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      Out of the ordinary

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      PA Life presents a selection of locations to bear in mind the next time your boss requests an event setting that is truly memorable.   Lincoln’s Inn (pictured)lincolnsinn.org.ukSpaces available: The Old Hall and Crypt can accommodate 250 guests for a reception. The Great Hall hosts up to 300 delegates theatre-style, or between 250 to 600 […]

      Off the beaten track

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      A unique venue can embody your brand, be a great draw for delegates and could even cost less than you think. Nicole Holgate talks to those in the know. If your company hasn’t yet ventured beyond the hotel chains in order to host its events, it may be high time to think about it. “It’s […]

      Tame the stress habit with self-help techniques

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      Many PAs work in high-paced, pressurised, and demanding big business environments – the perfect breeding ground for stress in other words. By using the OAR model of Objective, Action, Review you can effectively get it under control and work towards achieving a more harmonious state of mind. According to Andrew Stead, a former Goldman Sachs […]

      Top 12 office innovations

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      There was a lot to see and do at this year’s Office Management & PA Show, so if you missed any of the good bits, check out PA Life’s highlights.   FRESH JUICES Sejuiced provides personalised refreshments for corporate events that are designed to blast away fatigue. It can host a mobile bar serving freshly […]

      Find somewhere special with D-Events

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      Do you find that you never have enough hours in the day to source yet another exceptional event venue? D-Events offers the solution to spending a week trawling Google for potential properties with free, global, venue-finding support that will save you those precious hours of searching.   Founder and event management consultant Denise Willman offers […]

      Let’s get together

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      Around 70 members of the PA community gathered in the Northamptonshire countryside at Whittlebury Hall in early July to network, meet suppliers and be inspired. This year’s ExecSec Summit was once again a resounding success, with great feedback from all concerned – see the video below for comments from those attending.   “It was two […]

      Getting there

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      With PAs expected to multi-task more than ever, one of the key duties that falls under their remit is booking business travel. PA Life teamed up with PrivateFly to analyse their buying habits – Colette Doyle evaluates the results.   Think of travel and what comes to mind: a sun-drenched beach with an exotic cocktail […]

      Bridging the maternity gap

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      If you are an expectant mother who doesn’t want to give up her career, the professional tide has turned in your favour. A number of companies are working hard to ensure that they don’t lose valuable, experienced PAs by providing cover incentives and flexible working schemes. For instance, one new recruitment firm provides a financial reward. The […]

      Culloden Estate invests in the future

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      The historic Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast has undergone a £1 million refurbishment that includes upgrades to the kitchen, banqueting suites and the spa. All rooms and suites have also been kitted out with new, luxurious Cloud beds and significant landscaping has taken place to create the hotel’s own herb garden. The hotel, which […]

      Looking ahead

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      At the recently held Office Management & PA Show, PA Life Editor Colette Doyle led a debate between four PAs from vastly different sectors. They discussed openly what they felt about the profession and shared their thoughts on the future development of the role. To open the debate, Doyle asked the panel how they felt […]