Jargon and Confusion over Data Privacy

Now we have established who is who when it comes to data privacy, we need to move on to what that actually means – who does what. Who does what and what paperwork they issue to whom is a function of which role you are acting within.

Is data privacy hard for Virtual Assistants?

Is data privacy hard for Virtual Assistants? If you are a new VA you may find yourself struggling with what people tell you about data privacy and GDPR. There’s a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation going around.

How the UK VA Conference 2023 helped to cement my resilience for the future

Sam Hogwood shares her experience of the UK VA Conference 2023 and UK VA Awards 2023 in this guest blog: “How the UKVA Conference 2023 helped to cement my resilience for the future”. A lot…

The Story behind the VA Lounge

The UKVA Conference and Awards are hugely excited to have The VA Lounge sponsor the drinks reception of the UKVA Awards 2023.  I am so excited to share the story behind The VA Lounge and…

How the UKVA Conference turned my business around

In this guest blog, Sam Hogwood shares her story on “How the UKVA Conference 2022 turned her business around and why she feels every VA should attend the UKVA Conference 2023.” I was at a turning point when I attended the VA Conference in September 2022. I’d been a reasonably successful VA just before covid took hold in early 2020. The pandemic started to open up the online business world, and I had several clients I enjoyed supporting and the challenge of a couple I didn’t — everyday life as a self-employed VA.

Top Tips for Entering the UKVA Awards 2023​

Top Tips for Entering the UKVA Awards 2023 Here are 10 top tips for entering the UKVA Awards 2023. Research the awards thoroughly:  Take your time to research the categories you are interested in entering….

History of the UK VA Awards

The UK VA Awards, also known as the UK Virtual Assistant Awards, were established in 2007 to recognise and celebrate the achievements of virtual assistants and their contributions to the industry.  The awards were originally…

How to maximise being shortlisted for a UK VA Award

There is so much more to the Awards process than winning, you also need to learn how to maximise being shortlisted for a category. Here at the UK VA Awards, we announce of shortlist of…

Why applying for a business award is something every VA should do – Guest Blog by Katie Stone

I recently had the pleasure of being on a panel discussion with the lovely Katie Stone of Katie Stone Personal Assistant, where we were talking about the benefit of entering awards. Katie was recently a finalist in the West Midlands PA Awards.

Should I enter business awards

When we enter Business awards we are giving our business the same opportunity as others and that is the opportunity to recognise what has been achieved to date. 

VACT Ltd purchases UK VA Conference, UK VA Awards, and BeMyVA Directory

VACT are proud to announce that they have purchased the UK VA Conference, UK VA Awards and BeMyVA Directory. Multi-award winning VA Coach, Mentor and Trainer, Amanda Johnson and VACT takes charge of organising the event and awards from 1st October 2021, with our CEO John Palmer staying on as Chair of the Panel of Judges as the transition rolls out.