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PA Life summer issue is out!


PA life summer print issue is now out and is being delivered to offices and home desks at the moment. If you are not on our mailing list, or can’t wait for your copy, you can read the digital version here.

We’ve given the pagination a reshuffle, bringing the PA Life Club pages right to the start of the magazine. This is to emphasize the importance of the Club to PA Life as a whole, and what better time to highlight that than after the recent changes of making the Club free to join and the introduction of our Mentoring Programme. You’ll find the latest Club news and not-to-be-missed events for Assistants on pages 5 to 11, as well as interviews with two members, Hannah Houston-Banks is featured in the PA Profile pages and a newbie member Samantha Reynolds talked to us about her work and life, and what her first impressions of the Club were.


Here are more highlights of the PA Life summer issue

Venues can make or break events, attract your guests to attend, and are a key component in delivering memorable experiences. We have chosen an impressive venue for this issue’s cover – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which can host unforgettable events from meetings to parties and from hospitality to large conferences. To stay with the venue theme, this issue’s Venues section has a whole selection of different options to help your search for a perfect summer party location, away-day, or annual conference (pages 26 to 39).

Christmas has a habit of sneaking upon us, however organised we are. So why not start planning your parties and gifts in the summer. Venues still have plenty of availability even on the most on demand dates, and gifts are in stock without any festive season extras added to prices or delays in deliveries (pages 40-44).

We are bringing Assistants plenty of topics to support you in your careers. Starting with the latest SecsintheCity report on salaries so that you can benchmark your pay and know whether it’s time for a salary review. Adam Fidler shares his own experiences to highlight the importance of setting boundaries and building confidence and self-belief as key in career development.

AI is already part of our lives and will be an increasing part of our work. But how will it impact the work of PAs? We put the question to ChatGPT – find out what it came up with. We are also still learning about hybrid working and its impact on productivity and wellbeing. Thom Dennis, a Culture Change and Leadership Specialist shares his ideas with us.

The Meetings Show on June 28th-29th is the biggest expo for event organisers and bookers with hundreds of top exhibitors and a revamped education programme to inform and inspire visitors, including PA Life’s fireside chat on the 29th. Come and say hi to us on our stand E79 when you are there, and enter our fabulous competitions to win tickets to London shows.

Plus, we bring you the latest restaurant news from the Dorchester and Leadenhall Market.

We’ll be back in the autumn when we’ll look ahead to Christmas with all things parties, gifting and hospitality.

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