Jacky Workman


John Palmer  

Jacky Workman
Panel Member

Jacky Workman, is one of the UK’s very first Virtual Assistants and is now owner of J’s Office Services and Your Business Aunt.

In 1997, with 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 co-founders and innovators for the first support community for Virtual Assistants in the UK, launching the IAVA (Internatonal Association of Virtual Assistants), in 2000. During her time as Chair of the IAVA, as a significant pioneer for the UK VA profession, Jacky championed setting UK VA benchmarks and standards, through their Code of Conduct, training and development programmes.

Jacky has also contributed to the development of the profession as a keynote speaker for the VA industry and amongst other media requests, asked to consult as a VA leader for a documentary series. 

Jacky has also been a judge for the UK VA Awards since 2007.

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.