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 Sarah:

Name: Sarah

Area of expertise:  Operations and Social Media Management

When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: 

I joined Get Ahead VA in April 2022.  Having been a freelance VA for a year, I was ready to be a part of a bigger team and share my skills with a wider range of clients.

I feel like being a freelancer was made for me.  I am self-motivated and naturally organised and creative.  I love the freedom of being a freelancer and the opportunity to work with a varied client base is great.

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA: 

I was an Operations Manager for a luxury jeweller for 5 years until getting made redundant due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  Prior to that, I worked as a Store Manager and then Area Manager for the same company.

I have also worked for P&O Cruises and ran the ticket office of a Premier League football club.

I have worked alongside many luxury brands such as Rolex, Pandora Jewellery, major concerts and events and the TV industry, a well as small family businesses.

Career highlight to date:

Being promoted to Area Manager for 10 Pandora retail stores across Yorkshire was my career highlight with my previous employer, but I am extremely proud of starting my own business, especially during a global pandemic!  I am very optimistic and am pleased I could find something positive out of a negative situation.

Plans for the future: I plan to keep building my VA business alongside Get Ahead VA.  My goal is to have a better Work/Life balance as a solo parent, whilst still giving excellent support to my clients.

I am enjoying learning new skills too, and plan to further hone my skillset as I grow my business and share this expertise with my clients.

My long term goal is to have a second home by the sea, or in Paris, I don’t mind which!