Meet The Team 

Meet The Team 

Action PAs Our team 

Action PAs Our team of Directors and Virtual Assistants 

Jan Baber - Action PAs
 
Electra Savvidou 
Director 
 
Electra’s charm and poise, infectious smile and upbeat spirit are enough to disarm any spreadsheet. With her results-driven attitude, Electra proves herself time and again in her work with successful businesses and individuals. Her expert analysis, fine-tuned organisation and world-class administration skills make her a sought-after VA, an excellent director and a priceless asset to anyone who has the pleasure of working with her. 
BORN IN: Thessaloniki, Greece 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Mojito 
HOBBIES: Chatting at the gym, babysitting her niece and cooking 
FAVOURITE SINGER: Bob Marley 
Electra Savvidou - Action PAs
 
Meredith Cairns-Palmer 
Marketing Assistant 
 
Meredith brings charm and poise to every project that stands before her. She’s witty, creative and forward-thinking and offers an injection of chutzpah, guaranteed to build genuine connections and inspire the target audience. 
 
With a degree in marketing and years of experience wedged firmly under her belt, she helps businesses to discover their true potential in marketing and exceed all sales targets. 
BORN IN: Stroud, Gloucester 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Vodka Coke 
HOBBIES: Gym, being outdoors, 
FAVOURITE SINGER: Herself 
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Colette Burgess 
Virtual Assistant to the Directors 
 
With over 40 years of experience working with companies at Senior Management level, Colette’s can-do attitude allows her to embrace new challenges, as she revels in the opportunity to learn and develop her skillset. 
 
Colette finds the simple pleasures in repetitive administrative tasks, she is multi-skilled & a good all-round VA. She is undoubtedly reliable and your administrative pains are in safe hands with Colette as your VA. 
BORN IN: Bristol, UK 
FAVOURITE DRINK: A Tom Collins cocktail 
HOBBIES: Cooking and fine dining 
FAVOURITE FILM: Dirty Dancing 
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Kath Tarr 
Virtual Assistant  
 
With over 25 years of experience working within an administrative environment. Kath has excelled at Directorial level PA positions. Kath’s attention to detail makes the Financial Services sector a perfect fit. 
 
Kath’s vast call centre background has given her a confident charm when handling telephone enquiries. 
BORN IN: East-Midlands 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Ice-cold water 
HOBBIES: Crafting, dressmaking and reading 
FAVOURITE BOOK: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón 
FAVOURITE SONG: Misty Blue by Dorothy Moore 
 
Susan Caldwell 
Virtual Assistant 
 
An impressive 25 years’ experience of supporting senior management in a wide variety of industries... Susan has just about seen all there is to see. This level of experience means that Susan is well-equipped when it comes to getting things across the line. Susan is the best of the best when keeping teams on track while providing realistic feedback on what needs to be done, by whom and when. 
 
Adept at collaborating remotely, Susan helps you plan things so you can focus on what needs YOUR attention. Always professional, she truly is your confidential confidante. 
BORN IN: Inverness, Scotland 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Pink Champagne (every day is a special occasion?) 
HOBBIES: Reading, cycling, calligraphy 
FAVOURITE MUSIC: Anything 80s 
FAVOURITE MOVIE: Gladiator 
 
Kim Thomson 
Virtual Assistant 
 
Kim has a background of 17 years in various administrative roles, alongside 15 years of experience in creating written content for websites and newsletters. She is friendly, highly organised, and self-motivated with a partiality for using lists to stay goal-focused. 
 
Kim enjoys working on projects which will expand her skill set and is a dedicated self-learner who believes that administrative processes should be creative, flexible, and open to adaptation as and when the need arises. 
BORN IN: Stirling, Scotland 
FAVOURITE DRINK: French Martini 
HOBBIES: Writing & gardening 
FAVOURITE SONG: Bad moon rising - CCR 
 
Rachel Blackley 
Virtual Assistant 
 
Rachel has 15 years of experience in administrative business support, 3 of which as a PA, and enjoys work that requires a meticulous eye for detail. Rachel is comfortable with a variety of tasks; from contacting your customers, forging positive relationships with you and your client base, to building reports, and breaking down data. 
 
Rachel particularly thrives when getting into the finer details of why something isn't working and resolving the issue swiftly. 
BORN IN: Northampton 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Pimms (reminds me of summer) 
HOBBIES: Running, going to the gym and walking my labradoodle and cockapoo as well as running my home with 4 children (one of whom is at Uni in Bristol) 
FAVOURITE SONG: Manic Monday by The Bangles 
 
Melanie Witthuhn 
Virtual Assistant 
 
With a colourful background in a wide variety of industries, and a business degree under her belt, Melanie brings not just knowledge, but 25 years of experience! This combo means that she is well-equipped when it comes to managing the day-to-day obstacles of a CEO/entrepreneur. 
 
Task orientated by nature, Melanie loves getting stuck in something that challenges her. Being adaptable and quick to learn has helped her create her successful career as a Personal and Executive Assistant to Senior Management teams and Board directors. 
Melanie is a friendly face with an outgoing personality, rest assured she will quickly become a valued asset to you and your business. 
BORN IN: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Red wine 
HOBBIES: Reading, cycling, cooking and being a slave to my 3 cats! 
FAVOURITE SONG: Anything I can sing along to while dancing in the kitchen cooking. (with red wine!) 
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