Applications open for 2016 Manchester PA of the Year Awards

Applications open for 2016 Manchester PA of the Year Awards
  • Launch held at the luxury King Street Townhouse hotel
  • Applications will be open until 3rd June 2016

Applications are open for the 2016 Manchester PA of the Year Awards, with the awards dinner to be held on Thursday October 27th this year at The Palace Hotel.

Nearly 100 professionals from across the region celebrated the launch of this year’s awards last night at the King Street Townhouse. The launch revealed this year’s categories as well as the location of the black tie awards dinner to celebrate the winners.

The awards, organised in partnership between Robert Walters and the Manchester PA Network, celebrates outstanding support professionals across the North West.

First launched to overwhelming success in 2015, applications for 2016 will be accepted until June 3rd of this year. The awards will recognise exceptional support professionals across the following categories:

  •          Robert Walters Excellence Award
  •          The Manchester PA Network Ambassador Award
  •          Lifetime Achievement
  •          Above and Beyond
  •          Star of the Future
  •          Best Event Organised by a PA
  •          PA Team of the Year
  •          Line Manager of the Year
  •          Manchester PA of the Year

Gill Owen, Manager of Secretarial and Support Recruitment for Robert Walters Manchester, comments:

“We are immensely proud of the support last year’s awards received from businesses and secretarial professionals in Manchester and we hope to make 2016 an even bigger success.”

“Working in partnership with the Manchester PA Network, the awards are an opportunity for us to celebrate the vital work secretarial professionals do in supporting the success of businesses in the region.”
The key sponsor for this year’s awards is Make Events and The Christie Hospital has been selected as the charity partner.

Co-founders of the Manchester PA network comments:

“We are incredibly proud as co –founders to see members of the support sector in the North West being recognised for their hard work and invaluable contribution to industry.  The inaugural awards were a resounding success and were a real credit and achievement for our industry.”


“Once again, we are thrilled to be working with Robert Walters on such a wonderful event and are excited to build on this key partnership.” 

More information on the awards is available at

For further information, please contact Alan O’Doherty on or 020 7509 8839

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