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    5 minutes with… Chiesi’s Sarah Fernley on how the pandemic has changed her role

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to working from home, role changes and home schooling. We spoke to Sarah Fernley, team leader for Chiesi Limited’s Support Services Department, PA to a Director and System Administrator about how the pandemic has changed her responsibilities… Q: Could you tell me about your day-to-day role?  My day-to-day role is […]

    5 minutes with… Holiday PA’s Sandie Lehal on the impact COVID-19 has had on her travel business

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyone’s travelling plans, but what do you do if you work in the travel sector? We spoke to Sandie Lehal, Founder of Holiday PA, about the impact COVID-19 has had on her travel business… Q: What inspired you to start Holiday PA? I gave up a corporate career, working all […]

    Joining the world of technical jargon and abbreviations

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    By Louise Stevenson, Operations Manager & EA to CEO, Criton If you’re anything like me, you will love embracing new technology; though we often give little thought as to how that technology is developed and the stages it goes through to reach us. Peek behind the curtain and you will find a world of jargon and […]

    5 minutes with… AMEX GBT’s Marilyn Markham on what to Expect When Travelling During COVID-19

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    Contemplating travelling in the near future? What can you expect when you venture out to an airport, train station, or hotel? How will the COVID-19 vaccine impact traveller requirements? We spoke to Marilyn Markham, Head of the Salesforce Centre of Excellence at American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), about what you need to consider when […]

    How to juggle a high level of demands when working as a VA

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    By Caroline Gowing, Co-Founder, Pink Spaghetti network of virtual assistants If you have decided to make the leap and become a self-employed virtual assistant, your years of PA-ing will of course stand you in great stead. Lots of the work and demands will be familiar. Your organisational skills will very much be called upon, as […]

    Video: Say no to New Year’s resolutions

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    Transformational Coach and Healer Amy Gallagher explains why you should say no to New Year’s resolutions and instead focus on creating a bigger vision in 2021. New Year’s resolutions can often feel a bit negative and are usually about things that you should stop doing, for example: Stop smoking Stop drinking Lose Weight Use social […]

    Our media partnership with The PA Show 2021

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    We’re proud to confirm our media partnership with The PA Show 2021, the largest gathering of Executive Support Professionals in the UK. Join 5,500+ of the community under one roof on the 12-13 May 2021, at ExCeL, London. Whether you’re a PA, Executive Assistant, Office Manager, Virtual Assistant or involved in office support in any […]

    The PA Life Star Awards 2020 winners are…

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    We set out to find the top PAs, EAs, VAs, Office Managers and Corporate Bookers from across the UK as part of the PA Life Star Awards 2020 – and the winners were revealed at the PA Life Virtual Christmas Party last night! We were inundated with nominations, with the finalists spread across five categories: […]

    PAs during the pandemic

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    How is the pandemic and lockdown affecting PAs, their professional situation and personal lives? PA Life spoke to Karen Crowley, PA at Baily Garner, Claudine Martin, PA at the Ministry of Defence and Lisa Neath, Executive PA at Sulzer… Are you still working from home? Karen Crowley: I have been working from home for the […]

    The noticed impact of not meeting and travelling during COVID-19

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    By Leanne Fowler, Director of Strategic Meetings Management, NYS Meetings & Events (part of Capita Travel & Events) During The PA Life Summit, Leanne Fowler shared the impact COVID-19 has had on the travel industry with attendees. The insightful seminar highlighted how meeting and travelling has changed this year, and Leanne shared her top tips […]