UK – BeMyVA sponsor of the 6th National Virtual Assistants Conference and Awards – 13th and 14th April 2012 – Heart of England, United Kingdom

Date: 14-Apr-2012 12:00

UK – BeMyVA sponsor of the 6th National Virtual Assistants Conference - Award Winners announced

Much to see and learn at this year’s UK Virtual Assistants Conference and Awards – 13th and 14th April 2012 – held at the new venue of the Heart of England, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. sponsored the event and presented membership and featured VA packages to all of the Award winners – with a special announcement of an award to Catherine Smith of CAS Business Solutions, with VA of the year to Helen Jacobi of The Inspired PA, and Rachel Guyat of More than Just a PA with Julia Burman as “Best Newcomer”.

Our CEO and founder, John Palmer participated as a Judge for the awards and commented: "The standard of entrants was very high, and so all the winners should be especially proud of their achievements" – with Catherine Smith’s milestone award getting a special mention – John said, “to run a business for twenty years is a significant achievement in any industry”.

Jacky Workman, Chief Executive of IAVA also presented awards and announced Carmen Macdougall was joining the organisation as the new Director of Training.

The final keynote was presented by Donna Coulling, providing a fascinating insight into the world of being the PA to numerous A-listers and celebrities - Donna's web site can be found here:

Our thanks are also sent to Carmen Macdougall and all her team for providing their hospitality and support to everyone on the day.

The web site for the UK Conference and Awards for the UK Conference for Virtual Assistants is here:

Carmen also announced the launch of a new collaboration with Lucy Brazier of Executive Secretary – a Virtual Assistant training, featured packed, new magazine for Virtual Assistants – VA Magazine – the first edition should appear later this month.

The UK Virtual Assistant award winners for 2012 are:

Over 2.5 years

Helen Jacobi

The Inspired PA Limited


Under 2.5 years

Rachel Guyat

More Than Just a PA


Best Newcomer

Julia Burman

Julia Burman


Special Award – 20 years in business

Catherine Smith

CAS Business Services


It was great to see so many of our friends and supporters there.

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