Featured Virtual Assistant: Stephanie Middleton of Outhouse UK, Worcestershire, UK
As the Managing Director of Outhouse-UK; a premier provider of virtual business support for small businesses and entrepreneurs Steph is a very experienced, professional and an industry leading VA. Her business offers executive assistance for all areas from marketing, through to sales and finance. This enables small businesses to benefit from top quality support, from some of the best PAs in the UK, without the associated overheads.
Steph is a PA and project manager with a passion for perfection and vast experience that spans many sectors, from SME’s to large corporations, not for profit organisations and local government. Her vision is that every business, regardless of size, should have access to top quality administrative support in order to maximise their business potential. She passionately believes that efficient administrative systems are the backbone of every organisation, and without them you’ll come unstuck eventually.
She believes that the growing UK virtual assistant industry is a key player in supporting SME growth, in turn encouraging job creation and therefore supporting development of a healthy and vibrant UK economy.
In 2012 Steph was awarded the Young Achiever of the Year and in May 2013 she was nominated by a number of other UK VAs, and subsequently named as winner, of the Janet Jordan Achievement Award. This was awarded by the Alliance of Virtual Assistants to a VA business established less than 5 years for achieving an outstanding level of success in their VA business and for efforts to promote and further the industry as a whole. In both 2013 and 2014 Steph was a finalist for ‘Best Business Enabler’ at the National Entrepreneur Awards where the judges recognised her outstanding organisational skills and her fantastic business know-how ensuring she can implement the very best processes for the businesses she works with.
“Stephanie at all times is professional in her approach, communication is prompt and well defined which contributed greatly to the successful outcome of the project collaboration, enhancing further the reputation of Outhouse as a trusted service provider.” Sue Grant, Head of Business Ops at Fenix Signalling Ltd.
“I worked with Steph for over two years. She is extremely professional, resourceful and reliable. She has an exceptional ability to propose solutions to problems, and suggest new methods to make an organisation more efficient. Steph is experienced in designing new systems for projects. She is a very capable project manager, with excellent IT knowledge. It was a pleasure to be able to work with someone who is so capable and reliable; to be safe in the knowledge that work will be completed on time and to an extremely high standard. Thank you Steph.” Anne Daniel, Head of Marketing at Heart of Worcestershire College.
“I’d say Steph’s best quality is her 100% uncompromised, unadulterated, perfect professionalism. She is calm, organised and intuitive which is great to work with.” Jez Rose, The Behaviour Expert.
Steph is passionate about helping other business owners to achieve their goals, both business and personal through providing the very best executive assistance and is loved by her clients for her “100% uncompromised, unadulterated, perfect professionalism”. Steph’s a calm, organised and intuitive lady with an enormous list of skills, there’s not much she can’t do!
Away from the office, Steph is a keen horse rider and loves spending time in the saddle whenever she gets the chance. She also loves to travel and enjoys good food!