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      New survey turns events into a science

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      How on earth do you create the perfect event? New research hopes to help PAs by providing the answer to this taxing question. Looking at everything from what motivates someone to attend an event in the first place, to the importance of the venue and how much wine is ‘enough’, the survey aims to construct […]

      Harrods brings first-class offer to Gatwick

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      World-famous retailer Harrods is to open a mini-department store at Gatwick’s South Terminal, offering an impressive range of luxury fashion, jewellery and accessories. The vast, 557-metre2 store will offer Gatwick shoppers new brands and products, including Michael Kors, Monica Vinader, Love Moschino and Armani Jeans. The selection of luxury products has been carefully chosen and […]

      Get your head in the cloud

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      There has been growing discussion in the corporate world about cloud services, from Google’s Docs to Microsoft’s Office 365. Warren Heath explains what choosing the cloud means for your business. Traditionally, companies have had their email, documents and communication facilities looked after by internal IT departments. This has usually meant dedicating members of staff to […]

      Rhubarb partners with Heston Blumenthal

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      Go for low-GI foods, lots of protein and don’t worry too much about fat, it’s actually good for you and far easier for the body to process than sugar or carbs. This was the advice on what makes the ideal lunch straight from the mouth of über-inventive, Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal when he spoke earlier […]

      Seize the social media experience

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      If you’ve been charged with helping to run your company’s social media activity, or want to make better use of it for your own networking purposes, you may want to turn to Twitter guru Deborah Lee. Deborah refers to herself as a ‘social media mentor’. She won’t take over a Twitter or Facebook account on […]

      New survey reveals workplace tensions

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      The conflicting beliefs of different generations are highlighted in the workplace, with younger employees not appreciating their older colleagues’ experience. In fact, many young people feel their careers may be “stifled” by the presence of late-retiring workers in the company. As a 21st century labour force must deal with a longer working life and smaller […]

      Checking in: Fraser Suites

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      In the first of an occasional series of hotel reviews, Colette Doyle heads to Glasgow to vet what’s on offer for the business traveller. Glasgow came to prominence through its trading links with the West Indies and Americas, so the Merchant City is an appropriate name for its historic town centre. Taking pride of place […]

      New course offers PAs management skills

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      Equipping PAs to succeed in today’s fast-changing workplace is the aim of a new part-time study programme being offered by Birkbeck University’s Department of Management from October this year. The programme aims to develop and enhance the skills and understanding of existing and aspiring PAs by exploring current management thinking, practices and technology. Programme director […]

      Business travel survey shows the true mettle of PAs

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      Some of the most unusual requests that PAs have been asked to action when booking travel for their bosses include flying across the world to retrieve forgotten items, sourcing specific food and arranging honeymoons. These are just some of the responses to a survey on business travel recently conducted by PA Life in association with […]

      New seasonal corporate menu launched at the Hilton

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      Hilton London Bridge and Hilton Canary Wharf are celebrating the British weather by unveiling a new series of seasonal menus with healthy and fresh ingredients. Delegates are offered the Summer Time menu, with breakfast featuring summer berry smoothies and Greek yogurt and granola. Lunches incorporate fresh, organic fruit and salads from local suppliers. Finally, the […]