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SUPPORTING UK VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

SVA was formed in 2005 by a group of 7 Scottish virtual assistants who wanted to improve the reputation of the industry - it quickly mushroomed into the largest organisation for UK based VAs with over 1,600 members. Our aim is to help virtual assistants set up and stay in business by encouraging and supporting one another whilst promoting best practice in the VA industry.

Being run by actual VAs rather than those who get their income from coaching or specialist services, we're able to give real advice about issues that frequently crop up - how to get more virtual assistant clients, what equipment virtual assistants use, how to deal with client issues...

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Testimonials

"Caroline, who runs the fabulous Society of Virtual Assistants (SVA), is the very reason why I became a VA in the first place, after reading her article in the Office Secretary magazine"

Angela Dawson
www.theadmindoc.co.uk

"The SVA has been a constant source of inspiration and information.  It has been my pleasure over the years to welcome new VAs aboard, and to meet up with some of them."

Carole Meyrick
www.carolemeyrick.com

"The Society of Virtual Assistants is an excellent resource which helps new & existing VAs, the support & advice I have received since joining them back in 2006 has been invaluable."

Heather Greig

www.vpa-ni.co.uk

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Raising awareness, promoting best practice and supporting the UK Virtual Assistant industry

Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

Virtual Assistant Skills – unique to the industry!

By Caroline | 15 September, 2017 | 2 Comments

Virtual Assistant Skills:  “I’ve been a PA for 26 years – I don’t need told how to write a document” – except this aspiring virtual assistant most definitely did need told, because she had just completed our virtual assistant skills spelling test and had spectacularly failed it leaving in misspelt words, inconsistent formatting and hadn’t…

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Money Laundering Regulations – Campaign for Virtual Assistants

By Caroline | 15 September, 2017 | 0 Comments

So last week we asked you to tell us about your experience of asking HMRC for Anti-Money Laundering Regulations advice as a virtual assistant – we had a great response and Joanne Sparkes of VA Pro Magazine co-ordinated the replies (all 31 of them!) into a letter asking HMRC to clarify their position on what…

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General Data Protection Regulation – What you need to know as a virtual assistant for the new GDPR

By Caroline Wylie | 4 September, 2017 | 10 Comments

New EU regulations come into force 25 May 2018 – General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) You must tell people who is responsible for the data you hold and process – this person must be registered with ICO Data processors now also have direct obligations to process data correctly – as a virtual assistant processing any…

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Money Laundering Regulations

By Caroline | 28 August, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jo Sparkes of VA Pro Mag has bravely decided to tackle the thorny issue of Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) registration as anecdotally we’ve heard so many different rules regarding whether or not VAs should register and what is and isn’t allowed. At times it feels like if you called them 10 times, saying exactly the…

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