BeMyVA announces the first details for the VA Awards 2014

Date: 08-Mar-2014 12:00

BeMyVA are proud to announce the initial details of the VA Awards for 2014.

The VA Award Grand Finals will be held in November 2014 in the London area, as part of the program for the 2014 VA Conference with a number of new initiatives for next year(specific date and venue will be announced soon).

In response to the feedback from Virtual Assistants that we have spoken to, from many areas and countries, we are looking to develop a structure in the UK and Republic of Ireland that can be more inclusive and recognise the extensive range of skills and pool of talent that BeMyVA knows to exist.

So, rather than just one set of awards at the annual VA Conference, we are taking the awards on the road! There will be Regional and National Awards to be won.

The Award ceremonies will frequently be held in conjunction with other events to provide a bridge to a new platform to engage with the business community. Our continuing goal is to promote the role and value of Virtual Assistants to the global corporates, entrepreneurs and the SME business networks.

We are encouraged by the feedback that we have had so far, and we now call on all Virtual Assistant communities and networks to support this new initiative that can, in our view, help to significantly raise the awareness of the enormous value of Virtual Assistants to the business world, and the benefits of a professional flexible workforce in managing the continually evolving global economic conditions of the future.

The VA Conference web site www.vaconference.co.uk will become available by 6th January 2014. Please follow @vaconference and @bemyva for updates on Twitter.

 

 

VA Awards 2014

 

Regional and National Awards - England

 

England will be divided into 5 regions:

North, South, East, West and London

Each Region will have two awards

Best Newcomer VA

VA of the Year

(Presentation events will take place locally within the Regions)

Regional Award winners to go forward to National Final

National England Awards to be presented at Office*2014, October 8th 2014.

These winners go forward to the Grand Finals at the VA Conference (November 2014)

 

Regional and National Awards

– Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Scotland Wales and All-Ireland each have a Final for:

VA of the Year

Best Newcomer VA

(Presentation events will be announced soon!)

 

Grand Finals – November 2014 – London Venue

National Award winners will be entrants to the Grand Final Awards:

VA of the Year

Best Newcomer VA

 

The Grand Finals will also host the

Business Category Specialist Awards

Outstanding VA for each Business Category Specialist Awards
Categories are expected to include:

Diary management, Bookkeeping, Travel, Events etc

More details to be announced

 

To express your interest in entering the awards, please e-mail us at the following address: awards@bemyva.com and entry forms will be sent out from 8th January 2014 onwards.

 

VA Awards - Criteria

 

Best Newcomer VA

(Under 12 months in business as at 31st January 2014)
This award is intended to support the maintenance of professionalism standards for the Virtual Assistant industry by raising the awareness of what is needed to succeed and build a sustainable business model. The Awards Panel of Judges will assess the entries for their business model and presentation, including: their own previous business experience, PR and marketing activities, pricing packages, web site, financial and legal awareness and use of professional documentation.
 

VA of the Year

(More than 12 months in business as at 31st January 2014)

The ultimate recognition of excellence within the industry. We are looking to find the champions of good practice for Virtual Assistants. The Awards Panel of Judges will be particularly keen to assess the candidate’s passion for their business and their awareness of vision, purpose and values – and how that is applied to their successful business model.

Regional and National Awards will be recognised and presented locally with high-profile PR coverage. For clarity – ‘Locally’ means within the region or territory applicable.

Business Category Specialist Awards

Outstanding VA - Category Specialist Awards
VAs will need to demonstrate excellence and innovation in the delivery of their specialist service(s).

Categories are expected to include:

Diary management, Bookkeeping, Events, Social Media etc

More details to be announced

These awards will be presented at the Grand Finals with high-profile PR coverage

Dates: Expressions of interest and Entry Forms

 

Expressions of interest - opens: 20th December 2013.

Please e-mail awards@bemyva.com
Entry forms and full instructions will be sent out from 8th January 2014

Closing date for entries: 31st March 2014
Qualifying criteria (Region + time in business) to apply as at 31st January 2014

Full Terms and Conditions will apply.

 

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