Three national business award recognitions for Surrey-based virtual outsourcing agency

News Posted 21/09/21
Surrey-based virtual outsourcing agency Get Ahead has been shortlisted in six categories for three different national business awards, focused on women in business and franchising.

Rebecca Newenham (pictured), founder and director of Get Ahead, has been selected as a finalist in the Best Business Women Awards 2021 for Most Inspiring Businesswoman and Best Business Woman in Business Services, as well as National Business Women’s Awards 2021, for Business Owner of the Year, and Southern England Business Woman of the Year.

After a corporate buying career for retail giants Superdrug and Sainsburys, Rebecca founded Get Ahead in 2010. Since then, her team has grown to over 50 virtual assistants and franchisees, providing flexible, effective marketing and business support services to clients across the UK.

The business has previously been crowned Flexible Business of the Year and Rebecca herself has been recognised as a leading female entrepreneur.

Get Ahead has also been shortlisted in two categories for the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards 2021. The business is a finalist for the Franchise Balance Award and Fiona Ibbetson of Get Ahead Leeds, York & Harrogate is a finalist in the Lifestyle Franchisee Award.

Rebecca said: “I am beyond delighted to be shortlisted in these national business awards. Between them, they recognise my dream of creating a flexible business that would allow highly talented individuals, particularly parents, to balance both work and family life.

“I want to thank all of my team for helping to get Get Ahead recognised in these awards, as well as congratulate Fiona on her finalist place. Fiona has had a fantastic first three years in business and I am so pleased to see her hard work recognised in this way.”

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