Helping you use your time more efficiently
Welcome to Indigo Bureau, your London based Virtual Assistant providing office admin support to small businesses. If you’ve got to the stage where your business is growing, but you find yourself bogged down with admin and distracted by paperwork, then it sounds like you need a Virtual Assistant.
How I Can Help
Outsourcing your admin to me means you don’t need to pay for a full-time employee and the associated overheads. By offering you the services that I love doing (possibly the ones you don’t like doing, or don’t have time to do yourself) I can take away some of the pain of office tasks that are a necessity to all businesses, but probably not the most productive use of your time.
Creating easy to understand spreadsheets
Creating, updating and maintaining filing systems
Expense reconciliation & bookkeeping
Creating Word Documents and Online research
Transcription, Audio typing & Proofreading
Collating business card info into a manageable system
How Much It Will Cost
By the Hour
I charge an hourly rate of £25. I track my time, round up or down to the nearest 15 minutes and send you a time report with your invoice so you can see the full breakdown.
By the Project
Sometimes it’s easier to set a fixed price for a task, such as quarterly expense reconciliation. Prices are dependent on the scale of the project.
As a Retainer
If you know you’d like regular support, then a retainer is the perfect choice. Paid up front, this allows you to budget and extra hours can be added if needed.
How it Came About
Hi, I’m Judi Evans and I set up Indigo Bureau, turning my many years of experience in the fashion industry into a bespoke virtual admin service.
I’ve worked in Design, as a retail Buyer and as a Sales Account Manager. Over that time, I managed sales and design teams, created management systems, presented product at director level and travelled over the world sourcing fabrics and generally being inspired.
But I’d always longed to work for myself. What I really enjoyed, and was really good at, was devising systems and creating order and clarity out of chaos. I’m figures-orientated by nature and love being challenged with administrative chaos and turning it into something organized and easy to manage. Want something created on a spreadsheet? My kind of heaven!
So, setting up Indigo Bureau to help others with administration nightmares is the perfect solution.
Being a small business owner, there is only so much you can do that is within your remit (or so you think). I met Judi at a business networking event where she was talking about spreadsheets and receipts, something I actually love doing as I have a Business Analysis background. I finally let go of my accounting stuff and found an accountant to do my account but was also in need of a VA. Having spoken to Judi and how she could help me, it was a no brainer to get her in to help me with my business.
In Oct 2018, I went from being a sole trader to a limited company and my accountant told me I needed to use an online accounting system in line with the new tax regulations coming in. A part of my business is selling supplements to my clients and keeping a good record of stock that comes in and goes out. Having spoken to Judi about it, she told me that the software I use has this functionality in it and could she set it up for me to see how it works. OMG this has been one of the best pieces of work Judi has done for me and my business and what a time saver it has been for me too. I don’t need to think twice about what the price of the product is as Judi has set all this information up for me and the system shows me how many I have in stock so I know when to re-order. The magical part is when I place an order, send Judi the sales invoice and by magic the new ordered products are uploaded/updated into the system.
Judi’s love for spreadsheets, receipts, accounting help, admin support is so evident that I am so glad to have her helping me in my business. My business coach always says “do the bits that you love and help you serve your clients and delegate EVERYTHING else out”. This is so true and being a control freak was hard but having seen what positive changes Judi has brought about, I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Judi whatsoever.
Thank you Judi from the bottom of my heart.
Rakhee Shah, Owner
Fertility, Bump and Beyond
We are a small catering business which means we need to keep track of incredible numbers of small invoices and bills, both for our own purposes and for compiling our VAT Returns. Two years ago we were drowning in bits of paper until we were rescued by Judi, who in an incredibly short time created order out of chaos. She is calm, patient and flexible – always ready to fit in with our needs. No-one was more grateful than our accountant who has found it much easier to deal with our PAYE needs, Vat Returns and Annual Company Reports since we handed over our record keeping to Indigo Bureau.
Margaret Morris, Director
Crouch Hill Kitchen Catering Company Ltd
Judi Evans of Indigo Bureau is very trustworthy, reliable and efficient. She provided me with holiday cover while I was away, checking my post and passing on all urgent messages and post to me. This meant that I was able to work remotely with Judi’s help, and as a result I was able to seamlessly return to work as if I had not been away.
Gina Savanhu, Owner
GDS Immigration Law
We are a small fashion company and, as such, we decided that full time admin support to help with the buying process would not be cost effective. This is a twice-a-year job, the process of which is stressful, and during these periods I need help and support.
Through recommendation we met with Judi from Indigo Bureau, and booked her in on relevant days to assist with all administrative aspects of placing our orders. The project worked extremely well and Judi is now booked to work with us again for our next buying season.
In particular I found her calm logical approach and fantastic attention to detail very cathartic during what is usually a hectic time. There is no way the orders would have gone in on time without Judi’s help. I was particularly lucky because Judi bought to the task all her previous knowledge and expertise from her previous career in the fashion industry.
I hope that this continues to be a long and fruitful arrangement for both of us.
Leanda Walters, Creative Director
Judi Evans came to the rescue when I had to pull together a mailing in a very short time. Judi was calm, professional and extremely efficient. She updated the spreadsheet, formatted letters and envelopes, and was all round a fantastic help, doing everything to a high standard and really promptly. I would totally recommend Judi for any small business owner needing help with a one-off project or regular admin support. Thank you Judi
Denise Cuddigan, Osteopath
We needed help to cover during the holiday period and someone mentioned a VA. This is a brilliant idea as this is a completely flexible service: you have a professional stepping in when needed. It is ideal for small businesses, with limited number of staff. Working with Judi was a pleasure. She was very thorough and quickly up to speed and we know that you can rely on her when the business activity requires an ‘extra hand’.
Denise Zucker, Owner
I was overwhelmed by the admin side of running my business and wanted to be able to delegate and concentrate on the parts of my business that need and require my most attention. I have absolutely loved working with Judi. Her attention to detail, spotting things I could easily miss and efficiency has been a dream to have her on board and help. If you are a small business and trying to do everything yourself, a VA is essential. It’s like a 3 tonne weight has been lifted when you can delegate and not do absolutely everything yourself. It’s been amazing having Judi on board!
Dr Sophie Rumbelow, Owner
I’d like to recommend Judi Evans of Indigo Bureau as a brilliant PA. She came and helped me wade through and organise piles of receipts in a quiet, non judgemental, highly professional and pleasant way. She’s very nice to have around and didn’t make me feel embarrassed by my antiquated filing system. She puts you at ease and makes you feel comfortable. Highly recommended and I don’t dread doing my taxes quite as much now knowing that she’s on hand, silently typing away.
Nicky Grace, Owner
The Green Shed N10
I looked for VA assistance when the growing admin work became a problem and I needed a fast and efficient solution to things being offloaded. My main concern about hiring a VA was overcharging and having to trust their time sheets and work they say they are doing.
However, I don’t have either of those concerns with Judi on board. She has given me greater freedom to be able to get on with other important work, and I know all what is trusted to Judi is getting done and dealt with professionally to a very high level. The work just gets done without any fuss or problems, I know Judi is doing her best for me and my company.
If you’re thinking about hiring a VA, if they are like Judi then go for it, so make sure you get someone highly recommended especially if they are dealing with financial details and working to deadlines.
Stuart Bishop, Owner
I was looking for a VA to help with dealing with bookings and enquiries for my holiday cottages, so that I could go away myself and switch off. Judi has been excellent. She has dealt with email correspondence and telephone calls with my customers, potential customers and my team with great professionalism, responding effectively and in the appropriate manner. She made everything clear to me at the outset of how her services work and the cost of her services and she provides detailed reports of the work provided. Judi is easy to work with and I would highly recommend her. I will be definitely using her services again in the future.
Wendy Boast, Owner
Peak District Accommodation
Judi is an excellent virtual administrator who went above and beyond expectations in helping me navigate my way around social media when I launched my business early last year. She has an excellent eye for detail, is extremely professional and is not only easy to work with but a lot of fun too. Judi is very creative, always comes up with new suggestions and ideas for how to improve things and is extremely hard working. It was a real pleasure to work together and I would not hesitate to do so again.
Geeta Dhami, Owner
Gemini HR Solutions
Whilst running my own growing business, I had every good intention to keep on top of the continuous volumes of paperwork, filing and bookkeeping; however the reality was not the same. Speaking to Judi and all that she can do at Indigo Bureau I quickly realised that I needed her help. Judi took away my very messy administrative burden, working methodically and efficiently to put everything back in order. It was so easy working with Judi, she delivered when she said she would, she’s always available for questions and comes up with really good pragmatic suggestions for improvements. I would highly recommend Judi’s services, she is a pleasure to work with and has given my business and I the administrative spring clean it desperately needed… freeing my time up to meet more clients. Many thanks Indigo Bureau!
Karen Taplin, Director
I contacted Judi to help me create an easy to use spreadsheet to track the income and expenditure for my new business. I was blown away by her efficiency and her understanding of what I wanted with very little guidance. When I wanted some help in getting started with my accounts tracking she came and sat with me and helped answer questions that I had, making suggestions and tweaks to the process as we went along. She’s a joy to work with – fun, approachable and professional and I will definitely be using more of her services as my business grows.
Rebecca Berzins, Owner
Judi has turned our neglected Facebook page into a community hub with a growing following. Her eye for a story is great and she gets the tone right every time. She is highly organised, shows flair and imagination, selects the right images and makes everything look good. Judi is very easy to work with and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Ally Pally Neighbours community website
Judi worked with me during the early stages of my new company helping me set up systems for recording contact and sales related data. Her help was invaluable and the systems she set up are efficient, practical and very easy to use. Judi has excellent administrative and organisational skills and I will definitely use her again if I need more support.
Janine Shalev, Owner
With never enough time in the day to give administrative and accountancy work the required time, Judi has helped Foundry Brands to prioritise and organise in an area of the business we routinely shy away from. She is very thorough, pragmatic and most importantly incredibly patient with those of us less gifted with an excel spreadsheet! We’d recommend anyone needing an administrative and organisational resource to get in touch with Judi and see if she can work with you like she does with us.
Mike Smith, Owner
As a chaotic creative when it comes to accounts, Judi helped me get my books in order in a calm and understanding way. She has set up a user friendly system that I can use when she’s not around and continues to come in once a month to keep on top of things. I would thoroughly recommend her services, particularly for anyone in the fashion & creative industries as her understanding of what we actually do, as well as her book keeping skills, make her a joy to work with.
Jane Kellock, Owner & Director
Unique Style Platform
Having Judi on hand to help with business admin, facts and figures has been a huge help for me as a new business. With no head for numbers and limited time to spare, using Judi’s skills has made my business more efficient and given me some clarity around strategy and day to day business.