Virtual assistance during COVID-19

From our ten years of experience in the Family Office space we recognise the importance of having the right staff in place and one of these key people are a Personal Assistant. Most Family Offices will have an Assistant supporting one or several members of the family and during this difficult time an Assistant is needed more than ever.

A lot of PA’s like to work in the office or at the home of their Employer (or even travelling extensively) and always are on-the-go but whilst we are all following government guidelines to stay at home, this kind of work is limited and restricted. For Assistants who would usually work in this way they have had to adapt their usual style of work and become a Virtual PA working safely at home. Before COVID-19 there were already many Virtual PA’s around the world that have had years of experience working remotely, so they are able to offer support as usual during this pandemic.

Many Assistants supporting a HNWI are used to working in any location across multiple time zones and even receiving calls from their Principal whilst sunbathing on a beach on holiday. Virtual Assistance is a highly agile business model that withstands turbulent times. Some reasons why VAs are effective during COVID-19:

  • Already used to working remotely and productively from home.
  • Easily contactable during all hours of the day using tools and methods such as telephone calls, texts, Zoom, Skype, OneDrive, MS teams and Dropbox.
  • Incredibly organised professionals with sound forward-planning abilities and who love helping people.
  • Possess a plethora of valuable and transferable skills from experience in an office environment as well as by undertaking multiple tasks for their Employer.

As a Virtual Assistant, your job is to ensure your Employer’s business stays as robust as possible whilst always offering a hand where needed as usual during this unprecedented time.

We are also here to offer our help and expertise to our Family Office clients and candidates, so feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss anything mentioned above or plan to hire any staff that could work from home and continue doing a successful job virtually.

If you would like to get in touch, feel free to contact us on the details below. Thank you.

To get in touch please email info@agreusgroup.com or you can also call us on

UK: +44(0)20 7043 1408

USA: +1 646 774 0220

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