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    JUNE 21ST EVENTS REBOOT: Lockdown lifting brings bookings uplift for TLC

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    After nearly a year of Covid-enforced hiatus, one of the country’s most established event planners, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), has seen a renewed appetite for the booking of live events this year. Growth which has been spurred on by last week’s Government ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ announcement, and by the success of the vaccination […]

    UK workers worried about the effect of the pandemic on their careers

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    Half of working adults believe the pandemic has damaged their career prospects, according to a study. A poll of 2,000 employed or recently unemployed adults found almost one in 10 believe the industry or sector in which they work has become unstable following the events of the past 12 months. Others have had their pay […]

    Office space enquiries jump 800% after Boris Johnson’s announcement

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    Enquiries for office space in the major UK cities jumped 800% on Tuesday after Boris Johnson’s announcement that the return to the office is not far away. “The announcement from the Prime Minister has obviously sparked a vote of confidence for UK businesses working out what the return to normal looks like. We are getting […]

    VIDEO: Interview with Louise Stevenson, Operations Manager & Executive Assistant

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    Louise joined Criton almost 2 years ago and since then her role has grown from part time EA to full time EA and Operations Manager. In 2020, Louise was a finalist at the PA Life Star Awards and in 2021 has contributed two articles ‘How to juggle home schooling while working as an EA‘ and […]

    SUMMER PARTIES: Create a complete brand experience

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    Following the latest update, it’s safe to say we’re feeling excited and positive for the summertime. With events set to return this May, it’s time to start planning for in-person events (finally!) and that’s where Drayton can help! Drayton work as an extension of your events and marketing team to help create a complete brand […]

    Rounding up Technology Month

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    February has been a month packed with technological innovations, expert advice on the latest developments and top tips for working with tech. As PAs, EAs, VAs and more have had to adapt over the past year, new solutions have offered support in the constantly changing working environment. Investing in the right tools can make life […]

    Video: Interview with Sarah Szekir-Papasavva, Virtual Assistant and Founder of Apt Virtual Assistance

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    Sarah Szekir-Papasavva, Founder of Apt Virtual Assistance, comes from an artistic background, having studied a Masters Degree in Fine Art at the University of Leeds before building a career as a PA. Sarah trained as an Executive Assistant, followed by a Virtual Assistance course, before using her experience to start Apt Virtual Assistance. Sarah offers a […]

    What you missed…

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    PA Life Club members placed their bets and put their detective hats on during a busy January and February for virtual events. In January, PA Life teamed up with Arctic Fox Events and Blue Hat Team Building to bring PA Life Club members and readers an exciting virtual day at the races. Taking place during lunchtime, this […]

    EventWell launches PositiviTEA

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    EventWell Ltd, has confirmed the launch of PositiviTEA, a movement and commitment that everyone in the events sector can adopt on Event Wellbeing Day, taking place on Wednesday 3rd March. With the new year encouraging everyone in the events sector to work hard in these difficult circumstances, EventWell wants to remind professionals of the importance […]

    MIA welcomes ‘refreshing’ roadmap but stresses need for intermedial support

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    The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has welcomed the Prime Ministers’ clear consideration for the events sector in yesterday’s roadmap to reopening. Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “Throughout the course of the pandemic we have been calling for greater recognition of the sector and so we welcome the clear inclusion of events within the roadmap. “The […]