Virtual assistant with Cyber Essentials certification

Virtual Assistant in Northampton gets Cyber Essentials Certification!

I am Virtual Assist Limited, one of only two registered cyber essentials certified virtual assistants on the government-held register within the UK. 

Why did a virtual assistant in Northampton get cyber essentials certification?

  1. We wanted to work on government contracts so we needed to take security seriously.
  2. We want to ensure that all of our client data is secure and cyber essentials provided us with that peace of mind.
  3. New GDPR rules made us focus on how we process information, as it has most other reputable companies, we would hate to lose anyone’s sensitive data due to a security breach. 
  4. We wanted to give peace of mind to our clients that we have taken cyber security seriously.

What have we done to gain this certification?

We have taken an extensive look at all of our network systems and IT equipment to ensure that it is safe and defended against common cyber crimes such as hacking, phishing or password guessing – hackers can do this will little skill. 

So after some tough learning and simple tweaks to what we already do we gained certification! 

If you want to use a cyber secure virtual assistant give us a call

Virtual Assistant Northampton March Update

How Virtual Assistants in Northampton roll….

I’m sat here on a Friday night catching up with everything because the business is growing fantastically! So much so we are employing new team members – to be introduced on the website soon. Due to this amazingly unexpected workload the blog is lacking! I have decided I can only afford the time to update once a month – I’m too busy  helping clients and they definitely come first! – Andrea Monaghan 🙂 xx

Quote of the month:
“When building a team, I always search first for people who love to win. If I can’t find any of those, I look for people who hate to lose.” Ross Perot

So what have the last couple of months brought us?

Virtual Assistant Online shop!

We now have a shop on the website so you can pay for virtual assistant hours online! It’s still a work in progress so watch this space for new and exciting products we will be selling.

We are happy to serve worldwide customers but of course its always nice to have a friendly face local to you. We are Virtual Assistants based in Northampton and service Warwickshire, Leicestershire and beyond! Perfectly positioned on J18 of the M1 we are happy to serve customers wherever they  live!

A Highlight for us this month is developing a relationship with a large construction firm, working on a BIG BIM level 2+ project and hopefully changing the construction industry for the better! We can’t say much more, but this is a great opportunity for us and we’re really pleased to be on the team!

Making websites

I am virtual assist have created 5 websites this month and are keeping our clients happy with SEO getting one of our clients to the top of Google has been a highlight for March most definitely! Our virtual assistant business in Northampton creates, edits, and maintains company websites – we are always happy to talk so give us a call to discuss your WordPress needs.

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) comes into force on May 25. So, we’re setting up systems to ensure compliance.

GDPR seeks to improve the transparency and security of how an individual’s personal information is collected, stored and used, replacing the current 1998 Data Protection Act.

GDPR encompasses all businesses who deal with customers, clients or contractors who live in Europe, including the UK and will be law even after Brexit.

UK businesses must comply with these regulations or face substantial fines or potentially business owners may even face a prison sentence – Something else to keep us busy over the coming months for sure!

On that note we must say Happy Easter to all of our followers and hope you all have a great time over the holiday period!