Director of Clear Day
Freelance admin & business development support
Clear Day Coaching
Helen Calvert set up Clear Day in October 2018 after sixteen years of secretarial roles, administrative roles and voluntary work. She has a reputation for organisation, efficiency and being able to juggle many projects at once.
Helen’s previous roles include:
Events Administrator – Lagan’s Foundation
Operations & Events Assistant – Mentoring and Befriending Foundation
Marketing Executive – Brabners LLP
Marketing Co-ordinator – Griffiths & Armour
Financial Services Administrator – Griffiths & Armour
Secretary – Griffiths & Armour
Plus voluntary work for parent and family organisations, and four years as chairman of her local playgroup.
Joanne Egerton – Virtual Assistant Admin
Jo’s background is in architectural assistance, and she has also worked for photographic studios. Since becoming a parent Jo has worked enthusiastically with her local school and playgroup to fundraise and support, and is now a parent-governor. Jo is passionate about community and helping others to reach their goals, and is delighted to be working with Clear Day, helping clients to find clarity in having their admin under control.
Samantha MacMahon – Virtual Assistant Social Media
After university, Sam spent a year working in project administration in an NHS projects department. She then worked for 5 years in London as a civil servant for the Home Office, and almost 4 years working in Paris for the British Embassy there. She then moved to Milan for 3 years with her husband’s job and took a career break to spend time with her two young children. Following a move back to Manchester, she is excited to work with Clear Day, particularly with clients working with and supporting women in the maternity, perinatal and early parenthood stages of life.
Kate Wenham – Virtual Assistant Business Development
Kate surprised herself while working for a small brewery that she had a talent for, and enjoyed, organising, filing and administration as well as beer. Since then she has developed skills in internet research and social media for friends and a family business. This was a diversion from her previous career development path of a degree in geography and environmental science, and marine environmental consultancy postgraduation. She then moved to the Cairngorms and became an active member of her small highland community alongside being a stay at home parent, whilst rejoining the world of work as a VA.
Hayley Capstick – Virtual Assistant Admin
Hayley has managed the back office of a niche training company (remotely) for the past 5 years, doing everything from event planning to invoicing! Now with a new passion for supporting small businesses, Hayley loves nothing more than to refine processes, learn new skills and build relationships.
Hayley has had a varied career to date, spanning Financial Services, right through to Further Education providers. Some of her previous roles include:
advantageSPRING (negotiation training) – Operations Manager
City University – Courses Officer
UBS Investment Bank – Collateral Manager / Valuation Analyst
JP Morgan – Fund Accountant
Linda Paris – Virtual Assistant Admin
Linda currently lives in Manchester and has enjoyed a wide and varied career. She has honed her skills and expertise in both the public and private sector, national charities and entrepreneurial enterprises.
With experience in project management, training, advice and guidance, office management and as a PA, Linda is constantly developing her skills.
She is currently working as a freelance VA and is delighted to be part of the Clear Day team.
Linda has also worked in health and wellbeing, as a qualified yoga teacher and complimentary health practitioner. Outside of her day job, Linda leads group walks in the wild. She loves roaming the hills, cycling, travelling and exploring new places, concepts and ideas.
Valerie Sheehan – Virtual Assistant Business Development
Valerie has been delivering freelance business development services to SMEs for the past 21 years. She thrives on it! She is a multi-skilled professional, with a strong background in communication, marketing and management. Valerie’s key strengths include telephone work: customer care, telemarketing and telesales. She has trained numerous individuals in call handling techniques.
As a long-time supporter of the arts, Valerie has managed music and art clients from promotion to gigs to exhibitions. She is also passionate about education and is an academic invigilator. Her past and present clientele projects include: advertising, art, architects, accountancy, design, education, musicians, property developers, photography, restaurateur, training companies and more. In her other life, Valerie runs a successful home bakery business.