My name is Kimberley Brough and I’m The Singing VA. I provide small businesses with virtual assistant services from my base in Workington in West Cumbria, just outside the Lake District. I’m also supported by a small, fantastic team with a range of VA skills.
After leaving university with a drama degree in World Performance, I began doing volunteer admin support for a national charity promoting international friendship and cultural understanding. I was soon hired as a paid member of staff and quickly gained lots of different skills including planning, coordinating and marketing.
I continued working at this charity for 5 years, during which time I had various roles including Office Manager, Marketing Manager, and Deputy Chief Executive. It was interrupted only once when I spent three months living and working in Italy!
When I returned to my home county of Cumbria, I began working with one of the top independent holiday cottage letting agencies in the area, Sally’s Cottages. There, I was involved in the creation and implementation of the overall marketing strategy, coordination of all marketing streams, and creation of two annual brochures, as well as day-to-day marketing management and administration.
After a change in circumstances, I began working remotely for Sally’s Cottages and, shortly after, set up my own virtual assistant business, The Singing VA. I now offer a range of admin and tech VA services to busy business owners who wish they had more than 24 hours in the day.
In my spare time I love to sing and regularly perform in concerts and shows in my local area. On most days I can be found at my desk singing along to whatever music takes my fancy!