The Autumn – ’tis the season for awards!

The Autumn – ’tis the season for awards!

The Autumn season sees a potential plethora of Award activity in the PA profession – here is a small taste of what is happening around the UK:

North West PA Awards 2018 launch event – and the results are …

The launch of this new awards event organised and sponsored by Robert Walters took place at Manchester Cathedral on 25th October 2018.

The Awards were presented to 19 categories, with the evening hosted by stage and screen celebrity Sally Lindsay.

The proceeds of the raffle going to local Minds in the North West.

Congratulations to all of the organisers, sponsors, finalist and category winners.

Here is the full list of winners:


Manchester PA Awards recognise the profession …

The Manchester PA Awards were held on 1st November 2018 at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club. with guest compare host, Gethin Jones, TV and radio broadcaster.

Manchester’s PA Awards recognised 16 categories with Melanie Sheehy, Amanda Hargreaves both collected “Services to PA Industry” Awards.

Birmingham PA Forum collected “External PA Network Award” just as they began their second birthday celebrations – well done Daniel!

Congratulations and best wishes to all of the organisers, sponsors, finalist and category winners

Full listings of winners can be found here:

Secs in the City – PA of the Year at The Ivy

This month sees the SecsintheCity PA of the Year Awards for 2018 on 8th November 2018 at The Ivy, London.

More news as soon as we get it! Web site:


Chief of Staff / Executive PA Magazine in Melbourne …

Off to Melbourne Australia for the Chief of Staff / Executive PA Magazine – PA of the Year Awards for 14th November 2018? This year’s venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia


UK VA Awards National Final – England VA of the Year 2018 …

The stage is set for the unveiling of who the Panel of Judges will consider to be England’s VA of the Year 2018.

The announcments and presentation will take place at ExCel, London on Thursday 15th November 2018 at 2pm, supported and hosted by Your Business Community as part of The Business Show.

We look forward to seeing the 2018 Regional VA of the Year winners (in date order of the 2018 Regional Finals throughout the year) –

Amanda Ryan of Social Elf
Rachel Locke of Arlo Private PA
Joanne Manville of Joanne Manville VA
Felicity Webb of The Virtual Assistant UK
Elizabeth Wright of Admin & More

Good luck everyone! More news here:


Miss Jones PA Awards 2018 …

An evening of drinks to celebrate your achievements this year with Miss Jones, with some great prizes up for grabs at Andaz Hotel, 40 Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7QN on 20th November 2018.

Nominations closed for all Miss Jones members on the 30th of October, categories are:

PA of the Year, EA of the Year, Communications PA of the Year, Oustanding Achievement and Best Newcomer.

More details:

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