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      Female-friendly network is just the ticket for business travellers

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      When away on business, wouldn’t it be great to have access to a network of like-minded contacts that could give you advice on how the local transport system works, suggest a cool venue for a meeting, or even just meet you for a coffee? This scenario has become reality thanks to Maiden Voyage, a secure, […]

      Win membership to the exclusive PA Life Club: now ended

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      PAs are often tasked with finding new suppliers for their company – whether that’s a hotel, technology supplier or catering provider. We want to know how you normally go about that part of your job and the different ways you try to source the best business contacts. In exchange for taking part in a short […]

      PAs learn new skills at the Møller Centre

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      Taking time out of the office to learn and develop your skills is an important part of any PA’s life. More than 50 assistants recently took the opportunity to travel to Cambridge for the Møller Centre’s training event entitled “The confident, assertive and efficient PA”. PAs from the southeast were treated to talks lead by […]

      PA Life readers take a tour of Trinity House

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      A group of lucky PA Life readers were recently treated to an exclusive opportunity to visit historic Trinity House on a private tour of its maritime treasures. Expert guide Geoff Boyd showed them round the venue’s five rooms, which contain royal portraits and artefacts that are part of the rich legacy of Britain’s maritime past. […]

      Top speakers line up for International Confex

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      Karren Brady, Vice-Chairman of the West Ham Football Club and Kanya King, Founder and CEO of the MOBO Awards, will each deliver an empowering keynote speech at this year’s International Confex, being held at London’s Olympia on 12 and 13 March. This remarkable line-up of entrepreneurial women is complemented by a two-day programme of seminars […]

      Keep office romance strictly secret

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      If you prefer keeping your new romance from others on a strictly need-to-know basis, then you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, more than half of UK office workers prefer to keep a relationship with a colleague a secret. The poll reveals that of the 55% of people who think office romances should be […]

      Congratulations to our January/February issue winners

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      Congratulations to the January/February competition winners: Sharon Preston at Panasonic UK wins a one-night stay in an Executive room at the Charing Cross Hotel. We also ran a competition to win a Big Biscuit Box from Nestlé Professional and the fortunate recipients were Catia Lobato at Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Janet Hopkinson at BBC South […]

      How to make your CV work harder for you

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      Your CV is your ambassador in the competitive world of recruitment. When you apply for a job, it has to stand out. It’s not enough to just list your skills on a page; your CV must be legible, punchy and obviously suited for the position. If you’re not getting any interviews, the problem may lie […]

      IYOTSA initiative gains momentum

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      PAs should be regarded as an extension of the management team and need to gain more official recognition of the pivotal role they play in connecting a manager to both his staff and his clients. This is the message from Ana-Maria Valente, the founder of the International Year of the Secretary and Admin Assistant 2014 […]

      Tried & tasted: The Sign of the Don

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      Think of sherry and a fusty, overly sweet beverage beloved by maiden aunts everywhere probably springs to mind, writes Colette Doyle. The Sign of the Don urges you to think again, located as it is on the site of the original Sandeman port and sherry cellar. Upstairs, the bar has a buzzy vibe and downstairs […]