UK VA Awards – UK Best Newcomer VA 2020 category is now open!



The beginning of October 2019 now sees the release of the first official entry forms for UK Best Newcomer VA 2020.

The Grand Final for UK Best Newcomer VA 2020 will be announced and presented at the UK VA Conference 2020 (#VACon20), hosted by The PA Show 2020 at ExCeL, London on 26th February 2020.

So don’t delay, you could be a winner just like Sarah Szekir-Papasavva in 2019 and Gwen Backhouse in 2015 (who subsequently progressed to be: North West England VA of the Year 2016, England VA of the Year 2016; followed by the ultimate UK Outstanding VA 2018 title; and has joined the UK VA Awards Panel of Judges from 2019) – pictured above (left to right) Sarah and Gwen.

Yes, you could be UK Best Newcomer VA 2020!

Qualifying Criteria – UK Best Newcomer VA 2020
(Strictly under 15 months in business as at 31st December 2019)

This award is intended to support the maintenance of professionalism standards for the Virtual Assistant industry by raising the awareness of what is needed to succeed and build a sustainable business model. The Awards Panel of Judges will assess the entries for their business model and presentation, including: their own previous business experience, CPD, PR and marketing activities, pricing packages, web site, financial and legal awareness and use of appropriate professional documentation.

Qualifying criteria (Time in business) to apply as at 31st December 2019

Entries Open from 1st October 2019

Deadline for entries: Midday, 17th January 2020
Grand Final Announcements and Presentations:

UK VA Conference 2020, ExCeL, London, on Wednesday, 26th February 2020

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