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    PA Profile: Deborah Shaw

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    Deborah Shaw never seems to turn down an opportunity; one of the most significant was when a friend invited her on holiday to Los Angeles. “It was April, the weather in California was gorgeous and I didn’t want to leave,” she laughs. Then a new acquaintance said that if Deborah were to come back, they would employ […]

    A memo from… Susie Barron-Stubley

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    I’ve had a tricky few weeks with some of the relationships in my private life, and it’s given me cause to pause and reflect about how hard we find it to have important conversations – both personally and professionally.  Most of us instinctively shy away from confrontation, conflict and disagreements, and from saying something to someone […]

    Time to set sail

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    Michelle Porter is PA to three directors at Young & Rubicam group; this summer she is taking part in the challenging Clipper round-the-world yacht race. “The final preparations are underway. Having just returned home from the final phase of training, I am now living, breathing and dreaming the Clipper Race. “Seven days on board a […]

    Meeting by the Mersey

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    Liverpool’s venues and hotels are supported by an impressive collection of museums and attractions that provide organisers with plenty of options for gala dinners, social iteneraries or unique experiences.   Alongside business travellers, it is estimated that more than two million people a year who plan to visit Liverpool are influenced to do so by The […]

    Fine dining meets football at the WM Club

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    Most companies have their fair share of sports fans and they are sure to be excited to hear about a venue that unites the ultimate sporting setting with fantastic hospitality. Emirates Stadium’s WM Club combines a love of the beautiful game with elegant surroundings, featuring a restaurant where visitors can enjoy a five-course à la […]

    Come on down to the Cornish coast

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    If you’re trying to find somewhere suitable for a secluded board meeting away from the city, or even fancy recharging your batteries by the seaside, then Beachspoke’s luxury Cornwall venues have it covered. The properties, Black Moon, Blue Moon and Moon Shadow (pictured), are all designed as an alternative to whitewashed Cornwall cottages and bring […]

    It’s good to talk

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    No longer exclusively an accessory for fad-devoted celebrities, a personal coach can provide vital guidance in key areas of your professional life. Nicole Holgate takes a closer look. Maia is a new service that provides one-to-one professional coaching to help you progress in your career. It was created by executive service Coachmatch to provide a […]

    Pulling together

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    If team-building conjures up images of raft building or orienteering in the middle of a windswept field, think again. Charlie Berry looks at the alternatives. A recent survey carried out by Vodafone UK and YouGov suggests workers feel that some old-fashioned team-building exercises can be a waste of time, and are toe-curlingly embarrassing. The research among […]

    The great outdoors

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    Wherever you are in the UK, you can find an array of open-air event venues suitable for hosting a corporate celebration that makes the best of the British summertime. PA Life presents a selection from around the country. 41 PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON Type of outdoor space: A spacious roof terrace in central London adjoined by […]

    GenieConnect launches one-to-one meeting management

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    Has your boss asked you to manage the appointments among attendees at an upcoming event? There is now a programme available to do just that. Digital event solutions provider GenieConnect recently announced the launch of MeetingsConnect, a multi-platform, intelligent meetings management programme. It is designed to be an efficient way to manage one-to-one meeting schedules […]