A multi-talented Saughall mum is planning to use her skills to help out other busy working parents.
With her daughter Cecelia following son William to Saughall All Saints Primary School last September, Michelle Collins has just launched a local franchise of personal assistant company with a difference.
Trading as Pink Spaghetti, the mum-of-two will work on an hourly basis to support hectic local small business owners, consultants and freelancers.
Michelle said: “There’s a burgeoning number of micro-businesses across the Chester area, many of which operate from people’s homes and they are not in a position to employ a full-time or even part-time assistant.
“That is where I come in. I can take over the tasks that no business owner enjoys, from doing their social media to finding new suppliers, negotiating deals, and creating newsletters. Basically, Pink Spaghetti exists to take away the leg work from a business owner and give them more time to spend on the parts of their business that they enjoy.
“I believe I am unique in that I offer small businesses as many hours support as they want, without making them commit to a regular contract.”
Michelle is known to many locally as a member of Team Anya, a fundraising group that was set up to raise money for cancer treatment for three year old Anya Bentham. The appeal has currently raised in excess of £260,000.
Aside from her charity work, Michelle has previously held a variety of HR and training roles within Cheshire Probation Service, as well as management positions with restaurant chains Est Est Est and What’s Cooking.
She anticipates that many of her clients will be working mums, juggling businesses and domestic tasks throughout the day.
“This is my life too!” she added “and I completely understand if someone wants me to seek out a venue for a kid’s party, eBay a load of old toys and find them a reliable cleaner as well.”
Michelle can be contacted on 0844 504 0265 or firstname.lastname@example.org