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Formed in 2015 by Joanne Hawkins, the NW VA Conference has been the ‘go to’ event for VAs in the North West, based on the need to connect, learn, laugh and interact. Joanne wanted somewhere for fellow VAs to meet up and benefit from the expertise and knowledge of key North West speakers and business owners which they could in turn, introduce to their business and growth plans.
The 2019 event, which sees us celebrate our 5th anniversary, is covered over 1.5 days and we even invite you to an informal dinner on the first night, this has always proved to be really popular, most people stay and it’s a really great way to build on those connections.
Key business topics have been covered over the last 4 years, including Social Media, Presentation Training, PR, Personal Development and Networking to name a few. This year plans to be just as fantastic.
Each year we theme the topics we will cover and have already been inspired to “Stand Out’, “Get Connected”, “Showcase Yourself” and “Finetune Your Business” This year will be no different and the theme will cover “Skill Up” We are confident that we’ve helped our attendees really stand up and stand out over the last 4 years and want to make sure now they really tailor their skills and perfect their craft.


  • Type: Keynote
  • Category: Business Development, Finance, Social, Training, HR / Recruitment / Legal, IT / Digital, Marketing/PR, Networking, and Warrington
  • Sector: Office Management, and Other


Rebecca Bates

Rebecca Bates

“ I train companies how to attract new customers through Social Media by dropping the sales speak and getting personal! For many years now, I’ve been using Social Media with great results across the Public, Private and Voluntary sector. Just before I launched Social Media Executive, I worked for Nomad Games, increasing their Social Media community from 500 to over 20,000 in the space of three years. They were fans that bought from us time and time again, interacted with our content and were loyal supporters of the brand. I love showing businesses how to #GetSocial..”