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About Us

Reputable office administration service in the UK

You can trust us to help your company save money, whilst maintaining your company’s professionalism with our experienced team and your own hired secretary. The Hired Secretary offers more than just savings. It offers experience!

Affordable Virtual Office Solutions

The Hired Secretary's goal is to provide a virtual office and admin staff in a more affordable way for all. Helping companies to maintain a reliable, professional service with good customer service and customer aftercare has been our motto. We always have the future advancement of your company in mind.

Contact our team to find out about how our process works and can make your business more efficient.
Chenella Walker

Chenella Walker 

Chenella Walker one of the Co Directors at The Hired Secretary qualified in Hardware and Software IT in the year 2000 with a distinction in Business in the year 2006. She has run her own and other’s businesses over a period of more than 8 years. She has successfully taken on all the roles needed to fulfil the demands of working for, running, and helping companies. She has a strong love and passion for good customer service, honesty and being creative in business which has helped her to build a good reputation with her clients and she is able to communicate in both English and Spanish fluently.

Her most recent undertaking was helping a company form contracts with property developers and letting departments via her business methods. The company is still growing rapidly and within the first year the company is now accredited to WHICH? a trusted trader only one in three companies that apply are able to achieve. 

This is not only down to the workmanship of the employees but also the first class customer service and admin that is being supplied. The innovative ideas that her team has incorporated has ensured outstanding results, performance and growth for the company. 

Jodianne Griffiths 

Jodianne one of the Co Directors at The Hired Secretary graduated from Roehampton University in 2010 with French and Spanish as her major subjects. In that same year she was employed by Miss World Organisation as an administrator and translator and has had over 5 years’ experience in admin. Jodianne is extremely motivated and has experience in business that has allowed her to travel the world using those skills

Josephine Perianagassamy  

Josephine Perianagasammy better known as Sophie is head of the recruitment department and one of the Co Directors here at the Hired Secretary. Josephine ensures that as soon as a new CV comes in they are read and the relevant ones uploaded and forwarded for assessment. 

Once CV's are approved Josephine contacts the relevant candidates and arranges interviews. She ensures that all the relevant legal documents are collected including the references. 

Josephine is also on hand to help the candidates through the recruiting process and arranges and assists in staff training days. 

Josephine has had previous experience in admin and management and is dynamic and caring in all that she does. 

Meet Our Partners
(The people behind the scenes)

Monica Beckles

Monica Beckles, a Chartered member of the CIPD and Accredited
Workplace Mediator with a first-class MBA and employment law qualification. Monica was the Director of HR Consultancy Services for a firm of Employment Law solicitors, assisting clients with all aspects of people management including policy and procedural development, strategic HR management, employee relations, conflict resolution, change management and, management training and development.

Monica has over 25 years’ corporate leadership experience in operational and HR directorship roles and she is well versed in both the complexities of employment law and the challenges people management can pose to the bottom line. Before moving into consultancy, she was the driver behind the operational and people strategy of an award winning financial services business and was instrumental in year on year record revenue growth and industry acclaim.

Monica's firm will work along with our clients who would like HR as part of their packages or who may require that service.

Danny King-Smith:

Starting out as an Apple engineer for Amsys PLC, Danny moved to Dennis Publishing where he progressed throughout the IT Department from support services, to server and infrastructure
management to finally being the Head of IT, a position that required him to manage the support team, manage budgets and plan and implement new technology projects, also handling department
to department relationships. Following 18+ years’ service for Dennis Publishing, Danny left his position as Head of IT in order to
start SBS IT Ltd.

Chris Short:

Similar to Danny but at different times, Chris started his career as an Apple Engineer for Amsys PLC, as position that also saw him put onsite to cover support at Dennis Publishing, BBC and ITE Group,
with Dennis Publishing offering him a job.
Following the move to Dennis Publishing, Chris progressed through the IT Department becoming the IT Systems Manager, responsible for 3rd line support, maintaining the core IT infrastructure and
server estate as well as planning and implementing new technology projects.

Following 11+ years’ service for Dennis Publishing, Chris left his position as IT Systems Manager in order to start SBS IT Ltd.  

Jodianne Griffiths

Our interview with Croydon Radio

Click the Croydon radio link to listen to our interview with Tom C from Croydon radio as we talked about the start of The Hired Secretary and its aims. 

Shirley Jackson

Shirley has over 20 years experience in accounting and financial management and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1996. She has extensive experience both in the corporate and public sector. In running her accountancy practice her mission is to help you achieve and maximize profitability in your business through sound financial management.

The standard set of services that you would expect from any reputable accounting firm is on offer to small businesses and individuals. Therefore you can expect bookkeeping, accounts preparation and your tax liabilities to be effectively dealt with as a matter of routine. 

However, Shirley’s mission extends beyond this. Her firm also helps the business owner get under the hood and really understand the vital numbers and key financial measures, which need to be managed in a successful business. 

Her firm adopts the latest cloud technology and best of breed software to help deliver the best possible customer experience.

Shirley's firm will work along with our clients who would like accounting as part of their packages or outside of it.

Chris Short and his team 

SBS IT Ltd was founded and is managed by Chris Short and Danny King-Smith.

With a combined 30+ years’ worth of experience providing enterprise level IT Support for both end users and infrastructure. Our primary offering is as a Managed Service Provider (MSP), providing our clients with IT Support Services, consultancy and advice. Included in our MSP packages is our Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) agents, which we use to proactively monitor user computers and surrounding infrastructure.

With these tools we are alerted to issues through our ticketing system of any active or potential issues, giving us the opportunity to proactively fix problems before they cause downtime for a user. Using these tools, we are also able to see real-time information, logs and stats from machines giving us most of the information we need to fix most problems. This service will help to minimize any downtown issues that remote staff would or might have experienced helping the client to have a smooth service.

We have chosen to work along with Chris Short and his team because of their knowledge and know how in IT. As a company that relies heavily on IT, we needed a company that would be able to deal with any issues that emerged remotely as well as onsite if needed so as to ensure top performance and service for our clients. We are delighted to announce that all our new packages from January 2017 will include remote monitoring and management and can be added to other services if requested.

Chris Short and his team are also able to offer best practice and security advice to clients to ensure that their systems and data are
protected as best as they can be. Please note that this is a separate priced service.

For more information on our services, please call 0800 368 9994 and our team will be happy to assist you.
Save on space and hundreds of pounds. Contact Hired Secretary for remote office administration services across the UK on 
0800 368 9994

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