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Meet the franchisee: Carrie

Meet the franchisee: Carrie

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever-growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right virtual assistant to match our customers' requirements. As part of our expansion programme we recently welcomed Carrie as our first franchisee in the team, looking after the Reading, Basingstoke and Newbury area. Here Carrie talks about why she chose franchising as the right route to growing her business:

Expert Showcase: How to write a winning awards entry

Expert Showcase: How to write a winning awards entry

Here at Get Ahead VA our team includes experts in a wide variety of fields. From Accounting to Admin, Hootsuite to Holiday cover, Email Marketing to Excel, our VAs can add value to many aspects of your business. In this Expert Showcase series our team deliver some of this expertise to you, with ‘How to’ guides to help you get the best bang for your buck in your business. In this guide one of our PR & Marketing specialists Caroline talks about how you can write a persuasive and compelling awards entry to help you grow your business through PR:

Meet the VA: Tarn

Meet the VA: Tarn

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever-growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs Tarn who joined the team this year, bringing with her exceptional organisational skills and a love of numbers:

Meet the VA: Keryn Thompsett

Meet the VA: Keryn Thompsett

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right virtual assistant to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our virtual assistants (VAs) Keryn who joined the team last year to work part time around her young son:

Meet the VA: Jane

Meet the VA: Jane

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever-growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right virtual assistant to match our customers' requirements. Here is 60 seconds with one of our virtual assistants Jane who has 15 years’ experience as an executive assistant and is a born organiser:

Meet our VA: Sanina

Meet our VA: Sanina

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right virtual assistant to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our virtual assistants Sanina who is a former print and broadcast journalist and senior PR professional-turned-freelance copywriter with 18 years’ writing experience:

Meet our VA: Jo Haley

Meet our VA: Jo Haley

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our virtual assistants Jo who loves the flexibility of working for Get Ahead VA:

VA of the Month: Kimba Cooper

VA of the Month: Kimba Cooper

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our virtual assistants Kimba, who recently joined our team to head up our Bristol expansion:

Meet the VA : Charlotte Smith

Meet the VA : Charlotte Smith

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right Virtual Assistant (VA) to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs who joined us earlier this year, bringing with her an excellent set of organisational skills and a passion for meeting new people:

Meet the VA: Lisa Hancox

Meet the VA: Lisa Hancox

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs Lisa, a marketing specialist with over fifteen years of experience and a real passion for helping to grow and develop entrepreneurial businesses:

VA of the Month: Caroline Saunders

VA of the Month: Caroline Saunders

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here's 60 seconds with one of our marketing specialists Caroline Saunders who has 15 years of experience in delivering effective PR and marketing campaigns for companies large and small:

Meet The VA: Beverley McMillan

Meet The VA: Beverley McMillan

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here's 60 seconds with one of our VAs Beverley, a marketing and project management specialist who has recently joined our team to lead our expansion in Scotland:

Come and say hello at the Business Show!

Come and say hello at the Business Show!

May looks set to be a busy month here at Get Ahead VA as we will be exhibiting at not one but two excellent business events including The Business Show and the We Mean Business Expo. On 11th and 12th May we will be exhibiting at The Business Show in ExCel in London – the biggest business show in Europe. Over the past 12 years The Business Show has established a reputation as the country's leading business exhibition built on an impressive blend of highly respected speakers, interactive features and industry leading suppliers. It delivers a fantastic collection of practical resources to grow your business and advance your career - and all for free.

Meet Our VA: Melanie Tremain

Meet Our VA: Melanie Tremain

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs who has almost a decade of experience working as a Virtual Assistant:

Get Ahead Scoops National Small Business Sunday Award

Get Ahead Scoops National Small Business Sunday Award

We are delighted to have won ex BBC Dragons Den star Theo Paphitis’ prestigious Small Business Sunday award. Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis to reward and promote small businesses and entrepreneurship.

Meet Our VA: Debra McNamee

Meet Our VA: Debra McNamee

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs Debra McNamee who knows exactly what it takes to run your own successful business:

3rd Best Home Business Award Goes To....Get Ahead VA!

3rd Best Home Business Award Goes To....Get Ahead VA!

Here at Get Ahead VA we are delighted to be celebrating further awards success having been awarded the title of Overall Third Best Home businesses in the iHubbub Best Home Business Awards last month. iHubbub is a social community for remote, virtual, freelance, and home workers, as well as business startups. The home business awards were setup by iHubbub to recognise achievements by home businesses across the UK and were judged by a panel of leading business advisors and journalists. Having previously run The Remote Worker Awards, Ken Sheridan and Paula Wynne (author of bestselling books, Pimp My Site and Pimp My Fiction) have always championed home business owners. Thus they went on the hunt to find the most inspirational businesses who have overcome challenges to pursue their dream of running their own business.

What is a Virtual Marketing Agency?

What is a Virtual Marketing Agency?

Here at Get Ahead VA we are delighted to be launching what we call our ‘virtual marketing agency’. But what does that actually mean and does it matter to you? Sometimes the words ‘marketing agency’ can create fear in the eyes of a small business owner. You immediately see pound signs and something you don’t feel you could afford. But as we all know, ways of working in the 21st century have changed. Virtual and flexible working are much more commonplace. Look at how our high streets have changed and the way we shop. Gone are some of the expensive, bricks and mortar shops with high rental overheads and nimble, dynamic online alternatives have arrived, offering similar or better services at a fraction of the cost and in a flexible format to suit you.

Meet the VA Jayne

Meet the VA Jayne

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs who loves the flexibility of working with Get Ahead VA, using the skills she gained through a career in Business Development:

Meet the VA: Vanessa Hodges

Meet the VA: Vanessa Hodges

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs Vanessa who has many years of experience in Marketing and Events for clients including Microsoft:

Meet the VA: Alan Mclaverty

Meet the VA: Alan Mclaverty

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything.  Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements.    Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs Alan who heads up our telephone answering team: 

Meet the VA: Charlotte Buchanan

Meet the VA: Charlotte Buchanan

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs Charlotte who loves creative writing and blogging about a huge variety of subjects:

Meet the VA: Angela Otterson

Meet the VA: Angela Otterson

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with our award winning VA Angela who loves working in the world of social media:

Meet the VA: Tracey Geaves

Meet the VA: Tracey Geaves

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs Tracey who is a whizz when it comes to finance and numbers:

Meet the VA: Hannah Brinklow

Meet the VA: Hannah Brinklow

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of the VAs who joined our team earlier this year, bringing with her over 10 years of PA and administration experience and a love of typing!

Meet the VA: Kate Sarjeant

Meet the VA: Kate Sarjeant

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs Kate whose graphic design flair has helped our clients turn their ideas into visual reality:

Meet the VA: Jane Knight

Meet the VA: Jane Knight

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs who delivers significant software expertise following many years in Retail Supply Chain Management:

Meet our VA: Kathy Horne

Meet our VA: Kathy Horne

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs who has worked for a variety of major blue chip companies as well as setting up her own business from scratch:

Finalist - Networker of the Year

Finalist - Networker of the Year

Rebecca Newenham, founder of Get Ahead VA, is delighted to have been selected as a Finalist in the prestigious Networking Mummies UK Ltd Recognition National Business Awards in the ‘Best Networker of the Year’ category.

Meet our VA: Debbie Bickerdike

Meet our VA: Debbie Bickerdike

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements.

Meet our VA: Julie Roman

Meet our VA: Julie Roman

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements. Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs who is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to internet marketing and website development, having created her first website 15 years ago:

Meet our VA: Louisa Summerfield - Customer Service Expert

Meet our VA: Louisa Summerfield - Customer Service Expert

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements.




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