Running a VA business but not a member? We definitely need to change that!

Welcome to APVA the first officially registered, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the Virtual Assistant and Freelance community as it grows!


Being a part of our accredited membership gives you a much-coveted seal of approval.  You can clearly demonstrate to your clients that you work with the utmost professionalism, have robust processes and systems in place and are taking your business (and theirs) SERIOUSLY.

Ok, I know how brilliant this is, I just want to join!


Start a VA business


Maximise your business


Grow your business

The great news is that there are three ways to get involved with APVA, so there is an option for you at each stage of your journey.

Professional VA courses

Our CPD-accredited VA training courses walk you step-by-step through starting your professional VA business and they come with the APVA mark of approval (and reduced membership at the end).


For those that want to be part of our industry-leading association, gain robust accreditation and access top-notch support and expertise – this membership is low-cost and an essential starting point.


Ready to go to the next level? We don’t blame you.  Our exclusive mastermind group, for those who are further along their journey and want to grow their businesses, add revenue streams and sky-rocket their income!

Charlotte and APVA have been fundamental to my business growth.

After discovering the organisation after 6 months of going solo, my business grew from strength to strength and I wouldn’t be where I was today without the help from Charlotte and the APVA community. I’d recommend for anyone who is serious about their VA business to check out the community and see the potential for themselves – you won’t regret it!

Leah Matthews

The Virtual Studio

I am often asked by new or aspiring VAs for my insight into how to get started and always suggest that, before they do anything else, to find APVA to connect with the amazing community. I was introduced to APVA very early on in my VA journey and it made a profound impact on my business and general mindset over-night. APVA is head and shoulders above the rest of the pack in leading the way on transforming the VA industry and raising both the profile of VAs but also the standard that clients should expect. As a member, I am privileged to have even more access to business coaching, master-class tutorials on anything from GDPR through to imposter syndrome, client matching opportunities and incredible discounts on services, plus I get to chat, collaborate, share success and ask for guidance/support with some of the most inspiring, collaborative, intelligent and professional business owners I have ever encountered - I display my APVA Founding Members badge with pride and honour.

Lucy Messaritis

Founder, Nixon Executive Support

Ready to find out more…

Standard Membership


Membership for new UK & International online business owners.

– Perfect for new VAs or those starting out

– Your profile on our directory visible to thousands of online businesses 

Accreditation – be recognised as an expert in your field adhering to APVA standards

– Key business resources

– Exclusive APVA approved logo to use on your site & social media



Mastermind Membership for established UK & International online business owners.

– Perfect for established VAs who want to take things to the next level

– All of the standard membership perks!

– Private community & support network

– Regular training, business development and technical walkthroughs

– Weekly watercooler hangouts

– Mastermind-members only events

Key resources, templates & cheat sheets


Advice, Mentoring & Coaching

The missing piece of your business!

Accreditation as a safe, professional online business owner

Ongoing support, back up & professional development

What Our Members Are Saying…

‘Becoming an APVA Mastermind member has completely changed my business for the better. The accreditation criteria pushed me to get certain parts of my business operations up to standard very quickly and the continued support and advice you get from the team is second to none. In the six months I’ve been a member I’ve gained three new clients thanks to the introductions made by team APVA and the business profile I have on the APVA website. I wholeheartedly recommend applying to be a member if you’re ready to take the next step forward with your VA business’

Lisa Curtis

LVC Projects

I just wanted to say a huge thanks to APVA. I had my first session today with the gorgeous new retainer client that you introduced me to. Also, thanks to you I managed to get on a fabulous presentation skills course which was totally amazing.

Kathy Soulsby

Personally Virtual

I found APVA and I am so pleased I did. I am part of the member community and everyone is so supportive and helpful. I had a successful business before being a member but I didn’t want to stay where i was i wanted more and APVA has given me that. Thank you Charlotte

Charlotte Owen

Charlotte has created a fantastic place for high quality VA’s to hang out and be part of a bigger team. Her members group is by far the biggest asset to her business, along with the other amazing value she gives, such as webinars, accreditation, and coaching.

I wouldn’t be where I am now without APVA, and highly recommend anyone wanting to be part of a high level team, gets involved now.

You want support and nurture? You’ve got it and a whole host more.

Sarah Small


Charlotte is a fantastic Business Coach and a driving force behind elevating standards in the Virtual Assistant industry. I’m thrilled to have become a fully accredited member of APVA and can’t thank her enough for her continued, invaluable support in helping me to build my virtual businesses. Charlotte’s APVA members’ group is fantastic community of inspirational Virtual Assistants, each with different backgrounds, skill-sets and personalities – it’s a great pool of knowledge and collaboration and life just wouldn’t be the same without it!

Suzanne Ekpenyong

Bilingual Solutions & YES Virtual Assistance

I’ve been a member of APVA since I started my VA journey. It is my go to community for help and support. The facebook group has a friendly and positive feel about it. I get a lot from the lives that Charlotte does on key subjects and how supportive she is. Would defo recommend to anyone thinking about becoming a VA and existing VA’s. Keep up the fab work team!

Michelle Freeman

While I love being a VA, one of the down sides is the solitary nature of the role, being part of APVA enables you to link up with like-minded professional VAs who are proud of what we do.

I am enjoying being part of both the Members Club and the Hub, picking up hints and tips and interacting with everyone. Both Charlotte and Amanda are hugely supportive and I am very much looking forward to being part of the journey for APVA.

I have already recommended colleagues to the Hub and when Virtual Angels are in need of support, we won’t have to look very far to find great associates!

Nicola Slade

Virtual Angels

Although I’ve previously declined to join any other VA organisations, when I heard that Amanda Slack and Charlotte Wibberley were setting up APVA, I decided that I wanted to be a part of it from the outset. The key thing for me is the excellent online peer support – the job can be quite solitary, working in a remote office and sometimes not seeing anyone for several days. Sometimes I also need guidance and advice from other VAs, both new and old, as to how to go about solving a particular issue, whether it’s technical or resource-related. Hopefully I’m able to help others myself too. It’s just great feeling part of a community that’s focused on quality and support. When I’m looking for new top class Associate VAs to join my team, APVA will be the first place I’ll search! I highly recommend APVA

Clare Clarke

CC Professional VA

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