Featured VA - Sadie Fentham of Simply Efficient, Mid Glamorgan, UK

Date: 29-Dec-2015 12:00

Featured VA - Sadie Fentham of Simply Efficient, Mid Glamorgan, UK - UK Winner of Outstanding VA of the Year 2011

South Wales based Sadie Fentham of Simply Efficient has won Outstanding VA of the Year 2011 at the 5th National VA Conference and Awards, an event which supports and showcases this growing industry sector.

Sadie Fentham started Simply Efficient in June 2006 to provide virtual business and administrative support to small and medium-sized businesses across South Wales. From just 2 small clients, the business has developed a significant client base of private businesses and solo entrepreneurs, as well as clients in the public and third sector.  Working from her own office, Sadie uses leading edge technology to support her clients across a wide range of activities. Recent projects have included:

Co-ordinating one strand of a large innovation project, managing 22 project managers and 150 private sector clients, as well as liaising with the Welsh Assembly Government and 5 local Councils;

Managing all HR practices and the introduction of procedures and policies for 300 staff from director level to general staff;

Providing full executive support to the Assistant Head of Mental Health, (Wales) including co-ordinating the management of 3 consultants’ rotas with 24/7 emergency support.

Working from her own office and providing support for clients via the Internet, Sadie won the award for the outstanding service she provides to clients as well as her support for fellow VAs and the growing VA community across Wales.

On winning the award, Sadie said, “I am so excited to have been selected as the winner of this award. The awards demonstrate the professionalism, commitment and approach VAs have to providing an outstanding service to the business community. To win is amazing and I am proud that my business has been recognised. I have also been keen to welcome new VAs and actively support and mentor them so that we can develop the VA sector and spread the word about the services we offer. People are changing their ideas on using remote services and working virtually and VAs are having a positive impact on the success of many small and medium businesses.”

This is the only national awards scheme of its kind for VAs in the UK and Europe. Organised by The VA Coaching and Training Company, the awards are supported by Avery Labels, Lawyers4Mumpreneurs, Social Optic, Xero and BeMyVA.com.

Darren Glanville of Xero.com, one of the judges, said: “This year we saw a record number of entries to the Awards. Sadie demonstrated a professional business that has grown in a short space of time. She is also a great role model to other aspiring VAs and is a truly deserving winner.”

Now having met Sadie, the BeMyVA team can say that Simply Efficient is a worthy winner of the award and we are sure Sadie will be a great ambassador for the VA industry.

Sadie Fentham's BeMyVA profile: www.bemyva.com/va/464/Sadie-Fentham

Simply Efficient web site link: www.simplyefficient.co.uk

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