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Office space enquiries jump 800% after Boris Johnson’s announcement

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Enquiries for office space in the major UK cities jumped 800% on Tuesday after Boris Johnson’s announcement that the return to the office is not far away. “The announcement from the Prime Minister has obviously sparked a vote of confidence for UK businesses working out what the return to normal looks like. We are getting […]

A hotel of innovation and firsts for meetings and events

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The world’s first super boutique hotel will be the leading events venue in London due to its size, flexibility, capabilities and location. London is synonymous as being the preferred city in Europe for meetings and events and The Londoner, set on the south west corner of Leicester Square, is where the capital comes alive. Opening late spring, […]

VIDEO: Interview with Louise Stevenson, Operations Manager & Executive Assistant

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Louise joined Criton almost 2 years ago and since then her role has grown from part time EA to full time EA and Operations Manager. In 2020, Louise was a finalist at the PA Life Star Awards and in 2021 has contributed two articles ‘How to juggle home schooling while working as an EA‘ and […]

SUMMER PARTIES: Supplier Roundup

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From the 12th April outdoor attractions will reopen and hospitality venues will be able to make use of their outdoor spaces again. On LinkedIn we asked ‘what are you most looking forward to at this year’s summer party?’ 51% said socialising, 27% replied summer weather, 16% said BBQ and cocktails, while 6% responded other with suggestions […]

SUMMER PARTIES: Create a complete brand experience

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Following the latest update, it’s safe to say we’re feeling excited and positive for the summertime. With events set to return this May, it’s time to start planning for in-person events (finally!) and that’s where Drayton can help! Drayton work as an extension of your events and marketing team to help create a complete brand […]

Half of working adults believe the pandemic has damaged their career prospects

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Half of working adults believe the pandemic has damaged their career prospects, according to a study. A poll of 2,000 employed or recently unemployed adults found almost one in ten believe the industry or sector in which they work has become unstable following the events of the past 12 months. Others have had their pay reduced […]

5 minutes with… Chiesi’s Sarah Fernley on how the pandemic has changed her role

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to working from home, role changes and home schooling. We spoke to Sarah Fernley, team leader for Chiesi Limited’s Support Services Department, PA to a Director and System Administrator about how the pandemic has changed her responsibilities… Q: Could you tell me about your day-to-day role?  My day-to-day role is […]

Rounding up Technology Month

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February has been a month packed with technological innovations, expert advice on the latest developments and top tips for working with tech. As PAs, EAs, VAs and more have had to adapt over the past year, new solutions have offered support in the constantly changing working environment. Investing in the right tools can make life […]

Video: Interview with Sarah Szekir-Papasavva, Virtual Assistant and Founder of Apt Virtual Assistance

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Sarah Szekir-Papasavva, Founder of Apt Virtual Assistance, comes from an artistic background, having studied a Masters Degree in Fine Art at the University of Leeds before building a career as a PA. Sarah trained as an Executive Assistant, followed by a Virtual Assistance course, before using her experience to start Apt Virtual Assistance. Sarah offers a […]

What you missed…

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PA Life Club members placed their bets and put their detective hats on during a busy January and February for virtual events. In January, PA Life teamed up with Arctic Fox Events and Blue Hat Team Building to bring PA Life Club members and readers an exciting virtual day at the races. Taking place during lunchtime, this […]