Inside the Hive

Think of us as an extension of your business. Together we can look at the barriers of growth and admin challenges you face to find the best possible solutions to overcome them. Although we operate virtually away from your office, we are by no means impersonal. Regular clients will benefit from the continuity of developing a client - PA relationship based on trust, integrity and results. We will learn how you work as a company or individual, quickly building knowledge that will allow us to add value into your business. 

Sophie Mansell - Founder

I have 10 years experience working within business support as a PA, marketing executive and a travel coordinator within the design, sports and healthcare sectors. With a wealth of experience from working internationally across different countries I specialise in delivering results in a timely professional manner. Being a great communicator, exceptionally organised with a keen eye for detail, I promise to be one step ahead to help you evolve and improve the productivity of your business.


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Holly Beddoes - Associate

Hello! I'm Holly. I have been working as a VA since November 2018, before this my working history has always been finance related, with various admin skills picked up along the way (such as email management, file organisation, document creation etc). My most recent role has been a mix of Finance and Procurement, which has given me an understanding and basic knowledge of tender processes. Since becoming a VA I have widened/improved my skill set and have particularly found that I enjoy carrying out research tasks. I like the variation that I get from the tasks I am asked to do as a VA and am always happy to do what I can to help make sure my clients workload is manageable.



I have been using The Virtual Hive for a few months and am delighted with the service. Sophie is professional, efficient, reliable and helps me get important things done. I would recommend The Virtual Hive to any business owner who has too much to do but recognises the value of not letting important but non-urgent tasks fall by wayside.
— Huw Bendon, On Point Copywriting
Sophie is extremely experienced in very complex private bespoke aviation and travel itineraries with lots of moving parts, and most importantly implements them with thoughtful planning for the preferences and personalities involved. She can also handle herself confidently and tactfully with all types of personalities. Sophie is everything you would want in a virtual PA, she is completely professional, discrete, intuitive, proactive, and calm under pressure which makes her also an absolute hero and pleasure to work with and would explain why she is so popular with anyone that has been lucky enough to work with her. Make the right decision and ask Sophie to help organise you, you won’t regret it!
— Joan Higham, PA to Baroness Brady, CBE, West Ham United FC
Sophie at The Virtual Hive really helped me out – I moved to a new area and as I also moved my business with me, I was starting from scratch to find new clients. Sophie set up my business Facebook page, and then talked me through all of the functions and gave very clear instructions on how to get the best out of my page to promote my business. Following our meeting she sent an email with my actions – I still refer back to the list to make sure I’m doing all that I can. Sophie continues to support me by contacting me when there is an opportunity to post something. She has really given me confidence to use this social media platform and is a joy to work with – clear, friendly and very professional. Thank you!
— Louise England, Lifestyle and Home Assistant
I have been working with Sophie at The Virtual Hive for the past 6 months and she has proved to be invaluable to my business. As I work out of the office each day, Sophie has been able to provide me with the admin and PA support that I need to allow my business to run smoothly and efficiently
— Nick Scarsbrook, Stow Groundworks & Construction