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Alanna Smith

Founder

Jodie Elliott

Designer

Hatty Scutt

Virtual Assistant

Alanna Smith.

Founder of Ask Alanna, Virtual Assistant, and Marketing and Events Consultant. If you’re a small business or just starting up, I’m here to assist you with those boring admin jobs you just don’t have time for, the ones you loathe and I love, as well as provide advice on marketing strategies, events management and coordination, and ad-hoc jobs.

I have many years under my belt in web and communications, marketing, working as a PA and administrator, even a retail manager and visual display artist for different employers! Because of this, I have a wide set of skills and an understanding of what it takes to run a business, and how I can support my clients (that’s you!).

Think of me as your personal sidekick. The one who’s always rooting for you, even when the chips are down, the ray of sunshine that you may need on a dark day, and someone to add some pep into your step and be your own personal cheerleader. The Robin to your Batman, the Watson to your Sherlock. I want to see you grow and succeed, and I’d love to be part of your journey.

  • Business Sustainability Management – University of Cambridge
  • Master’s degree in Digital Marketing – University of Portsmouth
  • Content Marketing – Digital Marketing Institute (certified Digital Marketing associate)
  • Content Marketing – Digital Marketing Institute (certified Digital Marketing associate)
  • Bachelor’s Degree with Honours – Professional Media with Design for Interactive media.

Jodie Elliott.

Hello! I’m Jodie. I’m a creative business owner, mum and wife. My background includes Fashion Promotion and Marketing, and I run my own Graphic Design Business. I have a natural flair for creative things, an intuitive energy, and a relentless desire to make things happen. My favourite drink is tea and the food I dream about most is Dholl Puri (Mauritian street food). I can recall an insane amount of song lyrics from the 80’s and 90’s, and I befriend cats wherever I go. I’d love to be able to time travel and visit my younger self to tell her not to worry so much, things will work out just fine.

Hatty Scutt.

Hey, I'm Harriet, a Virtual Assistant and creative freelancer based in sunny Southsea. My career background is varied, having worked as a PA in Communications, Events, and as a Professional Organiser. However, recently, I have focused my time on helping start-ups and small businesses, which is where I've really found my passion. Alongside my day job, I am also the co-founder of local craft gin, Southsea Spirit, and can often be found buzzing around town, a bottle of gin in hand, and my naughty Jack Russell, Disco in tow.

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