At the start of my business journey, a very wise lady told me that not all clients are created equally and to choose the ones that would make me better. I’ve been so fortunate to work with some amazing business owners since then. Read about their experience of working with Brava Virtual in the following testimonials.


I am in the privileged position that Marina is my Operations Manager. I have an awful lot of balls in the air, all at the one time, and there are many different facets to my business. Marina has my back at all times. She is my right-hand woman. She points out the potholes before I can even see them. She puts manners on me – because I need it – and she teaches me something new every single day. She is constantly looking out for new ways in which we can streamline my business to make it run more smoothly for me, for my clients and for her.

I would be lost only for Marina. I would not be able to achieve all of the things that I do if it wasn’t for her. I invented a word with regards to Marina Branigan and it’s called “Marinafy”. I create a piece of work and it’s always really good! Then I send it to Marina and she steps it up at least 10 notches. She “Marinafies” my life and my business.

I’m lucky to have found Marina and I’m lucky that I get to work with her so closely. The benefits are exponential for me, for my family, for my clients, for my business and for my community. I’m so grateful to Marina and I look forward to many, many years of working with her and growing both of our businesses.

Nicola Connolly-Byrne, Co. Louth

Marina is without question one of the most capable, positive and easy to work with people I have met. She has already started to transform my business with the easy confidence of an expert. Once passed over the work is done efficiently and usually better than I can do it myself. I have no hesitation in recommending her. She is fantastic!


I have tried numerous different ways of outsourcing work over the 9 years I have been in business. I have found what I was looking for in Brava Virtual.

Marina is everything you want in a Virtual Support for your business. She is organised, proactive, professional and a trusted ally for my business. I actively recommend Marina to every business owner I meet as I know what an impact she can make for them in making their working life more manageable and successful. She has saved me time, money and most importantly mental space. A great investment for any entrepreneur. 

Muireann Fitzmaurice, MarketingCoach.ie, Co. Wicklow

Marina and I have worked together as team members on several occasions, and I can honestly say, there’s no-one I’d rather have alongside me. 

She is positive, professional, knowledgeable and thorough. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and she will always do her utmost to make sure the job gets done. A natural problem-solver, she brings a vast wealth of skills and experience, with an incredible ability to prioritise and focus, ensuring that any task she undertakes is completed with maximum efficiency and minimum hassle. 

She is an exceptionally supportive colleague, bringing an air of calm to any project that she’s involved in. She’s also an excellent sounding board, asking pertinent questions and helping you to view things from a fresh perspective when you’re teasing out an idea. 

I love working with Marina, and would consider myself very lucky to do so in the future. I highly recommend her to any business looking for online support services that are in a completely different class.

Sarah Hanstock, Co. Wexford

The Brava Virtual Office Manager service adds brainpower to our business at critical times.  

As a busy Project and Event Management company we often need extra support in the build-up to large events. That’s where Brava Virtual is really valuable. We allocate a portion of the project work to Marina and know that it will be delivered to an excellent standard.

Brava Virtual is an incredibly valuable support to our business and we are delighted to recommend the service to others.  


Marina is a valued member of the How Great Marketing Works team. She makes everything work and that is such a critical component when building out a marketing process that has so many moving parts. In our flow she sees how everything connects and makes it work, always anticipating which piece impacts other parts we’re experimenting with or bedding in.

There is a security in working with Marina because I know she won’t miss anything and everything is always done in support of the bigger picture and of me personally. This frees me up for the next stage in the growth of the business.

I love working with Marina. It is always a joy!

Marina has been a huge help to my business this year. As a solo business person, the volume and variety of work to complete can mean either neglecting the day to day tasks or the future planning tasks, both of which are essential for success.

Marina has helped me prioritise what needs to be done and I have been able to hand over work to her, with complete trust in her abilities. She has worked on a large range of work for me, all completed with the utmost efficiency, professionalism and diligence.

Working with Marina has reduced stress, created room for growth and been absolutely excellent value. I would highly recommend her to other entrepreneurs.

Roisin Matthews, Mess Chef, Co. Louth

Following a recommendation I employed the services of Marina in Brava Virtual to complete a market research project.

Marina’s approach is exemplary covering each stage of the task from briefing, quoting, management, to final delivery efficiently and professionally, leaving me with full confidence that the work was carried out to a high standard.

I would highly recommend the service of Brava Virtual.

Louise Murphy, Instigate Consulting, Co. Dublin

Marina is extremely knowledgeable about technology, which enables her to get tasks done remotely and efficiently. I was amazed at how much she was able to get done for me in a short amount of time. She took the time to discuss exactly what I needed her to do, which was key to getting the work done quickly and correctly. 

Shona Madden, Madden Law, Co. Louth

Being swamped in your business is not a nice feeling so when the time came to outsource a certain project we wanted someone to alleviate our stress and not add to it.

Marina did just that for us. She is a warm, friendly person that’s very efficient and professional. From the moment we contacted her, she listened to our needs and provided us with THE very best customer service. 

We knew we had selected the right company to handle our project and we would happily use and recommend Brava Virtual over and over again. 

Ernest Hanlon, Hanlons, Co. Down

Brava Virtual completed a project for me recently which would have been extremely time-consuming for me to do as a sole-trader.

Marina delivered the highest possible level of service in a timely and professional manner and is a pleasure to deal with. She has a strong attention to detail and has extensive experience. 

Any business would benefit from Marina’s expertise.

Cathy Hennessy, The Tower - Creative Arts & Play Therapy, Co. Meath

As a client of Marina at Brava Virtual, I highly recommend her as one of the best Virtual Assistants you could have the pleasure to do business with.

Marina is highly professional, efficient and experienced. 

Jacqui Taaffe, JT Coaching, Co. Louth

It has been a great pleasure working with Brava Virtual.

I was looking for someone who could make my own system work better for me, which Brava Virtual not only did but has taken my business to the next level. Marina’s calm, positive attitude reassured me throughout. She is very organised, professional and articulate. I cannot say enough positive things about her and her way of working. Nothing gets overlooked! 

I cannot recommend Brava Virtual highly enough to other business owners. You will not be disappointed!

It was a joy working with Marina. 

Fidelma Heeney, Fidelma Heeney Lettings, Co. Meath

I would like to express how grateful I am to have Brava Virtual on my side.

As a busy Montessori / Preschool / After School owner, and mother of three, the role and responsibilities have me facing some of the biggest obstacles and tasks in my business and private life. Marina has come along with her truly amazing service and transformed my business and vision for the future. 

With the constant updating of regulations and policies, Marina keeps on top of all my tasks with her high quality administrative skills. She is professional, creative, understanding and a genuinely considerate person. I feel more in control of the future and feel that Brava Virtual is hugely important for running and growing my business.

I would be honoured to recommend Brava Virtual.

Alison Smith, Little Wonders Montessori, Co. Leitrim