About Me

“It’s my job to make your working life easier, allowing you to get on with what’s really important: business development and growth.” – Shirley Hoare. 


My name is Shirley Hoare and I created Zest Virtual Solutions to offer the ultimate in flexible business support.

I have enjoyed a varied and interesting career in demanding roles across a variety of sectors. As a result, I have accrued a wealth of knowledge and experience which I can tailor to meet your business needs. 

As a small business owner myself, I appreciate the challenges of running a business, and take great pride in supporting the entrepreneur to achieve their professional goals.



Personal and professional attributes:

  • Cheerful, professional manner with excellent customer service
  • Dedicated and enthusiastic
  • Organised, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Competent, prompt and reliable
  • Conscientious and proactive, with a can-do mentality
  • Adaptable, with swift awareness of how your business works
  • Business aware: providing appropriate solutions to help your business grow and succeed
  • Comprehensive knowledge of social media and website design and management
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft Office packages, Adobe Packages, e-mail & newsletter marketing and company databases

What my Clients say

Shirley expresses so much enthusiasm and was a pleasure to work with. She was efficient and fast to get back to me. I loved the originality of the design of the logo…
I felt I could totally trust her advice. She gave me choices regarding layout etc. however I didn’t feel overwhelmed with the amount of choices.
I have been putting off doing a leaflet for years had I of known how easy Shirley would make it, I would have done it earlier.

Katrina Turnbull Behavioural Optometrist - Owner of Optimum Vision KT

Shirley is one of the most creative people I have had the pleasure of working with. From artistic creativity to strategic thinking, she always looks at situations from a range of perspectives and produces a solution to fit the brief. I would thoroughly recommend her.

Catherine Atkinson Catherine Atkinson - Head of School

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