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    Office management development – an appetite to learn

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    Office managers are busy bees, sometimes managing up to 25 different remits from accounting and IT to events. To help support these staff members, the Black & White Office Consultancy has launched its own Office Management Portal as a go to resource for office managers. Office managers are one of the most over-looked and underdeveloped […]

    PA Life joins forces with Arctic Fox Events, the new venue finding and event management firm

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    PA Life is pleased to announce it is working side-by-side with Arctic Fox Events, a new venue finding and event management company in the industry. The new partnership will see Arctic Fox Events working as the sole venue finder for PA Life. With over 20 years’ experience. the company strives to work with clients to […]

    Work & life: Shirley Ruiz

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    With a bucket list as long as her arm, Shirley Ruiz, EA at HSBC, can’t wait to travel to more countries and experience their cultures – but just make sure a Passionfruit Martini is waiting for her when she returns home. What inspired you to start a career as a PA? Originally, I was working […]

    How to select the right fleet management supplier

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    The quality of a fleet management supplier should be a priority for any PA, alongside a fair price. Here, Danielle Tilley, business development director of Venson Automotive Solutions, offers her advice in selecting the right supplier for your business. “A supplier needs to keep up with new legislation to ensure your fleet is compliant and […]

    Top stories of the week

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    As we continue to keep you informed on what’s happening in the events world and keep up to date, don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. Interview: Birmingham PA Awards winner: Hannah Smith, Designated PA 2018 saw the introduction of the first Birmingham PA Awards, and what an evening it was, where five exceptional assistants […]

    Why generational stereotypes could harm your business

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    When HR decisions are based on these false generational stereotypes everyone loses out, what we have seen in recent times are more false ‘facts’ about the millennial generation. These stereotypes can cause employers to make decisions which could do more harm to their business than good.  Stereotypes about generational differences are one of the most […]

    The Williams F1 Conference Centre takes pole position for Penelope Alice

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    Our busy budding PA, Penelope Alice has been experiencing the fast lane with the Williams F1 Conference Centre and what a Formula One team can offer your business.  To win a Formula One race takes skill, teamwork and organisation, which just happen to be some of the same qualities it takes to be a PA. […]

    Women five times more likely to feel that their gender hinders workplace confidence in them

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    Women are five times more likely to feel that their gender hinders confidence in them in the workplace.  A new report among UK managers reveals attitudes towards training and confidence in the workplace. Worryingly, women were five times more likely to feel that their gender hinders confidence in them, with a fifth (20%) of female […]

    The Southbank Centre, home to music, art and your venue needs

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    A fantastic location by the river Thames in the heart of London, Southbank Centre offers nine spaces available for hire with capacity from 20 to 2,500 people. From parties, conferences, launches, meetings and award ceremonies, Southbank Centre events team delivers world-class event management, production and design and bespoke events for clients. Auditorium spaces include the […]

    How to run a glitch-free themed event

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    When it comes to a themed event, less definitely isn’t more according to Emily Falconer, head of venue marketing and events at No.4 Hamilton Place. Here, she shares her thoughts on how you can help your guests ‘escape’ at your next bash. More is more as far as themed events are concerned. I’ve always found […]