Kathy | PA & Admin

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything.  Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers’ requirements.

Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs who has worked for a variety of major blue chip companies as well as setting up her own business from scratch:

Name: Kathy Horne

Area of expertise: PA/Admin – a Microsoft Office Guru!

When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: I joined Get Ahead VA in March 2012. I had recently started my own business and was looking for some extra income from a flexible role that could tie in with this.  I met Rebecca Newenham, founder of Get Ahead VA at a mutual friend’s birthday party. We used to work together about 15-20 years ago so there was a lot of catching up to do. Rebecca told me about Get Ahead VA and it seemed to be the flexible working solution that I was looking for so I joined the following week.

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA: I worked for Superdrug in a PA and admin role as well as a buying role, which is where I met Rebecca when she was a buyer there.  I then moved on to work with another blue chip company, Alliance Healthcare and then other wholesalers in the UK. During this time I met someone in the same type of business who was interested in setting up on her own and asked me to join her. We have been in business now for 3 years which I do alongside my work for Get Ahead VA.

Career highlight to date: Lots of highlights, but probably showing a profit in the first year of our business comes top. We completely exceeded our expectations.

Plans for the future: My business is growing, but I still love working with Get Ahead VA. I work for a particular client on a regular basis which works really well – I love seeing their business grow and develop and being part of that journey.

If your business could benefit from help from Kathy or any of our other VAs please get in touch on 01483 332220 or office@getaheadva.com. We are the staff you don’t see, but the difference you do.

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