Meet the VA: Caroline
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 17 years of experience in delivering effective PR and marketing campaigns for companies large and small:
Name: Caroline Saunders
Area of expertise: PR & Marketing
When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: I joined Get Ahead VA in 2013. I was looking for a flexible work solution that would enable me to work part-time around my son. Right from the outset Rebecca Newenham was really clear about how the business was built on the whole principle of flexible working and how I could work as and when suited me. It has been a privilege to be part of such a talented team of people who are also mostly mothers, and to watch the business grow since then.
What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA: I am a classically trained FMCG marketer having worked on a variety of household brands including Bisto Gravy, Robertsons Jam, Sharwoods Indian and Oriental foods and Blackthorn cider. I have also led the marketing activity for a luxury skincare and spa brand and a range of premium nursery products. I have worked in businesses from multinational corporate giants with million pound budgets to mumpreneur start-ups with zero budgets so have gained a cross section of transferable marketing skills during my career.
Career highlight to date: Seeing the new products you have designed go on shelf is always a highlight, as well as watching your TV, Outdoor, radio or PR campaigns go live. My proudest moment was being selected as a finalist for the Marketing Society Young Marketer of the Year awards. Though early on in my career, it was real recognition from leading industry experts of the quality and effectiveness of my work.
Plans for the future: To gain more awards and positive PR coverage for Get Ahead VA and its’ clients. Personally, I am also looking forward to our youngest son starting school this September and lots of camping adventures during the holidays in our new campervan.
If your business could benefit from help from Caroline or any of our other VAs please get in touch on 01483 332220 or [email protected]. We pride ourselves on being the staff you don’t see, but the difference you do.