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    Confessions of a Personal Assistant

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    You think you have problems? Read this ‘Confessions of a Personal Assistant’…. continued Now, the fate of a dying kumquat tree in the artist’s loft—and on an apparently related note, the well-being of the boss—was Missy’s responsibility. She kept prioritizing her boss’ business needs over the tree, until she got called in for a kumquat-inspired […]

    From the desk of Penelope Alice, Britain’s most fabulous PA: Harrods Christmas showcase

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    Where did 2014 go? It’s hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner. Of course, that means I need to start buying gifts for all of Mr P’s clients. Luckily, I was invited to the Harrods winter showcase event at the Bulgari Hotel to get all the details of the luxury company’s best […]

    Perfect party planning for lots of festive fun

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    Party planning can be a thankless task, with colleagues slow to offer any real help, but quick to complain if everything is not how they envisioned it should be. With this in mind, event specialist at Chillisauce Rachael Farrington says organisation is the key to ensuring that your Christmas party is memorable for all the […]

    Hilton London Angel Islington offers a central location

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    Located next to the Business Design Centre and just a few minutes’ drive from Emirates Stadium, the Hilton London Angel Islington offers the ideal base for business visitors attending events at either venue. Its recently refurbished bedrooms and suites provide a comfortable environment in which corporate travellers can relax after a day of meetings. The […]

    Get a history lesson at the Real Mary King’s Close

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    Hidden deep beneath the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh’s best-kept secret – a warren of hidden closes where real people lived, worked and died, known as the Real Mary King’s Close. For centuries their stories have remained untold, but now PAs can book the venue for corporate entertainment. This unforgettable five-star underground attraction is one of […]

    Future perfect?

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    At this year’s ExecSec Summit, PA Life Editor Colette Doyle led an informative debate on the future of the PA profession and the factors that could influence how the role is developing. Here, we provide an overview of the panel discussion. PA Life Editor Colette Doyle opened the session by asking the panellists if they […]

    Exceptional events

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    So your boss has asked you to book an interesting location for your company’s next function? PA Life takes a look at some of the options available around the UK to help you organise a memorable corporate event Stanbrook Abbey (pictured)Callow End, Worcestershire WR2 4TYamazingvenues.co.uk/venues/stanbook-abbey/ discover-stanbrook-abbey/Spaces available: The abbey features 14 recently refurbished function rooms, […]

    Party planning booklet is your guide to a great company celebration

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    Have you been tasked with planning your company’s Christmas party this year? Stuck for inspiration on themes, catering, or venues? Help is at hand with the launch of the latest edition of the PA Life Party Planning Guide. Featuring 60 pages of suppliers who can help with food, drink, themes, furnishings and those little finishing […]

    Why the PA’s role offers such a unique insight into business

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    A complete awareness of the function of leadership, the diversity of work on offer and having control of your own career development are just three of the reasons that make the role of the PA uniquely privileged. According to recruitment agency Hays, which recently surveyed 536 top EAs face-to-face, unless you aspire to become the […]

    Organise your perfect event at the Colonnade Hotel

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    The Colonnade Hotel offers you the opportunity to organise the perfect event, from a small board meeting to a wonderful celebration. With the help of a dedicated team, the meeting or party you wish to hold will be sculpted and created to meet your every need. Plus, the venue has all the facilities to make […]