The Finalists for the UK VA Awards 2022 have been announced today, ahead of the Gala Dinner and VA Conference on 30th September 2022 in Bournemouth.

Awards and event organiser, Amanda Johnson, said,

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the UK VA Awards 2022. 

Congratulations to all of our finalists and thank you to those who took the time to enter this year.

We had record numbers of entrants this year and some amazing entries. I am proud of everyone!”


The winners of each award will be revealed at the UK VA Conference Gala Dinner on 30 Sep 22.

You can book your ticket to the Conference and Awards here or just an Awards Only ticket by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the UK VA Awards then please email


John Palmer MA C.Dir, Chair of the Panel of Judges, said,

“Hugely impressive group of shortlisted candidates, providing sound evidence of professional standards and diverse range of skillsets.

Congratulations, best wishes and good luck to all of the finalists.

Much thanks to all of the 2022 Judges and their valued assessments, namely (in first name alphabetical order):
Caroline WylieGwen Backhouse FInstAMJane CattermoleJoanne Hawkins

Joanne ManvilleMichelle Smith, and  Rebecca Newenham”


A full list of all of the finalists can be seen here:


Award Category: Best Newcomer (less than 18 months in business as at 31 Jul 22)

Ailene Young Aycan Virtual
Clair Abrey Sterling Virtual Assistant Services
Emilie Ashwood Ashwood VA
Jen Read Sunflower Virtual Assistant
Sarah Cook Smart Cookie Virtual Assistant


Award Category: Singleton VA

Kate Gannon Kate Gannon VA Services
Sarah Szekir-Papasavva Apt Virtual Assistance
Megan Chapman The Savvy VA


Award Category: VA of the Year – Small Team (5 or less team members)

Anna Bunch Psych VA Limited
Emma Mulligan Emma Mulligan Business Administration Services
Georgina Merckel The Organised Personal Assistant
Katie Stone Katie Stone PA
Natalie Andrews NA Business Services


Award Category: VA of the Year – Large Team (6 or more team members)

Amy Russell Crescent Business Support Ltd
Caroline Marshall Upsource
Kathy Soulsby Personally Virtual Limited


Award Category: Outstanding VA of the Year  2022

Amy Russell Crescent Business Support Limited
Jen Workman Business Owl
Sarah Szekir-Papasavva Apt Virtual Assistance


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