• Making your life easier


We are based in London, offering a highly skilled and professional personal 1-2-1 PA service that is bespoke to our clients, providing you with the flexible business support you need.

Whether you are a small business, entrepreneur, private or professional individual, we can provide you with a first class personal service that is exclusive to your requirements, enabling you to stay focussed on your business.

Our aim is to make your business life easier.

We take care of all those time-consuming, routine, administrative duties and processes that come with owning and running a company so owners and managers can focus on the actual business itself.

This service model works well for sole traders, private companies and entrepreneurs who:

  1. Do not feel that they can justify employing full-time staff for particular tasks;
  2. Are based outside the UK but need short term PA and admin assistance whilst in the UK;
  3. Need experienced, skilled staff who can get on with the job straight away.

We have a small established team in place, with many years’ experience, allowing us to provide you with a cost effective, fast and efficient service. We pride ourselves on building sound relationships with our clients.

Verna Hollingshead, the Founder of NDV explains the philosophy behind our success:

“The reason why our customers use us is that we take the time to listen to the administrative challenges they face in running their companies. NDV then puts together a 1:1 service package that might be for occasional assistance, a simple monthly job or a whole process of tasks carried out daily. What is consistent within all of these solutions is the fact that we honed the service offering around our customer’s administrative needs”.

NDV have a diverse range of affordable services that include PA and admin roles, book keeping, VAT returns, digital transcriptions, holiday cover, social media content and website management.

  • "I can’t speak highly enough of New Dawn Ventures, and the services they provide. I started using Verna’s services when I first started my plumbing business about 5 years ago. As a “one man band”, I was doing everything from the hands on work during the day, to the invoicing, to the quoting etc. As you can imagine, the paperwork piled up and my small home office was a bomb site. Verna came in and helped me not only get everything sorted and in it’s place, but she also helped put systems in place to prevent things getting out of hand again. Now I employ 15 people and have a full time office manager, and a full time accounts person, and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for Verna’s help back in those early years. As a small business owner, you can’t do everything yourself, and the quicker you get someone like Verna in to help you, the better."

    Brad Kuhlmey - The Hamilton Group

  • I would like to thank you personally for the professional work you put into totally reorganising my filing systems and implementing a proper strategy that I could organise myself once you had left. Admin in general distracts me from what I really want to focus on, and without a proper system I was wasting many hours shuffling papers, I was therefore extremely pleased that with clear categorisation and clear structure I can not only keep an orderly desk, I can also pass on these duties to my new assistant who can easily and clearly understand the system, without your assistance I would still be swamped in disorganisation and confusion. I would have no hesitation recommending you to others in my situation and indeed have already. Thank you again for your assistance.

    Philip Bullman - Bullman Booth Ltd

  • I used Verna at New Dawn Ventures for a one-off Office Detox and was enormously impressed. She was great at managing me (an organised person in a terminally messy state) and got straight to the crux of my problems, helping me work through what I needed to be doing to stay organised methodically and intelligently. Her follow-up has been excellent (I do need reminding to empty my in-tray every day!) and I am going to ask her to come in one a month to help me stay on track. I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.

    Mary Boston, Interior Designer

  • New Dawn Ventures were recommended to me via LinkedIn. I met with Verna and was more than happy to enlist their services. Verna is very efficient and organised, and was able to be flexible to fit in with our hectic schedule. These were exactly the qualities I was looking for and I would happily recommend New Dawn Ventures to colleagues and friends alike.

    Alister Gonse - Flight Design Projects Ltd