Award winning virtual agency is also set to appoint 10th UK franchisee
Get Ahead VA is celebrating 10 successful years in business this September.
The team of over 40 franchisees and virtual assistants are looking forward to celebrating in virtual style, in light of current social distancing measures.
Get Ahead VA was founded in 2010 by Guildford businesswoman Rebecca Newenham (pictured), who after a successful career in corporate buying was looking for a more flexible solution that would enable her to work around her family.
Following a flying start, it quickly grew to become a vibrant team, with other highly skilled marketing and business support specialists happy to join the company’s flexible working ethos.
Since those early beginnings, the award winning business support agency has gone on to expand across the UK.
With over 100 clients, ranging from will writers to window cleaners and financial consultants to fashion designers, the Get Ahead VA team enables them to get back to what they do best - growing and running their businesses.
After years of organic growth, Get Ahead VA introduced a franchising model in 2017 and is now rapidly approaching appointing its 10th franchisee.
Interestingly, franchise enquiries have recently accelerated as people put on furlough or made redundant are turning to more flexible working options.
Rebecca says: “I’m so proud of everything we have achieved over the past 10 years.
“There have been so many highlights - from welcoming our first client on board to winning our first award for Flexible Business of the Year.
“Every time we receive a positive review is a highlight, as I know our team has made a real difference. Small and medium-sized enterprises are the lifeblood of the UK economy and we are so proud to support them.
“Particularly over the past six months, I’m honoured by how our team of franchisees and virtual assistants has come together and supported each other.
“From WhatsApp messages to Team video calls, we’ve all helped each other and our clients to find positive opportunities despite challenging times.
“Now is definitely the time to celebrate everything we have achieved and look forward to the next decade.”
Get Ahead VA offers a management franchise, where franchisees recruit and manage a team of virtual assistants to support their clients.
Franchisees and their teams provide key business support services to their clients, including virtual PA and admin, telephone answering, event management, social media, PR, bookkeeping, marketing strategy and business development.