I am so happy to introduce you to the Timesaver team, a collective of brilliant women who help me deliver the very best possible service to you.

Alli Lipman

Social Media Expert

I have recently set up my own VA business after working for over 20 years in the NHS, as a Practice Manager for a large GP Practice.

At the surgery I had to be efficient and organised, but I also had to care about people. I absolutely loved managing the large team of GPs, nurses and staff and thrived on building a strong, positive team who enjoyed coming to work.  This also included the well-being and care of the patients, making sure they were pleased with the service we offered.

I am now using the skills that I learnt in GP world, in my VA business. I like to come up with solutions, ease workload for others and help someone achieve their goals. I have a very positive attitude that helps with everyday life.

My spare time is spent with my family and friends, walking my dog and trying to be as present as possible to enjoy whatever is going on around me.

Catherine Barrett

Copywriting Expert

Catherine spent her early career working for an HR Solutions Provider, supporting C-Suite Executives undergoing career change. During this time she also worked as Executive Assistant to the company’s Vice-President for Europe & the Middle East,

After having children Catherine tried a range of jobs and working styles to fit in around her family. These included running a pop-up cafe, working for a PR agency, and freelance copy-writing and digital marketing. She now combines a ‘bread & butter’ office job as Assistant Clerk to her local council with freelance copy-writing and social media work. She feels most fortunate to be able to combine creativity with earning a living.

Catherine is a firm believer in personal growth through volunteering. From the village toddler group and school PTA, to manning bars and dishwashers at charity events, she has experienced genuine fulfilment through getting stuck in over the years. More recently she has also become involved with local environmental initiatives.

Catherine describes herself as a resourceful person who is energised by a learning curve. Her ‘ready smile / can-do attitude’ approach not only helps get the job done for her clients, but also makes working with her a happy experience.

Jen Heppell

Research & Systems Expert

I have worked for many years in different customer services roles in industries such as hospitality, telecoms, online retail and construction. I have a wide range of skills and I am always developing new ones. I particularly enjoy learning new apps and implementing them for clients.

I have two young children who keep me pretty active and live a fairly rural life, the kids know all the different tractor manufacturers! 

In my spare time I run and love watching Marvel films.

Laura Ellis

Social Media Expert

Laura comes from a background in marketing and public relations in the Third Sector, including roles at Breast Cancer Care and the National Trust. She has worked on high profile press releases and managed volunteer and case study participation. Laura is passionate about social media and has managed the social accounts of large, national charities to small, local brands. 

In 2018 Laura founded Letters Ink– a calligraphy business offering bespoke greetings cards and lettering services, including weddings, events and bespoke lettering projects. She also teaches Modern Calligraphy in workshops for beginners. 

The two strands of Laura’s work in harmony – creating content for platforms such as Instagram and Facebook utilises the creative eye that a calligrapher needs too.  Her key strengths include a good eye for colour and cohesion as well having an eye for detail and a passion for proof-reading!

Rachael Hale

Home Interiors Blog & Copywriting Expert

Rachael loves to help home interior related businesses promote themselves through high-quality editorial content.  She has ten years of experience as a freelance writer and is a member of The Society of Authors, The Decorcafe, and Women in Journalism.  Rachael has also studied SEO – the practice of writing content so it can be found online – and is passionate about helping home interior related businesses share their expertise, services and achievements in a way that will help them reach new clients.  

A City & Guilds Certificate in Interior Design (gained with three distinctions and a merit) helps Rachael look at your business from your point of view.  She understands many of the behind-the-scenes processes you go through, and this helps her identify the challenges you face and come up with personalised ideas for content that will show off your business in its best light. 

In her free time, Rachael enjoys being with her friends and family, reading, watching home make-over shows and tracking down hard-to-kill plants for her garden.

Rachel Letham

Branding & Design Expert

Rachel is a positive mindset and self care coach working with successful yet stuck women and corporate teams.  She shares her tools and techniques in one to one sessions to help her clients achieve growth whilst leading more fulfilling lives. Having had a very successful 13 year career in senior positions in the produce industry, Rachel has experience in growing businesses and managing operational success.  Rachel’s latter role in corporate life was as Head of Brand Strategy and Communications and it is her creative mind that she brings to the team. 

Rachel works her magic to help clients understand how to take their business message and content to the next level to inspire and engage their customers.  Creating workbooks, pdf’s, press releases, branded materials and merchandise Rachel has an eye for detail and a genuine desire to help your brand message be heard. 

Rachel helps clients build a positive mindset for success, gaining clarity in their direction and purpose in their business or career.  Working with women who are already on their personal development journey but need help getting unstuck, boosting their wellbeing and feeling more supported on their journey.  She shares her self care inspiration in a monthly newsletter and has curated the Self Care Survival Kit Shop to help you bring more self care into your day to day life in easy to manage ways. 

Steph Caswell

Blog & Copywriting Expert

Steph is an author, copywriter and mentor based in Surrey. She’s been writing for over 10 years and has published 5 nonfiction books – with number six due to be released in Autumn 2021. Prior to establishing Creating Happy Writers, she was a teacher – reaching the lofty heights of Deputy Headship – before coming to her senses, following her heart and starting her writing business. 

Steph write copy for small business owners looking to share their message authentically and grow their business. She loves using powerful yet playful words to bring out their brand’s voice. She also mentors entrepreneurs who want to write books in their niche, taking away the confusion and overwhelm of publishing their work. As well as specialising in nonfiction, Steph is currently writing her first children’s novel with The Golden Egg Academy – a journey she loves but sometimes makes her want to throw her laptop out the window.

When she’s not typing away, you can find her walking her dog, Flo, or spending hours in Paperchase gazing at the stationery, pretending she can’t see her husband tapping his watch.