Welcome Virtual Assistant to the most supportive organisation, training academy, and community exclusively created for VAs & freelancers like you.


I’m glad you’re here. At VIP VA we are proud to be a leading organisation pioneering the setting of VA industry standards, training and nurturing new VAs into the industry, accrediting VAs and helping businesses find the safe pair of hands they need to be more profitable.

I’m Charlotte Wibberley, and I founded VIP VA with the aim of changing the face of the VA industry, supporting the global VA industry as it grows and helping you be the VA business owner that you want to be.

VIP VA also helps business owners to understand how to get the best out of working with their VA as well.

If you want to become a VA or are a highly skilled VA looking for accreditation & professional development, then VIP VA is for you.

Choose one of the options below, and see how you can be part of the VIP VA community. Whether you’re starting your VA business, growing it or building your own skills, we’re here to support you.

Start Your VA Business

Start our industry-leading VA training course and build the VA business of your dreams. It’s time to realise your potential…

Grow Your VA Business

Coaching and training to help you achieve your goals and reach your next level. VIP VA trained VAs earn more, do more and be more.

Already a successful VA? Level- up with Accreditation

Anyone can be a VA, but to be a successful one? That takes courage and experience.  VAs can gain become accredited and be known as one of the top VAs in the industry.

Build your VA team

Build your own team from within our pool of high performing VAs. Collaborate and network, learn and cross-refer. Building your team has never been easier as part of the VIP VA community.

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Self Care is not Selfish

Self Care is not Selfish!   According to the Health and Safety Executive, 526,000 workers in the UK suffered from work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17, and 12.5 million working days were lost as a result over that period[1].  As a self-employed...

Social Media Envy

Social Media Envy - Facebook and Instagram can be dangerous places when you’re feeling under the weather, tired, stressed or overly sensitive.  Checking in with our friends and acquaintances first thing in the morning, and then again every 20 minutes until you climb...

What Can A Virtual Assistant Do For My Business?

What Can A Virtual Assistant Do For My Business?   Virtual Assistants are an incredibly varied bunch! Ask the majority of non-VA business owners ‘What does a VA do?’ and the majority will either think Alexa/Siri, or will envisage someone who answers the phone for you,...

PRESS RELEASE: VIP VA Founder nominated for National Business Award

PRESS RELEASE: Charlotte Wibberley - founder of VIP VA - reaches Finals of National Business Awards Earlier this month, Charlotte Wibberley earned herself a place in the final line-up of The Mpower National Business Awards, prestigious awards celebrating parents...

Virtual Assistant vs Employee?

Virtual Assistant vs. Employee?   For some business owners, the £25p.h. VA industry average rate can seem high for part time business support, especially when the lowest hourly rate for an employee can range from just £3.70p.h. for an apprentice to £7.83 for an...

A VA Vision realised

When we started our VA businesses, each of us had an idea of what we wanted life to look like - a clear vision of the path we wanted to follow and where we wanted to get to. For some of us, that was based around family flexibility, others a better work/life balance....

The Importance of Collaboration and Determination

Although Virtual Assistants and Remote Business Support Professionals have a diverse range of skills, a broad variety of experiences and live across the UK and the globe (from the Outer Hebrides to Devon, Bordeaux to Bogotá) we share some common character traits.  For...

How to Identify & Avoid Burnout as a Business Owner

Running a business can be hard and we can often feel exhausted, overwhelmed and ready to quit! But how can we tell if we have reached burnout? And how can we get back from it? In this guest blog, Tiffany Wise shares how you can identify & avoid burnout as a business...

10 Podcasts You Need to Listen to

Life is busy; whether you run your business around your family, or around other external commitments, it’s easy to feel as though you are running at 100mph from one activity to another most days! As a result, it’s difficult to find time for certain activities – like...

Setting up a Virtual Assistant Business

Setting up a virtual assistant business – 5 top tips if you are considering VA work alongside raising your family Juggling work around a family is hard, whether you are employed or self-employed.  It’s easy to imagine that setting up a virtual assistant business and...

Charlotte makes my life so much easier by finding me the VAs I need with the skill sets I need. 

I took on my first VIP VA last year with Charlotte's help. She helped me sort out what I needed and sent me a short list of properly insured, suitably qualified candidates. I picked one who has been helping me ever since.  

I am now working with 4 VIP VAs!

So much easier than trying to find out from each individual VA what s/he really does know - saved me hours at a particularly busy time in my business.

Annabel Kaye


I just love love love being part of the VIP VA Members Club. I never really hang out in groups with other VAs, I just tend to do my own thing and network in groups where my clients are. However, I know that Charlotte and Amanda are the cream of the crop in the industry and so I knew I would be getting excellence and quality. The short time I have been a member, I’ve already been able to help VAs as an Associate in completing tasks they are stuck with and gained a new client referral. The private Facebook group is a massive bonus as it offers a place of support, question asking without judgement and also to support other VAs, veterans and newbies. If you are a VA, or thinking about it, then this is THE place to be for top quality support.

Kelly Cairns

The Tech Angel

I am often asked by new or aspiring VAs for my insight into how to get started and always suggest that, before they do anything else, to find VIP VA to connect with Charlotte and the amazing community she has created. I was introduced to VIP VA very early on in my VA journey and it made a profound impact on my business and general mindset over-night. Charlotte is head and shoulders above the rest of the pack in leading the way on transforming the VA industry and raising both the profile of VAs but also the standard that clients should expect. As a member, I am privileged to have even more access to Charlotte's laser-like business coaching, master-class tutorials on anything from GDPR through to imposter syndrome, there are client matching opportunities and incredible discounts on services, plus I get to chat, collaborate, share success and ask for guidance/support with some of the most inspiring, collaborative, intelligent and professional business owners I have ever encountered - I display my VIP VA accredited member's badge with pride and honour.

Lucy Messaritis

Founder, Nixon Executive Support

I engaged Charlotte and VIP VA to help me find the right VA for my business. Having used a VA previously and not had a great experience, I was looking for…

  1. expert advice on where  to even start looking for the right VA
  2. a way to shortcut the process – I didn’t have the time to be wading through lots of CVs – I wanted a shortlist already devised for me
  3. the safe knowledge the people I was speaking to had the skills I required
  4. help gaining clarity on what exactly I needed

Charlotte and VIP VA helped me to do all of those things!  The service was prompt, thorough and I found my perfect VA within days, not weeks!

I would highly recommend using VIP VA when searching for your next VA – I know I’ll be back to look for my second VA soon! Kate Barrett

Shine A Light Media

Although I’ve previously declined to join any other VA organisations, when I heard that Amanda Slack and Charlotte Wibberley were setting up VIP VA, I decided that I wanted to be a part of it from the outset. The key thing for me is the excellent online peer support – the job can be quite solitary, working in a remote office and sometimes not seeing anyone for several days. Sometimes I also need guidance and advice from other VAs, both new and old, as to how to go about solving a particular issue, whether it’s technical or resource-related. Hopefully I’m able to help others myself too. It’s just great feeling part of a community that’s focused on quality and support. When I’m looking for new top class Associate VAs to join my team, VIP VA will be the first place I’ll search! I highly recommend VIP VA. Clare Clarke

CC Professional VA

I have recently completed the awesome Nurture Programme with Charlotte at VIP VA.

I can whole heartedly recommend this course to anyone considering the transition from PA to VA.

The content is concise and engaging and Charlotte is very responsive to any enquiries you may have.

You will feel fully supported and ultimately ready for your next entrepreneurship challenge.  

Jennifer Corcoran, FEPAA

My Super Connector

Working with VIP VA is already making a dramatic difference to my business and wellbeing! I found the whole experience of switching assistants very easy thanks to Charlotte and the team. I was delighted to be connected with the perfect match as my right hand woman. I would highly recommend. Grace Kelly

City Girl Confidence

Where do you go when you want a VA to trust with not only your passwords, your business relationships but your professional reputation? I wanted a quality VA, a partnership with someone genuinely interested in my business. When I enquired within my lovely groups, VIP VA’s name was mentioned by a few people so I got in touch. They asked about who I am and what my needs were and then made suggestions on the VAs who would be a great match for me. I am delighted with their carefully chosen VA. Thank you Charlotte & VIP VA! I will be recommending your VIP VA matching service as often as I can. Suzanne Bourner

Human Driven Business

Charlotte found me my fabulous VA in the middle of last year and I couldn't be happier!  If this is what today's Virtual Executive Support is providing then I'm game! It's been a life line for a small business like mine

You can't pretend to know everything as a CEO and I don't need a diary manager or travel organised. Its business management support and the different areas social media, PR, research and crunching data (turning into something more meaningful), website support to name but just a few items that they have worked with me on.

Safe to also say I'm a nightmare to work with at times. I'm often on the road or at meetings or working non stop and they are very patient with me and this is valued a lot.

If you ever get a small business owner in denial about what Virtual support can provide and why it's worth it - send them my way, I'll put the record straight!  Thanks VIP VA.

Victoria Darragh


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