The award-winning virtual agency franchise welcomes new franchisees for Berkshire and North Hants
New franchisees Kristy Roff and Suzanne Cox will be covering Berkshire and North Hants for Get Ahead VA, an area they have lived and worked in for many years. With a friendship that has lasted more than a decade, the duo has over 25 years of experience in both operational and commercial roles.
Having worked for major local employers in IT and communications, Cox has an extensive corporate HR background, while Roff spent eight years working for Global Radio in a variety of commercial roles and 10 years at a leading IT consultancy managing client relationships.
Cox said: “In my corporate HR roles, I saw the attrition of highly skilled employees who ended up leaving because they couldn’t work flexibly around their families. As friends, Kristy and I had been talking for years about how we could find a way to work together and utilise all those skills that are being lost from the workplace in a positive way.
“We came across Get Ahead VA on social media and loved their flexible working ethos. When the chance to buy our local franchise came up, we knew it was the right opportunity.”
Roff and Cox have always been passionate about flexible working and the benefits that come with it for both businesses and individuals. “Joining Get Ahead VA allows us to grow our own virtual assistant team in the Berkshire and North Hampshire area, offering flexible work to other people,” said Roff. “In turn, our clients gain access to the skills and professionalism they need, but on a flexible basis, only paying for the actual hours they need.”
Rebecca Newenham, founder and owner of Get Ahead VA said: “They (Roff and Cox) bring with them decades of corporate experience, as well as a passion for flexible and virtual working. With franchisees in Newcastle, Leeds, Bristol and Guildford as well as Berkshire & North Hants, we have a presence in many key regional areas. I look forward to welcoming more new franchisees to our team over the coming months and supporting all of them on their business journeys.”