SVAI Awards 2024

Celebrating the Virtual Assistant Industry in Ireland

18th October 2024, Cork City

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About The Awards

The SVAI Awards, presented by the Society of Virtual Assistants Ireland, aim to recognise and celebrate the exceptional talent within the Virtual Assistant and Online Service industry of Ireland.

As a finalist of these awards, the first of its kind in Ireland, you have the opportunity to participate and showcase your skills.

Across 7 categories, we’re celebrating the accomplishments and dedication of Virtual Assistants and Online Service Providers throughout Ireland!


In recognition of outstanding achievement and exceptional contribution within the Irish Virtual Assistant Industry

Acknowledging the administrative expert who has gone above and beyond in delivering outstanding organisational, administrative, and operational support, streamlining processes, and contributing to the success of their clients.

Celebrating the creative powerhouse who has delivered outstanding marketing, design, podcasting, or other creative services, demonstrating innovation, originality, and a strong impact on their clients’ brands.

Recognising the technological wizard who has provided exceptional services in web design, automation support, or any other technical field, contributing to the success and efficiency of their clients’ businesses.

Celebrating the individual who has excelled in managing and strategising online businesses, showcasing their ability to optimise operations, drive growth, and deliver remarkable results.

Honouring the promising new talent in the virtual assistant industry, who, despite being in business for a shorter time, has already displayed remarkable potential, dedication, and growth.

Recognising the virtual assistant who has demonstrated exceptional skills, professionalism, and outstanding client service in their business.

Who Is It For?

The SVAI Awards welcome anyone who provides virtual services in administrative, creative, or technical areas. Whether you are in your first twelve months of business or are an established business owner, this event is for you!

The title of “Virtual Assistant” covers a wide range of service providers, including those skilled in executive support, bookkeeping, graphic design, social media management, copywriting, event management, and more.

This event recognises and celebrates the contributions of all these professionals who offer valuable virtual assistance.

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Why Enter?

Entering the SVAI Virtual Assistant Awards offers numerous benefits and opportunities for virtual assistants across Ireland.



Business Growth

Industry Validation


When you enter the SVAI Awards, you give yourself the chance to be recognised and appreciated for your exceptional skills and hard work in the virtual assistant industry. It’s not just about winning an award; it’s also about connecting with like-minded professionals and expanding your network, opening doors to exciting collaborations and opportunities.

By participating, you can enhance your professional reputation, attracting more clients and unlocking new avenues for business growth. It’s a way to showcase your commitment to excellence and establish yourself as a trusted expert within the industry.

Plus, reflecting on your achievements during the awards process can be incredibly motivating, inspiring you to reach for even greater success in your virtual assistant business.

How To Enter?

To enter the SVAI Virtual Assistant Awards, simply click the button below, which will direct you to our online hub. There, once you have signed in, you can easily complete the appropriate form to submit your entry.

2024 Awards Timeline

June 7th

Submissions Open

July 19th

Submissions Close

August 30th

Finalists Announced

October 18th

Awards Presentations

Our Judging Panel

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Karen McCarthy

Karen McCarthy is the founder of The Simplified Social Media, and her signature program Online Business Accelerator (OBA). She helps service businesses leverage social media to get clients. She teaches marketing and content strategy that allows service businesses to get the results they want organically.

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Renske Ensing

Renske, a Creative Project & Operations Manager and co-founder of verða Intentional Life Design, also known as the Productivity Witch, uses her magic to help her clients connect the dots and find solutions to their business-related problems.

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Sinead Glennon

Sinéad Glennon is the Founder of TranScribe, a multi award-winning outsourced typing platform for Irish legal, medical and business professionals. Prior to founding TranScribe, Sinéad forged a successful career in the insurance industry followed by strategic planning and management roles in banking and law,.

Edel Hayes

Edel Hayes is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of experience. Her mission is to use her financial expertise to help you develop strategies that will take the stress and uncertainty out of your accounting obligations and help grow your business.

The Story Behind The Awards

The SVAI Awards were founded by Cat Tobin and Ellie Clogher, industry veterans with a combined 14 years of experience in business and the virtual assistant field.

With a deep involvement and understanding of the virtual assistant community in Ireland, Cat and Ellie recognised the need to acknowledge and appreciate the highly talented and hardworking professionals shaping the industry.

The awards evening will be a celebration of the exceptional contributions made by virtual assistants in Ireland. Complemented by a full day of workshops, learning, and strategising, the event aims to inspire and motivate attendees to up-level their virtual assistant businesses.

More details on the full schedule of events to follow.

Cat Tobin and Ellie Clogher

Our 2023 Winners

Industry Leader of the Year 2023

Industry Leader of the Year 2023

Sandra Thompson - Thompson Admin Services

Virtual Assistant of the Year 2023

Virtual Assistant of the Year 2023

Ilaria Eugenia - Organise Your Business Day

VA Newcomer of the Year 2023

Éadaoin McCann - McCann VA

Online Business Provider of the Year

Online Business Manager of the Year 2023

Katie Corbett - KADA Management

Administrative Services Provider of the Year 2023

Nicole Stafford - Stafford Virtual Support

Creative Services Provider of the Year 2023

Michelle Ryan - Ryan Virtual

Tech Services Provider of the Year 2023

Elaine Keohane - Ellie Tasks

Terms & Conditions Apply

To Enter the SVAI Awards 2024:

* You must be based in and operating out of Ireland for at least nine months of the year to enter.

* You must be a fully paid member of SVAI – to join click here.

* You may enter up to two categories, but each submission should be category specific.

* If, for whatever reason, it is considered that there are not sufficient entries in a specific category, the decision may be made to withdraw the category from the awards.

* The judge’s decisions are final.

* Entry for all categories closes on July 19th and submissions cannot be accepted after this date.

* Once submitted the application form is deemed final and cannot be edited. You may, however, request to  submit a new form, if necessary.

Please note, tickets for the event will go on sale after submissions have closed. In the meantime, be sure to save the date.

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