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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. 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.

“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.”

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Meet the rest of the Get Ahead VA team

Carrie

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

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

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

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Allison

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

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Karen

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

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

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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Lucy

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

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Alan

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

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Caroline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Clare

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

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

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Charlotte

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

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

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Ian

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

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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Angela

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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Kathy

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

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Ashley

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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Hazel

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

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Lisa

Lisa joined Fiona’s team in Leeds last year, after marketing businesses for over 15 years.

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Carol

Carol joined Salvatore’s team in Bristol. She specialises in administration and office management.

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Rosie

Rosie is part of the Guildford team and specialises in marketing strategy and planning.

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Keryn

Keryn is a professional and experienced Personal Assistant with fantastic interpersonal skills.

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Jennifer

Jennifer is a bilingual VA (fluent in French) who is super organised and has strong administrative skills.

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