Who We Are

Administrative support is the backbone of every business and no business can run without it.

A Virtual Assistant is an experienced business professional whose expertise lies in providing bespoke administrative support to businesses or individuals to lessen the load of their administrative tasks, thus allowing them to focus on other business priorities.

Virtual Assistants specialise in providing you with collaborative administrative business support and the guidance you need to keep your business organised and moving forward, creating a smarter and stronger operational foundation as a result.

At Allium, we work as an extension of your team to ensure the best outcome, whilst providing you the flexibility to align with your business’s needs. Our aim is to give you back time to focus on what is really important to you, be that growing the business or enjoying some downtime.

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A Word About Our Founder & MD

Meet Silja (pronounced Celia)

Silja has over 25 years of operational and business support experience across Europe, Africa and the Middle East spanning a range of sectors, including multinationals, family offices, non-profits, SMEs and start-ups.

One of her proudest accomplishments was co-founding the Topsy Foundation in South Africa – a non-profit organisation aimed at providing relief services to some of South Africa’s most under-resourced rural communities. After successfully running the organisation for 8 years, making a real difference in the lives of over 7,000 beneficiaries, it was time to put the succession plan into action and she is proud that Topsy is still going strong to this day!

Silja has been based in Dubai since 2008, a melting pot of many different cultures and a true testament to diversity and inclusivity.

Her German heritage demands exactitude meaning that dotting i’s and crossing t’s is second nature to her.

With a love of languages (she speaks 5) and an eagle eye for detail, she makes sure that any text is reader-friendly and error-free.

Silja’s personality strengths include a thoughtful and organised approach, reliability, honesty and integrity.

Why work with a Virtual Assistant?

Christine Crater, a sociologist and one of the founders of the Greater Good Science Centre at the University of California, Berkeley says,

The sweet spot is when you’re operating with the greatest ease, with the least resistance, and the greatest power of strength”.

The key is understanding what you are naturally drawn to and stimulated by, instead of depleted by. The goal is to get as many of the things that drain you off your plate and onto someone else’s who will be energised by them.

Partnering with a Virtual Assistant is a strategic decision to engage a competent expert, specialising in the delivery of, and passionate about, administrative business support.

By consequence your attention is less divided, creating space for insight and allowing you to increase the time you have for developing and growing your business.

More time

Time to run your business, instead of your business running you

More Productivity

Allowing you to focus fully on effectively growing your core business

More Trust

Working with a trusted partner builds confidence and fosters reliance


More Experience

Benefit from 25+years across multinationals, family offices, non-profits, SMEs & start-ups

Listen with curiosity.

Speak with honesty.

Act with integrity.

Roy T. Bennett

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Privacy Statement

Your personal and company information is held in the strictest of confidence and will never be given out to third parties.

At Allium we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We operate with professionalism, are bound by integrity and transparency and are committed to a value-system based on respect.

Our customer information privacy policy, detailed in this statement, serves as the standard for all Allium employees in the collection, use, sharing, retention, and security of individual customer information.


Expectation of Privacy

Safekeeping of customer information is a high priority at Allium. We will continue to maintain the high standards necessary to ensure that your information is kept private and secure at all times.

If you discontinue using our services or become an inactive customer, we will continue to adhere to this privacy policy.


Maintenance of Accuracy

We strive to maintain complete and accurate information about you and your accounts. Should you believe that our records contain inaccurate or incomplete information about you, please notify us at the telephone number listed in the “Contact” section throughout this website. We will ensure to correct any inaccuracies.