APPLES & PEARS
Personal Assistant & Organiser
WELCOME TO APPLES & PEARS
Apples & Pears has been created to give you more time and space.
Things have changed for everyone recently, and I wholeheartedly believe that a well organised business, home and garden environment can have a positive impact on your well-being.
My passion is giving you more time for the things you love - while I’m doing what I love!
Browse the services below, and to hear client feedback click on the Testimonials tab. If there is anything I can help you with then do get in touch.
Anna Potts - Founder
HOW APPLES & PEARS CAN SUPPORT YOU...
PERSONAL ASSISTANT & BUSINESS SUPPORT
Business Support & Development
Designing, Writing & Delivering Communication
Product Sourcing & Ordering
Sometimes we all need an extra pair of hands. Be it ad hoc, for a couple of hours/days or longer - I can step in and help.
I am lucky to have worked at Marks & Spencer PLC for 34 years which has given me a great breadth of experience across many aspects of business. This insight and experience can be channeled into your business whatever your own aims, aspirations and goals are.
If you are a member of LinkedIn, you are welcome to view my career journey. There are even a couple of industry awards!
MOVING OR EXTENDING PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Organising and Overseeing Trades
Packing & Unpacking for Moves or Building Work
Room Staging and Styling
I have moved 8 times in the last 20 years. From my family home in Cumbria to a tiny room in a shared house, a small flat and so on in London.
Our last 5 properties we have fully renovated, and our current home we have refurbished and added additional living space... twice! Each time with me as the project manager. Some people hate it - but I have to say I love the whole process.
Having done it so many times myself - if you would like me to manage any aspect of your move and/or building works then please let me know.
HOME STYLING & ORGANISING
Home Styling & Staging
Preparation for Marketing & Viewings
Wardrobes, Cupboards & Drawers
For those that know me well - you know this is something I practice a lot in my own home! I am inspired by merging the modern and vintage; selecting and buying unique pieces and then settling them in place is really satisfying.
Having had over 20 years of London commuting, early starts and long days - knowing where everything is, and things being in their place has saved me precious time to spend with my family.
I firmly believe that a well organised home that works for your needs can have a positive impact on your well-being.
Garden Design and Mood Boards
I got my love of gardening from my grandparents, great aunt and parents. Growing your own fruit and veg and then turning it into delicious food was, and still is a way of life in rural Cumbria.
I studied for my RHS General Exam in Horticulture at Capel Manor College during the 4 years I worked in the Flowers & Plants department at Marks & Spencer. But it's the practical application that really makes you a gardener in my view. I love the constant change a garden presents, and the fact that there is endless opportunity to keep learning.
Feeling connected with your outdoor space is more important than ever; so it matters even more that our gardens are functional but also look great.