Tara Dalrymple founded busylizzie.ie in Autumn 2003 after moving to Ireland from England.
Tara has a BA Hons graduate from Gloucester University in Human Geography and Business Information Technology. Tara began her career in London working as an account manager for a business to consumer PR agency, moving to international publishers Dorling Kindersley in their marketing and PR department, from there a move into Financial PR for Financial Dynamics working with internet listed companies. With finance and IT industry experience Tara worked as an IT Consultant for investment, Tier one and two banks and financial software companies.
Before moving to Ireland Tara worked for Marks & Spencer in the head office in their licensing department with spend of £98.0m pa across GM and Kidswear spend of £55.0m pa. Internal liaison with film studios, legal, design & licensing agencies regarding contracts negotiation, property selection, deal memos, trend research and product sign-off. Part of DB07 (David Beckham exclusive license held by M&S) team, winners of the LIMA (International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association) Celebrity/Personality License of the year 2002/2003.
Then she met her lovely husband (her words) and set up Busy Lizzie.
Busy Lizzie is a lifestyle management and back office support service that exists to enable clients to live a more fulfilling and enjoyable life. Through our services, we give clients a newfound freedom by reducing the amount of time they have to spend performing time-consuming tasks. We give our clients the opportunity to spend more time with their family, friends, hobbies, and passions. The importance of quality time with friends and family has been heightened due to the knock on effect of the increased ‘working week.’
Our lifestyle management services emulate the work of a personal assistant, and can also provide a “staff” of people dedicated to making the daily lives of clients as pleasant and smooth running as possible. Operations that aim to take the sting out of daily chores represent a thriving sector of the lifestyle industry and Busy Lizzie is in a position to pass on the knowledge and experience amassed over the last seven years to new entrepreneurs and companies. Regularly giving back to the business community through webinars, podcasts, Tara has written a weekly business column in Irish Independent, Galway Now, Parenting and Mother and Toddlet magazine, as well as online business forums (especially Small Business Can) and networking groups.