We work with business owners and senior teams who are passionate about their business and who want to grow it, but they are struggling to find time to develop strategy, get systems in place, or find new customers.

Our client base covers small businesses, not-for-profit organisations, and charities in a variety of business sectors such as healthcare, digital technology, business to business service providers, coaching, communication specialists, HR, and organisational development.

It is important for us to know that there is a connection with the client/s we support. As working in partnership is an important part of our ethos, we look for like-minded clients.

We work closely with you, the business owner, to identify and understand what best supports your business. By helping you put systems and processes in place, we give you back your time to evolve and focus on your passion – the reason for starting your business in the first place.

Our values and guiding principles

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Partnership
  • Transparency
  • Flexibility


Virtual Angels was founded in May 2013 by Holly Thorne and Nicola Slade.

Holly Thorne

Holly Thorne

Holly has over 15 years’ experience creating calm from chaos through efficient business and administration support. She builds a strong working relationship with her clients, understanding their business needs and aspirations so she can adapt their service requirements as their business grows.

In addition to her experience in the health and charitable sectors, Holly spent 12 years as a Volunteer Reserve with the RAF organising leadership courses for Air Cadets and delivering training. These skills have transferred across to delivering presentations at networking events, showing business owners how to save time and money.

She has an honest and professional approach to her business and client work and enjoys seeing the impact that even a small amount of support can have, not only on a Client’s business but on the Client.

Nicola Slade

Nicola Slade

With a background in the Royal Air Force and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Nicola has over 30 years’ experience of operational and business administration support. She adapts to different environments quickly, knowing when to offer business advice or emotional support as the situation requires.

She is professional, calm, discreet and always solution focussed. She enjoys working with business owners to allow them to rediscover their passion and creativity.

“Brilliant Service. Virtual Angels have been exactly that, looking after even the smallest detail in managing the rental of our flat while we were overseas. They have been great to have as a local contact for both the rental agent and the tenant. As a result, we had a “Perfect 10 out 10” tenant for two and a half years and could move straight back in. Real Peace of Mind and a Godsend, well done and many thanks.”

Chris and Jane Forsdyke, Property Owners


Professional Assurances

  • Full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance
  • Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for Data Protection
  • Registered with HMRC for Money Laundering Supervision
  • VAT Registered

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