Emma Barratt to support businesses in Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Burton upon Trent
A woman with over 18 years’ experience in marketing, sales and operations has become Get Ahead VA’s latest franchisee recruit.
Keen to use her entrepreneurial flair to run her own business, Emma Barratt (pictured) is now the owner of the company’s East Midlands franchise.
She found out about Get Ahead VA while searching for franchise opportunities online. The company provides marketing and business support services to businesses of all sizes.
Emme explains: “The Get Ahead VA franchising model was really interesting as it was so flexible and scalable.
“It offered me the chance to use my marketing and sales experience to grow my own business, as well as tap into the fantastic pool of virtual assistants already within the Get Ahead VA team.
“I could really hit the ground running, with experts in everything from bookkeeping to blogging and telephone answering to Twitter right by my side.”
Emma describes Rebecca Newenham, founder of Get Ahead VA, as “enthusiastic, open and honest.”
“I could immediately see we would work well together,” Emma adds. “She made the whole process so straightforward and was very patient in answering all my questions, as well as putting me in touch with other franchisees so I could be sure it was the right opportunity for me.”
Get Ahead VA has franchisees in South Yorkshire, Leeds, Suffolk and Essex, Berkshire and North Hants and West Surrey.
Rebecca Newenham says: “I’m delighted to welcome Emma to our team. Emma has so much sales and marketing experience, combined with such an enthusiastic and intelligent approach. I know she will be a real asset to our franchising team.
“We have an expanding presence in key regional areas across England. I look forward to seeing our team continue to grow over the coming months and supporting all of our franchisees as they welcome new clients on board.”