What Rambling Scotland do...

Rambling Scotland was launched as a promotional platform in 2015, sharing tales of walks I've wandered, hills I've conquered and adventures I've had - I love a good ramble, in my boots and on paper.

In early 2018, I realised the more I walked and adventured, I was finding new excitement in the largest of mountains to the smallest of fungi, a single ray of sunshine beaming through storm clouds and midnight starts to catch sunrises, the more I acknowledged that sitting at my desk 9-5 was not for me. I needed flexibility in life for work and for play and after 12 months since Rambling Scotland was established, I have found just that and it works, for everybody...

 

Administrative & Promotional Services

In my former life as an employee, I have over 20 years of experience as an 'administrator' working mostly for small to medium sized organisations. 'Administrator' -  it's quite a generic word, and that umbrella title covers most things that happen in an office: book keeping, reception, data entry, taking minutes, mail merging, dealing with post and emails and more recently, managing social media channels, web management and marketing. This is particularly the case when working in smaller corporations which I love as i enjoy seeing the full picture of the project, how each component has an effect on another and how successful they can be when done effectively and efficiently.

In May 2018, after 15 years of being an 'Administrator', I left my comfortable and secure job and took the giant leap into my next big adventure: Officially registering Rambling Scotland as a business and offering 'Administrative & Promotional Services' to small and medium sized companies.  By providing an extensive range of services to companies who don't want the commitment of employing someone permanently, I put you, the business owner, back in the driving seat - doing what you do best and not having to worry about the 'small stuff'. After all, that's not what you had in mind when you set up your business, those additional things are not what you are skilled in... Thats where I come in.

With Rambling Scotland, there's no contract, no payroll, no pensions, no sick pay, no holiday pay, no bonuses. I can work remotely from our offices in Stirlingshire or come to your premises. Here's an non-exhaustive list of skills on offer:

  • Social Media Management (Facebook/Instagram)

  • Web Maintenance (CMS) and design (Wix and WordPress.com)

  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook)

  • Email Marketing Campaigns (MailChimp and MailMerge/Outlook)​

  • Android Photography and Image Manipulation

  • Press Releases, Promotional Handouts and Blogs

  • Inputting Orders, Processing Payments, Updating Data and Invoicing using ‘Sage 50’

  • eBay selling

  • Editing & Proofreading

  • Logo and Graphic design (using external partners)

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • I can also make a mean cup of tea and demon gingerbread…

I am also comfortable enough to say when a project is not suited for me, or when I don't have skills in that particular area. Let's be honest, there's nothing worse that someone deceiving their way into a role then both parties discover it's been a waste of time and energy. I'd rather be honest with you and spend time on other projects where I can assist and do it well.

View some of my recent administration projects here >

WildFires

As a lot of my work is with with conference companies, it was predictable that during the Covid-19 pandemic, all conferences were cancelled and I found myself at a bit of a loose end. Twiddling my thumbs with minimal work to do and of course, being resigned to staying indoors unable to travel for adventures my mind wandered to the closer great outdoors that was my garden... and from there, WildFire was born. With a partner in metalwork and his colleague with the laser cutting equipment,  becoming their distributor was inevitable.

WildFire become far more successful than I could have imagined and really caught me off guard and due to this success, I am now in the process of designing smaller cooking cubes which I cant wait for you to see. So watch this space...

Give me a call on 07761 753 632 to find out more about PA services or WildFires.

Kate

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