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    Education in action

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    Whether you’re starting out in your career or you’re looking to make your next move up the ladder, studying can be a great way to improve your chances of securing that dream job. Michael Cheary tells you how. While hard work and enthusiasm will help you progress in your career, enhancing your skills and knowledge is […]

    Penelope Alice at the Meetings Show: Lime Venue Portfolio, Unique Venues of London and 30 Euston Square

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    Last week I brought you a taster of my time at the recently held Meetings Show and now here’s the conclusion of my epic three days. My busy schedule included the hosted buyer welcome reception, which was put on by Lime Venue Portfolio and held at the Science Museum. There was great steampunk entertainment from […]

    Penelope Alice at the Meetings Show: Sandals/Jamaica Tourist Board and Merlin Events

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    Phew, trade shows are hectic occasions! Not only did I run myself ragged going round the stands at the Meetings Show at Olympia, but I had my hands full in the evenings too. First off, it was time for some Caribbean flavour as I headed to the Jamaican High Commission in Kensington Gore to sample […]

    A foreign affair

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    Before sending your executive jetting off on overseas travel, make sure you’ve satisfied all the necessary business visa requirements, advises Karen Taylor. Companies often have the misconception that business travel visa requirements are the same across the world. This is far from the truth and in fact the difference in the application processes and traveller […]

    And now…. something for the boss: staying focused

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    At PA Life we’re devoted to bringing you the very latest news, advice and recommendations on a whole smorgasbord of topics that we hope are of interest to you in your professional lives. Since our most popular stories seem to be those that provide suggestions on how to engender a better working relationship with your manager, […]

    Stay on the safe side

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    With business travel on the increase, it’s more important than ever to exercise duty of care over executives jetting off overseas. Business travel expert John Burke opens your eyes to the potential risks It’s a fairly standard scenario: you’ve spent the afternoon arranging a trip for your boss to the far east, involving three airlines […]

    From the desk of Penelope Alice, Britain’s most fabulous PA: the Bingham’s 30th anniversary

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    What’s in a name? Well, when it’s the Bingham hotel and restaurant, you get a rich history of nobility and culture, as the Richmond property was once the home of Lady Ann Bingham and later the poets Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper. I was invited to the venue’s 30th anniversary party and I’m glad I […]

    Institutes of excellence

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    Sourcing a venue for corporate events isn’t always an easy task, but academic institutions offer a low-cost alternative to hotels and conference centres. PA Life takes a look at the huge selection available across the UK. University of Bristol (pictured): bristol.ac.uk/conferences-hospitality/conferences/; Number of meeting spaces: The campus provides numerous spaces across a wide variety of […]

    Find inspiration at the venues of Queen Mary University

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    Events & Hospitality QM is the in-house brand of Queen Mary University of London, which has more than 100 venues for hire from just £39 per delegate. The academic institution has three convenient locations in the City, Mile End and Whitechapel. The university’s iconic venues include the Octagon, (pictured) which can accommodate up to 500 […]

    Iscoyd Park targets the corporate market

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    Country house Iscoyd Park is expanding into private events and targeting the corporate hospitality market. Home to the Godsal family since the 19th century, Iscoyd Park has received awards for its accommodation and is now emerging as a premium choice for bespoke corporate events. The Georgian property overlooks the borders of North Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire […]