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About Me

Heidi - Virtual Assistant


I’m Heidi, a Virtual Assistant / Bookkeeper based in Portsmouth, Hampshire working from my home office, which I share with my wonderful little dog and my slightly overweight cat. 

From starting my business in March 2019, I am now solely dedicating my time to my clients so when you hire me you can feel safe in the knowledge, that when I am working on your project I will not be juggling other commitments.

Since I am a woman who loves organisation and admin, it was the obvious path for me to start my own Virtual Assistant business because I just love what I do, and helping small business owners who hate admin and dread dealing with their bookkeeping just makes me so happy.

Realising after I started my business how much I love designing social media graphics, I decided to offer it has a service and due to having a natural flare for design, it has become one of my most popular services. 

  Also, designing email campaigns and advertising flyers too.. 

Social media is now a must for any small business so outsource to me so I can help your business stay visible online so why not, let me do what I love, so you can do what you love to do.

Whilst I am busy helping your business, you will be able to do what you do best plus get your evenings and weekends back with the knowledge that all your admin tasks will be taken care of.

Hiring remotely is the new trend because it just makes sense.

Heidi, Virtual Assistant 

Hiring  remotely is the new trend because it makes sense.

Why I became a Virtual Assistant

I decided to start my own business as a Virtual Assistant after years of PA/Project Administration working mainly within the defence industry along side engineers and navy personnel where I gained extensive experience in administration work, and the ability to organise my workload. 

As a qualified RSA typist, with a City & Guilds in word processing and Information Technology I know my way around a computer with advance skills in Microsoft packages. I understand the importance of confidentiality, data protection and privacy also being

ICO registered so you can be reassured that you data is safe in my hands.  

Recently, I have gained Bookkeeping skills through a

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) Level 2 course and am currently in the middle of my Level 3 course.  With a working and trained knowledge of Sage, Xero, FreeAgent and Oracle. 
When you hire me to organise your business, you will receive a thoroughly professional and friendly service for your business.

The reason I decided to open Keeping your Books Ltd was due to the fact I opened an Engineering company in 2017 with my then partner, working on the admin side of that business gave me such a sense of achievement and gave me the idea of starting a  business doing what I am great at so here I am working in my home office with my dog sat at my side and my cat fast asleep which is the best working environment I have ever worked in. 

Have a look at the services I offer on the services page and

please do get in touch for a free no obligation consultation call, if you need any help at all. 

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Virtual Assistant v Employee

Virtual Assistant

  • No tax/national insurance - I pay my own

  • No pension contributions - I pay my own.

  • No holiday or sick pay - I pay my own.

  • No IT equipment or office space required - I have my own.

  • Flexible work - works on an 'adhoc' basis; only pay for the hours you need, cancel during quiet times.

  • No breaks/lunch breaks - you only pay for when I am working on your project, I have lunch on my own time.

  • Experienced, skilled, organised and adaptable.

  • Understands what it is like to be a business owner and all the extra work that it entails because I am one.


  • You pay tax & national insurance.

  • You pay pension contributions.

  • You pay for them to go on holidays & when they are sick.

  • You have to pay for IT equipment & buy or rent office space.

  • You have to pay set amount of hours regardless of whether you have work to give them.

  • You pay for them to drink coffee & have lunch.

  • You have to pay to train them & plus provided personal development.

  • An employee does not understand the stress a business owner has nor the amount of hardwork that goes into building a business.

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Please contact me to see what I can bring to your business and to set up an initial consultation.

Phone: 023 92 160 626

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