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!

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 […]
Nine tips for attendees using Twitter at live events
Using Twitter at live events is a topic that sprung to mind because on 23rd November – one week today – I’m attending Your Year in PR, hosted by PR expert, author, keynote speaker and podcaster Janet Murray. I'm looking forward to meeting lots of other inspirational female business owners as well as having some dedicated time to get the content and theming ideas flowing for Keystone Virtual for 2018 (I do love a good planning session!). Plus there will be lots of useful insights that we can apply to our clients' businesses too. I’ve already been talking about attending the […]
10 steps to strategic social media marketing success
Social media marketing is (for the majority) essential for business success. Taking my learnings from the Digital Mums social media marketing programme, as well as our experience in supporting clients' with social media strategy development and execution, this infographic outlines our 10 recommended steps to developing and executing a successful strategic social media marketing strategy.     To find out how we can help you develop and execute a successful social media marketing strategy, please get in touch.    
What is Google My Business and how do I set it up?
Find out what Google My Business is and what it can do for your business, then follow our easy, fool-proof guide to setting up an effective listing. What is Google My Business? Google My Business is a free and straightforward tool that allows you to list your business on Google. Once you’ve registered and Google has verified you as the business owner (or representative), you can use Google My Business to manage how your business appears across Google, including on Search and Maps.   Register with Google my Business and you'll get a free listing just like ours. What are […]
How to write a business plan: A step by step guide
Learning how to write a business plan before you dive right in and start (potentially) making mistakes is a smart move. Whether you need it for formal reasons – perhaps for trying to secure an investment – or not, a business plan will help you to consolidate your thinking, set clear goals and keep moving in the right direction. There’s no doubt that it’s a big job and one that you might find daunting, but without a solid plan in place, you run the risk of failing before you even really get started. Thankfully, this step by step guide will […]
Marketing your business online: The 7 essential steps every small business owner must follow
There are endless opportunities you can take advantage of when it comes to marketing and promoting your small business. A quick search online brings up thousands of hits for exciting ideas that will send your mind into overdrive. But, before you get too creative, follow these 7 essential steps to small business marketing first and you’ll be setting yourself up for success.   1. Create a small business marketing plan Resist the temptation to jump right in and start marketing your new business without a plan. You’ll make a bigger impact in a shorter space of time if you hold back […]