I’d like to introduce you to the team at Joanne Manville Virtual Assistance. All of the team have the PA and Business Support skills you’d expect but with specialised skills on the side!

I’m so pleased to have such fantastic people working alongside me and supporting our clients, which enables us to provide an all-round service.

I’d like to introduce you to:

Joanne (me!)

In a previous life I was a Mortgage Advisor but my second career was as an Executive PA, where I worked for over ten years supporting Managing Directors, Chief Executive Officers and Chairs and supporting the Board.

Based in Exeter, Devon I love:

  • Assisting business owners strategically, taking a whole-business view and determining the best way to save them time
  • Helping identify what could be delegated and putting this in place
  • Supporting whole teams, to enable them to work more effectively together and focus on the bigger picture
  • Lifestyle support, ensuring clients maintain a work/life balance

Claire is a qualified PA and Careers Advisor who is passionate about training and the creation of beautiful bespoke resources for your business. Creative, intuitive and pro-active, Claire has the skills to bring your visions to life and transform your ideas into tangible, profit making content.

Based in Lincoln in the East Midlands, Claire loves helping with:

  • Research based work
  • Training creation (workbooks, training courses/online training or group training to be presented)
  • Producing resources
  • Design project work
  • Content creation
  • Writing blogs and articles (or longer projects such as e-books)

Jules has worked across a wide range of sectors, including fashion & food retailing, manufacturing, education and property. She has worked within both small businesses and large corporate environments and is an experienced travel booker, having spent over ten years working as a travel agent.

Based in North West London, Jules can help you with:

  • travel bookings and itineraries
  • diary and inbox management
  • filing organisation
  • document creation
  • PowerPoint


Julia has significant experience in the private and third sectors and worked as the Marketing Director of an international publishing company for ten years.  She has experience of working with small businesses, charities and in large corporate environments and has worked with NLP Practitioners, Executive, Management & Lifestyle Coaches.

Based in Ilminster in Somerset, Julia is an expert in:

  • Marketing
  • Social Media Management (incl. strategy and planning)
  • Copywriting
  • Blog writing

Justine has worked as a virtual assistant for over five years, her clients have included those from a variety of industries including tech and digital marketing, and with small businesses as well as large corporate companies, within international timezones.

Based just outside of London, Justine enjoys working on:

  • Private household support incl. personal filing, sourcing of gifts and holiday research
  • Minute taking at Board level
  • Social media
  • Copywriting
  • Blog writing
  • Research

Lisa is armed with the full range of administrative and communications skills you may require and has an excellent career track record. She is security checked to BS7858 which is more rigorous than the standard DBS check and used throughout the security industry. Lisa has worked within the private sector, mainly in fashion and education and within small and large business and independent schools.

Based in Essex, Lisa can help with:

  • Proofreading
  • Research
  • Blog Writing
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Document formatting (Word)

Matt has worked with small businesses and in multinational corporate offices.

Based in Herefordshire, his expertise and interests are in:

  • Web development
  • Search engine optimization
  • PayPerClick (PPC)
  • Growth and management of social media channels



Meg was recently a finalist in VA Awards Newcomer of the Year category and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Based in Devon, her key areas of expertise are:

  • Experience in marketing and events, such as exhibitions and product launches
  • Experience in creating content for a variety of purposes including blogs, product copy and marketing campaigns
  • Meg prides herself on her high level of organisation and efficiency
  • Experience in generating creative ideas to complement marketing strategies
  • Experience of managing and organising consumer and trade exhibitions, globally
  • Social media support


With a background as an Executive Assistant at Board level, Raakhee loves organising people who are disorganised and loves a spreadsheet! She has experience of working within the publishing industry, customer service businesses and in event management.

Based in Kent, Raakhee enjoys working on:

  • Event planning and management
  • Document formatting including Kindle eBook formatting
  • In-depth research
  • Diary management
  • Email management

Zita has worked as a Virtual Assistant for five years, supporting a wide range of clients in a variety of sectors from local government to library charities and has worked with many different clients including life coaches and therapists.

Based in Oxfordshire, Zita can support you with:

  • diary/email management
  • research and data entry
  • copy typing
  • social media posts and scheduling
  • preparing MailChimp newsletters
  • WordPress updates

Lou has worked as a Virtual Assistant for two years, supporting both small businesses and large corporate environments and is experienced in supporting clients across a wide range of administrative business tasks.

Based in Kent, Lou can support you with:

  • Creation and curation of blog posts
  • Content and website copy
  • Organisation and project co-management
  • Research and collating information
  • Creating process documentation
  • General PA duties