2010 Fellowship to the USA to study the growing Virtual Assistance Industry

In 2010 Tracey Clarke was awarded the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship.

This is a very special research fellowship which gave us the overwhelming opportunity to visit the USA for 5 weeks looking at how the Virtual Assistance Industry operates across 4 different States.

In the USA the Virtual Assistance Industry is a fast growing market recognised among businesses and gaining a strong foothold in how administration is delivered to companies virtually rather than using the traditional method of recruiting a PA or secretary.

Our itinerary included visiting colleges and universities, businesses and organisations who already work with virtual assistants, US Chambers of Commerce, exhibitions, international VA Associations and established virtual assistants in the States of Virginia, Texas and California and in Washington D.C.

Our main aim was to look at how the US VA Industry impacts on both businesses and home working VAs and what ideas and advancements we can bring back to the UK, helping to raise the much needed awareness to businesses of this change in working culture.

Virtual Administration will continue its research looking at how this new industry develops on a much bigger scale, providing greater benefits to businesses and organisations.

If you would like to read more about our visit and our findings, please take a look at our report.

Visit the Trust Website

Visit the website to find more information about the Winston Churchill Fellowship Trust – a fantastic organisation that gives you the opportunity to make some life changing decisions and have adventures that can really change your perspective on life in so many amazing and unique ways.

Watch Tracey talk about her Fellowship

2015 – Further Research in Texas

We carried out further research in the areas of Dallas and Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, looking at the private independent therapy market. Our findings generated far more questions than answers requiring further research.

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