About the founder

My name is Catherine Cocklin and I founded Quality Time PA Services in April 2020, just as the pandemic hit.

I’m fun loving, hardworking, slightly insane and managed to raise two people from a ‘Good Idea’ to ‘Grown Up’. I pantomimed, zip wired, skydived, salsa danced and kind of muddled through life with my glass half full most of the time.

Once, motherhood, three jobs and studying for a degree filled most of the 24 hours there are in any one day. I did it, goodness knows how, but I did. I have the grey to prove it.

Career wise, for 20 years I treated clients as a self-employed Beauty Therapist. People trusted me with their hairy, wobbly and wrinkly bits (we all have them). Most importantly, they trusted me with their lives, secrets, delights and woes. I love people, I love their stories.
Running concurrently for three years, I opened a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, that filled my heart as much as my time. Families, individuals, schools and groups spent hours decorating preformed pottery, back in the day before people had really heard of that kind of thing. I never tired of the awe and wonder in their faces when they collected their glazed pieces.

Entering a competition to be a radio presenter changed the course of my life, getting to the final five and public vote. I didn’t win, but was offered a job as a Broadcast Assistant, which led to my degree in Journalism. I have had some brilliant roles in Radio and TV at the BBC, my favourite being one of the keepers of the badges at Blue Peter. Yes, I read and replied to the children’s letters. BEST.JOB.EVER.

Life at the BBC was never certain, so I sought secure employment closer to home which suited my young family better. This gave me six years’ experience as a Project Coordinator and Office Manager, assisting a team which grew from four to ten colleagues during my time there.

I left that job in March 2020 with the sole purpose of helping small business owners to manage the admin side of their companies so they can concentrate on the things they are good at and like doing most. Over the last two years the business has grown to a point where I now have a fantastic team of VAs ready to help many more small businesses.

Mission Statement

To assist businesses and consultants with all their PA related needs, offering an excellent level of service at reasonable prices.

Ultimately, I free up your time so that you can concentrate on what you do best.

We will treat your business with the same passion as we do Quality Time PA Services.

My Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Perfection
  • Realistic
  • Flexible
  • Open

"Fast, efficient and of high quality"

Catherine successfully proof read my 30,000 word children's fiction book. I found her service to be fast, efficient and of high quality. I have known Catherine for over a decade when me met as finalists on the BBC's talent competition The Gift. 

Many Thanks Catherine.
R.K. Alker - Children's Author

Ready to work together?

If the help you need isn’t listed here, simply call Catherine on 07866 888 935 or book a meeting here