EPAA Team

Victoria Wratten
Founder

Victoria is Founder and CEO of Executive and Personal Assistants Association (EPAA) and formerly a multi-award-winning Executive Assistant from the United Kingdom. Her name is synonymous with the highest standards of excellence within the UK EA/ PA profession.

She is fiercely passionate about the role of the Assistant and actively encourages it as a truly fantastic career choice, after experiencing all facets of the role through her extraordinary career journey.

At the age of sixteen, Victoria began her career as an Office Junior within the motor industry. Her natural aptitude and love for the role, coupled with an unstinting work ethic, led her to swiftly rise up the secretarial career ladder. Roles as Secretary and Junior Personal Assistant followed before Victoria landed her first Executive Assistant position at the age of just 21, working for Susan Scott-Parker OBE, CEO of the Business Disability Forum.

During this time Victoria undertook the position of South East Chairman of a European Assistant Network, organising and leading innovative events and skills training for assistants; her work proved so successful membership numbers for the group doubled during her tenure.

Victoria’s next EA position was supporting a Global Director at one of the world’s leading specialist recruitment firms. Here Victoria revolutionised the EA/ PA working practises; uniting a formerly disparate workforce into a highly engaged, industry- leading internal network, for which Victoria won many accolades.

In 2008 Victoria was a Finalist in the Hays/Times UK PA of the Year and in October 2011, following an unprecedented number of nominations, Victoria received ‘Outstanding Contribution to the PA Profession’ at the Mayfair PA Magazine awards. 

Victoria has appeared as a judge on numerous prestigious awards for Assistants, from national and industry press awards, to the Wearethecity.com ‘Rising Star Awards’, where she was instrumental in the addition of the ‘EA/ PA’ category.

Victoria’s expert knowledge has been widely demanded across all media channels; she has appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 5, been featured in The Times, The Daily Mail, London Business Matters, People Management Magazine (CIPD) and Management Magazine in addition to regular contributions to all industry press titles.

In 2015 Victoria was named as one of the top 30 ‘Women in the City Power List’ by City AM Newspapers. She was the first Executive Assistant to ever be ranked in such a list.
In 2017, Victoria was named as one of the top 30 ‘Inspirational Women in the City of London’ by Brummel Magazine. Again she is the first ever Executive Assistant to ever be in this list, but hopes she won’t be the last.

As a respected UK industry figure, Victoria regularly presents to and trains Assistants at events and conferences throughout the UK and internationally; to date she has captivated and inspired Assistant audiences across five continents. As one of only three millennial PA/ EA trainers worldwide Victoria is especially proud of the consistently exceptional feedback she receives from assistants that benefit from her expert knowledge.

From setting up her first event for EAs and PAs 16 years ago, she is now the CEO of the UK’s leading professional body for Assistants, Victoria is currently passionately committed to delivering EPAA’s mission of championing, promoting and developing the Business and Executive Support Profession.

As such her work is dedicated to her home country of the United Kingdom.

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