Meet the VA: Vanessa Hodges

Meet the VA: Vanessa Hodges

Meet the VA: Vanessa Hodges

Vanessa Hodges | Marketing & Events

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 VAs Vanessa who has many years of experience in Marketing and Events for clients including Microsoft:

Name: Vanessa Hodges

Area of expertise: Marketing and Events               

When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: With a young family to consider, I was on the lookout for flexible working opportunities when I came across Get Ahead VA.  I had previously worked in a virtual capacity for clients, so it was important to me to continue working with people who understood the benefits of virtual working.  If you have the right person for the job, you know you can trust them to deliver from anywhere in the country.  They don’t need to be sitting at the desk opposite you to deliver quality and expertise.

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA:  Prior to working with Get Ahead VA I have worked as a Marketing Consultant with the likes of Microsoft and its many partners.  I have also worked as an Account Director within Marketing Agencies both in London and Hampshire.  Agency life is busy and creative which I love.

Career highlight to date: The one project that stands out is the Microsoft European RAD Awards which I set up for Microsoft’s EMEA Retail Industry sector.  These awards went from a sit down dinner to a full on ‘Oscars’ event in Amsterdam, Paris and onto London.  The awards celebrated the achievements of the Retail IT technology industry each year.  It was hugely successful and something I am most proud of.

Plans for the future:  Working with Get Ahead VA enables me to look forward to the future whereby I can enjoy watching my children grow up and be there to support them, whilst at the same time not losing myself or all the experience I have gained from my career.  To be able to continue working in Marketing and learning how businesses need to project themselves to enhance their product or business message will always be the greatest challenge, especially now we are in the midst of the digital age! 

If your business could benefit from help from Vanessa or any of our other VAs please get in touch on 01483 332220 or office@getaheadva.com.  We pride ourselves on being the staff you don’t see, but the difference you do.

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