Welcome to Ask Avril 

Personal Assistant (PA) 

Would you like your very own Personal Assistant (PA) to support you and your business?

Hand over your admin and find time for your business, your home life and for you too!

Your time is valuable, isn’t it better spent on doing the important things to grow your business?

 Such as managing your customers’ billable work and finding new customers.

Ask Avril will support to organise your To Do list and discuss with you what you can delegate now to free up your time.

Would that be valuable to you and your business?

Would you like to have your own PA to get things done for you?

What would you do with more time once you have handed over your admin?

Want to have a free consultation.  Contact Ask Avril now for further details.

Ask Avril can take care of the following tasks:

  • E-Mail Management
  • Diary and Appointment Management
  • Travel Arrangements and Itineraries
  • TO DO List Managment
  • Event Co-ordination and Management
  • Web Site Updating and Maintenance
  • Presentation Preparation
  • Word Processing
  • Spread Sheet Design and Management
  • Data Entry
  • Research
  • Transcription
  • Updating contacts in your CRM system
  • Purchase and Sales Ledger Management.

Your time is valuable.  What tasks can you delegate to give yourself time to grow your business?

We work with our clients and their needs to ensure that the right administrative procedures are in place to provide that support now and in the future as your business grows.

Ask Avril provides bespoke administration support to micro and small business owners.  If you do not see what you are looking for in the list above then please just Ask!.

It would be more cost effective for you to hand over your regular admin tasks or one off projects to a qualified professional rather than trying to do everything yourself.

Ask Avril is a Xero Certified Advisor.

Click here to view Certificate.

If you are looking for a Cloud based accounts system to ensure you are ready for Making Tax Digital (MTD) then Ask Avril is able to help you to get set up on Xero.

We can support your business with your general bookkeeping requirements such as Purchase/Sales Ledger, chasing overdue bills, ensuring all bills are paid in a timely manner, bank reconciliation and providing reports from the Xero system to support you and the information about your product or service making your end of year easier.



Avril is a qualified Personal Assistant (PA) with many years of administration and secretarial experience.

Avril was previously a volunteer with Leamington and Warwick Sea Cadet Unit and served for 16 years. Roles held were: Office of Chair for five years and Petty Officer Instructor for 11 years.  She enjoyed the challenges of the Unit management and working with young people from 10 to 18 years old to help them realise their aspirations.

Avril spent eight years as an Internal Quality Auditor and Quality Representative.

Avril has worked for both large and small businesses such as IBM, Entec, LawNet, Lantra, Warwick Hospital, Docker Foods and A R Botten & Sons Ltd so has knowledge of small and large business needs.

Avril is a co-opted School Governor at Whitnash Community School.

Avril works with all types of business such as: Theatre, Recruitment Agents, Private Landlords, Education, Psychologists, Golf Pro’s, Will Writers, Accountants to name a few.


NEWS RELEASE 6 August 2019

VA Ask Avril moves into new Leamington office to accommodate growing team
Local Leamington-based business, Ask Avril, is celebrating after moving into brand new premises on Jenton Road. The virtual personal assistant (VA) service, founded by Avril James, is making the move to accommodate its growing team.

Having started out with a kitchen table enterprise, Ask Avril has had a whirlwind of a year in 2019 being named a finalist in the Independent VA of The Year awards, and the new office is the latest in a series of steps to expand the business’ operations.

Avril James commented: “2019 already feels like such an exciting year for me and getting to welcome Helen to join me in our new office is just the icing on the cake. I know she’ll be a great fit for Ask Avril and will help us to continue to provide an outstanding service to our clients in Leamington and beyond.
“The modern world moves so quickly that often small business owners find themselves stretched to breaking point trying to keep all the plates spinning at once. That’s where Ask Avril comes in! By outsourcing tasks to a virtual assistant, business owners can make sure their focus is on what really matters: developing their own company.”

Ask Avril is also a founding member of the Virtual Assistant Network, a  collaborative group of 13 local VAs established to provide experienced and reliable services to businesses across the county.

Products and Services

Tailored to your business needs.

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Simply Organised Package

Ask Avril will get your TO Do list organised and put simple administrative processes in place, so that you are back on track.

Ask Avril offers administrative support either on an hourly, weekly or monthly basis and the service is bespoke to you and your business needs.

Email Management Services

Limit the amount of time you spend checking emails and switch off email alerts.

Consider how many hours you are wasting checking emails each week.

Ask Avril offers an Email Management Service where they check and filter your emails for you.

How many hours would that free up each week to work on the more important things?

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Project Work

Are you dealing with large amounts of Project Work?

Ask Avril can help support and manage your Task Lists for you

Ensuring that your timelines are always in mind and taking care of any administrative tasks that require attention to ensure the smooth running of your project.

Why not start with a specific project and put us to the test.

Process driven business growth

Ask Avril can support your business to enable you to have administrative processes and work instructions in place documenting how specific business tasks need to be handled by others.

This will enable you to run your business now and plan for the future when you recruit new members of staff.

Ask Avril can provide a workshop for your staff to get them started on this journey.

I have eight years of experience as an Internal Quality Auditor and Department Representative.

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To ensure that we are compliant with GDPR and that you know that our business is run under the guidelines of the ICO and its membership.

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Avril James is ICO registered.

Registration number : ZA283527

Contact Us

You can contact us by calling, emailing or filling in the contact form to discuss your requirements.


Mobile: 07791 708 279
Email: avril@askavril.co.uk