Having worked for ten years as an Executive Personal Assistant, I started Joanne Manville Virtual Assistance in 2015. Drawing on my love of admin and organising, I support growing businesses by giving their managers the space to concentrate on what they do best. I was honoured to to win the award of UK Outstanding VA 2020 and 2019, England VA of the Year 2018, VA of the Year (South West) in 2018 and 2017, and Finalist for Best Newcomer in 2016.

Are you taking minutes at your meetings? Here’s why you should be.

Are you taking minutes at your meetings? Here’s why you should be. Well structured and documented meetings are vital in any business. They’re an opportunity to share ideas, strategies, objectives, company news, and any concerns or challenges colleagues may be experiencing. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why having a deliberate agenda and…

How to get the most from online networking

How to get the most from online networking Last month we covered 10 ways to get the most from in-person networking and this month we’re bringing you some top tips to get the most from networking online including using your social media platforms. Networking online and in-person is hugely valuable to small businesses. Not only…

10 ways to get the most from in-person networking

10 ways to get the most from in-person networking   Networking in person can be daunting, especially if you’re used to running your business primarily online. But the element of human interaction in person can make all the difference when you’re growing your business. I really enjoy networking and going to networking events. I’ve made…