Would you like to run a branch of Get Ahead VA?

If you’ve always wanted to run your own business, but have been too daunted by the idea of going it alone, then becoming a Get Ahead VA regional director could be the next big move for your career.

Get Ahead VA is headquartered in Surrey, but we are proud to have branches all over the country, from Bristol to Reading, Newcastle to Leeds. These branches are run by regional directors, and we’re always looking for driven, entrepreneurial people to become regional directors and take Get Ahead VA somewhere new. That’s where you come in!

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Meet Regional Director: Salvatore Catania

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. We currently have regional offices in Leeds and Reading, and we’re pleased to announce our latest addition: Bristol.

Here’s 60 seconds with our new Bristol Regional Director, Salvatore, whose background in business consultancy makes him the perfect candidate to bring Get Ahead VA to a new region.

Name:  Salvatore Catania

Area(s) of expertise:  Experienced in selling and delivering market-leading products and services across the science and technology sectors. Skilled in: consultative sales, proposal writing and presentation, bid management, forecasting, and business strategy development and implementation.  I am an experienced team builder, coach, and manager with a keen eye for talent.

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Meet the franchisee: Carrie

Last year at Get Ahead VA we launched our franchising option to allow other people to start their own flexible businesses. We welcomed Carrie Jones as our first franchisee, looking after the Reading, Basingstoke and Newbury area. It is now over half a year since Carrie started her business. Here we catch up with her to see how the first six months have gone:

Name: Carrie Jones

Area of expertise: Marketing & Branding

Q: Starting a new business is a big challenge! What have been your highlights so far?

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Meet the Franchisee: Fiona Ibbetson

Here at Get Ahead VA, we are very proud of our franchise network. Our franchisees help to expand the award-winning Get Ahead brand across the country, whilst also being business owners in their own right.

Here’s 60 seconds with one of our new franchisees, Fiona, who has just become the manager of Get Ahead VA Leeds. She has 20 years’ experience in delivering organisation and exceptional customer service to retailers, manufacturers and businesses.

Name: Fiona Ibbetson

Area of expertise: Organising and listening to deliver exceptional customer service

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Just two weeks to go until the Mums Enterprise Roadshow arrives in Birmingham

Last month we had a great day exhibiting at the Mums Enterprise Roadshow in London. We are now looking forward to the next event when the show hits Birmingham on Tuesday 31st October. In its fourth year, this flexible work and business show is aimed at mums on a mission. It is designed to help those looking to retrain, find flexible work, start or grow a business. The Birmingham event takes place at Cranmore Park in Solihull and is free to attend.

We are excited to be exhibiting at the show to promote our new franchising offering, which could be a fantastic solution for those ambitious mums looking for a new, flexible career. Our first franchisee Carrie will be there to share her personal experience. Rebecca and Sanina will also be there to talk about Get Ahead VA and what working in a virtual agency really feels like.

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Calling all mums! Meet us at the Mums Enterprise Roadshow in London on 25th September

Here at Get Ahead VA we are busy planning for the Mums Enterprise Roadshow which takes place at the Business Design Centre, London on Monday 25th September. Now in its fourth year, this free to attend, flexible work and business show is aimed at mums on a mission. It is designed to help those looking to retrain, find flexible work, start or grow a business. 2017 is shaping up to be the biggest show yet with over 1,500 mums expected to attend and plenty to see and do throughout the day.

We are excited to be exhibiting at the show to promote our new franchising offering, which could be a fantastic solution for those ambitious mums looking for a new, flexible career. Our first franchisee Carrie will be there to share her personal experience with budding franchisees. Rebecca and Tarn will also be there to talk about Get Ahead VA and what working in a virtual agency really feels like.

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