About Karen


I’m perpetually chirpy, always friendly, and a consummate professional. With an unequivocal reputation for reliability and trustworthiness, I pride myself on knowing that my support provides value and assurance.

My skills lie in the ability to be adept in all administrative tasks: From managing your diary and travel arrangements to one-time project management and system management.

I love working with individuals who are passionate about their work, ambitious, and want to develop and grow their businesses.

With over 25 years’ experience, I know that your expectations will be high. Completely unflappable and totally reliable my previous life in the city has prepared me to approach every situation with calm and consideration.

I work from my own co-working space that I founded in 2018 called The Residence, just outside Saffron Walden.  This provides me with the perfect space to run my own business and to be surrounded by other like-minded business owners enabling me to collaborate in a professional and supportive environment.

Behind every successful business is another successful business who totally has your back and understands the pressures of being a business owner, win, win!

Karen Tait – VA Advantage

My Skills

As a quick learner, who is proactive and strategically focused, I help people like you to run their business without the hassle of recruiting extra staff or making a permanent commitment.

Delegating your workload may not come naturally because you like to stay in control. I get that a lot. I tell my clients to trust me with a small project to start with and see how we get along. Before you know it, they’re happier, less stressed and ready to let go a little more.

So, what can I help you with right now?

  • Diary/Email Management
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Organisational Strategy
  • Research

I am well versed as a business owner, having walked a mile in your shoes.

I like to think I understand entrepreneurial thinkers and start-up dreamers!