About Wendy Payne & The VA Project
When you choose The VA Project, you'll be working directly with me, Wendy. I'm a CIM qualified UK marketing professional with 13 years’ experience working with organisations in a wide range of industries.
Perhaps you have a project you need support with, or want help with admin tasks. Or maybe you need to build a website, don’t have time to manage your social media, sort emails, do research for that project you’re working on, write those blog posts, focus on your SEO, create a stunning PowerPoint presentation for your meeting, write letters… the list goes on.
If this sounds like you but you're concerned about all the associated costs of hiring an in-house admin assistant and marketing professional and finding space in your office (if you have one) for them to sit, then we need to chat!
Hi, I'm Wendy Payne...
...a highly experienced and results-driven CIM qualified marketeer with a natural creative flair.
Throughout my marketing career I've worked with businesses in various industries. These have included travel, fashion, fenestration, manufacturing, engineering, telecommunication, medical, assisted living, and security to name a few.
I have experience working with both start-up businesses and large organisations with a turnover of in excess of £120million so there's no business too big or too small!
I'm skilled in both B2B and B2C marketing strategy, content creation, integrated marketing campaigns, asset and literature design, product launch and brand management.
Using skills gained from my entertainment and teaching background with a 2:1 (BA Honours) degree, PGCE qualification and Certificate in Professional Marketing with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, I apply creativity and fine-tuned organisation to my work.
I'm ready to help take your business to the next level!
Doug Gallacher - Unified UK
Wendy was a great help to us when we started up our new fashion brand.
Her wealth of marketing experience really helped us focus on our target customers, and she also was instrumental in making sure our website was optimised for web searches.
All in all we were extremely satisfied with her service and we would highly recommend her to other businesses.
Philip Ball - Digital iTech
The VA Projects came recommended to us by a friend. We reached out to Wendy as we had a number of issues with the marketing of the business.
Wendy’s first task for us was to review the companies website as we realised that there were a number of issues. Wendy reviewed and audited the website and suggested some recommendations to rectify the problems.
The other area of the business that Wendy is currently involved with is our social media. We had a number of discussions with Wendy in relation to what we expected and she set straight to work with little guidance.
Wendy is very professional in her approach and is extremely knowledgeable in her field. She is personable and very easy to work with. I would definitely highly recommend Wendy.
Kelly Canning - Kelly Canning Creative
As a new start-up, I had the ideas but didn't know where to begin to make it happen! With Wendy's expert guidance and support, I feel armed with the tools and knowledge I need to make my business successful. Wendy's personal approach meant I felt confident, supported and prepared at the end of each 1:1 session. I would highly recommend Wendy for any self-employed or small business, her level of knowledge and understanding is second to none!
I feel very lucky to have been able to work with Wendy and gain so much insight into business and marketing. Any business would gain so much from working with Wendy.
Charlotte Walker - Chalk Project Management
I needed a website for my company and didn’t know where to start apart from getting the domain name and hosting.
Wendy was able to come up with a logo, brand and website that matched my needs. She understood what I needed, supported my ideas and steered me in the right direction to create the brand and website to fit the bill.
She was reliable, kept in touch and obviously put a lot of thought into her work. Thanks Wendy.
Lydia Ashley - Customade Group
Wendy is a hard working, focused, and capable marketeer with impeccable vision and drive to orchestrate complex and effective campaigns.
I had the pleasure of being led, taught and nurtured by Wendy at the beginning of my career and I think myself lucky to have learned from such a driven individual who projects her own creativity, dedication and know-how onto everything she does, both big and small.
Wendy is highly skilled and faultless to work with, bringing an air of professionalism into the work place but also celebrating each individuals differences and using them to the advantage of the team.
It would be an honour to work with Wendy again and I hope our paths cross in the future.
Michael Kirby - Astor-Bannerman Care
I worked with Wendy for 6 years. She is thoroughly professional and has a great eye for the detail. Wendy has a creative streak and seems to find it incredibly easy (I’m sure it isn’t!) to come up with marketing and promotional ideas that are anything but the same old thing.
She is a great communicator, great to work alongside but most importantly, she is a dedicated marketeer.
I am truly sorry I don’t have the pleasure of working alongside her any longer however, my loss is someone else’s gain. Good luck Wendy
Lucy Hemingway - OpeMed (United Care) Ltd
Working with Wendy is a real pleasure; we worked seamlessly together on a joint venture project to promote the Mencap campaign, Changing Places.
Wendy has a keen eye for detail and is keen to generate interesting and inspiring ideas for our ongoing project.
Wendy proves to have a strong understanding of digital, online marketing and content creation.
I would not hesitate to work with Wendy on any project.
James Stuart Smith - Astor-Bannerman (Medical) Ltd
I thoroughly recommend Wendy.
She was a diligent and outstanding employee for the whole time she worked for us, starting in a very junior temporary role and ending up eventually managing the whole marketing function.
Matthew Williams - TUI Group
I was fortunate enough to have Wendy on my team working overseas for the world’s largest holiday company TUI Group. During this time I had the pleasure of seeing her excel at customer relations, planning and leading the hotel teams from strength to strength exceeding customer expectations. She is always known to go the “extra smile” (well mile) by driving forward projects with passion and enthusiasm.
I remember Wendy taking it upon herself to improve team morale and engagement by implementing additional communications, events and other tasks that extended well beyond the scope of her role, like championing the teams development through effective coaching. She will always be remembered by such great contributions to the team.
I truly enjoyed working with Wendy and I know the full overseas operations team did too. I’m sure her career will continue to thrive and grow, as am I hopeful that our careers path will join together again and we'll work alongside each other once more…