THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME
A typical Virtalent EA has had a 15-year career at KPMG, IBM and more.
TRUSTED BY THE PROS
From lastminute.com to Marco Pierre White, we’re leant on by 1000s of top execs.
A FULLY-MANAGED SERVICE
Rolled hours, holiday cover and no lock-in – Virtalent gives you more.
GET CUSTOM MATCHED
Tell us who you need and we’ll carefully handpick the best Virtalent VA for you.
(VIRTUALLY) EQUIPPED FOR SUCCESS
From a client portal to G Suite access, we have all the remote tools you need.
DEDICATED 5* SUPPORT
We’ll give you a dedicated Client Success Manager at Virtalent HQ.
See Why Karina Chose Virtalent
Karina explains “I’d tried other Virtual Assistant systems before and really found them lacking. But when I found the Virtalent team, it just ‘clicked’!”
100% Focused On Your Success
Growing a business is a real challenge. We get it. It’s tricky to balance working on your business with working in it. But, hey, that’s why you’re looking to hire a VA… right?
So, unlike SmartPA, Virtalent isn’t a global franchise – we’re 100% focused on supporting businesses like yours, not on launching ones.
In fact, a Virtalent VA is also always meticulously assessed. They’ve been background-checked, reference-checked, interviewed and met our strict hiring criteria, all without paying us a penny for the privilege.
Perhaps that’s why – at Virtalent – less than 2% make the cut!
Get Paired With The Smartest PA
Like peanut butter and jam, or Mario and Luigi, some things just… work.
We pride ourselves on our uncanny ability to pair the needs of you and your business, with a Virtalent VA that will have you – maybe quite literally – jumping for joy.
Whether that’s a tenacious gatekeeper, an Excel enthusiast or a Xero hero, just tell us what you need from us and we’ll work our magic – you’ll get our handpicked recommendation in your inbox within 24 hours, before you get to say hello.
Virtalent Gives You More
At Virtalent, you’ll get a flexible monthly plan with transparent pricing, no lock-in and automatically rolled hours.
We’ll match you with a premium quality, UK-based VA, overseen by your dedicated Client Success Manager at Virtalent HQ. You’ll benefit from 24/7 access to our client dashboard and holiday cover at no extra cost to you… the list goes on.
It’s easy to see why businesses are switching from SmartPA to Virtalent.
Our Handpicked Team
Work smarter - pick our handpicked team ahead of SmartPA.
Maybe it’s the 6* VIP holidays she’s planned, or perhaps it’s the annual Time Inc conferences she continues to co-ordinate – Georgina’s glowing 25-year career means it’s hard to pick out exactly what makes her such a vital part of our virtual team. Luckily we don’t have to!more details
Maybe it’s the BBC parties or perhaps it’s the BAFTA screenings – with two-decades of event planning and EA experience, it’s hard to know where to begin with Kate. She’s been there, done that and got the virtual t-shirt – meaning she can make a lasting impact on your day right from the start.more details
Nicola’s an accomplished EA and Virtual Office Manager of over 20 years. She’s worked in all manner of industries - including property and hospitality - in both London and Dubai. Nicola’s key skills lie in keeping growing, global teams organised and focused on the task at hand.more details
Whether she’s writing compelling copy for a client’s new website or scheduling a new campaign on social media, Danielle has the skills to get it done. From time spent drumming up business for top tech firm Lead Forensics, to writing for Time Out magazine, her unique experience gives her the edge when it comes to marketing tasks.more details
For the last 30 years, Clare has covered pretty much every area you’d expect an experienced VA to have worked in: from recruitment support to financial admin and entrepreneurship. She holds a CIM in Marketing and has worked as a Marketing and Operations Manager during her extensive career.more details
Debbie’s just as comfortable supporting marketing initiatives as she is providing executive PA support. She’s done so for herself, and for some leading blue chip businesses, for the past 20 years. Content writing, social media management, meeting prep and travel booking are all well within her expertise.more details
Explore how Virtalent makes a Smart PA alternative.
Virtalent is not affiliated with SmartPA – we’re a very different alternative.
- SmartPA is a franchise, with franchisees based in multiple countries across the world.
- Their franchisees pay SmartPA both setup and ongoing fees.
- No hiring criteria is published online or mentioned in any literature available.
- Terms of engagement are different from Virtalent – hours do not roll over and contract terms are more extensive, for example.
Any information included in this webpage can be found at the SmartPA website (smart-pa.com) or their UK franchisee website (smartpapartnership.com/uk). It can also be verified with SmartPA directly.
If you believe this article contains incorrect information, please do contact us so we can review your comments and make any adjustments needed.
As well as winning several industry awards and being regularly featured in the national press – whether that’s Cosmo Magazine, BBC News or The Telegraph – the reputation we’ve earned from our customers speak for itself.
You’ll find 100% verified 5-star customer feedback on our official Reviews page here.
Head over to Google and you’ll also find alternative results from the likes of Trustpilot and VA industry website, Virtual Assistant Assistant.
If you want to get to know the stories behind these reviews, head over to our customer Success Stories.
At Virtalent, we put people first. That means your needs and those of our talented team of Virtual Assistants are always at the forefront of our minds.
And our people-powered approach means we do things differently from our competitors.
We don’t work as a franchise, for starters.
Like many industries, there is far more supply than there is demand – that’s to say there are far more VAs looking to work in the industry worldwide than we could ever hire. It would be easy to focus our attention here.
Yet, instead of earning our keep from fees and ongoing commissions from new franchisees, we focus on tackling the demand side: we focus on you.
We’re helping business owners and busy professionals to not only save time, but to feel re-energised, better able to focus and focus on reaching their goals as a result.
That means we only get paid if we solve real problems and continue to solve them effectively for you.
That mission – to be the very best Virtual Assistant service in the UK – is shown throughout our unique matching process, the 5* support from your Virtalent Client Success Manager, the proper holiday cover, the rolled hours, the premium quality, 100% vetted team members, the great value rates… and much, much more.
If you agree we’d make a great SmartPA alternative, you can book a 20-minute phone call directly into our diary.
This conversation helps us explore what you do, what you need help with and how we might be able to help you. We’ll also take a note of any important details we would need, if you did want us to match you with a Virtual PA at Virtalent.
If so, you’ll get a proposal from us within 24 hours and can speak directly to the Virtalent PA we’ve recommended you work with before making your decision. Simple!
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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.BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
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.BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
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!BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
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.BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
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.BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
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.BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
DIRECTOR, TIL VENTURES Value for money, convenient, time-saving and professional; this is exactly what a small company needs!BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
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.BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
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