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Work Smarter. In Every Way.

Virtalent’s UK Virtual Assistants combine talent with tenacity!

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NO AMATEURS

Hire a Virtual Assistant who understands the demands of working in the way you do.

TAILORED MATCH

We'll match you with a vetted, trusted Virtual Assistant with an average of 15 years’ relevant experience.

PROPER 5* SUPPORT

Stuck? Your Client Success Manager is poised to help you get more from your Virtual Assistant.

WORK SMARTER

Want someone who can deliver from the get-go? Guaranteed sickness and holiday cover? Convenient and flexible support plans? No problem.

Work Smarter. In Every Way.

Virtalent’s UK Virtual Assistants combine talent with tenacity!

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Hire a Virtual Assistant Right Here In The UK.

A Virtalent VA has an average of 15 years’ experience, even before joining our team. They’re dedicated, talented professionals who choose to work remotely here in the UK.

Many started their careers in London as Executive Assistants and Marketing Managers in some of the UK’s best-known and most successful companies – including KPMG, the BBC, EY, Nike, IBM and many others – before going virtual.

How do we know? Because we carefully vet each one before they join. We make sure they know their stuff and that they have the skills to get the job done; otherwise they don’t make the cut.

Matching Your Needs With Expertise

It all starts with a call. We make the time to get to know you: not just the demands of your growing business, but the support you need to do what you do best.

And then we’ll handpick the best VA for the job.

Think of us like a ‘Commercial Cupid’. We’ll match you with a handpicked Virtual Assistant in the UK; one that understands your ambitions. You’ll see their profile, get to talk to them and then make your decision.

It’s a simple as that.

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Your Success Is Our Only Priority

A premium service provides premium support. We don’t just match you with a Virtual Assistant and walk away. Your dedicated Client Success Manager at Virtalent is on call to guide you as you grow.

They’re here to help you work smarter, get the most from your VA, answer questions, give advice and constantly assess your changing needs.

See how our VAs help businesses scale.

Taking Care Of (Virtually) Everything

Hire a Virtual Assistant from Virtalent and you’ll see it’s a different experience from working with an independent VA or Executive Assistant. Our service works in step with you – whether you’re working from home, away on business or with your family. Your VA is available when you need them to be.

When you choose Virtalent, you’ll always get value for money. Any unused hours automatically roll-over to the next month and if your Virtual Assistant takes a holiday, we’ll provide you with cover – at no extra cost.

You’ll also have 24/7 access to all your account information – including timesheets, invoices – and the flexibility to change your support plan at any time.

Hire a UK Virtual Assistant
SEO Consultant (Marbella)

I've been very impressed with Virtalent. Over the years I've worked with various UK Virtual Assistant agencies and Virtalent is by far the best. Nearly all of my clients are UK based, so having a highly educated assistant from the UK makes a big difference. Someone who not only understands the language but also the culture and mentality has really made a big difference. Being on the same timezone is a big plus as well. Highly recommended to anyone looking to hire for a Virtual Assistant agency you can trust.
COO, Ignite Hospitality

Love our Virtalent PA! She’s lovely, so professional and proving to be more invaluable every day! Virtalent are an excellent resource that we wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone looking to hire a Virtual Assistant.
Innovation consultant

I absolutely love working with Emily – she is incredibly efficient and really bloody smart! I’ve been recommending you to my partner who desperately needs help too and is looking to hire a Virtual Assistant.
Barrister and Founder, Alpha Academic Appeals

Our UK Virtual Assistant at Virtalent has allowed the whole operation to run efficiently, which is particularly important in our field as appeal deadlines can be tight.
Director, ALO Solutions

Clare had been with me four weeks, had a late paying client who my accountant said I needed to write off – Clare spoke to them once and the bill was paid! When first matched with her, she was just brilliant - she told me all the things she’d done – from her experience in Xero and invoicing I knew it would be fine, it’s also about understanding how you would work together. It’s good to have a fresh pair of eyes to look at everything and see how it’s done.
OWNER, ACCELERATE PR

The team have proved invaluable to us here at the agency. All work supplied has been delivered on time, to a high standard and I would not falter in using their services again.
DIRECTOR, TIL VENTURES

Value for money, convenient, time-saving and professional; this is exactly what a small company needs!
Co-Founder, Cosmic Kids

Virtalent clears space in our day and in our heads to focus on making Cosmic Kids even more amazing! Frances our virtual assistant is utterly reliable, full of initiative and an excellent communicator - I'm very happy we've found her. She's absolutely part of our team!

MARTIN AMOR

CO-FOUNDER, COSMIC KIDS

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Streamline Every Day:
Hire A Virtual Assistant

Whether you’re a consultant, CEO or startup founder, you can hire a UK Virtual Assistant from Virtalent to help you grow your company and enjoy a better work-life balance. How? By taking care of all those small-but-essential tasks.

Hire a Virtual Assistant to streamline your admin, so you can focus on business growth. But what exactly can they do?

  • Organise your busy diary to free up your time
  • Handle day-to-day admin so you can maintain focus
  • Take the pain out of event organisation and meeting prep
  • Achieve inbox ‘zero’ by staying on top of your emails
  • Keep track of invoices to make sure you get paid on time
  • Book your travel to get you where you need to be: on-time and on budget

Our skilled VAs can help you actively grow your business too – by taking care of time-consuming but necessary marketing activities. They can:

  • Boost your social media footprint to drive awareness
  • Plan marketing campaigns to get your name out there
  • Make simple website updates to keep content fresh
  • Create email campaigns that keep you front of mind
  • Drive market research initiatives to glean actionable insights
  • Create standout content that tells your business’ story

Our UK Virtual Assistants have multiple strings to their bows! They can also:

  • Keep clients happy through top-notch customer service
  • Smooth out operations through effective business management
  • Provide sales support to warm up potential leads
  • Take the HR helm to keep staff on side
  • Get a handle on recruitment to meet your growth needs
  • Take charge of project management so deadlines are never missed

EXECUTIVE PA SUPPORT

A virtual PA can streamline your admin so you can focus on business growth. But what exactly can they do?

Organise your busy diary to free up your time

Achieve inbox ‘zero’ by staying on top of your emails

Handle day-to-day admin so you can maintain focus

Keep track of invoices to make sure you get paid on time

Take the pain out of event organisation and meeting prep

Book your travel to get you where you need to be: on-time and on budget

Marketing Support

Our skilled VAs can help you actively grow your business too – by taking care of time-consuming but necessary marketing activities. They can:

Boost your social media footprint to drive awareness

Create email campaigns that keep you front of mind

Plan marketing campaigns to get your name out there

Drive market research initiatives to glean actionable insights

Make simple website updates to keep content fresh

Create standout content that tells your business’ story

OTHER SUPPORT

Our Virtual Assistants have multiple strings to their bows! They can also:

Keep clients happy through top-notch customer service

Take the HR helm to keep staff on side

Get a handle on recruitment to meet your growth needs

Smooth out operations through effective business management

Take charge of project management so deadlines are never missed

Provide sales support to warm up potential leads

Barbara, Founder Alo Solutions

As an expert food and nutrition consultant with big ambitions, Barbara’s client-oriented schedule meant it was difficult to stay on top of crucial admin. Clare – a Virtual PA with 30 year’s experience – took charge and got ALO Solutions’ operations back on track. Today, Barbara can focus on winning and working with more clients, safe in the knowledge that her VA is taking care of the rest.

As an expert food and nutrition consultant with big ambitions, Barbara’s client-oriented schedule meant it was difficult to stay on top of crucial admin. Clare – a Virtual PA with 30 year’s experience – took charge and got ALO Solutions’ operations back on track. Today, Barbara can focus on winning and working with more clients, safe in the knowledge that her VA is taking care of the rest.

Karen, Founder, Artful Eating

With an established psychology practice to run, a book to publish, a young family to raise and a PHD to study for, Dublin-based psychologist, Karina, already had a busy diary to contend with before she decided to also launch online membership community, Artful Eating. With the help of her dedicated Marketing Virtual Assistant, Alex, she worked to build, launch and successfully promote her exciting new start-up.

With Virtalent, it just clicked. They were so helpful, so supportive. Time is at a premium, so having them ready and able to help with my knowledge deficit was incredible.

Jennie, Independent Social Innovation Expert

Living in both Copenhagen and London, social innovation design consultant, Jennie, found it a challenge to balance travel, a varied workload for partners and speaking engagements, alongside. She signed up to Virtalent to work with a specialist Virtual Assistant, Anne. In her VA, she found a talented professional who could help her balance her busy professional life and yet still achieve a sound work-life balance.

Anne helps me in all aspects of my business and personal life, including invoicing and accounting, scheduling meetings, appointments and interviews, booking transport and accommodation, and assisting with research projects.

Neil, Founder, Fast-Break Consulting

Neil’s charity consulting company supports well-known third sector companies such as Oxfam and World Vision. His challenge wasn’t in finding clients; his expertise meant he was drowning in work from day one. The real battle was in managing such a busy schedule alongside raising a young family. Virtalent matched him with Liz, a Virtual Assistant with heaps of experience and the tenacity needed to help streamline his working day. Three years on, Neil continues to reap the rewards of working a little smarter.

I didn’t want a commodity provider, I wanted a service I could tailor to add value to our organisation. Virtalent were the most flexible and open minded. They’re lovely people offering a fantastic service.

Martin, Co-Founder, Cosmic Kids

Martin’s hugely successful kids yoga business was a handful to manage. From keeping their 250,000 YouTube subscribers engaged, to answering hundreds of new enquiries from yoga instructors looking to learn the Cosmic Kids method, Martin’s working day was demanding. Frances – Martin’s dedicated VA – took a proactive sales approach to take care of their customers and gave him some much needed space to think.

Virtalent clears space in our day and in our heads so we can focus on making Cosmic Kids even more amazing! Frances, our UK Virtual Assistant, is utterly reliable – full of initiative and an excellent communicator. I’m very happy we’ve found her. She’s absolutely part of our team!

Our Success Stories

Virtalent’s UK Virtual Assistants support seasoned entrepreneurs.

Barbara, Founder Alo Solutions

Whilst growing her boutique food and nutrition consultancy company, Barbara, was spending more of her time visiting clients and less time in the office. Admin was piling up and clients invoices were sat unpaid. When she was matched with Clare – an all-round VA with over 30 years’ experience – she was finally able to get the business back on track, freeing up her time to take on more projects.

I was busy for all the wrong reasons. Busy with things that didn’t generate an income.

Karen, Founder, Artful Eating

Dublin-based psychologist and published author, Karina, was always on the go. She turned to Virtalent to secure the marketing expertise she needed to launch a new paid membership platform, Artful Eating. She wanted to help more of her clients develop a better relationship with food. Alex – Karina’s dedicated Marketing VA at Virtalent – helped build, launch and promote the new brand.

Having the support of Virtalent has been immeasurable because it’s meant that everything that once seemed impossible was suddenly very possible.

Jennie, Independent Social Innovation Expert

Regular TedX speaker and Doteveryone Fellow, service design and social innovation expert, Jennie, was in need of a Virtual Assistant who could help increase her work capacity and achieve a better work-life balance. Anne, Jennie’s talented VA, took charge from day one, assisting with all aspects of her personal life and professional schedule. Now Jennie can take on more opportunities and feels significantly less overwhelmed.

It’s an uncertain game trying to get big initiatives off the ground, and it’s great that I have the flexibility to call on Anne for more support as and when I need to. In this world where I have several businesses, and work across several different communities, Virtalent plays such an important role in enabling my way of working.

Neil, Director, Fast-Break Consulting

Neil’s charity consulting company was growing at a rapid rate, winning clients such as Oxfam and World Vision in quick succession. The pace was demanding and Neil was struggling to balance his schedule against the needs of his young family. So when Virtalent matched him with Liz – a highly capable VA with a background in the operational work he needed support with – he was able to achieve the balance, clarity and focus he desperately needed.

I didn’t want a commodity provider, I wanted a service I could tailor to add value to our organisation. Virtalent were the most flexible and open minded. They’re lovely people offering a fantastic service.

Martin, Co-Founder, Cosmic Kids

As the co-founder of an innovative online yoga and mindfulness company, with a YouTube channel boasting millions of views and a long line of yoga instructors waiting to be trained in the Cosmic Kids method, Martin had a lot of weight on his shoulders. He needed an expert Virtual Assistant to handle all new sales enquiries and help manage their rapidly growing online community. Virtalent matched Martin with Frances – who does exactly that!

Dealing with Virtalent was like a breath of fresh air. There was no hard sell, just a simple solution to my ongoing problem. Most importantly, they listened. The impact is greater than you could imagine. It has made such a positive difference – to my life and my business.

Questions?

Let’s start with what a Virtual Assistant can do for you.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT?

A Virtual Assistant is an employee or contractor providing their clients with a range of support services. The work they do usually has an administrative focus as most VAs will typically come from a PA or Office Manager background, but this is not always the case. A number of VAs will focus on digital marketing tasks (such as social media or blog writing), for example.

Tasks are always carried out away from a client’s premises (hence the virtual part) – in fact, most Virtual Assistants will never meet their clients in person! They typically operate from their own home office or perhaps a co-working space.

Our Virtual Assistants work in the UK, but the VA industry is global.

WHAT CAN A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT DO FOR ME?

There is no set definition here, however we like to think that tasks typically fall into three categories:

  1. Virtual PA support – this could include managing your diary or inbox, preparing for meetings, handling travel arrangements (hotels, flights, transfers, etc.), managing your expenses or working on documents. It could even extend to personal support, such as buying a gift or planning your next family holiday.
  2. Marketing support – tasks could include scheduling social media posts, content writing (e.g. blogs or e-books), email marketing, making simple website updates or conducting research.
  3. Other VA support – you could also find a Virtual Assistant to manage your incoming enquiries, work on recruitment tasks, help with sales tasks (e.g. preparing proposals), manage projects or contractors, and so much more.

As you might imagine, the list of tasks a Virtual Assistant can support you with is almost endless.

WHY HIRE A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT IN THE UK?

The VA industry – just like the outsourcing industry more widely – is global. Yet we think it makes a lot of sense to hire a VA in the same country and time zone as you. If you’re somewhere north of Land’s End, that means hiring a UK Virtual Assistant! But why?

  1. No time zone differences – as a busy entrepreneur or exec, you need to ensure you get maximum value from your new VA. Fiddling around with calendar times and aligning your schedules can be frustrating – working across different time zones adds an extra obstacle in accessing the very same support you so desperately need.
  2. No major cultural differences – as a UK-based business owner, working with a Virtual Assistant in the same country as you will mean you

Sure, it might look cheaper to outsource your support abroad, but in reality hiring a UK Virtual Assistant will add far more value to your day.

WHO IS A TYPICAL VIRTUAL ASSISTANT?

A Virtual Assistant will typically come from an Executive Assistant or Marketing Manager background, often having worked in these roles for many years before going remote. That said, others have used their transferable skills from other professions to launch a glowing career in the industry!

A VA will typically work remotely from their own home office, usually spreading their time across more than one client. This means that each client can access their skills for a relatively small number of hours per month.

Many Virtual Assistants enjoy their careers as a result of the flexibility it affords them. Unlike a typical 9-5 job, they can work around their other commitments. Plus there’s no longer a rainy commute on the London Underground either!

HOW DO I HIRE YOUR VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS?

Getting started with a Virtual Assistant is simple.

  1. Prepare – be clear about your needs. What do you want help with and what do you plan to delegate to your VA first of all?
  2. Gather information. A good place to start is to book a call with one of our team so we can explain more about working with a Virtual Assistant.
  3. Select a VA. If you like, we’ll match you with one of our VAs and send you a full proposal. This means you know exactly who would be supporting you.
  4. Make your hire. After speaking with a Virtual Assistant (or two!), it’s time to decide. Do they feel like the right fit for you?
  5. Delegate and communicate. Congratulations – you just secured the support you need! It’s time to gather passwords, give access to systems and put together any instructions. This part can feel a little tricky, so we recommend starting with a kick-off call to plan your first week together.