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UK VA Awards 2018-2019


 
With its original inception in 2007, the UK VA Conference and VA Awards celebrated their 10th birthday on 21st April 2017, and to appropriately recognise the occasion of the 10th anniversary we held the 2017 VA Conference at Olympia, London on 2nd March 2017 as a special feature of the VA Day at Office* Show 2017.

 

After the success and feedback of the 2017 10th Anniversary event, the UK VA Conference returned to Olympia in March 2018, and is now once again scheduled to return to Olympia, London for February 2019.

The UK VA Awards for our 2018-2019 programme will commence on the Regional basis of recent years with announcements and presentations taking place at Regional VA Conferences and Business Events. This is to continue our work towards providing a bridge to platforms to more readily engage with the business community. Our continuing goal is to promote the role and value of Virtual Assistants to the global corporates, entrepreneurs and the SME business networks.

We are very grateful and encouraged by the extremely positive feedback that we have had so far, and we now call on all Virtual Assistant communities and networks to support this strategic initiative that can, in our view, help to significantly raise the awareness of the enormous value of Virtual Assistants to the business world, and the benefits of a professional flexible workforce in managing the continually evolving global economic conditions of the future.

 

Our very best wishes and good luck to every UK VA Awards candidate.
 

Please follow @UKVAawards for updates on Twitter.


 

     
UK VA Awards 2018-2019    
     
VA of the Year 2018    
UK Regional and National Awards 2018

(Recommend more than 15 months in business as at 31st March 2018)


England
Regional and National Awards - England - VA of the Year 2018.
England will be divided into Regions - currently as follows:
Midlands East

Midlands West
North East
North West

London
South East
South West
Presentation events are planned to take place locally for each Region in England.
Regional Award winners to go forward to National Final for England VA of the Year.

Entries are also invited from candidates in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales for their own VA of the Year 2018 National Finals.

Each National VA of the Year will be automatically entered for the following UK Outstanding VA Award 2019.


 

 

 

     
UK Best Newcomer VA 2019    
Entries are invited from VAs strictly under 15 months in business as at 31st December 2018.
Deadline for entries Midday, Friday, 18th January 2019
Grand Final Announcements and Presentations:
UK VA Conference, February 2019
 
     
     
UK Outstanding VA 2019  
 
Entries will be invited from preceding years National and Grand Final category winners only.
Deadline for entries Midday, Friday, 18th January 2019
Grand Final Final Announcements and Presentations:
UK VA Conference, February 2019
 
     


UK VA Awards 2018-2019 Criteria

 

VA of the Year 2018 - Regional and National Awards
(Recommend more than 15 months in business as at 31st March 2018)
The leading recognition of professional excellence within the industry. We are looking to find the champions of good practice for Virtual Assistants. The Awards Panel of Judges will be particularly keen to assess the candidate’s passion for their business and their awareness of vision, purpose and values – and how that is applied to their successful business model.
Wherever possible, Regional and National Awards will be recognised and presented locally.

Qualifying criteria (Region + time in business) to apply as at 31st March 2018.

 

Closing dates:

North West Region - 9:00pm, Wednesday 23rd May 2018 (Regional Final 22nd June 2018)

Other Regions - Midday, Saturday, 30th June 2018 (Regional Finals July 2018 onwards)

Announcements and presentation events - timely updates will be issued:

Various events and venues in local regions wherever possible.

  

UK Best Newcomer VA 2019 - UK Annual Award only
(Strictly under 15 months in business as at 31st December 2018)
This award is intended to support the maintenance of professionalism standards for the Virtual Assistant industry by raising the awareness of what is needed to succeed and build a sustainable business model. The Awards Panel of Judges will assess the entries for their business model and presentation, including: their own previous business experience, CPD, PR and marketing activities, pricing packages, web site, financial and legal awareness and use of appropriate professional documentation.

Qualifying criteria (Region + time in business) to apply as at 31st December 2018

Entries Open from 1st October 2018: Deadline for entries Midday, 18th January 2019
Grand Final Announcements and Presentations:

UK VA Conference 2019, Olympia, London 27th February 2019.

 

UK Outstanding VA 2019 - Opens 1st October 2018 – further details to follow

(Entries will be invited from preceding years National and Grand Final category winners only).

Grand Final Announcements and Presentations:

UK VA Conference 2019, Olympia, London 27th February 2019.


 

Nominations, Expressions of Interest. and Entry Forms

Please note: Closing dates will be subject to Category, Regional and National variations.
Please e-mail awards[at]bemyva.com to lodge your nomination or interest to apply. An entry form and additional docs will normally be forwarded within 21 days of category opening date.

 

Closing dates for completed entries - please see qualifying categories above
Full Terms and Conditions will apply for all Category, Regional and National variations.

Organisers must retain the right to amend criteria, terms and conditions etc., without prior notice.


 

 

 

 

 

 


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