You are cordially invited to attend Strategic PA Network‘s online power hour event on Fri, 5th May 2023 at 12:30pm.

Click HERE to register.

Join Strategic PA Network with our experienced Virtual Assistants sharing their top challenges in a safe and confidential area.

Our experienced Virtual Assistant panellists will be sharing their top challenges in a safe and confidential area.

If you’re looking to become a Virtual Assistant this is a great opportunity to learn more about how the position evolves. There are so many working parts to running your own business and our Virtual Assistant team of experts are here to support you!

We will be taking questions via registration form for this event.




Matthew Want | Founder | WantVA

For over the past decade, Matt has provided administrative support for all kinds of busy people in all kinds of demanding positions. His work has helped them to find more time each day, relieve some of the stress that comes from overwhelming workloads, and save money by improving efficiency and providing assistance only when it’s required.

Matt was born and raised in Shepperton, Surrey. Shortly after he was born, he was diagnosed with a rare illness called biliary atresia, and because of this, he ended up having two liver transplants. He now lives in Angmering, West Sussex about ten minutes from the beach.

In his spare time, he is a massive geek. Matt loves everything Dr Who, Star Wars, and Lego related.

Matt is also a local Parish Councillor and is part of a local men’s mental health charity, MenWalkTalk.


Kathy Soulsby | Founder | Personally Virtual

Founder of Personally Virtual, Kathy and her team of 25+ associate VAs provide ninja-like diary management to Consultancies and other B2B businesses. Whether it is 1 VA or a team of 10 VAs, we do what we do so clients can outsource everything but their brilliance.




Gilly Mulford | Founder | Your Household PA & Tails of Pawfection

“Time is precious…

With a wealth of experience, spanning three decades, I now run my own two businesses: Your Household PA, and Tails of Pawfection.

As a Virtual Assistant I have a passion to give back precious time so you too can enjoy the things you love, whether that be growing your business or spending more time with loved ones.

Running two companies as well as working for them both keeps me on my toes and demonstrates my organisation abilities and business acumen.

As a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management I am passionate about giving clients back that precious time whilst imparting knowledge and supporting other EA/PA and VA’s by sharing experiences and expertise.

After a life changing experience in 2018, learnt coping strategies have been at the forefront of my development and discussion topics and has seen my Public Speaking develop from online to National events.

Time is precious, you can use it, but you can’t own it. You can spend it, but you can’t keep it. Once you have lost it, you can never get it back”


Fiona Doonican | Founder | Your Business Needs Me

I am a Freelance Virtual Assistant based in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire. I have a background of over 30 years experience as an Event Manager, Executive Personal Assistant and Administration Manager for both large and small companies.
Over the years I have noticed that many small businesses struggle to keep on top of their admin, whilst doing their everyday job. Their focus is on building the business, but they can rarely afford to employ someone full time to run the administration side of things, which is why a VA is the perfect solution.
Being a single Mum, I am used to multi-tasking and running a tight ship! If I’m honest, I am a bit of an organisation junkie! This means that I tend to be the go-to person when someone needs something done, from events, parties and holiday bookings, to spreadsheets, letter writing and invoicing – I have even been known to organise a memorable funeral or two!
I can turn my hand to most things and I’m never happier than when I am stuck-in to a project for someone.
Deciding to become a freelancer was a pivotal moment in my life, as this gives me the flexibility to work alongside creative, busy people who can utilise the skills I have to help them build a better business.


Tracy Suff | Founder | TSVA

Tracy has over 20 years’ experience supporting executives and senior leadership teams across influential brands and household names like The LEGO Group, Centrica and WW.

During a career supporting HR, Communications and Marketing teams, Tracy led a variety of employee engagement, communication, culture, and wellbeing projects ensuring senior leadership teams deliver on their people and culture agendas.

Tracy now works as a Virtual Assistant using her PA, Communications and Event Management skills and experience from a career in the corporate world to benefit small businesses and solopreneurs.

Tracy focuses on offering personal assistance, business operations, HR admin and event management support to business leaders, HR leaders, consultants, and coaches.

Outside of work, Tracy enjoys travel, triathlon training, yoga, gardening, and hiking with her golden Labrador Cody.


Jules Taylor | Founder | Taylor Made PA

Jules has been a Virtual PA for 3 years working with clients on both Business and Personal Appointments and Life Organisation.

A move into the Virtual world followed 12 years spent working in London as an Executive PA. With 9 of the years supporting the HR Executive Team at Marks & Spencer on a mix of Business and Personal tasks as well as assisting with Travel Arrangements.

Travel Arrangements, especially Holidays, are a favourite to book having started her professional career working as a Travel Agent for over 10 years. Moving into Sales & Marketing roles, firstly in Travel then in Professional Sports, and still works part time at a Premier League Club on Match Days.

Working virtually also allowed for a return to Travel which she now combines being a VA with being a ABTA Bonded Travel Agent for an established Independent High Street Travel Agent on a Freelance basis. This allows her to indulge in her own love of travelling and seeking out new places.

Outside of working, Jules is a keen sporting volunteer. Most recently on Euro 2020 and the Womens Euro 2022 supporting on the Volunteer Interview Process as well as being part of the VIP & Protocol Team during the tournament. But the career highlight was being given the opportunity to be a Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics, working in Event Services at Greenwich Park for the Equestrian.



12:25 pm – Get ‘Online’ – Log on a bit earlier if you can with your favourite wrap and drink of choice ready to settle in for a 12:30pm prompt start!

12:30pm – Introductions Sarah Howson & Marianne Whitlock

1:10pm – Open discussion with esteemed panel of Virtual Assistants

1:30pm – Finish


Strategic PA Network formally known as Bucks, Berks and Oxon PA Network (BBO PA Network) is an active professional networking group for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Virtual Assistants, Administrators and Office Managers who work or live in or around the Bucks, Berks & Oxon area. We are not county specific; anyone is welcome to attend! It’s about bringing together a community of Assistants where learning is at the heart of what we do. We are an all-inclusive network, who empowers each other, lifts each other up and supports each other.