Support for Creatives
Citrine VA began in September 2020 after Lee-Anne decided to dive in and develop the support she offered in both virtual assistance and social media to other creative businesses full-time. A full rebrand was designed, implemented, and is now in full swing and shouts colour!
Our virtual assistance business has been trading since January 2019 but during the Covid-19 pandemic, Lee-Anne had the vision to support not only small businesses who needed assistance day-to-day, but also support other VA’s who wanted to be part of a team.
As a business owner, we all know how hard it can be to juggle so many hats; administration, social media, accounts, bookkeeping, marketing, design, sales… the list goes on. With the support and someone to be your accountability partner, you can achieve so many things and more.
Having a VA is invaluable and can really make you and your business shine!
“Lee-Anne is an absolute joy to work with. She is super-efficient and totally gets my work (which is important to me).
I love her passion and enthusiasm for her contribution to my business – it means a lot to me to have her on my team. I couldn’t do it without her!”
— Katie Phillips
Meet the Team
Citrine VA wouldn’t be what it is without the full team; Lee-Anne, Jodi, Nicola & Romina.
Each one of our team members have their own unique skills and their own ways of working. We all love what we do, we love our clients and we are lucky enough to enjoy working with each other.
When we are not discussing client work, we enjoy a good natter about life, our families and what we get up to at the weekends.
We are a friendly creative bunch!
Lee-Anne lives with her family in Solihull, West Midlands, and is originally from Berkshire.
Lee-Anne started her career in corporate roles, had a family, and then found VA life after purchasing a children’s franchise and became a business and admin geek!
Lee-Anne says; “Running a VA business takes a lot of energy but I’m so passionate about our services that it makes it all worthwhile. I genuinely love each of our clients!”
Lee-Anne likes the traditional aspects of PA tasks, is CPD certified in Social Media, and is currently training to become an ICF Coach!
When Lee-Anne isn’t working she’s either crafting, sewing, or baking with her children, all whilst listening to music.
Did you know… Lee-Anne used to be a dancer and competed at the All-England Dance Finals many times, these were major highlights of her childhood!
Jodi lives with her family; husband and 3 children in Warwickshire.
Jodi started her own VA business in 2020 during the pandemic of Covid-19 and soon found herself working predominantly in social media management.
Jodi joined the team with creative energy and has been wonderful with developing several clients’ social media strategies.
As a creative person, she loves working in Canva, creating graphics to go with content for social media posts to be scheduled on social platforms. Jodi also enjoys creating lead magnets and marketing material for clients.
In her spare time, Jodi exercises regularly and loves making handmade jewellery!
Nicola lives with her family; husband and son in Essex.
Nicola’s background is in Graphic Design. She spent 12 years working in Children’s publishing.
After having her son in 2018, Nicola decided to leave London commuting behind her, and find work closer to home.
Nicola found an online Social Media course and community, where she actually met Lee-Anne.
Nicola then joined the ‘Citrine VA’ team, in summer 2021. She has been doing fabulously and even taught us a thing or two. So, don’t forget to follow our Instagram for the tips Nicola has been sharing with you all.
In her spare time, Nicola enjoys baking with her son and performing in her local amateur theatre group shows!
Did you know… Nicola spent two summers working at an American summer camp!
Romina lives with her family in Liverpool, where her two young children are keeping her on her toes. She is originally from Munich, Germany.
During the pandemic of Covid-19 she signed up for an online CPD accredited Social Media course and is now finding her feet in this fascinating new line of work.
Romina has recently joined our team and is currently getting herself familiar with all things Social Media and loves being part of the team.
When Romina isn’t working (or running around after her children) she enjoys a good book, crafting, working on her photography skills, and visiting art exhibitions.
Did you know… Romina was an actress as a child, appeared on TV and in film productions!