Welcome to Keystone Virtual

The clock has hit 5pm and yet another day has passed without getting through your to-do list. You've got clients to contact, new business opportunities to research and emails outstanding. And who knows when you'll get a chance to think about your website, social media or marketing!

It's all piling up but you just can't afford to, or don't want the hassle of, taking on a permanent assistant or marketing manager. Or perhaps you do already have a team of people, but they are tied up with client work and you need someone experienced who can support you in running and marketing your business.

Does this sound like you?

Then hiring a virtual assistant could be the perfect solution. And we're here to help.

We provide time-poor entrepreneurs and businesses with premium virtual administrative and marketing support.

Our team has a broad expertise in providing premium executive administrative and digital marketing support for a range of individuals and businesses.

Our founder, Carly, has ten years' experience working for a leading global healthcare communication and medical education agency and specialises in working with those in the healthcare and creative communications sector, including PR, medical education, consultancy, advertising, digital and social, and design and motion.

Our HQ is in Kent, but working virtually means that we can support you wherever in the UK you are located.



Take a look around our website.

You'll find a bit about us, how we can help you and how much we charge. And don't forget to check out our blog, where you will find out more about how hiring a virtual assistant can help you, useful advice and top tips on all things productivity and digital marketing, and all the latest news from Keystone Virtual.

If you are interested in working with or four us please do get in touch for a chat!

Carly is the lynchpin for The Difference Collective, providing supreme leadership of our administration, organisation, marketing & social media, constantly challenging our thinking, & introducing new ideas & approaches. Every business should have a Carly!

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Angie Wiles Founder and Head of Collectivity, The Difference Collective

We have worked with Carly since she founded Keystone Virtual.  Carly will ask the right questions that improve our thinking & ultimately improves the output. She has supported us with slide development, social media management, quality checking of materials & much more. A gem that we wish we could keep all to ourselves.

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Ash Rishi MD, Couch Medical Communications

Carly has helped me by managing my Instagram account and Facebook page and I have never had so engagement plus I’ve had 4 new enquiries via google search in the last week alone! She totally understands what I need to achieve and is an important change to my business going forward.

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Tanya Pascall Owner, Tanya Pascall Fitness

Carly has exemplary skills both as an Executive Assistant & a marketing expert. She is one of the most efficient people I have ever worked with – thinking & acting strategically & offering superb value.

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Sarah Matthew President, Global Healthcare Practice, Golin

Carly is an excellent PR and marketing practitioner. She will always go the extra 1000 miles to get a project done and is a real pleasure to work with, which is fantastic in the high-stress world of PR!

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Nancy Caravetta Joint CEO, Rebel Cause & Irwin Gail Communications

Carly is one of the most attentive, thorough and organised people I know. She excelled in her role as EA at Virgo and was massively respected due to her ability to achieve so much and to an extremely high standard.

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Anna Parfitt Head of HR, Oliver Bonas

I was impressed by Carly’s independence & ability to take things on from the get go. She is detail focussed & thorough.  She truly is the best asset any team could invest in and is virtually irreplaceable!

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Austeja Jonusauskaite Integrated Designer

The Keystone Virtual Blog

On the blog you will find posts related to business, productivity and digital marketing, as well as all of the latest Keystone Virtual news. So grab a coffee and have a read!

Finding #WorkThatWorks: My experience of Digital Mums
In June 2017 I decided to make a huge investment in my personal development and business by signing up for one of the courses offered by Digital Mums. Since starting, I’ve had lots of people ask me questions about the course and my experience. So, now that I’ve graduated (whoop!) I’ve consolidated everything into one single blog post. It’s a long one, so grab a coffee and enjoy!   {Note: in this post, I do not go into detail about the different courses offered by Digital Mums, or how much they cost. You can find more information about their current […]
Feeling a bit ‘Meh’? Four things that have helped me beat the January Blues
Today is Blue Monday. Although the day first came about as a marketing ploy to spur us on to buy more summer holidays, there is no doubt that January can be a tough month to get through. Poor weather, dark short days, lack of money, Christmas becoming a distant memory and failure of New Year’s resolutions can all contribute to us feeling a bit…well…meh. January has been my least favourite month of the year for as long as I can remember for exactly these reasons. This January, my first as a small business owner, has been no exception. In fact, […]
10 New Year’s Resolutions for your small business
When we think of making New Year’s Resolutions, losing weight, quitting smoking, drinking less and exercising more commonly come to mind. But resolutions do not have to be confined to our personal lives. Making New Year’s Resolutions for your small business will help set you on the right path to success for 2018, work smarter and push you out of your comfort zone. Every business is different so the resolutions you set for yours should be personal and relevant to what you want to achieve in 2018. Here are ten possible resolutions you might want to consider as a starting […]
The ultimate checklist: business tips for 2018
Get ahead now with these top 15 business tips for 2018.   Goal setting 1. Review your goals and set new ones Why it’s worth it: Those with a solid plan and a set of goals have a clear focus on what they’re aiming for and how well they’re doing. Without goals, you’ll have nothing to measure your progress against. Our top tip: We recently published a step by step guide on how to write a business plan. (Pay attention to step 9 to learn more about setting SMART goals). 2. Focus on your personal development Why it’s worth it: Make the […]
Developing a content plan: 10 top takeaways from Your Year in PR
On Thursday 23 November 2017 I attended content planning workshop ‘Your Year in PR’, run by PR expert, author, keynote speaker and podcaster Janet Murray. The premise of the workshop was to help small business owners develop a content plan for 2018, including what content to publish, when and where. If you are in thinking about or are in the process of developing a content plan for 2018, here are my top 10 takeaways from Your Year in PR 2017 (#YYIPR17). Developing a content plan: top tips from #YYIPR17 1. Plan ahead One of the biggest challenges small business owners face is […]
Blogging for business: The ultimate beginner’s guide
Blogging for business is an essential marketing tactic for most companies, big or small. The fact that you’re reading this suggests that you’re about to start your own blog. Or maybe you already have one and you’re trying to figure out how to make it better? The thing with blogging for business is that everyone thinks it’s easy until they've tried it. It’s easy to get started, sure. But once you get serious, there’s a steep learning curve. With so much competition for the attention of online consumers, there’s a real risk that any time (and money) you spend creating […]