Meet the Members


Here are just a few of my members. Some are still in employment too so aren’t quite ready to share to the world that they’re a VA – damn those employment terms and conditions!

If you’re ready to start growing and building your VA business or want to move towards becoming a Virtual Business Manager, then this is the membership for you.

Lisa Porto

‘My biggest achievement, since joining the membership, has been meeting and exceeding my initial goal of earning what I did when I was in full-time employment. This happened within 6 months of joining; Catherine’s continued support and guidance have certainly contributed to me achieving this.

Lisa supports non-techie business owners attain a consistent online presence by creating beautiful websites, SEO-friendly content and implementing automation tools. Find out more here.

Carole Searle

My business has gone from strength to strength since joining the membership 12 months ago. I’m now earning 3.5 times the amount I was, I get such great advice & tips in there (while also having such a laugh in the process!) and I wouldn’t be without it for all the tea in China!’

Carole supports the Health/Wellness industry & small business owners with email/diary management, online research & social media management. Find out more here.

Emma Rowley

Since being in the membership I have gained associate work, direct client work as well as received fantastic training and built great relationships, and a support network.

Emma supports female business owners with remote admin support including inbox management, research, newsletter formatting & scheduling and proofreading. Find out more here.

Anh Ly

I gained two new clients in the first month of being part of this supportive community.’

Anh supports businesses and individuals with HR and admin, whether it’s long term, ad hoc or one off projects. Find out more here.

Amy Nolan

‘Being a member has really helped me to get into great habits that are really starting to get results within my business. Having access to Catherine’s expertise is hugely beneficial and there is a tonne of value in this membership that will benefit either the brand new starter or a VA looking to develop

Amy is a business illustrator and VA supporting business owners and influencers to communicate their message in a creative and engaging way. Find out more here.

Karen Tait

‘It’s great to be part of a supportive community of like-mind business owners who openly encourage and support even though we are working in the same industry!  The online portal is packed full of useful tips, videos, ideas to consider and things I hadn’t even thought about, highly recommend.’

Karen supports business owners by learning how to delegate, gain focus and grow by handing over their daily admin including diary management, research, travel, inbox control and social media scheduling. Find out more here.

Kat Haagel

‘What an amazing group of VA’s! I love the banter and knowledge provided by the gang. The membership offers a great base for starting up and/or expanding. Catherine has provided a bank of very useful materials and tips in support of running your own VA business. There are plenty of opportunities for new clients & associate work too via the Facebook community – just keep checking in!’


After a career in Recruitment and Operations, Kat is great at finding that next employee and onboarding them into the company culture. Kat also offers SME’s bespoke administrative services and social media support. Find out more here.

Rosemarie St. Louis

I am a Founding Member of the Membership – it has been a fantastic resource and so supportive for my business

Rosemarie supports business within the health & wellness sector, as well as other small businesses. Find out more here.

Chrissie Monnelly

‘Since joining the membership I have learned so much, not only from Catherine but also the other members of the group. I have re-evaluated my business and marketing strategy based on everything I have learned (and continue to learn) and I am feeling much more confident in myself and in the future of my business! It is the only thing I need to succeed.’

Chrissie supports small business owners and legal professionals with their admin, secretarial and paralegal requirements. Find out more here.

Georgina Chapman

‘I’ve been in the membership group for over a year now and I’ve loved every minute of it. Catherine’s advice is always spot on and actionable – there’s no question too big or too small for her. I have enjoyed getting to know the other members and have been able to recommend some of them for work they’ve gone on to secure as monthly retainers which is amazing! I have done work for some of the other members too, as well as having found my own amazing VA in there.’

Georgina supports rebellious, rule-breaking business owners with creating attention-grabbing, engaging LinkedIn content so that they get more leads from the ideal clients of their dreams. Find out more here.

Hazel Ponsford

‘The membership has been without a doubt the best investment for me this year. The support and knowledge received has kept me on track, increased my confidence and given me new ideas. It is an amazing, welcoming safe space filled with humour and knowledge. It feels like working in a team of like minded professionals at all stages of their business, all helping each other. It took me a long time to decide where to invest and I checked out lots of other options however Catherine was the right fit for me and as she still works as a VA as well as training other VAs I am confident her knowledge is up to date and relevant. She walks her talk.’

Hazel supports artists, HR Freelancers, marketers and other creative business owners by providing HR & admin support. Find out more here.

Samantha Bradbury

I had been running my own business for two years when I took the leap to join Catherine’s membership. I wanted to grow the business further and was looking for support and mentorship – and I have not been disappointed. The group itself is hugely welcoming, a hive of ideas and advice – we all work in the same industry but the variation of services we all offer is enormous, and the peer support is invaluable. Catherine herself has a no nonsense, direct approach – which I love! She gets you focused on your goals, is supportive and encouraging, and very generous with her ideas and knowledge. If you are sitting on the fence about joining, do it now, you’ll wish you had much earlier!’

Sam supports SMEs across all sectors with her 25+ years of international business experience, as a Virtual Business & Operations Manager. Find out more here.

Kelly Kemp

Being in the membership has given me the confidence to know my worth and aim for greater things than I otherwise would have done. It’s an amazing community of talented VAs and they, and Catherine, are always supportive and encouraging.

Kelly supports small business owners with graphic design, WordPress website building and maintenance, and email marketing. Find out more here.

Kellie Simpson

I’ve ended up working with my ideal client which came via the membership group – I’m so grateful

Kellie supports busy professionals with diary management, travel organisation and event management. Find out more here.

Lisa Cornwell

Being in the membership group not only brings a lot of support and knowledge of running a VA business, but also the opportunity to gain work and clients.

Lisa supports small businesses with administrative tasks, social media and event organisation. Find out more here.

Chrissy Silva

‘Catherine’s membership has meant I’ve never felt alone. It’s like hanging out with mates you’ve known forever at the best coworking space – you learn from the best and can even get referral work – all from the comfort of home in my pyjamas’

Chrissy supports small businesses with Squarespace websites and newsletter design. Find out more here.

Debbie Binnersley

‘Catherine’s membership is an amazing community of likeminded VAs who are always on hand to offer help and advice on a variety of subjects. We regularly share VA requests and Associate work and I have secured work through these on a number of occasions.’

Debbie supports small businesses and sole traders with bespoke admin assistance. Find out more here.

Catherine Body

The community is a supportive, safe space with help and advice no matter where you are on your VA journey.  No question is too silly, and if you’re thinking it, chances are one or more of the other members are too!

Catherine supports SME’s with bookkeeping, VAT, payroll, PAYE plus general office admin. Find out more here.

Helen Porter

The membership is the best investment I’ve made for my business, both the support from the community and opportunities shared have seen me grow the business and my confidence since joining.

Helen supports business owners with admin and project management support. Find out more here.

Nekeshia Williams

I enjoy being a member of Catherine’s membership group.  Catherine and the other VAs who are members are so helpful and supportive. I also gained a client from being a member!

Nekeshia supports health & wellness coaches and business owners with their admin and social media. Find out more here.

Sarah Walton-Davey

Found my VA tribe when I joined this amazing community of kick-a** VAs. If you’ve got ambitions for your VA business then this is where you need to be!

Sarah works with small businesses providing business admin and event management support. Find out more here.

Christine Southam

‘The group is a constant source of support: providing opportunities to apply for, where you can be sure someone will respond to your questions and daily prompts keep you on your toes. The group and the daily challenges are necessary for the evolution of your business.’

Christine supports eco-conscious business owners who are struggling to balance purpose-led work with serving their clients and the routine tasks by providing professional and reliable admin support. Find out more here.

Francisca Kozijn

;The stories make me believe it is possible.  The support within the community is awesome and the banter and bluntness is spot on and completely makes me feel at home in this virtual community!  I’m slowly but surely working towards more clients’

Francisca supports business owners with full back office support as their Virtual Business Manager.

Yvonne Hemmings

‘I’ve been a membership of Catherine’s group from the start and  I’ve loved every minute of it. Catherine goes above and beyond encouraging us all and giving advice that is invaluable – she’s always there to help and advise. The group is full of information, humour and friendship with all the members being supportive of each other – such a great support network.’

Yvonne supports service-based business owners with all areas of their business managing their team and improving efficiency along with helping to save time and money by implementing automated systems and processes. Find out more here.

Holly Tassell

‘Signing up to the How to be a VA membership has without doubt been the best decision I have made for my business so far. I have been a VA for 2 years now but since becoming a member 2 months ago I have achieved more, my confidence has grown and feel like I have all the tools to take my business forward and make a success. Catherine is a brilliant mentor and looks out for every individual in the group.’

Holly helps busy entrepreneurs, consultants and small businesses focus on their clients by taking care of everything else. Find out more here.

Cerian Langdon

The support in this group is fantastic and more than worth the money. I learnt so much in just the first month of membership and always feel I can go to the group with any questions, big or small.

Cerian supports solo entrepreneurs and small businesses with admin, social media and marketing. Find out more here.

Catherine Pencavel

‘Catherine’s Private Members Group offers incredible support, both from Catherine herself and from the other members of the group.  Catherine is a highly experienced VA with a wealth of knowledge and a very kind way of delivering realistic advice.  Being a small business owner can be tough and lonely at times but being part of the membership feels like having a group of totally supportive colleagues.  I highly recommend joining!’

Catherine supports businesses with email marketing, graphic design and WordPress website design and maintenance. Find out more here.

Lyndsey Lee

Catherine and the group have supported me, got me to refocus and gave me my confidence back. We have laughs and banter but at the same time we all put in hard work. The membership is packed full of useful information and helpful resources and Catherine is regularly on hand to impart her own expertise and knowledge of the industry. 

Within weeks of joining I have a new client, a new website and a new business strategy. I’m learning new skills and new methods to ensure my business’s survival.


Lyndsey supports small businesses with their day to day admin, inc bookkeeping and project management. Find out more about Lyndsey here.

Joanne Butcher

Having this bunch of people in my life has made such a difference to my confidence and how I run my business. This group is my safe space to ask questions, get advice, be picked up and dusted off if things have gone awry, and celebrated when there are successes. As well as having the support from the other members, Catherine is a fantastic mentor and always on hand to give her expert advice. Being a VA can be lonely sometimes and it is wonderful to have the banter and encouragement this group gives me.

Joanne provides creative business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals with the administrative support they need so that they can concentrate on what they love to do to grow their business and ensure their projects flourish. Find out more here.

Kate Durrant

‘I have doubled my income since joining the group both through Catherine’s advice and support in finding and securing new clients and direct referrals from other VAs in the group. This is an amazing community of VAs who are always ready to help no matter what you need! The best investment I could have made in business’

Kate supports small business owners with general administrative tasks, research, bookkeeping, diary and email management and social media. Find out more here.

Emma Dzenis Freelance Admin Support

Emma Dzenis

Catherine’s group caught my eye as I loved the stuff she was putting out on her own social media platforms. I joined the group and it has given me a massive kick up the bum to drive my own business forward.

Emma provides assistance with running and set up of CRM’s, general admin, appointment scheduling, social media design and scheduling plus much more. Find out more here.


‘If you’re aware that running a business takes time and hard work, then you’ll be so welcome to join my ever growing membership’

Part of the membership means you get a free listing on this page! My SEO is pretty good! Find out more here.


‘If you’re aware that running a business takes time and hard work, then you’ll be so welcome to join my ever growing membership’

Part of the membership means you get a free listing on this page! My SEO is pretty good! Find out more here.