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 VA Rebecca Hodgson:
Name: Rebecca Hodgson
Area of expertise: Marketing and Events
When & why did you join Get Ahead VA:
I joined Get Ahead VA at the beginning of 2021, wanting to use my range of skills and experience to help small businesses. Having been freelance for the last 10 years I enjoy managing my own time and the flexibility to combine different work projects and family life. I also love the variety it offers, getting to know and work with different people and clients.
What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA:
After a degree in Psychology, I entered the world of corporate events, producing events in all corners of the world, for clients such as Google, Microsoft, Bentley Motors, British Airways, Nars, Castrol and Novartis. These ranged from launch events and experiential events, to exhibitions and conferences. More recently I diversified into marketing, working as a Marketing Manager for a boarding school as well as projects for small businesses and organisations including social media strategy and management, website development and updates, branding and film. My strengths lie in project management and communications.
Career highlight to date:
Three projects stand out in my mind; the first, a driving event around San Francisco for 100 VIPS, with activations along the way including Google HQ, and Nasa. Incredible scenery, exciting technology and inspiring speakers. Secondly the launch of a new business class design for British Airways, in 7 cities throughout Asia, where highlights included tea with the Ambassador in Japan and nosing behind the scenes at the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. At the other end of the scale, but much more heart-warming, was making a film for my local infant school, while they were unable to offer prospective parent tours, due to covid restrictions.
Plans for the future:
I’m looking forward to getting to know new clients, working out how best to help them and always continuing to learn and take on new challenges.