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In the instance of virtual assistants they can work from the opposite ends of Britain and still be able to perform their job competently

Working from home is an attractive option for mothers and is cost-effective for businesses according to Time etc, suppliers of assistants for entrepreneurs, and recent government figures. W1 Office have responded to an article in the Financial Times where supporters of virtual offices are interviewed.

Mothers are more likely to be employed than women without young families, the Office for National Statistics have revealed. Those who raise children have an employment rate of 69.6 per cent, whereas women without childcare responsibilities are 2.1 per cent behind – the first occasion this has been the case in Britain.

Virtual assistants are likely to have boosted this figure as modern workplaces are finding this is an accomplished way of reducing running costs by saving energy. The internet, email and Skype can all be used at the comfort of your own home - an advantage seized upon by some former personal assistants who now work virtually.

Fátima Malagueira is currently a VA and is happy with the way this employment fits in with her family life. She said: “It was the flexibility that attracted me. I used to work 14 or 15-hour days and that’s not sustainable with a family. But my work as a virtual assistant can be fitted around my daughter and my commitment to her.”

A spokesperson for W1 Office, providers of virtual office solutions across London, has released a statement following the Financial Times’ story and interview with Mrs Malagueira. They said: “With technological advances happening at a fast pace businesses may need to change the way they work and working from home can suit employees and their employer.

“In the instance of virtual assistants they can work from the opposite ends of Britain and still be able to perform their job competently despite not being face-to-face with their boss or colleagues. At W1 Office we help our clients establish an effective business presence in the English capital cheaply, but with lucrative effects.”

W1 Office endeavours to provide affordable virtual office solutions to businesses, start-ups and homeworkers across the globe. Their virtual office services allow individuals and companies to use business credentials in London, enabling their organisations to grow.

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