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Swindon Virtual Assistant named VA of the Year

Jess Warr of Swindon-based virtual assistant firm The Virtual Colleagues has been named Virtual Assistant of the Year by the PA Forum at the EMPAA Awards 2023.

The award recognises the outstanding performance, professionalism, and innovation of Virtual Assistants around the UK.

Jess has been working as a virtual assistant for the last nine years, providing a range of services to small businesses across the UK.

She has been working with business owners and entrepreneurs to offer an extra pair of hands and help them elevate their businesses to take them to the next level, providing services such as project management, process set up, systems set up, calendar and diary management, website updates, CRM set up and management, marketing, design, property development and property staging, event and travel planning.

Judges of the award praised Jess for her pragmatic and creative approach in the field of virtual assistance.

They said: “Jess’s passion and great business mind shone through during her interview, showing a great understanding of what it takes to run a business and the challenges of becoming a CEO, business owner and leader overnight.

“Jess is pragmatic and creative in her approach, tackling the challenges head-on and clearly understanding the importance of building a solid team to ensure she can achieve her goals and support her clients in the best way possible.”

Jess said: “I am honoured and humbled to receive this award. It is a recognition of not only my work, but also the work of all the Virtual Assistants who are dedicated to providing quality service and value to their clients.”