VA Conference and Awards - Agenda




UK VA Conference Agenda for Think4 on-line March 2021

Sessions on-line daily from 4:00pm 1st March 2021 to 4th March 2021

Location: On-line - Tickets available via Eventbrite (on sale from 4:00pm Monday 1st February 2021)

2021 Agenda Details:

UK VA Conference and Awards:

Theme for 2021: Think4

Learning Points and Objectives – a summary:

Learn tools and techniques to help you understand your own business and market positioning.
Raise your awareness in the business world and what the client expects of a Virtual Assistant.
Improve understanding of the legal framework required to run any UK Virtual Assistant business.
Time is money – review effective and efficient ways of working and marketing your business.
Share the knowledge of the profession’s leaders and explore business opportunities for 2019 and beyond.
Network peer to peer, meet and understand which support groups can help you as a VA.

Celebrating Outstanding Virtual Assistants since 2007

If you would like to see feedback from previous conferences - see here:

Daily Sessions starting at 4pm 1st March 2021 - Learning and Development Agenda


Welcome to UK VA Conference 2021 on-line sponsored by UK VA Awards

1st March 21
 #WelcomeVAs


  Please just sign-in for your sessions and it will be good for us to 'see' you all - so dust down your best lockdown outfits and get those cameras working!



John Palmer



Welcome! Alas, no VA breakfast session to kick us off this on-line year, as the pandemic enforces so many challenges on so many households - we hope that is all going to plan for you, your family and your business.

So, after a short intro, we will get on with the more important business of the week!

Be Safe, Be Successful, and Be Prepared ...

PAul Pennant will operate Session One via MS Teams

Our thanks to Rebecca Newenham and the team at Get Ahead - your Virtual Agency for handling the logistics of the Zoom Webinar sessions on days 2, 3 and 4.
Starts at 4pm Monday 1st March 2021, with daily session at 4pm each day for 4 days!
Learning and Development Sessions

£50 to attend all 2021 UK VA Conference sessions
Bookings to be made via the Eventbrite web site
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  UK VA Conference

UK VA Conference 2021
Think4 On-line - Annual UK Conference for Virtual Assistants
1st March 21
Session 1 - Day1:  #Think4Teams


Top Tips and Tricks 4 MS Teams




PAul Pennant

Multi-award winning PAul Pennant of Todays PA will be leading us though an action-packed session with Top Tips and Tricks 4 MS Teams!

If you haven't attanded one of PAul's masterclasses at the UK VA Conference you have probably been missing something?

Ever popular PAul will probably have a packed house looking in on this session. We can't wait to see what he has in store for us all.

This session will be operated by PAul via MS Teams to ensure that there is maximum opportunity to learn more about this impressive and growing MS application.
2nd March 21
Session 2 - Day 2:  



Four Pillars of Corporate Social Responsibility


CSR can add good value to your business.


A pioneer of a unique accreditation program, Richard Collins, CEO of CSR-A will share his thoughts on how applying the principles of CSR to your business will both improve your business performance and attract new clientsounced


2nd March 21
Session 3 - Day 2:  #UKVAAwards


Full details to be announced 4pm 2nd Feb 2021




John Palmer

Chair of our Panel of Judges will announce our 2021 star performers:

A Stars + much more!

UK Best Newcomer VA 2021

UK Outstanding VA 2021

      Network and congrats to all of UK VA Awards winners!
4:00pm  Session 4 - Day 3:  



Climb Online  4 business with Mark Wright


Mark Wright


Mark Wright, BBC Apprentice Winner 2014, and serial entreneur, returns after last year's breathtaking fast-paced presentation.


Mark will need little introduction! Sit tight and don't move, you may miss something if you do!

Mark rarely holds back and he will share his latest leading edge views on what is hot and what is not, across a wide range of options in today's world of digital marketing and entrepreneurship


4:00pm  Session 5 - Day 4:  #SVASurvey4VAs  

2021 The SVA Survey is LIVE!


    Caroline Wylie Long established, successful VA, and the very well-known co-founder of SVA, Caroline will share highlights and useful insights from the SVA survey data and tell us more about the goals for the 2021 survey for Virtual Assistants.
4:30pm  Session 6 - Day 4:  



Drop in to learn from our UK VA Thought Leaders


Session Chair

Gwen Backhouse



Amanda Johnson

Caroline Wylie

Joanne Manville

Michelle Smith

A busy agenda to wind up the UK VA Conference 2021.

Multi-award winning VA, Gwen Bakkhouse will lead the 2021 panel that includes the largest number of award winning VAs ever assembled for one session, ever!
Join us to learn from this VA multi-star line-up.

Topics that we expect to cover will likely include:

How do I get started as a VA?

Pandemic strikes, no clients - what next?

Do VAs have to think about Brexit changes?

What about IR35 and changes from 1st April 2021?

Our expert panel will share their thoughts and tips

5:55pm  Sessions Close: UK VA Conference  

Goodbye from #VACon21, be safe and be successful in 2021!


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We must retain the right to make changes to the above Agenda(s)