Welcome to Joanne Manville Virtual Assistance and thanks for taking the time to visit our website!

So you want to know a bit about us?

First the work side

I had worked as an Executive Assistant in Exeter for over ten years in total, reporting to either the Managing Director or the Chief Executive Officer of the company and loved every minute. In addition to supporting senior leaders, I also supported the Board of Directors and Management Teams and ran the admin teams and the office – I loved being busy! But the time came when I felt the need to do something else.

I tried moving companies to see if I needed a change of scenery but that wasn’t it. I wanted to do something ‘more’, to work with different people, in different industries, with different challenges. It wasn’t till I discovered Virtual Assistants that I realised my calling!

I have been running Joanne Manville Virtual Assistance now since 2015 and the company has grown from ‘just’ me to a team of amazing VAs. We’ve worked with such brilliant people – people who are serious about growing their businesses and making changes, and need a helping hand to do it. People who recognise the value that having a Virtual Assistant on their team can add.

I have been honoured and humbled to have received a few awards in the last few years too, being a Finalist in the Best Newcomer category of the UK VA Awards in 2016, Winner of South West VA of the Year in 2017 and 2018, England VA of the Year in 2018 and in 2019 and 2020 being awarded UK Outstanding VA.

(Awards aren’t everything though, more important to us is the difference we make to our clients, please take a moment to look at our testimonials to see what our clients have said about us.)

And now a few things about me

  • I got married in 2015 and have a wonderful daughter who keeps us on our toes!
  • I’m involved in Scouting, having been a leader for many years I now serve on the Exeter District Scouts Executive Committee
  • I love organising – things, people, anything that moves (and doesn’t move!) – and regularly arrange get togethers with friends – well, no-one else is going to do it!
  • I love helping people (hence my business and my Scouting involvement), and supporting and inspiring other PAs who want to take the leap and start their own business (I founded the South West Virtual Assistant Collaboration).

How can we help you?

If you’ve decided your business would benefit from an extra pair of hands, start by booking a call and we can have a chat about what you need.

Also, have a look at our services pages, to see the types of thing we can help with (we can do lots more besides). Our case studies page explains what we do for some of our clients in more detail.

Whatever your situation, you arrived on this page because you care about your business and want some help to take it to the next level – and we want to help you.

We look forward to hearing from you and supporting you on the next stage of your journey.


Joanne Manville

UK Outstanding VA2019 & 2020

Awarded ‘Winner’ of the UK Outstanding VA 2019 and 2020 category in the UK VA Awards


VA of the Year 2018 (England)

Awarded ‘Winner’ of the VA of the Year 2018 (England) category in the UK VA Awards


VA of the Year (South West) 2017 & 2018

Awarded ‘Winner’ of the VA of the Year 2017 and 2018 (South West) category in the UK VA Awards


VA Newcomer of the Year 2016

‘Finalist’ in the VA Newcomer 2016 category in the UK VA Awards