December 1, 2015 Polly Hadden-Paton

December Newsletter


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from all of us here at You Need A PA. We look forward to seeing you in 2016! X



Babysitters of Kensington & Chelsea

If you’re a parent and have an important appointment to attend, theatre tickets that you don’t want to give up, lunch with friends who you haven’t seen in ages, or if you’re just in need of a few hours alone, contact Anna and the team at Babysitters of Kensington & Chelsea (BOKAC for short!).

Covering all of West and South London, BOKAC charge a flat rate per hour with no hidden extras such as registration, booking or subscription fees. All of their babysitters have online profiles where you can find out more about their childcare experience and availability, as well as their occupation and hobbies.

Appointments are booked and paid for online, so there’s no need to worry about getting cash out on your way home. You can book a babysitter up to 5 weeks in advance, or with as little as 3 hours notice.

BOKAC was started in 2010 by Londoner Anna Cameron who strives to offer parents a reliable, efficient and trustworthy service.

To book a babysitter:

T: 0207 193 2925



The Restory

The Restory is an on-demand shoe and handbag restoration service designed to bring the highest standard of quality and service right to the doorstep of busy Londoners.

They offer a range of services from standard cleaning and repair to advanced service such as colour restoration and leather alteration.

Using the service is easy. Simply book online (mobile app coming soon), email or call and they’ll collect from any home, office and hotel in Central or West London. Many services are returned within 72 hours.

The Restory artisans work with the finest of makers; so whether Lanvin, Lobb or a high-street favourite, your pieces are in excellent hands.

To contact The Restory:
020 8935 5333


Dressd was created by Anthony and Cressida who have been friends for years and have always shared an obsession with food.

They decided to join forces and tackle the food industry with Dressd, a new company creating healthy, vibrant and tasty dressings. Their dressings contain no added sugar as they use the natural sweetness of fruits and vegetables – they are completely delicious!

Dressd has three unique and versatile flavours –

– Beetroot and Horseradish
– Cucumber, Basil and Garlic
– Roasted Red Pepper, Cayenne and Paprika

To find out more visit:



Introducing Amondo – set to take 2016 by storm. Amondo is an innovative content curation platform that generates a unique media format called an Imprint, that research has shown gives consumers a more immersive and engaging experience than other social media. Their tech enables users (businesses and consumers) to seamlessly gather content and data from all personal devices, social platforms, streaming and storage services and intelligently render personal stories and experiences in an Imprint format.
So Imprints can be a perfect showcase of a great night out or a weekend away – and are shareable across all main social channels and digital media.

Join the Amondo community and have a play with their Beta (prototype) concept at

They have raised their first stage of seed funding earlier this year in order to research and build the Beta product as a technical feasibility exercise that has been taken to a limited product trial, which commenced in October 2015.

The Beta is still live and the team are learning rapidly what consumers like about Amonda, what needs to be improved and where users would like them to go next in terms of concept development. They’ve already signed up a handful of brand and content partners to use this early stage product, including global publisher Time Inc. (who have made the Imprint one of the lead channels for the relaunch of music title NMW Magazine), independent music distributor Believe Digital and they are currently in discussions with a number of major consumer brands, including ASOS, Live Nation, New Look and Unilever (Lynx/Dove).

They are now raising their second stage of seed funding in order to build an iOS app, a new Version 2.0 as a full consumer product, add to their suite of brand tools – and to grow the team!

If you are interested in investing in Amondo, contact:

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Carol Service

You Need A PA were honoured to be part of this years carol service for The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. It was an incredibly special evening raising awareness to stomp out the stigma of mental illness and fight depression.

A monumental thank you to all our fantastic readers; Captain David Blakeley, Sarah Alexander, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Bishop Michael Doe, Hugh Skinner, Alice Palmer and Peter Serafinowicz and also to Charlie Grace and the Vox Cordis choir for the stunning music.

CWMT have a clear vision which is to live in a world where young people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain wellbeing, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it.

Next years carol service will be on Monday 12th December 2016. It was voted by Tatler as the 2nd best carol service in London, so it’s not one to be missed!

Find out more by visiting:

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