Jacky Workman


John Palmer  

Jacky Workman
Panel Member


Jacky Workman, Chairman and Co-founder of the International Association of Virtual Assistants (IAVA), and successful owner of J’s Office Services and Your Business Aunt.

In 1997, having vast PA experience and extensive sales and marketing expertise, Jacky decided it was time to set up her own business as a freelance PA/book keeper. Finding no support groups within the UK for the work she was providing, Jacky went on to become one of the founders and innovators for the first support community for UK Virtual Assistants in the UK, launching the IAVA in 2000.

The IAVA strive to bring excellence to the VA industry through their Code of Conduct, training and development programmes.

Being a keynote speaker for the VA industry and asked to consult as a VA leader on a new documentary series, amongst other media requests, Jacky has also been a judge for the National VA Awards over the past 7 years.

In 2011, Jacky launched her new venture ‘Your Business Aunt’. A support and mentoring service which focuses on the emotions and ‘back to basics’ for existing and new business start ups. Jacky has a wealth of commercial
knowledge and coaching experience which she draws upon to provide this service.

Away from the business, Jacky’s energy is in singing and quality time with her family.