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    ROUNDTABLE: Taking the pain out of ground travel

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    We partnered with Uber for Business and convened a roundtable of PA Life Club Members to discuss ground travel planning and how technology and automation can make things easier… Participants Abigail Jones, GHDAlexandra Kaye, QuantcastChristine Harris, LazardClaudia Budianto, UberLinda Moss, CSGIMatthew Mintram, UberOrlaith O’Brien, EndavaSandra Cybaite, Taylor VintersSarah Kingdom, GHD Tell us about your current […]

    RESTAURANT REVIEW: Gloria, Shoreditch

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    If you follow news of restaurant openings, you surely won’t have missed the extensive coverage of Shoreditch’s latest venue, Gloria. It’s been reviewed and commented on by pretty much all of the top restaurant critics. PA Life went along to find out what all the fuss is about… Gloria is the latest opening from the […]

    The rise of the male PA

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    It’s time for more men to consider taking a role as a PA or EA, says Claire Gray, co-founder of Bain and Gray. Change is happening – but slowly… Long gone are the days where job roles were stereotypically matched to a certain gender. For example, more women are starting to embrace a career in […]

    CHRISTMAS EVENT PLANNING: How to create a theme for your party

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    Don’t go down a rabbit hole thinking about themes for your Christmas party, says Michael Charles, Creative Director at Julia Charles Event Management (although Alice in Wonderland is a great option)… Christmas parties are often created around a theme, with PAs having the tiresome task of assuming that they have to think of a new […]

    PA Life Summit Speaker Q&A: Melody Brooker, Live The City

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    In the latest of our Q&A’s with PA Life Summit speakers, we sat down with Live The City Managing Director Melody Brooker to discuss her career path, industry trends and advice for aspiring event managers… Tell us a little bit about your career to date and what your current professional focus is? I left a […]

    How to plan the perfect office Christmas party

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    As part of our new series of features taking a look at the projects that PAs and EAs are tackling, we speak to Jo Parkin (pictured, below), Assistant to the VP of Customer Development at Alpro UK, about organising the annual company shindig… Tell us about a brief you were given for a company Christmas […]

    Checking In: Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa

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    Nestled in the Surrey countryside, on the fringes of London, Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa, offers an unforgettable setting for business meetings and corporate days of all sizes. Hamish Kilburn checks in to the 19th Century venue to find out more… London is overrated, is the audacious conclusion I have made following a recent trip […]

    CHRISTMAS EVENT PLANNING: How to ditch the turkey

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    Maybe it’s time to ditch the turkey and pigs-in-blankets when it comes to the office party, says Mark Field, Operations Director at the Victory Services Club. Why not try bringing the flavours of European Christmas markets to your event?… The working environment has changed and many of us now work in a more flexible and […]

    Christmas Party Planning: The necessary evil?

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    Is Christmas party planning getting earlier? It’s crazy that we’re already running around finding venues and crafting the seating plan, says Declan Halton-Woodward, EA at Handelsbanken Wealth/Heartwood… My unpopular opinion is that Christmas parties are a bit of a scam; it’s astounding the premium we pay for events in December and there’s the ever expanding […]

    Case Study: Event planning – Growth Conference 2019 with Metro Ecosse

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    Metro Ecosse – who will be attending the London Events Summit in October – were recently asked by the Growth Conference 2019 to create an event that put personal interaction at it’s heart; focusing on experiential content, networking and choice – Here’s how they did it… The Project The Venue The Growth Conference 2019 was […]