A little bit about me……

Hello! I’m Portia – an experienced Marketing and Administration freelancer.

I’m a proactive and smart worker who can offer your business the support it needs to grow and succeed.

I left my job as a PR & Marketing Executive to set up Octopus Small Business Solutions and I now work from my home on the beautiful Somerset/Dorset border. However, I work virtually, so wherever you are please feel free to get in touch.

My Career and Experience

I have been managing administration demands from the early days of my career.  Which is where my love for a paper to-do list and my ability to multi-task like nobody’s business was born!

The skills and knowledge I gained as an Administrator and Marketing Coordinator were a valuable foundation for my move into a role as a Public Relations & Marketing Executive.

I am fortunate enough to have gained experience in a variety of Marketing activities and over my years within the corporate world I worked with some well-known brands and titles; Grand Designs, Restoration Man, DIY SOS, Real Homes. And briefed, developed and project managed many marketing projects, including; brochure redesigns, online films, infographics, product launches, new websites, events & exhibitions.

More recently I have been working with more and more clients as a Personal Assistant.  A varied and exciting role covering daily managment and all things admin with a focus on achieveing results and outcomes that count.

Behind every activity and role across my career there has always been the pin point coordination and admin elements that I thrive on.

In essence, I enjoy successfully coordinating both detail and people – whether that be on the admin or marketing side of things!

Want to know more?

I am now one of the self-employed who was prepared to exchange the security of a regular job for the flexibility of selling my expertise and services on the open market.

I am focused, I work efficiently and I am great at getting the job done within the time frame. And, I always keep my clients up to date on the status of their task.

Click below to find out more about the services I offer.

Portia McMenemy - Small Business Solutions

“I really enjoyed working with Portia on the requirements for my businesses Social Media/Marketing platform. She’s very experienced and was committed to the job in hand; everything I asked from her, she delivered.

When I first spoke with Portia she really listened and invested herself in learning about what we do and what it was that I was ultimately after as the end result.

I would recommend Portia and look forward to working with her again in the future.”

Phil Loaring

Director/Owner, Loaring Development Ltd

“Portia’s dedication to getting the job done is second to none. She is positive, solution-oriented and a strong communicator, making her a joy to work with.” Becky Davies

Marketing Manager, Nu-Heat Underfloor Heating & Renewables

“Portia is really easy to work with. She shows immense dedication and patience in getting things done, all the while with an infectious cheerfulness. I am happy to recommend Portia to prospective clients, and look forward to working with her again soon.” Sue Cade

Owner, In The Right Order

“Really chuffed with the work Portia continues to deliver.  She’s experienced and proactive and keeps the admin side of my business in order.  Portia has increased efficiency and it’s great to have peace of mind that everything is organised.” Sam Hill

Owner/Chef, Hungry Mule Catering

“Portia really invested in learning about our business and products, so that she could get the best job done.  She is adaptable and works efficiently to deliver what is asked.” Martin Young

Owner, Sitting Spiritually

Let me help you

Need an extra pair of hands?

I’m a proactive, smart worker who can offer your small business the support it needs to grow and succeed.