Barnaby Lashbrooke is the founder of virtual assistant platform Time etc. This is business number two for Barnaby, who kickstarted his career aged 17, building a web hosting business from his bedroom, which he sold six years later for a multi-million pound sum.
He realised the need for virtual assistants after being bogged down by admin tasks when growing his first business. It didn't take a genius to realise that having the company founder chasing late payers, scheduling staff annual leave and sorting out digital filing systems was not conducive to growing his business, so he set out to fix the problem.
After almost a decade, and an expansion into America, Time etc has worked with more than 10,000 clients and completed around 1.5 million tasks for time-poor entrepreneurs and professionals.