Get Ahead VA Team

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“My mother was a great example and I grew up knowing that I wanted to run my own business just like she did.” 


“Having looked at various business ideas and the way the employment landscape was shaping up for the future, I felt a virtual assistance business offered the best solution. I have always loved networking, which is such a huge part of my role now.  Flexible working offers so many advantages to both my team and clients.  I am so thrilled with the business I have created.”

Rebecca Newenham, Founder and Owner of Get Ahead VA

Rebecca founded Get Ahead VA in 2010 after recognising a gap in the market for virtual assistance services that offered the flexibility, value and performance that small businesses and start-ups need in the 21st century, digital economy.

After a corporate career in buying for retail giants, such as Superdrug and Sainsburys, Rebecca was looking for a flexible work solution that could fit around her lifestyle and three daughters – now 16, 13 and 11. Having grown up with a successful self-employed mother, Rebecca knew it was possible to be able to contribute financially to the family and do the school run.

Customer service is top of Rebecca’s agenda and all of her virtual assistants pride themselves on having great communication with their clients at all times.

Rebecca is responsible for Get Ahead VA’s business development, which involves networking, acting as a matchmaker between her clients and VAs and providing ongoing guidance and support to her franchisees.

To find out more about Rebecca, her ethos and vision for Get Ahead VA, check out these articles:


The Telegraph

DB Charles Recruitment


The C Suite

Work Your Way

We are the City

Work for Mums

Talented Ladies Club


Carrie runs Get Ahead Reading. Carrie is a Marketing and Branding specialist with a particular passion for digital marketing and branding. 

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Fiona runs Get Ahead Leeds. She loves to help others achieve results and meet their objectives, and strives to deliver exceptional customer service.

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Salvatore runs Get Ahead Bristol. With a background in Sales and Marketing, Salvatore understands the needs of business owners.

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Allison runs our Regional Office in Newcastle along with Karen, providing support services to businesses in the North East.

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Karen works with Allison running our Regional Office in Newcastle, supporting businesses in and around the city with our range of business and marketing services.

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Tarn is our Business Manager – she loves all aspects of working with clients to make their businesses more successful.  She is a born organiser with an eye for detail.

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Jenny is a Marketing & Social Media specialist with over 11 years’ experience in a wide variety of marketing roles including graphic design and catalogue production.

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Angela is a Social Media Specialist and manages Social Media for our clients.  Angela has a strong background in account management.

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Alan heads up our telephone answering team based in Glasgow.  He manages an energetic and highly skilled team.

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Caroline is a highly experienced marketing professional who has worked with a range of FMCG brands including Food, Beverage, Skincare and Nursery products.

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Mel is a Virtual Assistant who loves all aspects of working with clients to make their business more successful.  She has a lot of experience in client facing roles.

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Jayne has a proven track record in Business Development and Account Management together with extensive experience in event planning and organisation.

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Melanie is a marketing specialist with experience from Eurostar UK, NatWest and RBS.  She loves meeting clients and bringing their business visions to life.

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Debra is a professional and highly efficient Personal Assistant with 7 years of Executive level experience.  She is a competent, conscientious and reliable worker.

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Sanina is a B2B and B2C content writer and PR specialist with 19 years’ experience under her belt. She first started off life as a journalist and has worked in corporate comms and for several established PR and integrated marketing agencies over the years.

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James is a Digital Marketing professional who can provide digital marketing support, strategy and website management to businesses.

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Jane is an Executive Assistant with over 15 years’ experience of providing first class support to board level Directors.

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Claudine is a multi-skilled Virtual Assistant with many years of PA and marketing experience.

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Charlotte’s background is in the public and charity sectors where she worked as a PA and administrator for seven years.

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Isil is a Social Media specialist with a background in retail.

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Ian has worked in web design and email marketing for nearly 20 years.  He specialises in creating beautiful and functional websites and email campaigns.

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Laura is a copywriter and blogger with 17 years of marketing experience. She previously worked in FMCG marketing, working on both B2C and B2B brands.

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Ashley has over 20 years’ experience of audio typing.  He is extremely is professional and prides himself on reacting quickly and efficiently.

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Kathy is a self-motivated and highly committed PA with excellent inter-personal skills. She has over 25 years’ experience

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Clare is a professional copywriter, editor and proofreader with a background in SEO and online marketing. She is a friendly, adaptable and reliable worker.

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Gwen has expertise in administration, email & diary management, and spreadsheet development.

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Rob has recently joined our Leeds office as a copywriter and social media specialist.

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Emma is a PR and marketing writer with experience working with award-winning businesses and agencies.

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Sophie specialises in writing blog posts on digital marketing, and crafting website copy for digital creatives.

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Hazel joined Fiona’s team in Leeds, and specialises in social media management, online research and data entry.

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Lucy joins the team having previously worked as an Office Manager and PA.

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