• In Depth

    30 ways to hold a successful event

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    To celebrate 30 years in the business, creative event production company Eclipse has created a 30-step guide to help event organisers make their next project a success. Whether you are facilitating a gala dinner, putting together a conference, or curating an exhibition, this step-by-step list is all you need to ensure an excellent event. Have […]

    Streamlining business travel: Tips for packing like a pro

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    With a key focus on business travel this month online for PA Life, Luke Conod, MD of Buy Jeans and its parent company Denim Nation, shares his top tips on how travellers can pack effectively.  Packing is a curious thing – it can be done very efficiently if you put your heart into it, but let’s face […]

    5 minutes with… Leanne Farrell, founder of Leanne Farrell VA

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    After launching her own virtual assistant business a few years ago, Leanne Farrell, founder of Leanne Farrell VA, has never looked back since. Here she explains why she needed to make the jump and stop thinking ‘what if, and why she just can’t live without her phone. How did you launch your business? I started […]

    Opinion: The importance of having a personalised approach in hospitality

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    First impressions count for everything in business, making the importance of offering a personalised approach even more crucial. Natalie Joyce, head of entree reception services at Vacherin, shares her tips to ensure businesses are delivering the best service to clients.  In the words of the author Maya Angelou: “People will forget what you said, people will […]

    Harley Street Concierge shares new cancer support guide for employers

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    To coincide with World Cancer Day (February 4, 2019), Harley Street Concierge has compiled a new guide to ensure employers are offering the right support to staff with a cancer diagnosis. As today marks World Cancer Day (February 4, 2019), specialist cancer care provider Harley Street Concierge (HSC) has detailed its new guide to support […]

    What does ‘PA’ stand for?

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    In today’s modern world a PA wears many hats, from booking business travel to organising a boss’s schedule, they always ‘bend over backwards’. Here, Georgina Hathaway, freelance PA, explains why when an exec welcomes a PA, they are not just getting an assistant, they are also gaining a superhero. Personal assistant “Do I need one?” […]

    PA Life Club: Royal Berkshire Conference Centre hosts a night of team-building

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    Club members took on ‘The Cube’ as the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre and Goto Events held an evening of team-building activities and networking. The Madejski Stadium is an impressive venue in its own right – capable of holding up to 24,000 guests, the view from the boxes and conference rooms above is unparalleled. Inside it […]

    Interview: Business Travel Show’s David Chapple on the event’s 25th anniversary

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    As 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Business Travel Show (BTS), this year’s event looks set to be bigger and better than ever. David Chapple, event director for Business Travel Show, shares his thoughts on how leaving time to network at a show is crucial and why Brexit will be a big talking point this […]

    PA Life Club: Penelope Alice soaks up the countryside with a stay at The Lodges at New House Farm

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    PA Life Club members enjoyed an overnight stay with New House Farm, where they got the chance to unwind and relax in the stunning Rother Valley, while checking out its exclusive facilities for corporate outings. What a way to kick off the New Year with a stay at The Lodges at New House Farm? A […]

    Best etiquette hacks for business travellers

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    Our jobs can see us travel around the world to meet with clients and colleagues, from the USA and Japan to places in Europe – business can take us anywhere. As such, Irma Hunkeler from digital marketing agency, Re:signal, shares a selection of etiquette tips travellers need to know. When you are on a business […]