Here at Get Ahead VA, our people are everything. We’re dedicated to growing our business all over the UK, so our customers can access a wide range of highly skilled professionals wherever they are. We currently have branches in Berkshire & North Hampshire, Leeds, Newcastle and South Yorkshire, and we’re pleased to announce our latest addition: West Surrey.
Here’s 60 seconds with our West Surrey Regional Director, Marie Peters.
Name: Marie Peters
Area(s) of expertise: Digital media and marketing, business operations
When and why did you join Get Ahead VA? I joined in January 2020. I had been looking for a bit of a change in direction after spending 15+ years in the same industry (and commuting to London!), and by chance I met the Get Ahead VA team at the Women in Business Expo in Farnborough. The proposition and opportunity really stood out to me and things fell into place from there!
What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA? I have worked for global media agencies for all of my career. I started out doing media planning and buying for a wide variety of large clients, and from there moved into operations-focused management roles.
Career highlight to date: I really enjoyed my time in the media industry; it’s fast-paced and ever changing and there were many highlights. However, I would have to say taking the plunge into running my own business with Get Ahead VA is the most exciting thing I’ve done to date!
Plans for the future: I am looking forward to meeting and connecting with businesses in Surrey, building relationships and learning new skills as I go. It’s an exciting time to join the Get Ahead VA team as it grows and expands into new areas – both geographically and in terms of the services we can offer.
If your business could benefit from Marie’s help, please get in touch on 01252 279620 or email [email protected]. To find a regional office where you are, please get in touch on 01483 332220 or [email protected]. We pride ourselves on being the staff you don’t see, but the difference you do.