A little bit about me……

Hello! I’m Portia – an experienced Marketing, Public Relations 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 and PR, Copywriting and Social Media activities.  And, I have worked with some well-known brands and titles; Grand Designs, Restoration Man, DIY SOS, Real Homes, Hitachi, Knauf and Nu-Heat Underfloor Heating & Renewables.

I have briefed, developed and project managed many marketing projects, including; brochure redesigns, online films, infographics, product launches, new websites and case studies. And managed and advanced effective programmes of exhibitions and events.

In addition, I have also proposed and delivered online and offline PR opportunities by effectively communicating brand messages to the public, target audiences and the media.

Want to know more?

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
“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.