Regional Director for Kent

Here at Get Ahead VA, our people are everything. We’re dedicated to growing our business all over the country, so our customers can access a wide range of highly skilled professionals wherever they are.

Here’s 60 seconds with our Director for the Kent region

Name: Hazel Hall

Area(s) of expertise:             

Strategic Business development, HR including people management, training and development, coaching and counselling. Marketing and Customer Service skills at a Global engineering company

When and why did you join Get Ahead VA?       

In June 2024 after completing the career discovery test.  I was looking for a new challenge and finding Get Ahead VA seemed opportune and it all fell into place after I met Rebecca, who is enthusiastic, encouraging and energetic. I had thought about setting up on my own however came upon this opening and believe the support I will get from Rebecca and the Team plus the flexibility of working for myself is everything that I am looking for.

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA? 

I have had a varied career life starting as a Russian Linguist then moving to a couple of marketing roles before establishing myself in Human Resources.  I enjoyed working in IT, Engineering and Charity organisations with the different people challenges they brought.  Being part of the Senior Leadership Team at a Global Engineering Company was very exciting as I was part of a Management Buy Out backed by a Venture Capitalist Company. I also got to travel to the Far East as well as North and South America, which was demanding and great fun in equal measures.

Career highlight to date:              

Accepting the Queens Award for Enterprise at Buckingham Palace from Prince Phillip on behalf of the Engineering company in 2018.  He was knowledgeable about our specialist products and genuinely interested in their capabilities and what they were used for.  All the staff from production to Management worked very as a company and it was great to get this accolade.

Plans for the future: 

To grow the Get Ahead Business within the Kent and West Sussex Region enabling businesses to be successful.  I enjoy seeing businesses grow and flourish especially the smaller SME’s.

Following this fantastic opportunity, I would like to travel to the parts of the world that I haven’t explored and enjoy life with my family.