Busy business folk who need a girl friday, but haven’t got a full-time personal assistant, can now get the helping hands they need.
For a Blackpool mum and daughter have come up with the idea of a flexible PA service for the area.
Danielle and Janet Fenton have launched Liberty Errands, to help people running businesses and other busy individuals reclaim those extra hours in the week that are spent completing chores.
Danielle said Liberty Errands aims to provide an enthusiastic and down-to-earth team of experienced ‘errand managers’, able to complete a diverse range of tasks, whether it’s unpacking groceries, queuing at the post office, or completing administrative work.
She said: “No task is too big or too small, and it is aimed at those who don’t have the time in their day to focus on chores, or those who prefer to focus their attention on the bigger, more important tasks.
“We wanted to start our own company and were looking around for ideas.
“I had seen something similar in Leeds and thought we could do that here.
“We decided to go for it on New Year’s Eve, as our new year resolution, and it has been three months in the planning.
“We have a couple of others to help us when required, and if the business takes off then we can employ more full-time.
“The idea is that people who have not got their own PA, or who can’t or don’t want to employ one, can contact us on our website and we can offer the helping hand they need without having to worry about overheads.
“We understand how hard it is running a business, while also taking care of all the admin tasks, like filing, going to the post office or even reviewing your competitors. That’s where we come in.
“We carried out customer research to find out what was needed, and whether it was viable, and my mum went to the recent Inspiring Business event from the council, which she found very useful.”