John Palmer

Founder and CEO of the business consultancy exec4. Growth,change and turnaround specialists.

Scoping, shaping and providing bespoke mentoring programmes for entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Frequently work with senior executives, directors, entrepreneurs and start-ups to break through to the next level.

Corporate career experience with acclaimed market leading global brands, growing SMEs, and family business ventures.

A pioneer Chartered Director (1999), Masters in Company Direction (Leeds Business School); and has served for more than 15 years on professional development IoD committees.

Chair of the UK VA Awards for Virtual Assistants and organisers of the annual UK VA Conference. John is a long-term advocate of the need for continual professional development Incorporating diversity, inclusivity and ‘women in business’ initiatives.

The value of working with outstanding award winning Virtual Assistants

Evaluate which admin and back-office processes could be delegated to release your time to focus on growing your business faster.

The seminar will cover: what can a Virtual Assistant do for me and my business; how much will they charge and how do you engage a VA; what to look for in selecting your first Virtual Assistant.

Meet some of the region’s leading UK VA Award winning Virtual Assistants


  • Paul Cooper: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Paul Cooper

    Using Technology to Help Boost your digital Marketing

  • Mark Clisby: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Mark Clisby

    How your business marketing needs to adapt in a constantly changing world

  • Noel Unwin / Susana Jiménez: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Noel Unwin / Susana Jiménez

    Pre-owned Microsoft Software: Realising residual values and savings for businesses

  • Melanie Philippides: Speaking at The Business Startup Show

    Melanie Philippides

    “I’m Done” – How Relationship Trauma Can Sabotage Your Business