During the coming months we are featuring many of the Woman Who Achieves Finalists, Winners and Sponsors in our Friday Feature.

Introducing Holly Nixon, Founder of Ta Dah! Virtual Assistant Services

We asked Holly our Friday Feature questions and here are her responses:

Name: Holly Nixon

Business NameTa Dah! Virtual Assistant Services

Twitter Name: @tadahva

Who is your role model and why?

I take my inspiration, determination and motivation from my mum primarily and then from all of the women in business that I surround myself with.

What’s the worst job you have ever had?

I think the worse job I had was working in a heating & engineering call centre during one of the coldest winters on record.  It was awful primarily because I had been made redundant by my previous long standing employer (whilst on maternity leave I might add) and so I had returned to work earlier than planned and had to leave my 5 month old daughter… but also it was horrendous hearing the plight of elderly or those with very young children with no heating or hot water and knowing that they would be days or even longer before an engineer could come out due to the volume. 

What’s the best business advice you have ever received?

“You’re smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark” Jay Danzie

What is your proudest achievement in business?

Growing my part-time dining table based business alongside a part time job, to a point where I could ‘ditch the day job’ and go fully self-employed!!  What a journey.

and just for fun…

Which personality or business person would you invite to sit on your dream Board of Directors and why?

Sarah Windrum from Emerald IT.  She is super focussed, challenges herself and others, had a huge heart and loves supporting other people and businesses.  Equally we have a very similar sense of humour and look for the positive in people and opportunities.

If you were a cartoon character, who would you be?

Lucy Wilde from Despicable Me.  A secret agent with a hidden side, but kooky, loveable and kind.

Tell us an amazing fact about you, that not many people know?

I have moved house 10 times. (Not sure thats amazing, but it’s a lot!)

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