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PA Life Star Awards 2024 judges are announced

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Our much-awaited annual PA awards – PA Life Star Awards 2024 judges are now announced. As with previous year, we have an impressive panel of external judges, all experts in the assistant training or recruitment field. The nominations opened on June 19th and will close at midnight on September 20th. We encourage all amazing PAs, […]

The Landmark London’s 125 days of Afternoon Tea to mark the 125th anniversary

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The magnificent five-star, Grande Dame hotel, The Landmark London in Marylebone, celebrated it’s 125th anniversary on the 1st of July. The significant birthday is marked with very fitting 125 days of Afternoon Tea service. Our Editor enjoyed sampling the hotel’s award-winning high tea at the stunning Winter Garden earlier this month… 125 days of Afternoon […]

Learnings from a perfectly imperfect day

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Embrace those perfectly imperfect days! Step away from that “woe-is-me” cry when things don’t go to plan! It’s important to foster a solution-focused attitude rather than wallowing in despair.  I know it’s easier said than done, but with a few techniques and ideas at the ready, you’ll become more adept at dealing with days that […]

Graduates are redefining the workplace – new CEMS report

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New graduates embarking on their careers are redefining the workplace, according to a new global report from CEMS – the Global Alliance in Management Education… The report The Future-Forward Workforce reveals what young professionals want from the new world of work and what leading employers are doing in response. It reveals that this generation is […]

PA Awards: PA Life Star Awards 2024 nominations are now open

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PA Life is once again searching for star quality Administrative and Business Support Professionals in our annual PA Life Star Awards. Nominations are now open for this year’s PA Awards and close on September 20th 2024 with two new categories added this year making the total eight… Are you a star PA, EA, VA or […]

Exclusive interview: CEO and PA team at The HVN wellness institute

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Our Editor met with Muriel Zingraff, CEO at London’s most exciting and forward looking wellness institute – The HVN in Knightsbridge, and her PA Katie Aldworth. The HVN is all about improving the way clients live, look and feel, all under one roof…with some of the words most prolific, experienced practitioners on site. The centre […]

Plastic Free July and champions of year-round sustainability in hospitality

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Short-term awareness campaigns such as Plastic Free July can really help businesses and individuals re-evaluate their relationship with single use plastic and other forms of non-recyclable waste. But we need much more from businesses if we are to achieve net-zero in the events industry by 2050. There are  already great businesses striving to go that […]

Lack of confidence in sustainability strategies

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Over three quarters (78%) of employees lack confidence in sustainability strategies their employers have in place and find it hard to communicate these effectively says the AimHi Earth team who surveyed 1,727 professionals between 2022 and 2024 for their recent report… Employees lack confidence to apply sustainability strategies Nearly all employees (93%) reported that they […]

Understanding the culture in the Middle East is essential for business success

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In the world of business, effective communication and cultural understanding are essential ingredients for success. The culture in the Middle East, and business etiquette too, are different from the West and it’s important to learn how best to work with the partners from this region, advises Didi Basry, an expert in Middle Eastern business culture… […]

Ask Abi column answers burning questions by assistants

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Our Ask Abi columnist, Abigail Jones, a career EA, answers burning questions by assistants sent to us by PAs and EAs. Abi currently works at Spotify and also provides professional coaching and mentoring to individuals and corporate groups…     How to make your executive prioritise your one-to-one meetings? Thank you for writing in with […]

Zero Bills Home: The Future of Sustainable Living 

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In a move to meet the growing demand for sustainable living, Hopkins Homes has partnered with Octopus Energy to offer the first-ever Zero Bills Homes in Suffolk. What is a Zero Bill home? ‘Zero Bills’ is a world-first smart tariff that allows customers to move into homes that are fully kitted out with green technology […]

Can you spot a fake review?

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82% of consumers have reported seeing a fake review in the past year, with 72% thinking fake reviews are now the norm. But can you spot a fake review when you see one?… With fake reviews on the rise, the experts at Scams.info wanted to provide their top tips for online shoppers to identify if […]

Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Disney serve Pride Afternoon Tea during June

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Disney Theatrical Group, and Diversity Role Models are proud to announce their partnership in honour of Pride Month this June. You can enjoy Pride Afternoon Tea, a special cocktail and an exclusive screening in collaboration with Disney’s Frozen The Musical. Disney has been working with Diversity Role Models for over 3 years […]

Royal Afternoon Tea at InterContinental London Park Lane

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Our Editor was delighted to spend tea time at InterContinental London Park Lane savouring the most delicious Royal Afternoon Tea. It was a chance to sip and savour a piece of royal history at what was the former childhood residence of Queen Elizabeth II.. The new Elizabethan Royal Tea is served throughout the spring at […]

Wicked Direct welcomes Lee Stupple as Groups & Travel Trade Sales Manager

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The success story of the in-house B2B team at Wicked Direct continues with an announcement of Lee Stupple joining as the Groups & Travel Trade Sales Manager. They are also proud to reveal fantastic results of over £2 million of additional sales for Wicked in just 19 months.   Watch the Wicked Trailer Here Wicked […]

AimHi Earth on a mission to create 100 million nature-first employees

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AimHi Earth, a leading climate and sustainability training provider, has secured £1 million in funding to accelerate its mission to create 100 million nature-first employees. Through curated training, AimHi Earth is tackling the climate crisis head-on by ensuring employees of large companies are empowered to take action… AimHi Earth is one of the first companies […]

Summer 2024 all-weather terraces in London

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Are you looking for perfect al fresco dining and drinking spots in the capital? Then the new Drake & Morgan’s destination themed all-weather terraces will make you think you are on holiday already. And the Italian trattoria style roof terrace at Selfridges will take you to the Med as soon as you step in. We […]

Corporate dress codes: 6 unwritten rules for professional workwear 

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Dress codes in the corporate world have transformed significantly in recent years thanks to the changing shape of our workplaces. There has been a shift away from strict formal attire like suits and ties and a clear move towards a more relaxed yet smarter dress code.  Despite this loosening of rules, the conversation around ‘what […]