September is Get Ahead VA’s birthday month, and this year we’re celebrating being 9 years old! This is a good opportunity to look back over the year and see how far we’ve come – and there’s plenty to be proud of.
First, we are delighted to have opened two new branches of Get Ahead VA in the last twelve months, as part of our exciting franchise opportunity. Karen and Allison joined the team as our first co-Regional Directors of the branch in Newcastle, and more recently our second duo came on board: Suzanne and Kristy have opened an office in Berkshire and North Hampshire. Both of our new offices have got off to a flying start, and we’re excited to see how they will progress. If you’re interested in becoming a Get Ahead franchisee yourself, please check out our franchise page to find out more.
We have also expanded our team of virtual assistants – this year seven new VAs have signed up with us, offering a range of specialist services, from marketing and administration to social media and brand development. We’re always on the lookout for new people who want to become part of the Get Ahead VA family, so if you’re interested, please contact us to find out how you can join.
Finally, back in October last year Get Ahead VA was nominated for two awards at the Women in Business Awards in the Thames Valley, Solent and South Coast region. Rebecca Newenham, our founder, was nominated for ‘Woman Business Owner of the Year Award’ in recognition of the hugely inspirational work she does as a female entrepreneur. Get Ahead VA was nominated for the Enlightened Employer Award and won Highly Commended in this category, which celebrates companies “that have shown exceptional commitment to gender equality in the workplace.” Needless to say, we were all delighted with the win.
This has been another great year for Get Ahead VA, and we’re thrilled to be entering our tenth year in business. Here’s to the all the exciting achievements that are yet to come!
Could you or your company benefit from our award-winning business support? Our highly experienced virtual assistants offer specialist business and marketing services, so you can outsource the work you don’t have the time or the skills for, or simply don’t want to do. To find out more, 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.