Monthly Archives: February 2017

Get Ahead VAArchives

Meet the VA: Angela

Angela | Social Media Management

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 award winning VA Angela who loves working in the world of social media:

Name: Angela Otterson

Area of expertise: Social Media Management

When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: I joined the Get Ahead VA team in May 2013, after a friend recommended it.  I met and hit it off with Rebecca, founder of Get Ahead VA, straight away – I really liked her flexible approach to working and it really suited my family set-up. (more…)

5 tips to stay save online on Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day, a global event which is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network.  It is supported by the European Commission and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.  The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

Be the change: unite for a better internet

This year’s theme is ‘Be the change: unite for a better internet’ and it is something we can do in our professional, as well as our personal lives.  Teaching internet safety is vital for children and young people – but it is also critically important for businesses too.  There are regular headlines about major multinational companies like Yahoo and Tesco Bank being hit by hacking.  But small businesses are vulnerable as well, yet might not have big IT departments to address the risks.

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Meet the VA: Lisa Butterworth

Here at Get Ahead VA, our people are everything. Our ever-growing team includes a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and personalities to ensure we can find exactly the right virtual assistant to match our customers’ requirements.

Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs, Lisa, who joined Fiona’s team in Leeds last year.

Name: Lisa Butterworth

Area of expertise: Marketing strategy, tactical planning and implementation – the full remit of a marketing manager. My passion lies in bringing the crucial marketing focus, skills and experience needed to nurture on-going business growth.

When and why: I met Fiona Ibbetson at a networking event and she inspired me to join her team; I’ve worked with Get Ahead VA since 2018, whilst also managing my own freelance business. I enjoy the best of two worlds, combining the freedom and autonomy of self-employment with the shared experiences and support that comes from being a member of a talented and successful team.

Before Get Ahead VA:  I’ve been marketing businesses for over 15 years and I never stop loving and learning in this vibrant and fast-moving profession. I’ve worked with all kinds of businesses, large and small; in a diverse set of sectors from catering to construction.

Career highlight: Going it alone and building my own business, on my own terms – it’s a tough journey but seeing great results and happy clients is well worth the effort I put in.


If your business could benefit from Lisa’s help, or from any of our other VAs, please get in touch on 01483 332220 or [email protected]. We pride ourselves on being the staff you don’t see, but the difference you do.