Get Ahead VA

Grow Your Own Business With Our Virtual Agency Franchise Opportunity.

Get Ahead VA is offering an exciting opportunity for talented people who want to set up their own business with the backing of an established team and successful brand.

Who You Are

The main qualities we look for in a Get Ahead VA franchisee are:

  • Marketing, HR, sales or business development background
  • Natural networker
  • Excellent face to face skills
  • Experience in running a team
  • Driven and ambitious
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

The opportunity

“Being a Regional Director for Get Ahead VA is a hugely rewarding job, and I love the flexibility of the working hours and the variety of the every day. I also love the ability to really scale the business by adding new regional team members as I need them. I would recommend it to anyone who’s thinking of taking the plunge.”

– Fiona Ibbetson, Get Ahead VA Leeds, Regional Director –

With our franchise model you become the Regional Director of your own territory of Get Ahead VA.  You will be a business owner in your own right and manage a team of virtual assistants who provide remote, flexible business support to your clients.  As a franchisee, you will build a network of clients and pair these clients with the most appropriate virtual assistant from our established team of over 40.  Over time you will naturally start to grow your own local team but a huge benefit of working with us is that you can hit the ground running from day one by using our skilled core team.

Our franchise model provides you with the opportunity to go into business for yourself, but not by yourself. Starting a business from scratch can be daunting, lonely and costly, but with Get Ahead VA, you’ll be part of something bigger but you’ll still be a business owner in your own right.

Our regional directors really value the connections they have with their fellow franchisees where they easily share best practice and celebrate success. The type of support given ranges from monthly franchisee calls and one to ones with the franchise team, through to regular training and face to face meet ups.

Highlights of our franchise offering:

Being part of an established brand – quick business set up; part of the growing Get Ahead VA family.

Scope for growth – personalise the business; scale it with immediate access to our team of over 40 virtual assistants using our tried and tested business toolkit.

Mentoring & ongoing marketing support – monthly team calls, one to ones with our founder & daily access to the growing team means you are totally supported from day one.  Get Ahead has an established following across social media which increases your exposure nationally.

Scalable – the business model enables you to earn money through your growing team and scale the business to fit your requirements.  Each territory is tailored to the franchisee.

About us

Get Ahead VA was founded in 2010 by Rebecca Newenham who, coming from a corporate background, was looking for a business opportunity that was compatible with both her family life and professional aspirations. Rebecca saw the need and opportunity in supplying affordable, flexible and seamless support services to organisations of all types in various different sectors.

Get Ahead VA is a virtual agency that provides a wide spectrum of outsourced business and marketing services, mainly to SMEs across the UK. The company has a team of more than 40 Virtual Assistants (VAs) and 7 franchisees who provide a much-needed service to businesses and is considered the go-to one stop shop for business owners.

What we do

Our services range from Virtual PA, Telephone Answering through to Social Media Management, Marketing Strategy and PR.

What you get

When you join you’ll receive:

  • A business toolkit
  • A dedicated page on our website, email addresses for you and your team, stationery, national marketing, monthly blogs & a bespoke PR campaign
  • Excellent and continuous support from all the team
  • Mentoring from our founder
  • Networking opportunities
  • First-class, ongoing training


The cost of the Get Ahead franchise fee is £7,995 plus VAT. Funding is available for up to 100% of the cost.

Who we look for

If you’re looking for an exciting career where you can be your own boss, enjoy the flexibility of a good work-life balance then you’re looking in the right place!

We’re looking for ambitious Regional Directors across the UK to join our successful team.

What is a VA?

Benefits of being a Get Ahead franchisee…


News articles;

From furlough to franchise as Get Ahead VA welcomes new franchisee for Cheshire

Get Ahead VA welcomes new franchisee for the East Midlands

Virtual agency Get Ahead VA celebrates 10th anniversary

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