Last year, when Alicia Cowan and I put on one of our now famous “Social Media – Can you afford to ignore it” seminars (with the hashtag #dontignoreit) we had 2 very lovely ladies come along. They are now bringing us to Brighton to do our next seminar in May. Since they are so fantastic, I thought it would be a good idea to interview them about their business and their story – so you can get to know them – hence the Q+A session below:
Who are you? How did you two meet / start working together?
I am Emma de Polnay and my business partner is Esme Lynch and we are Directors of My Special PA – Bespoke PA Services for Creative Professionals.
I started the company solo in 2009, building up from one client to approx. 6 within 7-8 months. I always imagined I would expand but wasn’t sure exactly when or exactly how that would happen.
In February 2011 I needed to go overseas for a friends wedding. I’d prepared well and made provisions for all my existing clients to make sure their requirements were taken care of whilst I was absent. At the last minute, however a very important contact approached me to help him with a project. With just a few days to spare, I had to think fast to find someone smart and adaptable with the right sales and CRM (Contact Relation Management) experience who understood me and the My Special PA brand. (more…)