Reinventing Outsourcing

Zest are an established leading provider of outsourced business solutions & temporary and permanent remote staff.
Zest are an established leading provider of outsourced business solutions & temporary and permanent remote staff.

ABOUT ZEST

Welcome to Zest! As a UK-established organization, our seasoned team delivers outsourcing solutions, facilitates remote setups, and provides both temporary and permanent remote staff for entrepreneurs and businesses. Incepted in 2016 by zealous entrepreneurs Shellie Urquhart and Charlotte Troester, we specialize in presenting remote and virtual solutions to busy professionals either via our internal team or through recruiting remote staff precisely tailored to your needs. Our founding purpose is simplifying access to supreme talent. To this end, we have curated a team of seasoned professionals who are committed to driving business success via remote work. With extensive industry experience, we boast of an expert in-house team and a network of industry-specific remote professionals. Leveraging their collective acumen, Shellie and Charlotte have fashioned an innovative solution offering businesses access to first-rate services. Their commitment lies in delivering quality support, guidance, and ensuring every Zest client derives maximum benefit from their experience.

Welcome to Zest! We are a UK-based team of experienced professionals providing outsource solutions, remote set up and temporary and permanent remote staff for entrepreneurs and businesses. Our services enable businesses to grow efficiently while freeing up time for busy professionals who don’t need full-time employees. With years of experience in the field, we have helped many businesses reach their goals or create value in their lives by giving them the gift of time. Let us help you make the most out of your business with our industry-leading, reliable services today!

Founded in 2016 by two passionate entrepreneurs, Shellie Urquhart and Charlotte Troester, our company provides remote working services to businesses. Driven by a desire to make it easier for companies to access the best talent, they have built a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping businesses succeed through remote work. With their combined knowledge and expertise, Shellie and Charlotte have created an innovative solution that gives companies access to top-notch services without having to hire additional staff. They are committed to providing quality support and guidance while making sure that all clients get the most out of their experience with us.

We have been assisting businesses, entrepreneurs and busy people for a number of years and have
watched their businesses grow or created value to their life by giving them the gift of time.
We exist for professionals with no need to employ full time staff.

We have been assisting businesses, entrepreneurs and busy people for a number of years and have watched their businesses grow or created value to their life by giving them the gift of time. 

We exist for professionals with no need to employ full time staff.

OUR SERVICES

We will take the time to understand your needs to offer you the best package for you.

Hourly rates or bespoke packages of hours please contact us directly.

OUR ZEST VALUES

Integrity

Reliability

Open Communication

Honesty

Hard Work

Integrity

Reliability

Open Communication

Honesty

Hard Work

Looking to become a professional Virtual Assistant? Join the AVA training academy today!

Looking to become a professional Virtual Assistant? Join the AVA training academy today!

A TEAM OF EXPERTS JUST A CLICK AWAY...

We like to keep things simple. Once onboarded following our stress free onboarding system, you are
ready to go and our expert team are on hand to help your task or project run efficiently and smoothly.

We like to keep things simple. Once onboarded following our stress free onboarding system, you are ready to go and our expert team are on hand to help your task or project run efficiently and smoothly.

THE ZEST TEAM

Event Management
Business Admin

Kelly

Meet Kelly, full-time mum and Virtual Assistant. Currently living in Gosport with her son and partner, Kelly became a VA so she was able to spend more time with her family and get out of the 9 to 5 routine. If Kelly was on holiday, she’d be setting sail on a cruise, and travelling is at the top of her bullet list. Kelly’s daily habits include getting woken up by a chatty baby, enjoying a cold cup of tea and some toast (although the toast by choice), and making sure she gets out and about at least once a day!

Blog Writing
Note Taking

Holly

Born and raised in Bromley, Holly is a full-time mum and Virtual Assistant, with an intense passion for our planet and all that live on it. Having been brought up watching David Attenborough and with frequent volunteer days at the local zoo, Holly’s respect for the environment comes from her parents, who spent a lot of their pre-parent lives working in Kenya for UNICEF. 1 thing Holly can’t live without – is her kid! And a cheeky stash of Cadbury choccies…

Technical Support
Customer Service

Rosie

Now living in Medford in Dorest, Rosie’s household enjoys the company of many furry friends, including her ever-energetic collie lurcher cross as well as her daughter’s 2 gerbils! On a Sunday you’ll find Rose doing chores around the house or dropping her son off at his football practice. The reason Rosie because a Virtual Assistant is because she has a passion for helping people, learning, and using technology. It has also provided her with the flexibility she needs to work around her family. 1 thing Rosie can’t live without is her phone.

Client Support
Business Admin

Emily

Currently taking up residence in Portsmouth, Emily’s household is currently home to herself and her 2 pet guinea pigs Joey & Ross! Emily’s first job was in her uncle’s village shop and cafe in Twyford, and she became a VA because of the flexibility it offered around other commitments. Her favourite holiday destination so far is Norway, and she;d love to do some more travelling around Yellowstone & Yosemite National Park in USA

Graphic Design
Copywriting

Elle

Born in Germany and raised mostly in South Africa, Elee is now settled in the South West UK. Her working background began in the hospitality industry, where she developed a love for customer service. Elle and her fiancé are currently building their own tiny home on wheels and can’t wait to begin travelling the world together! Elle’s first VA role has been with us at Zest, and she loves the independence and freedom the role offers. At Happy Hour you’d catch Elle sipping on Hugos with Jess, and 1 thing she can’t live without is her cat, of course.

PR, Marketing,
Client Management &
Business Operations

Charlotte

Hampshire born and raised, Charlotte became a VA and started Zest with Shellie to pursue her love for helping people grow their businesses, as well as flexibility in her personal life. She also really enjoys the wide variety of work VA’s usually do. No day is ever the same! With a fierce love for animals and having grown up working in stables from the age of 12, 1 thing Charlotte can’t live without is hr very special, very spoiled dog, Dexter. Charlotte has loads of favourite holiday destinations including Chile, Japan, Greece and Cambodia, with Hawaii being at the top of her travel bucket list!

Project & Client Management
Executive Assistant

Shellie

Shellie started Zest 2016 after having her son, with a strong desire to create more personal and professional freedom, for both herself and others. Daily habits for Shellie include drinking lots of coffee, walking her dog, writing down gratitudes and being consciously mindful. At happy hour you would find Shellie sipping on Mojitos, and on Sundays, she and her family enjoy a big breakfast and then relax to the sound of Disney films playing on the telly. 1 thing Shellie can’t live without – working!

Event Management
Business Admin

Kelly

Meet Kelly, full-time mum and Virtual Assistant. Currently living in Gosport with her son and partner, Kelly became a VA so she was able to spend more time with her family and get out of the 9 to 5 routine. If Kelly was on holiday, she’d be setting sail on a cruise, and travelling is at the top of her bullet list. Kelly’s daily habits include getting woken up by a chatty baby, enjoying a cold cup of tea and some toast (although the toast by choice), and making sure she gets out and about at least once a day!

Blog Writing
Note Taking

Holly

Born and raised in Bromley, Holly is a full-time mum and Virtual Assistant, with an intense passion for our planet and all that live on it. Having been brought up watching David Attenborough and with frequent volunteer days at the local zoo, Holly’s respect for the environment comes from her parents, who spent a lot of their pre-parent lives working in Kenya for UNICEF. 1 thing Holly can’t live without – is her kid! And a cheeky stash of Cadbury choccies…

Technical Support
Customer Service

Rosie

Now living in Medford in Dorest, Rosie’s household enjoys the company of many furry friends, including her ever-energetic collie lurcher cross as well as her daughter’s 2 gerbils! On a Sunday you’ll find Rose doing chores around the house or dropping her son off at his football practice. The reason Rosie because a Virtual Assistant is because she has a passion for helping people, learning, and using technology. It has also provided her with the flexibility she needs to work around her family. 1 thing Rosie can’t live without is her phone.

Client Support
Business Admin

Emily

Currently taking up residence in Portsmouth, Emily’s household is currently home to herself and her 2 pet guinea pigs Joey & Ross! Emily’s first job was in her uncle’s village shop and cafe in Twyford, and she became a VA because of the flexibility it offered around other commitments. Her favourite holiday destination so far is Norway, and she;d love to do some more travelling around Yellowstone & Yosemite National Park in USA

Graphic Design
Copywriting

Elle

Born in Germany and raised mostly in South Africa, Elee is now settled in the South West UK. Her working background began in the hospitality industry, where she developed a love for customer service. Elle and her fiancé are currently building their own tiny home on wheels and can’t wait to begin travelling the world together! Elle’s first VA role has been with us at Zest, and she loves the independence and freedom the role offers. At Happy Hour you’d catch Elle sipping on Hugos with Jess, and 1 thing she can’t live without is her cat, of course.

PR, Marketing,
Client Management &
Business Operations

Charlotte

Hampshire born and raised, Charlotte became a VA and started Zest with Shellie to pursue her love for helping people grow their businesses, as well as flexibility in her personal life. She also really enjoys the wide variety of work VA’s usually do. No day is ever the same! With a fierce love for animals and having grown up working in stables from the age of 12, 1 thing Charlotte can’t live without is hr very special, very spoiled dog, Dexter. Charlotte has loads of favourite holiday destinations including Chile, Japan, Greece and Cambodia, with Hawaii being at the top of her travel bucket list!

Project & Client Management
Executive Assistant

Shellie

Shellie started Zest 2016 after having her son, with a strong desire to create more personal and professional freedom, for both herself and others. Daily habits for Shellie include drinking lots of coffee, walking her dog, writing down gratitudes and being consciously mindful. At happy hour you would find Shellie sipping on Mojitos, and on Sundays, she and her family enjoy a big breakfast and then relax to the sound of Disney films playing on the telly. 1 thing Shellie can’t live without – working!

CLIENT LOVE

We have a lot of love to share. Take a scroll through some of our favourite client reviews. 

I can not recommend Zest Virtual Support enough! So much so that I have actually recommended them to fellow-business owners :). I have had the pleasure of working closely with Charlotte (one of the co-founders) over the past year and the impact she has had on my business has been immense!
Yewande Faloyin
Zest Support has not only supported my business right from the very beginning but without their dedication and hard work we wouldn’t be where we are now! Thank you Charlotte you are truly amazing at what you do! Thank you from us all from Lingua4kids Ltd
Lingua4Kids Jen Perri
I can’t speak highly enough of Charlotte and Zest. Charlotte is a wonderful extension of our team. She is a pleasure to work with – really efficient, a high level of attention to detail, helpful, good natured and very patient with us! We would be lost without her.
Simone K
Great work on Hubspot CRM to migrate all contacts. Very efficient and Shellie is great at communicating. Thanks!
Berkeley Group
Great Work 5 Stars!
Yoga Bellies
Shellie has been an amazing asset to our company. She learnt all the tools we use and ended up teaching us how to use them productively. I'm going to hire her for my other company ASAP as she really does get to know the business inside and out!
Igloo Disco
I have used Shellie to do general admin, deal with clients, suppliers and file and follow up informat. Shellie has been fantastic. She has been efficient, nothing is a problem, lovely to communicate with and always asks intelligent questions to clarify anything she is unsure about. I highly recommend her and will be using her services again in the future when needed.
Rosie The Wedding Planner
Shellie was great to work with. Good fun, always available and impressive results from all tasks given. It is unfortunate that we don't have any further work for her at the moment, but we will definitely work together in the future.
Blue Lobster
I've worked with countless Virtual Assistants and companies offering similar services but I've never found anyone as incredible as the team here. Anything I need help with, they're quick to learn and help (often better than me!). Couldn't recommend working with them enough!
Gavin Bell
It has been really good working with and getting to know team Zest over the last 2 years as our business has been through various phases of growth and needs, My experience is that the team delivers efficiently and effectively, and I would definitely recommend their services.
Abacus Care

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