Testimonials.

Don't take our word for it.


Read what our clients say about having a Strictly Savvy virtual assistant.

Jamie Gillies

Branch Manager, Upper Hutt Professionals
Strictly Savvy have done a large portion of our admin work for the Upper Hutt Professionals re-brand. We sent them all of our internal documents via Dropbox, they rebranded and updated them, and then sent them back.

They are obviously virtual and it has been brilliant for us. It has been a far more affordable option than bringing on a part timer. They are efficient, professional and a friendly team. They also have an in-house graphic designer which means they do the graphics work as well.

We highly recommend Strictly Savvy!

Anna Gilhooly

Co-Founder, Plyhome
This powerhouse crew of smart, get-it-done, no drama kind of people have completely changed our trajectory.

The Strictly Savvy team do it faster than I could and because they're doing it all the time for lots of different businesses, we get the benefit of all their experience and tips. It also means that we can access a massive range of skills and career backgrounds without having to bring on individual employees or contractors. They know about tech tools I've never heard of. They can provide feedback from a different perspective. The decisions are ours to own at the end of the day, but having this breadth of experience and feedback on tap is such a solid gold benefit when in start-up phase and one that I'm very grateful for.

Having a VA means achieving that elusive 'family-life balance' is more realistic and life is certainly easier. I can honestly say now that we couldn't do Plyhome without them. They do our book-keeping, our graphic design support our general admin, have supported all our pre-launch tasks, and our photography too. Ridiculously handy.

Read Anna's blog post on using a virtual assistant

Phil Veal

Chief Executive, Rangatira Investments
Through working to really understand our business, my VA is able to integrate into our workflow really well. This helps us concentrate our time and energy on finding the next great New Zealand business to invest in.

While there are usually large numbers of meetings to coordinate for us (30 minutes is a long meeting, and 15 minutes ideal), my VA can easily adapt and keep pace. With her proactive approach, we can rest assured that when we're travelling on short notice, we have an efficient (and packed) schedule.

Another great thing about the Strictly Savvy team is that they can cover a surprisingly wide range of tasks and their client-orientated approach means they don't limit the scope of their services. We have had very high-quality PowerPoint designs produced in a very short time.

Audrey Shearer

Managing Director, Spiral
The Strictly Savvy team are efficient, friendly and they feel like an extension of my own business. Having a wide range of services means I can also utilise their graphic design skills quickly and easily.

Their on-boarding process is quick and painless, and I regularly recommend them to others.
I am impressed with the speed of Strictly Savvy's understanding and use of both the online tools we use and tools in general.

Ross Flowerday

Owner, RD Builders

I have recruited the help of Strictly Savvy to assist with the day to day running of my business. They have helped me with a number of aspects in my business, Xero set-up, GST, accounts, and marketing.

They offer a range of services and I urge you to give them a go if you need some quality time back from the hectic life a builder now has. I find the ladies that I have dealt with to be professional, and very helpful, not to mention approachable and pleasant to deal with.

Brenda Ratcliff

Strictly Savvy have been awesome at helping me do my first newsletter. I had wanted to do one for ages, but found I hadn't got around to it. Strictly Savvy made it easy for me by sorting out the address list, and encouraging me all along the way to a quality product. What I particularly appreciated was the way they 'got me' and designed a newsletter that is consistent with the look and feel of my business. I just wrote the copy which in the end turned out to be easy. I have had many unsolicited positive emails as a result of this newsletter. Thanks Strictly Savvy!

Warwick Walker

Director, Foxplan

When considering outsourcing to Strictly Savvy, I wondered if the service would be flexible enough for the ad hoc use I wanted. Since using the service it has been wonderful and everything I had hoped for. It provides me with additional staff resource on an ‘on demand’ basis, without the need to hire additional inhouse staff.

They are very easy to deal with, cost effective and responsive. I also think it’s great that they are a local company providing local employment.

Youssef Mourra

Director, Nonsuch Consulting
I initially made the mistake as a sole operator to think that I could do all my administrative work and build my business and be a family man and pursue my hobbies and interests and of course I got that wrong. So, my virtual assistant from Strictly Savvy, now takes care of all my non-consulting work and she frees me up to focus on what I do best and what brings my income in.

She takes care of my appointments, answers most of my emails and has got to know when and how I work. This has been a big change as I've always had an assistant that I sit with and interact with and so this has been a huge breakthrough for me where I'm able to be as mobile as I like and know that things are being taken care of no matter what I'm doing.

I look forward to catching up with my virtual assistant each day and knowing that I get more organised as each day passes. I will now begin the process of handing over my invoicing, receipt management and GST returns to her.

Mark Skelly

We've been working with Strictly Savvy from their inception and we're absolutely rapt with the level of service and the services provided by them. We couldn't really justify employing a full-time staff member in a support role so it's been perfect having the team on call for when we need them.

We get full-time cover and only need to pay for what we use. The girls are also very professional and highly capable… they've introduced us to technology, applications and processes that have streamlined and virtualised our operation even further.

We happily (and regularly) recommend their services to anyone looking for additional administrative support.

Kathryn Berkett

I just want to say how happy I am with the logo that Strictly Savvy created for me. Their designer sat down with me and she helped me understand something I didn't even realise I wanted – an intertwined logo for the two separate strands of my business.

This amazing design encompassed each individual strand when divided, but when put together became the logo for my business as a whole. Utterly incredible! It's exactly what I wanted and more!

They nailed it 100% and I cant express how pleased I am – thanks so much Strictly Savvy

Jen Tyson

Business Management Consultant, Thrive Business Solutions
As a workshop facilitator I find the most time consuming thing is often creating the work book for attendees. I asked Strictly Savvy to take my pile of odd bits of paper that didn't match, even in font and put them together into a smart, branded and printable workbook!

The result was fast and efficient, professional and straight forward, well worth the very reasonable charge paid. I will definitely use them again and would not hesitate to recommend their services.

Julene Hope

Getting my thoughts from draft to a professional product that benefits my clients is definitely a team effort. Their design team helped make it easy, I sent them my draft and some ideas about how I wanted it to look and in no time at all I had a beautiful professional design. Importantly it's a layout I can easily edit and adjust!

I love working with Strictly Savvy.

Mark Greer

Director, BizDom
Having an outsourced executive assistant has been a great decision for me. It was easy to get started and they didn't try and make me conform to their way of doing things. I appreciate having a dedicated VA who is available full time to answer my requests and action a broad number of tasks as required.

It is helpful having another set of hands to divert my phone calls to, monitor my emails, and book appointments, which frees me up to work on my business and meet with my clients.

The team at Strictly Savvy are exceptional at what they do and the outsourced model suits me perfectly.

Juliet Cleland

Director, Jets Transport
I use Strictly Savvy to run the payroll, accounts and bookkeeping side of my business, and now, I can't imagine being without them. Not only have they managed my accounts and staff payments, but they have helped with any other last minute issues, and have come up with solutions to keep things running smoothly.

I've been able to put more time into what I do best with the knowledge that Strictly Savvy keeps things running efficiently, professionally and always on time.

Trevor Walton

Strictly Savvy helped me to create two PowerPoint presentations at short notice. They were for a major industry event with five television crews and many other media representatives present. There was no room for error. The presentations had to look professional and run without any glitches.

The Strictly Savvy PowerPoint guru was a true professional who handled everything I asked of her with ease and good humour. Not only did she understand what I was trying to achieve technically, she understood the importance of having the correct grammar, as well as having a consistent graphic style. The process was friendly and efficient, and very reassuring for me at a time of intense deadline pressure.

The outcome was brilliant. I couldn't recommend Strictly Savvy more highly.

Craig Weston

We use Strictly Savvy on a casual basis for overflow work. As their name suggests, they are very savvy and have adapted to our processes in order to suit the way our company works. They are swift to action our requests and nothing is ever a problem for them – they're friendly and happy to help. I know that there are staff available to assist if the workload is too large or my VA is unavailable, so I can be assured that the tasks I need actioned can always be completed within a short turnaround.

Gray Hughson

Franchisee, Fifo Capital
I had a backlog of admin tasks that needed completing and were getting me down when I needed to spend time establishing a new business.

The team at Strictly Savvy stepped in and reorganised my office for me, setting up new systems allowing me to access my emails and related programs on all my computers and phones. They supported me through the process of updating and formatting my client list so that it's now available on my CRM system.

My website was updated to a high, professional standard and it's exciting to have my blog template designed, set up and ready to use. Now I feel confident and organised.

Ian Irvine

My assistant assisted with our Challenge The Bull business presentations. They helped make the event run smoothly and are clearly familiar with aspects of making it flow, welcoming guests, ticketing and many other details.

Much appreciated, my assistant even dressed in the theme of the event.

Paul O'Sullivan

Owner, Smartmove
It's been brilliant - engaging with you guys was one of my best business decisions in 2016. A huge thanks for all you have done, your work is greatly appreciated.

When I first took up the service my VA got in touch with my clients, and in a matter of weeks - reduced my debtors significantly.

Now she runs my weekly invoicing and direct debits, keeps my accounts up to date, and answers queries from clients – leaving me free to focus on building my business. Life is great!

Tia Cooper

Sales Manager, Comprende
Since I started working with my virtual assistant, sales have climbed and I am now well ahead of last year's targets and expecting to double sales for 2016.

My work days are more manageable with all the sales admin tasks being managed by my VA. She has full access to our systems and deals directly with all potential, new and existing clients. I am now freed up to go out and meet with more owners face to face and as a result, we are signing on clients consistently.

I would recommend Strictly Savvy to anyone needing professional and efficient support for their company. Their service is exceptional!

Emma White

Founder, Sold on Staging
I've been very impressed with Strictly Savvy's service and attention to detail. They are so accommodating, and nothing is ever a problem for them. I've been blown away by my new website and have found the process smooth, easy, and effective.

I've also been very impressed with their knowledge in any area I've needed help with. I would happily recommend them to anybody thinking of outsourcing parts of their business.

Karyn Weller

Owner/Technician, Boutique Eyelashes
I had the happy 'problem' of being a successful business that was starting to become overwhelming to run using the systems I had in place. After going to Strictly Savvy's workshop I made the decision that the way forward for my business was to get their expert help.

They took my existing management systems and simplified them for me. I now have a central point for my contacts that syncs with all my devices, keeping me up-to-date wherever I am. Now that my Mailchimp setup has been completed I can easily send professional looking newsletters to my clients. I feel like now I am truly going forward.

Thank you so much Jo and the team. You have made a great difference to my business life!

Duncan Campbell

Consultant, Project M
Strictly Savvy is an extremely professional and fun team to work with. They take care of everything I don't have the time or skills for, and they do it efficiently and accurately. They are a pleasure to deal with and nothing is a problem.

Their proactiveness is exactly what I was looking for and they keep me accountable and on track. Representing my business well was a high priority for me and I have no concerns with them dealing directly with my clients and sending emails on my behalf. They treat my business with the utmost respect and confidentiality.

They really are savvy, and they make stuff happen!

Robyn Bond

Sales Representative, Tall Poppy Real Estate
I worked long hours, seven days a week and still found it difficult to keep on top of my ever growing tasks. The Strictly Savvy team stepped in and helped me with my clients, updating their details in my database, following up with them after open homes and then recording their responses for me.

Having the team's help has made such a difference to how I managed my workload. I finally felt like I was able to catch up and make sure that I wasn't missing out on important connections and potential sales.

Kerrie Falconer

Executive Assistant, Upper Hutt City Council
Strictly Savvy has been providing us with minute writing services to assist with my workload. The calibre of work we receive back from their team is exceptional and their understanding of the specific and technical minute writing style is infallible.

They have proven their advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite and their attention to detail is at the highest level. The flexible service is a huge help!

Adam Kane

Great to have a virtual office to actually get the things done I hadn't made the time for. I am very appreciative of the friendly, helpful and relaxed approach I received from the Strictly Savvy team.


Mike Luckie

Strictly Savvy is our customer service and ordering team. Reliability is one of their key strengths and there's a solution to everything. Working with them has been a great decision for us as they are professional and fastidious. The team got behind us as soon as I joined and they allowed me to take my first holiday in a long time.

Their phone answering service is invaluable to ensure that all of my customers and potential customers hear a friendly voice and are provided with the best service possible.

If I ever have any issues they are fixed straight away - they are eager to sort out answers to any problems.

Thanks Strictly Savvy!