Here at Get Ahead VA, our people are everything. Our ever-growing team includes a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and personalities to ensure we can find exactly the right virtual assistant to match our customers’ requirements.
Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs, Lucy, who has lots of experience working in varied and fast-paced roles – an ideal background for a virtual assistant!
Name: Lucy Andrews
Areas of expertise: PA, office management and administration
When and why did you join Get Ahead VA? I joined Get Ahead VA in November 2018 after a friend recommended it to me. Having two young children, I was searching for a job that would offer me the flexibility to be there for my family whilst also having a career and doing a job that I love. After meeting with Rebecca, I knew Get Ahead VA was the company for me!
What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA? I have worked as an office manager and as the PA to two directors, as well as an assistant to five field-based managers. These were extremely busy and varied roles that required me to demonstrate strong communication skills, along with excellent judgement and initiative. Working in such a fast-paced environment, I found that no two days were ever the same – from diary management, to proofreading, to formatting client proposals, to booking travel and managing the quarterly marketing campaigns. Luckily, I am a great multi-tasker who loves being organised and is always willing to go that extra mile.
Career highlight to date: I organised and managed a charity event to raise money for a colleague’s daughter to receive life-changing treatment in the United States. Through lots of hard work and other people’s incredible generosity, the event achieved its target and the operation has made a significant difference to the little girl’s quality of life. This was an incredibly rewarding experience.
Plans for the future: My main focus over the coming months will be on fundraising and doing lots of running to prepare for the London Marathon 2019. It has always been on my bucket list and the time has come to tick it off. Wish me luck!
If your business could benefit from Lucy’s help, or from any of our other VAs, 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.