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#BBOPANetwork LIVE 12/07 | The Highs & Lows of Virtual Assistant Working

12 July @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us: Kathy Soulsby & Gilly Mulford for ‘The Highs & Lows of Virtual Assistant Working’ followed by a Q&A at Pentahotel, Reading

You are cordially invited to attend the Bucks, Berks & Oxon (BBO) PA Network’s Face to Face event at Pentahotel Reading on Tuesday, 12th July 2022 at 3:00pm.

We will welcome our keynote speakers for the evening:

▶ Kathy Soulsby – Chief Organiser, Personally Virtual

▶ Gilly Mulford – Founder, Your Household PA

Our topic for the session is:


In this session, Kathy and Gilly will talk about the highs and lows of building a Multi-VA business. Having a team can push your business and your comfort zone to the next level! Ideal for those looking to take the next step in their business, in this session, Kathy and Gilly cover the tipping point of when to bring in another VA, finding the right people, developing trust and building a network, as well as how to manage your time when your business is no longer just you. Kathy and Gilly’s talk will be followed by an interactive Q&A.

Network Founder Sarah Howson & Director Marianne Whitlock will be hosting this event at Pentahotel Reading.

Kathy Soulsby

Founder of Personally Virtual, Kathy and her team of 25+ associate VAs provide ninja-like diary management to Consultancies and other B2B businesses. Whether it is 1 VA or a team of 10 VAs, we do what we do so clients can outsource everything but their brilliance.

Gilly Mulford

Founder of Your Household PA supporting businesses and private households to gain back precious time; enabling clients to ultimately spend more time doing what they love.


One of the finest hotels in Reading, Pentahotel sits at the heart of Berkshire’s Royal heritage surrounded by castles, churches and outstanding natural beauty. Pentahotel Reading is a 206-bedroom, six floor concept designed with style and comfort in mind. At the heart is the iconic Pentalounge: part bar, part restaurant and part chill-out area, it’s an ideal place to unwind after a long day or get together to plan your next adventure.


3pm – Arrivals & Informal Networking

3:45pm – Welcome & Introductions: Sarah Howson & Marianne Whitlock

4:00pm – Keynote Speakers – Kathy Soulsby and Gilly Mulford followed by an interactive Q&A

5:00pm – Close, Informal Networking


Bucks, Berks and Oxon PA Network (BBO PA Network) is an active professional networking group for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Virtual Assistants, Administrators and Office Managers who work or live in or around the Bucks, Berks & Oxon area. We are not county specific, anyone is welcome to attend!

It doesn’t matter where you are in your career journey, whether you are just starting out in the Business Support industry or are very experienced – as long as you are in a support role you are more than welcome to join our membership and attend our events.

We are an all inclusive network, we empower each other, lift each other up and support each other!

Sarah Howson founded the network 7 years ago whilst off on maternity leave. A former Executive Assistant herself, she understands how important it is to build and have a network of likeminded Assistants you can turn to for support. Marianne Whitlock is very much a people person through and through and has a interesting sales, marketing and events background as well as a huge passion for fitness. Together, Sarah and Marianne run Strategic PA Recruitment alongside building the PA Network community. Championing the Business Support profession as well as enabling a platform to build an incredibly professional, warm and friendly network.


Sarah Howson (BBO PA Network & Strategic PA Recruitment)
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Pentahotel Reading
Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7RH
Reading, RG1 7RH GB
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