PA Awards – All-Ireland 20th May 2014

What a fabulous night to mark the return of the PA Awards to Dublin.
Just don’t ask what time the celebrations concluded – all great fun!

The evening was hosted by TV3 presenter Sybil Mulcahy, with on-stage interviews with Deborah Shaw (President, Association of Celebrity Assistants), Liz Wakeling (Chairperson, EUMA UK + Ireland), and Marion Lowrence of the PA Hub (Leeds, Yorkshire PA Network), and our recruitment sponsor Cpl Office Support.

More details will be in our next newsletter, but we have the greatest pleasure in listing the Award winners here:

Temp/Contractor of the Year – sponsored by Cpl Office Support
2014 Winner: Julie Carney
Runner Up: Tina Wilson

VA of the Year for All-Ireland – sponsored by BeMyVA
2014 Winner: Heather Greig – VPA-NI
Runner Up: Lisa Nolan – Aslan VA

PA of the Year for All-Ireland – sponsored by pa-assist
2014 Winner: Jacqui Quigley
Runner Up: Frances Neeson

Congratulations to all the finalists, runners up, and winners.

Winners: Personalised Engraved Award, Flower Bouquet, £250 Pitman Training Voucher, Radisson Blu Prizes, and Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Runners Up: Engraved Award, Flowers, 50 Euro voucher from Arnotts
(The winners of the Virtual Assistant Awards also receive a 12 month free membership with BeMyVA).

Our good fortune to have the help, sponsorship and the kind support of:
CPL Office Support, Pitman Training, Radisson Blu, Sonix Entertainment, Arnotts,
Pack and Go, Plants and Planters, and of course, Zoom In, our event management partners.

Panel of Judges
A big thank you to all the PA judges:
Deborah Shaw (President Association of Celebrity Assistants),
Liz Wakeling (Chair of EUMA UK and Ireland),
Susie Barron-Stubley (MD, Castalia Coaching and Training),
Aine McMullen (EA to CFO, MetLife Services Europe Limited),
Alison Ladrigan (EPA, Aer Lingus, Overall Winner PA of the Year, Ireland 2006).
The panel was chaired by our CEO, John Palmer

A final thank you to Fiona Kelly and Aisling Kelly of Zoom-in for managing the logistics for the event, along with the kind hospitality and support of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, 8 Dublin – a great location and host.


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