for them.

Graham Parker – Parker PR


I used Helen to proof-read my book ‘The Accidental Salesman Networking Survival Guide’. At the time I had already had two people proof read my book and I was fairly confident there were no more errors. Helen managed to find 20 more errors that passed us all by. I was very impressed and would definitely use Helen again.

Richard White


Helen and her team are diligent, hardworking and a great addition to any team. I know my work is safe in their hands & I have always received excellent service – with great communication on progress. I am constantly recommending Helen & her team’s services to others.

Heather Townsend – The Efficiency Coach


Helen has helped to transform my business by providing administrative services and phone answering services that have left me free to bring in and service more clients.  Without Helen and her team  I couldn’t have grown my business as much as I have over the last 6 months, and her super debt collection services mean I can afford to grow too!

Nikki Pilkington – NikkiPilkington.com


I used Helen for the first time to arrange and book a series of business trips for me as I simply didn’t have the time. The service provided was very high quality with very little input needed from me.

Richard Allum – Paraplan Plus


Using Helen was the best thing I have ever done for my business, from organising the telephones to be answered when I need some time away from the phone, to organising and creating effective policies for staff management, record keeping, advice and market sector research …. nothing seems to much trouble, even out of hours at short notice …. Friendly reliable helpful efficient and remarkably good value for money. My best find this year so far !!!

Daniel Donnor – Tower Travel


Helen and I met through the social networking site Twitter in 2009. Since then Helen and her company has provided me with some excellent business contacts whom I will be producing some business together with them. Additionally Helen is reliable, trustworthy and above all a straight talker. HLSBS will be providing my research and telemarketing services throughout the next few months and I know the work will be of high quality and the support and reassurance Helen has offered me has been valuable. I would recommend anyone looking for a committed and hard working team player with knowledge and experience, then hire Helen!

Jessica Wilkes-Mellor – Sedgwick Training


I have used Helen Stothard on a number of occasions for simple administration tasks to more complicated and involved projects. I have always found Helen’s work to be to a very high standard and delivered in a timely manner. I have no hesitation in recommending Helen to my colleagues and will continue to use her services for my own business.

Jamie Wells, Cert PFS Independent Financial Adviser, Quality IFA


Helen’s service is both quick and cost effective. She has a rare combination of IT, Accounts and general business skills that complement each other and enables her to offer a complete service.

Andrew Ripley – A P Ripley and Company, Incorporated Financial Accountants


Helen knew nothing about our business when we met, but she never came back with a piece of work unfinished, if she hit a brick wall she used her initiative and completed the task. This is the highest compliment I can pay her because it saved me a lot of time and effort I would definitely recommend HLS Business Solutions. Not only did we receive everything that we requested, but also Helen gave us advice and help to help move our business forward to the next level.

Neil Huntington -The Advice Partnership


Helen continues to be a great freelance addition to our team. Her experience, attention to detail and creative ideas have enabled us to take more control of the financial and production elements within the business and increase efficiency. Helen has helped Creative Squeeze to develop more efficient systems right across the business – from design & production through to cashflow and planning. She has made a great contribution to our successes this year.

R McDougall -Director Creative Squeeze Ltd


I asked Helen to step in and get my accounts up to speed on Xero and she carried out the work quickly, efficiently and provided expert advice on the use to enable me to use the software myself. I have no hesitation in recommending Helen and her knowledge to other small business owners or like me, other VAs, wanting to outsource their accounts.

Michelle Poole – Virtual Hand