About Us

Who We Are

About Our Company

VA Central was founded in September 2020 by UK Estate Agency Owner and Mentor, Sanjay Gandhi, and Business, Operations and Marketing Specialist, Bronwyn Schmidt.

This is VA Central’s story…

A fan of using Virtual Assistants to fulfill a wide range of roles in his businesses, Sanjay has extensive knowledge of the UK’s property market and is well-networked in the property industry. Bronwyn is a seasoned Business Operations Manager with many years of experience in sales and marketing across diverse industries, six of which were spent working as a Senior Virtual Assistant for US and UK companies.

By late 2020, Bronwyn had been working as Sanjay’s Executive Virtual Assistant for five years from her home base in Cape Town. Then, the advent of the Covid pandemic triggered a property boom in the UK. At the same time, Covid lockdowns brought the need for significant changes to UK estate agents’ business models – including greater use of digital communication tools and business management software. In discussion with numerous estate agents through his mentoring business, Moss Mentors, it became clear to Sanjay, and to Bronwyn, that sourcing and keeping good estate agency support staff was a huge challenge. The need for Virtual Assistants quickly became apparent.

Today, Sanjay and Bronwyn have grown VA Central to over 70 extraordinary Virtual Assistants, whose specialist skills range from administration and bookkeeping to project management, customer service, design and social media marketing. Future expansion plans will see VA Central venture into supporting estate agencies in the whole of the United Kingdom and Europe, as well as venturing into other industries.

Kylie Wilford

VA central is the absolute best! I am lucky to be part of their team and can only just be SUPER GRATEFUL!! We work together as a family, always very helpful and there’s workshops we can all learn from. They go over and beyond to help us, educate us and keep us informed of different changes and good important info we need to know ! I have met amazing people through this company and I’m so happy to be part of the team! From the very Top man ! Thanks Boss!! To all the ladies in the office !! You guys all rock !!!

Kylie Wilford

Virtual Assistant
Tania Kuhl

I’ve been with VA Central for over a year now and loving it! It’s a fantastic team. Our meetings are always fun and informative and they’ve created a pool of professionals that can pick each other’s brains. They have been a great liaison between myself and the client which always gives me peace of mind.

Tania Kuhl

Virtual Assistant
Kelly Tomlinson

Working for VA Central has been my dream job for many years and I am so grateful to have this opportunity. Being able to assist people abroad while working out of the comfort of my own home is a game changer! As a mom it’s also a huge plus being able to work from home while keeping an eye on your kids . Would highly recommend VA Central to any future employee wanting the opportunity to work from home !

Kelly Tomlinson

Virtual Assistant
Leadership

Meet Our Team

Sanjay Gandhi

Managing Director

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Bronwyn Schmidt

Operations Director

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Elizma Smuts

Personal Assistant to Operations Director

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Jacques Greyling

Head of Marketing

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Kirstin Vergottini

Head of Talent Acquisition

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Niki Strachan

Client Success Manager

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Letia Snyder

Client Success Manager

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