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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"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

"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

"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


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Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

New Year – New Look Society of Virtual Assistants!

By Caroline | 9 January, 2017 | 3 Comments

So a heroic SVA member approached me towards the end of last year and offered to redesign the site, so a big thank you goes to: Dan Maby, web design hero! It’s looking great, but inevitably when you do such a radical overhaul on such a sprawling site, there will be typos, glitches, stuff that…

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Business Advantages of Bookkeeping for VAs

By Admin SVA | 9 January, 2017 | 0 Comments

The role of virtual assistant can be incredibly rewarding- especially if you have a roster of high paying clients. Naturally, virtual assistants are incredibly organised people; however, bookkeeping is an area which is usually forgotten about.

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***Closed for Christmas***

By Caroline | 23 December, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s time to don my Santa hat instead of my SVA one – we close the site down for a couple of weeks…  No new registrations or emails will be dealt with until Friday 7th Jan 2017. And you never know Santa’s little Eves may be at work whilst we are off!  Have a very…

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Happy Christmas from Society Of Virtual Assistants

By Caroline | 21 December, 2016 | 0 Comments

This made us chuckle! Hosana in Excel Sheets! Merry Christmas!

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