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Hear what our clients have to say about having a Strictly Savvy virtual assistant on their team by watching or reading one of our many reviews! Ready to experience the Strictly Savvy magic? Let us know how we can help you and your business.

Don't just take our word for it.

Since launching in 2012, we've had the privilege of working with over 450 clients - some one-off projects, and others are still with us to this day. Check out Strictly Savvy reviews below and see what they say about us.

"We can dial up or dial down the support from them as required"

I've worked with Strictly Savvy for over 4 years now, and have used a range of virtual assistants within the virtual EA, bookkeeping, AND creative teams. 

My favourite part of working with Savvy is, even though you are assigned a 'head VA', you actually have access to the full team who each have their own areas of expertise. Often times we would require support in multiple areas of our business, and instead of having a full-time person with just 1 skill set, we can have a whole team of VAs in the background. I also love that we can dial up or dial down the support from them as required because they know that not '1 size fits all' for their clients.

I absolutely feel like my VA is a part of my team, and I even have her on our own website! 

"Professional, out there to help, and provide quality work"

Before engaging Strictly Savvy's Photography Service, we had a lack of digital media and quality photos of what we do and how we do it. Now that I have received imagery back from Strictly Savvy, I feel as though I can represent Alabaster Construction and the work we do to a high visual standard. 

The ability to provide transparency and showcase the business with quality photography has been a real plus. Brenna was incredibly easy-going and straightforward to work with, I was at ease discussing my ideas/options with her. Strictly Savvy on the whole have been professional, out there to help, and provide quality work.

"To have this level of support, with a short turnaround time to production is amazing!"

Over the years, our business has utilised the talent and skill set within the team at Strictly Savvy and have been nothing short of impressed! Their highly motivated and efficient staff have produced a huge range of marketing material for us and we couldn't be happier. Our brand has been carefully designed by Strictly Savvy including all marketing collateral, website, photography and advertising. To have this level of support, with a short turnaround time to production is amazing!

What we especially love - they're local!

"The team have a wealth of knowledge which has made it easy to hand things over."

After almost a year of trying to set up Xero in our 'spare time', we called in Strictly Savvy late one evening. I had a response the very next morning and within days we were working together to get this sorted, finally!

The team have a wealth of knowledge which has made it easy to hand things over. It's awesome working with Joy and Kylie and I'm looking forward to exploring other ways the team can support our business to help us free up more time.

Hydro Plumbing Maintenance

"They are swift to action our requests and nothing is ever a problem for them."

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.

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"I want to commend Anna who has become a shining star in our business."

I want to commend Anna who has become a shining star in our business, helping clients alongside supporting me and the team every day. Today I got back from lunch to find she had quickly resolved a new support ticket for a precious client (who is under a lot of stress this week). This is just one example of the good work she is doing.

Anna is smart enough to figure out how to use (and test) our software for herself and smart enough to know when to ask for more information. She is dependable, intelligent, good natured and seems to have bags of initiative. Well done you for employing her and lucky us to be working with her.

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"They didn't try and make me conform to their way of doing things."

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.

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"I cannot recommend them highly enough and would be happy to provide a verbal reference at any time."

I have a small business helping motivated people own their time in a way that has them freed up to make their difference at work. I also have a day job that I love. The only way I can do both justice is with help.

Strictly Savvy, and their team of experts take the things I worry about getting done because I don't know how to do them (or worse still try to do, badly) and sort them - in the blink of an eye, to the standard I set and for a price is fit-for-the-task.

Their service has become integral to my service.

I cannot recommend them highly enough and would be happy to provide a verbal reference at any time.

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"I've been blown away by my new website and have found the process smooth, easy, and effective."

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.

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"Strictly Savvy is a company that listens to clients"

I wish that I had used Strictly Savvy sooner! Anesha understood what I was asking for and gave me a range options, and then worked to come up with a final design that suited me.

I also had lots of last minute changes which Anesha was happy to help with. 

I noticed a significant increase in engagement based on the material that Anesha created. Strictly Savvy is a company that listens to clients and provides a high quality product that is well worth the investment.

"They are very easy to deal with, cost effective and responsive."

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 in-house 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.

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"Anna has become an integral part of my business."

I've worked with Strictly Savvy now for over two years. 

The service enables me to focus on doing what I love, which is servicing clients, while leaving all of the admin, enquiries, emails and accounts to them. 

Anna has become an integral part of my business and is known well by all of my clients, she even comes to the Christmas party!

I'd highly recommend the Savvy team to anyone looking for an efficient way to have administrative needs taken care of.

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"The (Strictly Savvy) service was exactly what our business required"

Due to our business experiencing growth, we made the decision to hire a Virtual Assistant through Strictly Savvy. Having a VA join our business has had a huge impact on my workload, ensuring I’m able to best maximise my productivity and effectiveness. 

Our VA was extremely organised, and quick to understand our business and the required tasks. Our VA assisted with general Executive Assistant duties, as well as project management and stakeholder communications.

I would not hesitate in recommending Strictly Savvy. The service was exactly what our business required at the time.

"Now I feel confident and organised."

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.

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"We get full-time cover and only need to pay for what we use."

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.

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"I find the ladies that I have dealt with to be professional and very helpful."

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.

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"They nailed it first crack, an amazing result."

We were rebuilding our website and seeing our existing logo in the new site, well it was not too flash. We engaged Strictly Savvy to help us bring a fresh new look to our brand.

They nailed it first crack, an amazing result and we are looking forward to launching our new logo in our new website.

Thanks, Strictly Savvy. We look forward to the next project with you.

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"We adore our new branding and website and couldn’t have done it without them."

We use Strictly Savvy’s creative and design services (and have done for a few years now). They are really easy to work with and well priced for the market.

We adore our new branding and website and couldn’t have done it without them. They also helped us turn around a large printed timeline for an event in record time – swiftly adapting to the last minute changes in medium!

"They are efficient, professional and a friendly team."

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!

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"Their design team helped make it easy."

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.

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"The result we were left with is a world-class website video."

I approached Teesha at Strictly Savvy through networking recommendations and other testimonials with a vision of what we wanted to achieve, and no way of knowing how to get there. 

Teesha was excellent to deal with. Professional, willing to collaborate, very clear around pricing, and went over and above our expectations.

The result we were left with is a world-class website video and we receive a huge amount of positive feedback and high-quality work as a result.We highly recommend Strictly Savvy, particularly led by Teesha as the GM.

(We have also had positive experiences with the VA services that Strictly Savvy offers, before we grew to in-house administration.)

"I couldn't be happier, and we also won the tender too!"

When I reached out to Strictly Savvy to help inject some design and professionalism into our tender submission, I was met with a can-do attitude and it put me completely at ease in a high stakes situation. The Strictly Savvy team are responsive and deliver high quality work. 

Their communication meant I knew exactly what to expect every step of the way and I would highly recommend them for any type of design or admin work. I couldn't be happier, and we also won the tender too!

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"It has been a pleasure to work with Strictly Savvy for our design needs over the years."

Their excellent service, availability, and high-quality work always exceed our expectations. They understand the importance of brand and consistently deliver designs that on brand and customer-focused. Strictly Savvy is a trusted partner in helping us achieve the marketing goals of our clients.

"Their service is exceptional!"

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!

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"They stay on top of the bookkeeping side of my business effortlessly, and efficiently."

Employing Strictly Savvy to work with my business has been a breeze. The Strictly Savvy team swiftly rectified and ironed out past mistakes in our accounts, making our books 100% tidy and up to date, which took a lot of pressure off myself and allowed me to focus on doing what I love – designing and building outdoor spaces.

They stay on top of the bookkeeping side of my business effortlessly, and efficiently. Their correspondence is great and any questions or concerns I may have are answered immediately by their busy team. I would highly recommend them to any business due to the brilliant work they have done for us.

Thank you Strictly Savvy team!

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"The team is friendly, fun, efficient, creative, always up-to-date with the latest trends."

Before I worked with Strictly Savvy, I felt overwhelmed. There were never enough hours in the day to get everything done! 

Turning over admin, social media and even video editing tasks to Strictly Savvy saved me countless hours and the quality was excellent.

I don't know of any other business that offers Strictly Savvy's unique combination of efficient and experienced administrative support plus graphic design and video capabilities that forward-thinking businesses need today.

The team is friendly, fun, efficient, creative, always up-to-date with the latest trends, timely, and clear in their communication.

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"I feel like now I am truly going forward."

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!

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"I highly recommend the Strictly Savvy team to seamlessly manage those items on your to do list that never seem to get done!"

Before engaging the services of any VA, I procrastinated for a few years as I didn’t realise the value they could bring. This year however I watched and enjoyed Joy and Jo’s video blogs. I actually went back and watched them all. Seeing real people talk so passionately about their business was the reason why I finally made contact and have not look backed.

We have only been using Strictly Savvy for a few months now on a casual basis but it has already been a great experience. My appointed VA is Sandra and she has managed to take some project work off me that has been sitting on my plate for many months. Sandra has lifted a real weight off my shoulders and I feel that for once I am getting on top of things.

I always communicate best via emails and Sandra adapted well to my style and our catch ups have been very efficient. I do however need the personal contact every so often and Sandra is always available at the end of the phone.

I highly recommend the Strictly Savvy team to seamlessly manage those items on your to do list that never seem to get done!

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"They are consummate professionals who regularly go the extra mile for their clients"

Working with Strictly Savvy over the last few years has been an absolute joy, and very rewarding in many ways, both professionally and personally. They are consummate professionals who regularly go the extra mile for their clients. The team puts together my monthly newsletter, and they are slick, responsive and creative with every one.

Each member of the team takes the time to develop quality work and nothing is too much trouble for them. I can rest easy knowing that the work will get done on time and to a high standard and I can focus on other things.

Strictly Savvy has a wonderful business culture that exudes positivity and innovative thinking. I like the fact that they are constantly looking for better ways of doing what they do. I can’t recommend them highly enough for anyone who is looking for a supportive and collaborative business partner who can help take their business to the next level.

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"The whole team cover a lot of different skills and professional capabilities which is utilised every day!"

When I first approached Strictly Savvy, I was overwhelmed with admin work and was not handling it all by myself! After using Strictly Savvy I feel as if I had an extension of myself that takes care of all the time consuming, back end tasks that were preventing my business from growing! 

Using Strictly Savvy enabled me to focus on my clients and grow my business. It's given me more time both in my professional environment and in my personal life. I can rely on them for all the tasks that I wasn't able to keep up with!

I can email my assistant with any task and know that it will get done! The whole team cover a lot of different skills and professional capabilities which is utilised every day!

Strictly Savvy is a great concept! The team are fantastic and work cohesively together and with their clients. The skill set and professionalism that I've witnessed makes it an efficient machine of wonderful people!

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"Constantly inspiring me with new ways to increase my effectiveness at work"

Before engaging Strictly Savvy, I wasn’t sure exactly how to use a VA in the most effective and efficient way as I hadn’t used one before, or even if it would truly give me back more time, however, my VA Leanne has been phenomenal.  She’s proactive, responsive, efficient and has made my life so much easier.  Even though we have never met in person, I consider her part of the Human Focus Consulting team and that she genuinely has my business and clients best interests at heart.

Having a VA has allowed me to implement systems and processes into my business to make it work more smoothly, create efficiencies and give me back more time so I can concentrate on clients and growth.
 

Strictly Savvy as an organisation has been superb to work with; they have a network of specialists within their team should I want specialist support such as bookkeeping, design or digital expertise and are constantly inspiring me with new ways to increase my effectiveness at work through their use of technology and streamlined processes.

"Within a few weeks I had a more streamlined back office process"

Before engaging Strictly Savvy to help with the back office admin of my business I felt overwhelmed by the number of admin tasks I had to get through everyday before I could even start at looking at how I grew my business. Within my first meeting with Jaymie and Leanne, I could instantly see what benefits they could deliver. They identified key areas of expertise that they could bring to the table and inputs as to how to streamline the processes.

Within a few weeks I had a more streamlined back office process that not only saves my time but leads to less "human" mistakes. I have another 24 hours per month to dedicate to customer relationships and business development. Does not sound like much, but for a small business it is huge.

Leanne is not only a consummate professional, but a delightful person to work with who genuinely gets a kick out of helping and making a difference. Every interaction with any member of the Strictly Savvy term is professional, but also friendly and understanding. So key when you are a small team.

"The quality of the page and attention to detail is just what we needed."

I run a catering business and have tried to do all the admin as well as the cooking, but as we have progressively gotten busier, it's been harder to do it all myself.

Strictly Savvy has been able to fit into my time frame and take some of the pressure off my shoulders. The creative team was able to work with me to update and change important details on my website, which has been so successful that we've extended that work to build new pages on our website.

They were able to build and go live on a new Venue page in a very short time frame, the quality of the page and attention to detail is just what we needed. They also made sure the mobile version was seamless.

We were able to view the work before it went live, and my wife and I were very excited with the 'new look' Spoonful website. We are hoping that this page will drive sales for the new venue we have available.

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"They helped make the event run smoothly and are clearly familiar with many other details."

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!

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"l had worked with them before and found them friendly, professional and helpful."

l had been meaning to create a website for some time, but every time l went to create one l found it frustrating because it wasn't my natural skillset. 

It was much more time efficient and cost effective for me to engage Strictly Savvy to create one instead. 

I chose Strictly Savvy because l had worked with them before, and found them friendly, professional and helpful. 

For me, having a modern and easy to navigate website means it is simple for clients to find me, and also gives them a good idea of the service and products l provide.

"The key benefit to me is having one point of contact who can then access the specific expertise that I need."

Strictly Savvy has been a life saver.  The team have really listened to what I needed to support my busy executive lifestyle and created a customised solution within their packages that works for me.

They can turn their hands to all sorts of helpful apps and importantly to the ones that I use.

I feel more on top of my emails and follow up calls and I am making great headway on projects which have been on my to do list for ages.

The key benefit to me is having one point of contact who can then access the specific expertise that I need from designing, web, Xero, appointment setting and the list goes on.

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"They nailed it 100% and I cant express how pleased I am."

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!

Engage Training, More Control, Less Impulse - logo and tagline.

"The team at Strictly Savvy are professional, easy to deal with and know what they are talking about."

When it came time to establish our local social media presence, we approached the team at Strictly Savvy.  

The team's expertise and knowledge in this area have proven invaluable in establishing our social media strategy, target audience, tone and content for Facebook.  

This isn’t my skill set and I’m comfortable knowing it’s in safe hands and seeing the results that come from this important channel.  

The team at Strictly Savvy are professional, easy to deal with and know what they are talking about.  

Thanks team!

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"In a matter of weeks - reduced my debtors significantly."

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.

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"I have a lot more freedom to focus on my business, and have reflected just how much of my time was spent running my business."

I was overwhelmed with the administration and managing multiple clients. I felt time poor and kept thinking surely this is not how you are supposed to feel when you are self-employed. 

Since working with Gabby as EA support I have a lot more freedom to focus on my business, and have reflected just how much of my time was spent running my business not doing my business. I now have systems in place to manage multiple client invoices and accounts.

I have worked with Strictly Savvy through their creative services for the last four years and have been so impressed with the development of my website and the creative skills they have offered.

Nothing has been too much trouble which is what I need when I am freelancing. It has only been this year that I have engaged a virtual assistant to join my business as an EA, and I have been overwhelmingly impressed and feel very grateful to have her as a part of my team. 

She has lifted the professional interface between my clients and my business, her professional manner is outstanding and she is one step ahead of me in anticipating what else could enhance my business and take the pressure off me. 

I ask myself why did I not do this sooner - Nga mihi mahana Gabby.

"The Strictly Savvy team expanded my mind into the world of organisation."

We had a lot of learning to do when setting up a registered charity, there was a lot of administration to be done. Our team was not big enough nor did we have enough voluntary support to provide the team and effort that was needed to make it a success. 

I'm good on the idea and project front, however I lacked organisation and management skills for projects. The Strictly Savvy team expanded my mind into the world of organisation, recording, and CRM systems. It was so helpful having people with this knowledge on my team, to make executing ideas much smoother. 

It took the weight off, knowing someone was always there to help and provide me with advice. They certainly do more than just administration. I am always asking for what they have seen work well in the past, and a lot of the time they steer me in the right direction from their past experience and knowledge in this field. They are an amazing soundboard.

Even if they don't know the answer to all my questions, they go the extra mile to do research into our charity's goals, and how they can assist in improving our operation.

What benefits have you seen since using Strictly Savvy? 
Growth, improved customer service, better systems, compliance.

More time to produce new ideas, projects, improved response time for those contacting us daily. Better recording systems. 

How would you describe your VA?
A god send, haha may sound dramatic, but I would have an incredibly heavy load without her. She's so efficient, fast-acting and a brilliant soundboard. 

"This powerhouse crew of smart, get-it-done, no drama kind of people."

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.

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"Working with the team at Strictly Savvy has been a breeze. I thoroughly enjoy our monthly catch-ups and love what they create for us."

Before engaging with Strictly Savvy, I struggled to keep a consistent presence on our social media platforms. We needed to create content, however finding the time to keep on it was challenging.

Since working with Savvy, we’ve grown our followers and kept them constantly updated with products and services. It’s given me a lot more freedom to focus on other marketing tasks, with the only commitment being a half an hour brief once a month where we pitch ideas together.

I am amazed at how well Savvy can turn my ideas into engaging posts. Being in a unique niche industry with many specific terminologies, I always thought it would be too complicated to create accurate content; however, the team at Savvy thoroughly research each idea and provide well-written & accurate content.

Working with the team at Strictly Savvy has been a breeze. I thoroughly enjoy our monthly catch-ups and love what they create for us.

"Strictly Savvy were great to work with. Very responsive and accommodating. We're very happy to work with them on our first annual report."

Anesha was really great to work with. This was our companies first time to create an annual report so we came into it a little naive and unsure of the process.

Anesha had a lot of patience and was very accommodating. She took feedback very well and created a beautiful report that we are very happy with.

"We have had an excellent experience with Strictly Savvy."

We needed to engage a photographer to take some head, team and candid shots for our new website and have thoroughly enjoyed working with Brenna. She is friendly, professional, flexible and on the day of the shoot, made us all feel at ease and have a laugh.

We are so impressed with the quality of her photos and are proud to have them on our website. If we need any further help we would have no hesitation with using Strictly Savvy again.

Thanks for a great experience Brenna!

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"Their client-orientated approach means they don't limit the scope of their services."

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.

Rangatira Investments

"The difference it has made to my business is immeasurable."

I have used the services of Strictly Savvy for just over 2 years now, the difference it has made to my business is immeasurable. When I took them on, my business but also my personal life was undergoing a lot of change so I needed simplicity and clarity with my day to day running of the business and they provided that.

No question or query from myself was too simplistic or complicated. They have ensured I remain on top and ahead of the day to day operations, and I feel confident that areas like GST and tax which could easily get away on me are taken care of at all times. Gabby and the team are over all aspects of my business and even though they operate remotely I feel that they are very much an important part of my team. I would recommend them to any business large or small.

"She understands the needs of my business and provides a fantastic service to myself and to my clients."

Michelle from Strictly Savvy is diligent, hardworking and intuitive. She understands the needs of my business and provides a fantastic service to myself and to my clients. I can't recommend Michelle highly enough. 

"Strictly Savvy is very professional, filling the needs of a number of businesses, having the appropriate qualified team members to assist."

I am the Chair of STOP and we engaged with Strictly Savvy a couple of years ago to support us with Board meetings. Nat from Strictly Savvy provides us with the Board agenda and supporting documents pre our monthly Board meetings followed by Board minutes post the event. We provide a recording of the meeting to Nat and she does a great job translating all discussions into Minutes and Action items. This has been a perfect solution for our requirements whilst also utilising Board Pro.

Before engaging with Strictly Savvy, the STOP Board were unsure how recording meeting discussions would translate into formal agenda items and minutes, but the output has confirmed this was a sound decision and has provided us with the solution we needed.

Previously we hosted an in-person minute taker at our meetings. This has freed up that resource and made things very efficient and effective.

Nat took the time at inception to better understand our business and the Board’s needs. She had familiarised herself with preferred formats and outputs and is always readily available to assist.

Strictly Savvy is very professional, filling the needs of a number of businesses, having the appropriate qualified team members to assist. Great follow up and support.

"Before working with Strictly Savvy I felt overwhelmed, and since having my VA and the bookkeeping services and the digital design service I feel like I have a team!"

I run two companies and am co-director of a third. I love the way that Strictly Savvy are so friendly and can-do. They get behind their client’s companies and causes and act as supporters whatever comes their way.

Before working with Strictly Savvy I felt overwhelmed, and since having my VA and the bookkeeping services and the digital design service I feel like I have a team!

My business administration is more systematic and organised, my bookkeeping is accurate and happens on time, I have assurance that things are recorded and noted down properly. This has freed up my time to focus on growing the business and providing quality assurance.

My VA is AWESOME!

She has become an integral part of the business, a loyal supporter and fierce advocate for my companies. She’s also a friend of mine now who I cherish.

She is always thinking of me and my business and what she can do to help. She always says yes when asked to do additional tasks, she plans and executes everything really well, she acts as my additional memory card to keep on top of the myriad of things I have to do as a business owner.

Strictly Savvy seem very creative and organised, keen to do new things while retaining and focus on the things that built their brand.

"With the expert assistance of my Strictly Savvy Executive Assistant, Michelle, I am vastly better planned and most importantly less stressed."

I am a COO of a large company. My role requires me to travel frequently, attend a multitude of meetings and largely be available 24/7 to respond to unforeseen issues.

In order to meet these obligations planning and scheduling of my time is vital. Prior to the engagement of Strictly Savvy achieving a high quality of personal organisation was challenging. With the expert assistance of my Strictly Savvy Executive Assistant, Michelle, I am vastly better planned, have more time to spend with my and most importantly less stressed.

I highly recommend their service.

"It's ideal for me as I don't want to have someone full time, but I need that extra support."

Lorien is the one I rely on for all things admin. I have complete faith that when I need something done that it will be done and it is always done perfectly. Not only is it done well, but Lorien's obliging and cheerful personality makes it a pleasure to work with her. If for any reason, Lorien is unavailable, all our systems and processes are documented so there is always someone to provide support.

It's ideal for me as I don't want to have someone full time, but I need that extra support. My clients all love Lorien, which is another plus.

Before engaging with Strictly Savvy I was open minded but now I'm a convert - in fact I'm an advocate. I don't have to do the admin that I don't enjoy doing.

"I recommend Savvy to anyone who is looking at innovative options to meeting their administrative requirements."

Kia ora, I'm Te Pūoho. I've used Strictly Savvy for the last two years to support our small charitable trust, and its been fantastic. I can't speak highly enough of the virtual assistants that have supported me over that time, the ease at which they integrate into the team and find ways to add value to our work. They're adaptable for when there's a heavy workload, and can ratchet up and down depending on what you need. Savvy became part of our passionate team, and I can't thank them enough.


At first I was unsure how it would work having a virtual assistant - how would it work for team building and gaining and understanding of what our trust cares about.


Those worries were quickly allayed, and I recommend Savvy to anyone who is looking at innovative options to meeting their administrative requirements.


Savvy's flexibility allowed me to right size the support I received. In the early days, as a small trust, the support required was lower, but as things grew and expanded, the support that the VAs delivered changed accordingly. It gave me optionality as we grew.

"The most striking benefit is the time that I have to focus on other work tasks and priorities."

I'm Michael and I run an ACC Supplier group alongside my own private clinical work. The Strictly Savvy team provide great administrative support. I'd be lost without them!


I was a little hesitant at first because I like to be in charge of what's happening at work. I have found that the Strictly Savvy team are easy to work with, they flex up and down as needed, they check in with me when needed and, most importantly, they are very competent at what they do. I feel more secure and supported than I did before engaging with their services.


The most striking benefit is the time that I have to focus on other work tasks and priorities.
I have mainly worked with Rochelle, although there are a few virtual assistants I have worked with. They are all very friendly and professional, often have good ideas about making administrative systems more efficient, and are very trustworthy.


To me, Strictly Savvy seems like a solid company that knows its own values and applies them consistently. Processes and procedures are all clear and sound. Trustworthy and effective.

"Strictly Savvy has freed up a lot of admin time for me and also allowed me to deliver my clients higher quality outputs with design at the centre."

Kia ora my name is Karl Check, I'm a consultant working in the sustainability and climate change area. I love having the admin and design capabilities that Strictly Savvy can provide on tap and being able to match the ups and downs of my own work activity. The team is super responsive and work in the same productivity and design tools that I use creating a seamless process.

Being a sole operator can feel overwhelming and its easy to get caught up doing admin and design tasks when you should be working in or on your business. Strictly Savvy has freed up a lot of admin time for me and also allowed me to deliver my clients higher quality outputs with design at the centre.

Working with Strictly Savvy has definitely freed up time that I might have spent trying to do my own design work.

"The process was friendly and efficient, and very reassuring for me at a time of intense deadline pressure."

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.

— Trevor Walton, Director, WHAM Public Relations

"Having Strictly Savvy by my side has been a huge relief when running a business, even through a Pandemic!"

I approached Strictly Savvy for some assistance in running our building business almost two years ago, as I was about to start a new role and I knew I'd need some help. 

From the word go SS have given me that extra pair of hands and depth of knowledge we needed to support us through what was a very busy time. 

I feel like I can contact our dedicated assistant (Anna), with any query or issue and help is on hand. Anything I'm unsure of, Anna and I work together and make sense of the issue to resolve it. 

Having Strictly Savvy by my side has been a huge relief when running a business, even through a Pandemic! Hugely Grateful!

— Madelyn Benn, Blair Helbron Building

"From when we first met Kylie, I knew she was going to keep me accountable."

As I am winding up my business I've been reflecting on this somewhat turbulent journey and how chaotic it was at times.

It also dawned on me how on earth I would have done it on my own. To think if I could have had the time or energy to do payroll, GST etc - it was just not going to happen. 

From when we first met Kylie, I knew she was going to keep me accountable. I respected that as it kept me on track. Aside from the outstanding job she did keeping my accounts up to date, I really appreciated her empathy and compassion throughout the journey.

From the bottom of my heart thank you very much for your efforts and I certainly would have no hesitation in recommending you or Strictly Savvy to anybody that required your services.

— Sorren Whitewood

"I am very appreciative of the friendly, helpful and relaxed approach I received."

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.

— Adam Kane, Owner, Kane Construction

"Now, I can't imagine being without them."

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.

— Juliet Cleland, Director, Jets Transport

"Strictly Savvy take the pressure off managing the admin needed to run a business."

Strictly Savvy are fantastic virtual administrators. Extremely professional and efficient. Strictly Savvy take the pressure off managing the admin needed to run a business. We are able to focus on our work with our clients.
Rochelle and the team strike the balance of being professional while remaining personable. Strictly Savvy are excellent at what they do.

— Chris Garvie, Director, Capital Psychiatry

"Reliability is one of their key strengths and there's a solution to everything."

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!

— Mike Luckie, Owner, Kiwi Electronics

"Strictly Savvy gave me exactly what I wanted."

It's been brilliant - engaging with you guys was one of my best business decisions in 2016. 

Before I moved to using Strictly Savvy I was using a freelance contractor for all my accounts work. That was going okay, but I was aware that there was no backup in case of sickness or absence, and no ability to add any more tasks to their list.

Strictly Savvy gave me exactly what I wanted. Everything happened as scheduled – without me needing to be involved.

It freed my time up to focus on what I was good at, and on building the business. The team at Strictly Savvy are always friendly, efficient and professional. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

— Paul O'Sullivan, Owner, Smartmove | Programme Manager, Huakiwi

"I have found Strictly Savvy an amazing experience."

I’d like to make take this opportunity to thank Strictly Savvy, and particularly Anna, for her amazing work and attention to detail that has really helped me out so much.  

She is an absolute asset to your company and I really believe I wouldn’t have got this far without her help. 

I'd also like to stress that I have found Strictly Savvy an amazing experience, and it was a great way to start out as I could concentrate on my side of things and generate a reasonable client base.

— Aaron Flannigan, Owner, Roll Electrical

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"Working with Strictly Savvy is one of the best business decisions I have made."

Their service is professional, reliable and efficient and frees up my time to work on other parts of the business. Gabby’s software knowledge is superior, nothing is a problem and no detail is overlooked.

It’s all the benefits of having an assistant, without the overhead commitment. I would happily recommend them to any business.

— Nadine Galletly, Managing Director, Galletly Builders Ltd

"A big thank you to Strictly Savvy for creating a website that we can be really proud of."

A big thank you to Strictly Savvy for creating a website that we can be really proud of. We are thrilled with how they brought our website brief to life and ensured the design reflected our marketing style.

My web designer was easy to work with and made the process of transitioning to our new site a breeze. The video she created for us is perfect and exactly what we wanted. We really appreciated her patience as we made little tweaks and her openness to our ideas. We’ve had a great experience working with Strictly Savvy and are very happy with the final result.

Strictly Savvy introduced us to the Rocketspark platform to host our website and we’re so glad they did. It is the most intuitive content management system we’ve used. The ease to update the content and photos will enable us to keep our content fresh and relevant to our audience. The system is clearly designed with optimum SEO in mind.

— Melissa Zgomba, Marketing Manager, Hutt City Kindergartens

"Nearly three years they have provided an excellent service and advice on Xero."

Strictly Savvy were recommended to me by my accountant as a cost effective solution for preparing my regular bookkeeping and GST requirements through Xero. 

Over nearly three years they have provided an excellent service and advice on Xero and have always been there to answer my concerns and assisting me with the bookkeeping requirements of my business.

— Peter Baird, Owner, Hire A Hubby

"The calibre of work we receive back from their team is exceptional."

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!

— Kerrie Falconer, Executive Assistant, Upper Hutt City Council

"Strictly Savvy's services have allowed us to spend more time on improving our processes."

Strictly Savvy have provided us with our Virtual Assistant KeriAnn, who does a fantastic job at managing our payroll and bank reconciliations. We were in a position where we didn't have enough staff to cover the work needing to be done and Strictly Savvy, particularly our Virtual Assistant KeriAnn, have taken time consuming tasks off our hands in order for us to manage our in-house workload far more effectively.


Strictly Savvy's services have allowed us to spend more time on improving our processes. KeriAnn is very knowledgeable and often provides great ideas on how we can streamline what we do.


KeriAnn has been our saving grace. Her knowledge of payroll and Xero is extensive, her work is accurate and timely and comes wrapped in a friendly, personable personality. She's been a real asset to our Finance team and helps me navigate payroll and Xero issues on a regular basis. She not only provides great admin services but often teaches me things I didn't know about payroll and Xero and does so in a great, helpful manner. KeriAnn is a delight, and continually impresses me with her knowledge and help.

— Katherine Ross, Office Manager, Energylight

"Strictly Savvy blew our minds when they designed our website."

Strictly Savvy blew our minds when they designed our website. We didn't have time to think about what we wanted and left everything in the hands of the Savvy Team. We honestly could not be happier and would recommend Strictly Savvy for any project.

Strictly Savvy have also designed our menu layout and festival banners, with more projects heading their way.

— Selena Dainty, Logistics Manager, Boneface

"The professionalism, service and quality is excellent."

Strictly Savvy have been an amazing help.

They have a wide range of services to support busy executives and the professionalism, service and quality is excellent.

I was sceptical as to how the engagement and service would work out, but Strictly Savvy have been flexible and responsive every step of the way.

Very happy to have engaged their services.

My virtual assistant is professional, responsive and discreet. Highly recommend their services.

— Nick Thomas, Group CEO

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