Name:  Lucy

Area of expertise: Graphic Design including branding, brochures, exhibition and events, websites and advertising.

When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: I have just been introduced to Get Ahead VA. I love working for myself, but I also enjoy being part of a team so this presented the perfect opportunity. The concept of providing a virtual service compliments the way I work, offering flexibility around family life while also providing a reliable and dedicated client service. 

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA:  I was employed as a graphic designer for around 10 years, working in agencies across the South East and London. I made the decision to freelance in 2008 and since then I have been working for a variety of clients across different industries from property to retail.

Career highlight to date:  Making the decision to work for myself. I love the challenge of running a business, meeting new people and learning about different industries. I also really love assisting start-up companies to achieve success with the help of an effective brand behind them.

Plans for the future: To continue to grow my business within the areas I work plus extend into new industries. To develop my knowledge and expertise to enable me to continue to enjoy a balance of work and family life.