• In Depth

    The importance of transparency to successful venue sourcing

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    Louise Goalen is Chair of the HBAA and took up the role of Head of Venues at live event specialists Top Banana earlier this year. Louise believes that trust and transparency are the cornerstones of great client/ agency / venue relationships and sees the role of venue finders as pivotal in this three-way connection. Trust […]

    From the desk of Penelope Alice: Networking with The Black Tomato Agency

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    With Mr P stepping up his affinity for treating clients to international adventures, I was so happy to see an invitation from PA Life to meet the folks at The Black Tomato Agency during a networking event at the gorgeous new Four Seasons Hotel Ten Trinity Square. If you’re unfamiliar with the property, it’s one […]

    Unleash your inner Wonder Woman

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    Mindfulness Expert Dana Zelicha presents five steps to unleashing your inner Wonder Woman and finding the right work-life balance using mindfulness Are you a working woman who feels pressure to find balance? Is fear or uncertainty stopping you from making leaps or moving forward? Society and instinct have made women primary care-takers, however we cannot […]

    PA Profile: Craig Harris

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    Male assistants are few and far between, so when I come across a man in the community I’m instantly intrigued to get his thoughts on the profession. Add to the mix the fact that Craig Harris, EA to the Fundraising Director at housing and homelessness charity Shelter, was recently crowned the first male winner of […]

    Christmas Top Picks

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    Make it a night you’ll never forget this Christmas with some festive hits at Lucky Voice. Experience London’s newsest and most exclusive venue, Sea Containers Events – the perfect backdrop to host your seasonal celebrations. If that’s not enough, get Christmas wrapped up with Grazing Food and receive 10% off with our Christmas Top Picks. […]

    How to make friends and motivate people

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    Your executive team relies on you for everything. You’ve called in a favour to get them into the latest Michelin-star restaurant for a business lunch, sorted web conference issues in the boardroom, scheduled next week’s meetings across multiple time zones, filed their expenses and booked the office Christmas shindig. At some point, you’ve probably been […]

    London Top Picks

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    Make it a night you’ll never forget with 50% off Lucky Voice’s new karaoke bar in Islington. Discover London’s biggest and best Irish bar for your next corporate event or Christmas party with Waxy O’Connors, or experience London’s newsest and most exclusive venue, Sea Containers Events – the perfect backdrop to host your seasonal celebrations. […]

    How to talk about pay at work

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    With the BBC releasing the salaries of its highest-paid stars, the hot topic of the moment is whether people should feel free to discuss their pay with their colleagues. A recent Twitter poll revealed 53% of PA Life readers think remuneration should be kept private, but those who thought it was acceptable feel quite strongly. […]

    A memo from Craig Harris

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    Craig Harris knows first-hand what it’s like to be told he didn’t have the right experience for a job. Here he discusses how he overcame adversity to land his dream role “Success is what happens after you stop making excuses.” How true is this? Sometimes it’s easy to find the excuse for why we haven’t […]

    Work out at work

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    Office workers’ sedentary lifestyle poses a risk to their health, says Peter Haling from The Health Quest. Here are his tips for busy PAs to sneak in a bit of exercise at their desk Anyone who’s ever had back pain will know just how debilitating it can be. According to the UK Statistics Authority (2015), […]