Meet Regional Director for Suffolk, Sarah Yandell

Having founded and run a business which grew to an £8m turnover; I was involved in both the start up phase and the growth of the company.  This involved building a large team and ensuring we had systems and processes in place.  Getting the right skills within the team was crucial and ensured that  the service we delivered was excellent resulting in a loyal customer base and multiple awards.

I joined Get Ahead in 2020 when we were just emerging from the pandemic; as I was keen to have the flexibility of running a business locally which did not involve a daily commute into London.  Running the business with the support of a team of experts to support my clients means that I am able to help them in so many areas of their business; whether they are a small start up or a multi million growing company.

Together with our diverse team of experts, I am able to support businesses in  a wide range of sectors and stages of growth.  With my personal experience of founding and growing a business combined with the sector and specific skill sets that our team have; I am able to match the right  expert (or team of experts) to the client so that they can immediately see the benefit of outsourcing whether it’s for a one off project or on going work.  The added benefit is that I am always available to ensure that as the business grows we can bring in different members of the team to suit their requirements.

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Case Studies

Sarah is a whizz at finding the right people for your outsourced business needs. She helped me greatly in finding the right holiday cover support for my clients. The process was easy and Sarah was ever professional, friendly, and supportive, taking the time to get to know me and my business. I would highly recommend Sarah for connecting businesses together. Fantastic service.

Louise Loon

HR For You

I have worked with Get Ahead VA a lot over the years and they are really reliable and have great VA’s on their books. I just started working with a Kajabi specialist for my online courses and am really impressed, as she really knows the platform well. It has saved me hours! Thanks

Ruth Elisabeth Hancock

Management Consultant & Coach

Today is a Red Letter Day – KM First Aid has an employee! Sarah was instrumental in this happening because she took away the task of creating a suitable employment contract and outsourced it to Jo who was able to produce it super quick for me. I’d tried to use a template but wasn’t really sure what I didn’t know……..rather late in the day I turned to Sarah and asked for help. Should definitely have done this sooner! Many thanks!

Kate Midgley

KM First Aid

We started an in-house project and quickly realised we needed additional, flexible resources to help us deliver it. Sarah sourced and introduced two high-calibre individuals who fitted well into our team culture and were quickly able to deliver results for us. Sarah was great to work with providing just the right level of engagement and support.

Chris Carter

Home Instead Norwich

Sarah and I had the pleasure of meeting at a few networking events. We sat down to have a coffee to really understand each others business. As a result we engaged with Sarah to use her team to make some amendments to our website.

The service from end to end was perfect and we are really pleased with the outcome. Thank you

Richard Ward

Grange Finance

It’s been a delight working with Sarah and her team. They completely understand my administration needs and processes. The whole onboarding approach was excellent, a full fact find of my requirements then Sarah matched me with the perfect VA who keeps me organised. I can’t recommend Sarah and her team enough for helping my business and allowing me to do what I do best which is advise my clients, Thank you…

Paul Price

St James Financial Planning

Sarah and Get Ahead VA are amazing! This has been my first venture into the world of virtual assistants and I couldn’t be happier. Sarah was very patient while, with her guidance, I worked out what support would be most useful and then matched me with a great member of her team to provide the support. I was unsure about using a VA but now wish I had taken the plunge much sooner! I have no hesitation recommending Sarah and her team if you think you need some help (or even if you don’t!).

Stephen Carter

The Intellectual Property Works

I highly recommend Sarah and her fabulous team. Sarah went out of her way to find a member of her team that aligned to our company values (which was really important to us) and that would be able to support us with our requirements. The onboarding process was seamless and the ongoing support we have received has been outstanding. A professional, efficient, supportive and friendly service all round!!

Danielle Heath

Innovate Enterprise Solutions

I found Sarah and her services excellent. Was excellent at finding the right person for my needs and found her service prompt and friendly. Would recommend.

David Baird


I’ve been using Sarah Yandell and Get Ahead VA services for the last few months now, I can wholeheartedly recommend Get Ahead VA for the service they provide. It has been a seamless transition from my previous provider and I can’t fault Sarah who has been extremely accommodating and answered all of my queries.

Stuart Burge

Tax Assist Accountants

I was very unsure on what to do with marketing for my business. I knew the main idea of what I had to do, but no understanding on how to execute the idea. Sarah helped me to get in front of the right people, which filled me with confidence and clarity to then move forward and go full steam ahead into marketing my company. I would recommend Sarah to anyone in need of help of any task you are looking to get done, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Luke Woods


We’re finding the call answering works really well. We’ve had good comments from customers, friends & family that have all said how professional the call handlers have been. Its been a huge help to us as a small husband and wife business, to know we aren’t missing any calls, and I like how the enquiry is emailed over instantly and not in batches as some other providers do.

It helps us improve our service without needing to train new staff. So pleased we’ve trialled this and we will definitely continue. 10/10 – we’re very happy working with Sarah & her team and would highly recommend it. Thank you

Vicky Matthews

Victoria Blinds

From initial phone call to discuss the project(s), matching the VA with the relevant skills, feedback and delivery of project, Get Ahead VA Suffolk & Essex has been excellent. The service provided made the difference to the launch of my own business. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sarah and her team

Felicia Foster


I have used Sarah’s services for my business recently and can honestly say I was looked after very well. Sarah’s understanding of my business needs as a customer was exceptional. Thanks to Sarah and her team!

Leila Hobart

Inspire UK

Sarah introduced me to Becca who is motivated, organised, proactive, innovative, and fun – everyone at Wellingtons enjoys working with her! She is a lateral thinker, comes up with new ideas, is very productive and creative. She is talented at writing engaging content and designing the accompanying graphics.

Becca has made our socials fun and hit incredible viewing figures, along with getting us shortlisted for awards already. She also looks at the bigger picture – views it as a whole and pushes us forward with our Marketing strategy, whilst always looking at ways to help with ROI for each aspect.



What I was most impressed about when working with Sarah, is the process we went through to find the right VA for me.  It wasn’t purely about the tasks that needed to be completed, it was about finding the right person who shared similar values.  Sarah took time to understand who we are, our values, and our business

Phil Budd

Action Coach

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