2024 UK VA Awards

The 2024 UKVA Award Categories

These awards  provide a bridge to the wider business community while promoting the role and value of Virtual Assistants to entrepreneurs and the SME business networks.

Are you a virtual assistant making waves in the business world? Do you juggle clients, projects, and maybe even family needs with superhuman skill? ‍ Then step into the spotlight and nominate yourself for the most prestigious VA awards in the UK!

Since 2007, we’ve celebrated exceptional Virtual Assistants and this year, VAs like YOU are in the spotlight! ✨ Whether you’re a solo rockstar or manage a thriving VA team, tell your story. Share your triumphs, the challenges you’ve conquered, and the impact you make on your clients’ businesses.

Here’s why you should apply:

  • Gain Recognition: Be honoured among the top VAs in the UK, boosting your reputation and attracting new clients.
  • Share Your Expertise: Inspire fellow VAs by showcasing your unique journey and valuable skills. ️
  • Network with the Best: Connect with industry leaders, potential clients, and fellow VAs at our exclusive awards ceremony.
  • Celebrate Your Success: Treat yourself to a well-deserved night of recognition and celebration at the UK VA Conference and Awards Gala Dinner!

No public voting! Our expert judges will carefully evaluate your application, ensuring a fair and merit-based selection process.

There are a couple of new categories coming for 2024 and these will be added in the coming weeks.

 

 

Why Enter

Nomination

Just the act of receiving a nomination for an industry award can have a positive impact on the brand awareness and credibility of your business.

Recognition

Awards give you and those who are connected with you the recognition for your valuable contribution to the VA industry, your community the wider business network.

Inspiration

Celebrating a nomination or winning a UK VA Award enhances the leadership & inspiration of both the nominee and wider VA community, inspiring others to take action.

The 2024 categories and how to enter the Awards

Want to nominate a Virtual Assistant

In these awards, it is possible to nominate someone else for an award or to self nominate for one of the categories. If you wish to nominate someone else please click the nominate a worthy VA button below and add their details, we will then reach out them and ask them to complete a full application form. 

 

Before you click a button and start entering, I would suggest you read this page fully and choose the appropriate category (checking dates etc) and gather your thoughts. 

Want to self nominate yourself or your VA company

But if you are a Virtual Assistant and want to self nominate, I appreciate it may feel a little alien nominating yourself but in fairness you know you and your business the best.  Nominating yourself does not hinder your progress through the awards and actually demonstrates humility.  The forms take about 20 minutes to complete and you will need to currently need to complete in one sitting.  

There is the opportunity to upload a pdf with a couple of testimonials on it. 

Click the relevant pink button below – an application form will appear on your screen for you to complete.

 

The 2024 Categories / Enter Here

Best Newcomer VA of the Year

This category is open to you if you have been trading for less than 18 months on 31 Jul 24 (business start date 1st January 2023 or later). Any type of Virtual Assistant owned business can enter. Must be a UK based business.

Solo VA
of the Year

This category is open to you if you have been trading for more than 18 months on 31 Jul 24 Any type of Virtual Assistant owned business can enter.

Must be a UK based business.

Reward and Recognise
a fellow VA

This category is where we reward and recognise those have perhaps had to go above and beyond, overcoming and adapting in the face of adversity or perhaps should be recognised for their contribution to the Community.

VA of the Year - Small Team

This category is open to you if you have been trading for more than 18 months on 31 Jul 24 and are running a small team (5 or less team members, these could be employees or associates). Must be a UK based business.

VA of the Year - Large Team

This category is open to you if you have been trading for more than 18 months on 31 Jul 24 and are running a larger team (6 or more team members, these could be employees or associates). Must be a UK based business.

VA of the Year - Outstanding VA

This category is open to you if you have won a previous award at the UKVA Awards (in any category or region) and have continued to deliver an outstanding service to clients and the wider VA community.

Important and Relevant Information

Awards open for entry from 29 Feb 24

Awards close for entry on 30 Apr 24.

Best Newcomer Category – business owner must have less than 18 months in business as at 31 Jul 24.

Solo VA – business owner must have been in business over 18 months as at 31 Jul 24.

Outstanding VA – this category is open to those who have previously entered and won a UKVA Award. 

Must be a UK based business owner to enter the UKVA Awards 2024. 

You will be asked the following questions:

  • Questions about your business including start dates, professional details etc
  • You will be asked to share your website and social media links
  • You will be invited to upload a pdf with testimonials on it
  • You will be asked to share some information about your business growth and development
  • You will be asked to share information about your achievements in the past 12 months
  • You are able to start and come back to your form at a later date.  We are using Typeform to capture your details and you are able to close the application form, and return later without losing your answers.  So you do not have to complete an application in one sitting.  The only rule is you have to be on the same browser and device (and not in Incognito or Private browsing mode). Your answers will be kept safely on your browser’s local storage, for 15 days. When you open the typeform again, you’ll be taken to the start of the form, but will see your existing answers from your last visit. You can edit those answers and fill out the rest of the questions before submitting.
     

Our finalists for each award category will be contacted to share their thoughts on being a finalist.

Winners will be announced at the UK VA Conference in Oct 2024. 

You do not have to attend the Conference to enter but of course we would love you to join us and celebrate your participation in these awards. 

If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]