Memberships

We are proud to be members of the following professional bodies

Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

Established over 40 years ago to help their members succeed in business, they are a non-profit making and non-party political organisation that’s led by their members, for their members.

Members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local network groups, business banking and mentoring.

They don’t only provide fantastic membership benefits - FSB is also the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed.

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every organisation that processes personal information to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), unless they are exempt.

Failure to do so is a criminal offence.

SVA came into existence to: Promote best practice in the virtual assistant industry; create industry wide VA standards; and help UK VAs find clients. In order to qualify as a member we: Have a website of professional quality. That includes a UK mailing address, Terms and Conditions, cookie policy*, privacy policy*, and acceptable use policy*. Have professional unique email addresses. Back up data securely off site and on a external hub onsite. Answer phone calls or emails received within office hours next working day. And if we are unavailable we have an answerphone giving further information about when you will respond to the query. We are always professional. And only take on tasks which you are fully capable of completing. We have suitable professional indemnity insurance through Hiscox. Are based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. We are ICO registered. We contribute. By interacting with the SVA forums, facebook pages or in another demonstrable way. And we have provided information on where to find more details