Midlands VA of the Year 2017 Award For Virtalent

Thursday 21st September was an exciting day for the Virtalent team. Virtalent had been nominated for a VA of the Year award 2017 for the Midlands region. Co-Founder, Ellie Bekalo, attended the awards which featured as part of  Business Growth show at Edgbaston Stadium. Aside from the awards ceremony, it was a great opportunity to […]

International Women’s Day: Being Bold At Virtalent

In honour of International Women’s Day and the call to #BeBoldForChange to help forge a better working world, we thought we would do our own reflection on the amazing talent that we have here at Virtalent. The majority of our workforce at Virtalent is female and there isn’t any particular reason why this is the […]

Brexit for Small Businesses: One Month On

One of the biggest concerns of the Brexit vote was how it would affect businesses, particularly SMEs. With the pound falling against the dollar and the potential for months, if not years of uncertainty ahead, you could be forgiven for thinking that it was all doom and gloom. We’ve seen a change of PM with David Cameron […]

☆☆☆ Happy Birthday Virtalent! ☆☆☆

Today marks two years since Ellie and I launched Virtalent. What a journey! From the highs to the lows, life as an “entrepreneur” is certainly challenging, but I would not change it for the world. Of course, hitting these types of milestones are a cause for celebration, but I can’t help but feel reflective. It is commonly accepted […]

Birmingham Retail is Making Waves in 2015

The team here at Virtalent are all really proud to be based in Birmingham, a city which has been seen by many in quite a negative light over the past few decades following the decline of much of the manufacturing industry on which the city was built. Fortunately, 2015 really has been a fantastic year […]

News: Work Smarter, Not Harder with Virtalent

Virtalent is a cost-effective outsourcing solution based right here in the UK. Virtalent were featured in the Birmingham Business Post Magazine and were asked to talk about their business and the success they have enjoyed to far. Here’s the official release: “A business that supports busy entrepreneurs and professionals by matching them with UK Virtual […]

NEWS: Virtalent Featured in the Sunday Times

The two Founders of Virtalent, Sam Wilson and Ellie Bekalo, were interviewed by The Sunday Times. Below you can read the original article by the Small Business Editor, Kiki Loizou, published on 28th June 2015. Here’s the official release: “It was a hot July afternoon in Birmingham. Graduation day loomed, and friends Ellie Bekalo and […]

NEWS: Entrepreneurs Use Talent Pool to Make Waves in Business Support

It is fantastic to see Virtalent featured in Midlands Business News talking about how our Virtual Assistants help entrepreneurs and professionals. Here’s the official press release: “Two enterprising minds have set up a company which provides virtual work support for busy entrepreneurs and professionals. Virtalent gives clients access to a flexible, virtual workforce without having to employ […]

NEWS: Whirlwind Start for Two Entrepreneurs

Virtalent have been featured in Midlands Business News following their start at new business accelerator Entrepreneurial Spark. Here’s the official press release: “A business which provides virtual assistants to start-up companies has had a whirlwind start after securing its first customers and moving to new premises. Ellie Bekalo and Sam Wilson set-up Virtalent to offer […]

NEWS: Virtalent shortlisted for £20,000 prize

We are delighted to say that we have been shortlisted as finalists at a regional awards ceremony along with two other businesses. Baldwins Accountants’ second Entrepreneurs Awards will be held on Thursday 20th November, when the three businesses that have been shortlisted will compete to win a £10,000 grant along with £10,000 worth of accountancy […]