Who we are
Get Ahead offer outsourced support to businesses of all sizes, whatever service they may require – a virtual assistant, social media manager, PR specialist or broader business support. We carefully match clients with the right expert from our 60-strong team. Someone with the skills and personality our clients need. In other words, the right virtual support to help our clients get ahead. Find out more about our Services here.
Get Ahead’s Beginnings
Get Ahead was created in 2010 by business woman, Rebecca Newenham. Rebecca’s background was as a buyer for major UK retailers, including Sainsbury’s and Superdrug. But, having switched her focus for a few years to start a family, Rebecca saw the opportunity to create her own business. And so Get Ahead was born – providing outsourced services to business owners in need of additional resource and skills. By 2017, Rebecca realised that this opportunity was broader than its Surrey base – and expanded the business to create a franchise opportunity.
Get Ahead’s Franchise Business
Since then, Get Ahead has been rapidly growing year-on-year, with regional offices covering areas such as Berkshire & North Hants, Leeds, York & Harrogate, East Surrey, West London, East Midlands, Suffolk & Essex, Oxford and beyond. Rebecca loves running a franchise business because she gets to bring on fabulous and inspiring Regional Directors, who she works with to grow their own successful Get Ahead businesses.
Rebecca is very proud of the success of Get Ahead, with recognition including a 2020 SME News ‘Business Elite’ Award and a prestigious Theo Paphitis ‘Small Business Sunday’ award. She was also herself chosen as one of 2020’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in the UK.
Rebecca is a strong believer in flexible working and work-life balance. She believes that every franchisee helps her make the business stronger – listening to their ideas and working with them to further the overarching direction of the company. She is a passionate advocate for each and every one of her Regional Directors and loves nothing more than helping a new franchisee make their franchise business a huge success.
Read Rebecca’s monthly column in Elite Franchise magazine here.
Rebecca is always at the end of the phone if I need any help; she’s super supportive, and she even came up to Leeds when I was delivering a presentation at one of my networking meetings!
Is franchising the secret to a great flexible career
Learn what a franchise is, what a franchise owner does, the pros and cons of owning a franchise and why it could be an excellent option for you in the next stage of your career. We’ll discover what holds people back from owning a franchise, how you can make your franchise a success and the support available to you when launching and scaling your own franchise.
We’re extremely proud to say that we have won a number of awards over the years, including a Theo Paphitis ‘Small Business Sunday’ award and a 2020 SME News ‘Business Elite’ award. Which we feel shows that we’re doing something right. And it spurs us on to continue to improve – and to set the direction for the outsourcing industry as the business landscape changes.
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