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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Keryn is a professional and experienced Personal Assistant with fantastic inter-personal skills and a creative edge to her work.

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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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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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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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Claudine is a multi-skilled Virtual Assistant with many years of PA and marketing experience. She is qualified in PR and graphic design, as well as being experienced in digital and social media marketing, CV writing, diary and email management, and general admin.

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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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Kate has worked as a graphic designer for over 14 years, predominantly in the publishing sector on teen and children’s magazines.

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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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Rachel is an experienced marketing professional and over the last 13 years has helped client’s such as SAP, American Express and Toyota to fulfil their marketing strategies.

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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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Emma is an experienced multi-channel corporate marketer with over 18 years’ experience in retail, education and professional services.

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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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Andrea is a multilingual highly professional Personal Assistant. She is hardworking, committed and personable and used to working at Board level in client facing roles.

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Fiona is a Social Media and Marketing specialist. She has proven success at building active, engaged, online communities. She works strategically and is focussed on her clients objectives at all times.

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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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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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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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Zoe is an experienced PA and Events Planner from an Investment Banking background.  She has strong organisational skills and strict attention to detail. 

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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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